AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

 

Mayor Alice Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Jack Boysen

Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Michael Moats

Councilmember Etta Waterfield

City Manager Rick Haydon

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

Chief Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Garietz, CMC, Ex-Officio Clerk of the City Council

 

JUNE 6, 2017

REGULAR MEETING AT 6:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

ROLL CALL:             Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

1.   COMMENDATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

     

A.  Resolution No. 2017-56 to be adopted honoring and commending Santa Maria Police Lieutenant:

 

MARK NORLING

 

for his 22 years of dedicated public service to the residents and businesses of the City of Santa Maria.

 

      ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

B.  Presentation of the “GOING THE EXTRA MILE (GEM)” Award to:

 

DAVE PORTWOOD, SOLID WASTE COLLECTIONS SUPERVISOR

 

      in recognition of his initiative in assisting with large neighborhood preservation projects. 

 

C.  The City Council will receive a presentation by Pastor Carl Nielsen regarding the most recent Serve Santa Maria event held on April 29, 2017.

 

 

2.   PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF 15 MINUTES):

 

The Council values your input.  Individual speakers are limited to three minutes or as directed by the Mayor.  To address the Council you are asked to fill out a Request to Speak Form and provide it to City Staff PRIOR TO this part of the agenda.  This assists the Clerk in accurately preparing the minutes of the meeting.  Once the public comment period commences, no other speakers will be allowed to submit a Request to Speak Form.  This time is reserved to accept comments from the public on Consent Agenda items, Closed Session items, or items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council not otherwise scheduled on this agenda.  Direction to staff may be given; however, State law does not allow action to be taken by the Council on matters not on the printed agenda at this meeting.  The law requires that notice be given to the public at large to allow for full disclosure and discussion and decisions on important public issues.  To have City Council discussions and decisions on unnoticed items would prevent the type of public input necessary to make governmental decisions.

 

 

3.   CONSENT CALENDAR:

 

The following routine items are presented for City Council approval without discussion as a single agenda item in order to expedite the meeting.  The Consent Calendar is approved by roll call vote with one motion.  These items are discussed only on request of Councilmembers.  Members of the public may speak on Consent Calendar items during the Public Comment Period.

 

SHOULD A COUNCILMEMBER WISH TO DISCUSS OR DISAPPROVE ANY ITEM, it must be dropped from the blanket motion of approval and considered as a separate item.

 

CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK

 

A.  Recommendation of City Staff to waive the reading in full of all Ordinances and Resolutions.  Ordinances on the Consent Agenda will be adopted by the same vote cast at the first meeting, unless City Council indicates otherwise.

 

B.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council approve the Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of May 16, 2017.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council review staff’s response to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury Report entitled Detention Facilities Report; and authorize the Mayor to sign and transmit the City’s response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and file a copy with the City Clerk’s Office.

 

a.   Response to be approved.

 

      FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 

D.  Payment of WARRANTS.

 

a.   To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified as being in conformity with the budget and having been approved for payment by the Director of Finance.

 

E.  Payment of PAYROLL.

                               

a.   To be ordered ratified subject to having been certified by the proper Department Heads, as shown on records on file in the Department of Finance, and having been approved for payment by the Director of Finance.

 

      COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the Amended Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-16 for the use of Federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

a.   Resolution No. 2017-57 to be adopted.

 

      PUBLIC WORKS

 

G.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the summary vacation of a portion of the right-of-way for La Brea Avenue, pursuant to the Streets and Highway Code §8334(a), and direct that the resolution be recorded with the County Clerk Recorder.

                           

a.   Resolution No. 2017-58 to be adopted.

 

H.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution awarding the bid for the Monument Sign Project, Bid No. 2017/02, to J.F. Will Company in the amount of $237,605.

                           

a.   Resolution No. 2017-59 to be adopted.

 

ROLL CALL:   Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

4.   SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE UPDATE – DUTIES OF THE MAYOR.  The City Council will consider an ordinance adding Chapter 2-19 to Title 2 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code confirming and establishing additional duties and obligations of the Mayor.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (City Attorney)

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Open public hearing, those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2017-07 to be introduced by title only for first reading, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, adding Chapter 2-19 to Title 2 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code confirming and establishing additional duties and obligations of the Mayor.

 

ROLL CALL:       Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

5.   SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE UPDATE – PERMITS FOR CITY PARKS.  The City Council will consider a recommendation of the Recreation & Parks Commission who voted 3-0 (Commissioner Spry absent; Commissioner Burtnett abstained) to amend Chapter 10 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code adding Chapter 10-5 establishing a commercial activity and concession permit process for City parks.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Recreation & Parks Director)

 

b.   Written communications.

 

c.   Open public hearing, those in favor to be heard.

 

d.   Those in opposition to be heard.

 

e.   After all persons have been heard, and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 

f.    Council discussion.

 

g.   Ordinance No. 2017-08 to be introduced by title only for first reading and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, adding Chapter 10-5 to the Santa Maria Municipal Code establishing a commercial activity and concession permit process for City parks.

 

ROLL CALL:       Councilmembers Boysen, Cordero, Moats, Waterfield, and Mayor Patino

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

ORAL REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS AND OFFICERS (INCLUDING AB1234 REPORTS):

 

 

RECESS:    THE CITY COUNCIL WILL IMMEDIATELY RECESS TO A CLOSED SESSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

 

1)    CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the Government Code:

 

Property:                         Surplus Water (Up to 4,000 AF)

Agency negotiator:        Shad Springer, Director of Utilities

Negotiating parties:       City of Santa Maria and Montecito Water District; City of Santa Maria and City of Santa Barbara

Under negotiation:         Price and terms of payment

 

2)    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Section 54956.9 (1) (d) Angela Haifi-Madrigal v. City of Santa Maria, Case No. 17CV00008

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE TELEVISED LIVE ON COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION CHANNEL 23 AND ARE REBROADCAST AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE NEXT THURSDAY AND ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 6:30 P.M.  COUNCIL MEETING VIDEOS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON THE CITY’S WEBSITEYOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS PUBLIC MEETING MAY RESULT IN THE RECORDING AND BROADCAST OF YOUR IMAGE AND/OR VOICE.

 

IF YOU CHALLENGE A DETERMINATION MADE ON A MATTER ON THIS AGENDA IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED ON THIS AGENDA, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL AT, OR PRIOR TO, THE PUBLIC HEARING.

 

THE NEXT REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE JUNE 20TH MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017.

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/COMMISSION

NEXT MEETING

MEETING PLACE

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 June  7, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Block Grants Advisory Committee

 June 12, 2017

Community Development

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

 June 13, 2017

Library Study Room #C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

 June 13, 2017

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

 June 13, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council

 June 20, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

 June 21, 2017

City Hall Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

 

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING INFORMATION AND PROCESS:

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2.  By listing a topic on this agenda, the City Council has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item.  In addition to any action identified in the summary description of each item, the action that may be taken by the City Council shall include:  a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; authorization to enter into negotiations and execute agreements pertaining to the item; adoption or approval; and disapproval.  Items not on the agenda may not be discussed or acted upon except under emergency circumstances.  (Government Code Section 54954.2).

 

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Office of the City Clerk, available for public inspection during City Hall business hours, and in the Library the Friday before the meeting. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the City Council after distribution of the Agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk and the Library.  If requested, the agenda and supporting documents shall be made available in alternative formats to persons with a disability.  The City Clerk’s Office will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

 

Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet will also be available with the agenda material for public inspection during normal business hours in the City Clerk’s Office, 110 E. Cook Street, Rm. 3, Santa Maria.  Subject to the ability to post the documents prior to the meeting, such documents will also be available on the City’s website at http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/city-clerk-records/council-agenda-information and selecting the Current City Council Agenda link.  A notification will be added to the online agenda to indicate that agenda materials were received after distribution of the agenda packet.

 

The City of Santa Maria welcomes orderly participation at its meetings from all members of the public.  Orderly participation means speaking only on items of City business or on subjects within the City’s control.  Though the City Council wants to hear your concerns and values your input, it is inappropriate to defame, yell, use profane language, interrupt or disrupt the meeting.  All cellular telephones are to be turned off or set to vibrate, and signs are not to be displayed in a manner which violates the rights of others or prevents others from watching or fully participating in the Council meeting.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 36813, the Mayor is authorized to prohibit such conduct, up to and including ordering anyone that disrupts the meeting to be removed from the City Council Chambers.

 

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the City Clerk’s office of your needs during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting (typically before 5 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting).  The Office of the City Clerk is located at 110 East Cook Street, Santa Maria, Room 3; telephone (805) 925-0951, extension 2307.  The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance.  Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter.

 

Assisted listening equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons.  To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, contact the Office of the City Clerk by 1:00 p.m. on Monday before the meeting.  Equipo también puede ser utilizado para la asistencia de traducción para esas personas que solamente hablan español.  Para permitirle a la Ciudad que coordine y solicite un traductor de un grupo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951 extensión 2307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.