AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA

 

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS

110 E. COOK STREET

 

 

Mayor Alice Patino

Mayor Pro Tem Etta Waterfield

Councilmember Jack Boysen

Councilmember Mike Cordero

Councilmember Michael Moats

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City Manager Jason Stilwell

City Attorney Gil Trujillo

City Clerk Patti Rodriguez

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

 

JANUARY 16, 2018

CLOSED SESSION AT 5:00 P.M.
REGULAR MEETING AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

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

 

 

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 Closed Session items.  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. 

 

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

 

1)      CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS pursuant to Section 54957.6 of the Government Code. 

 

Agency representatives:     City Manager and Director of Human Resources & Records

 

Employee Organizations:  Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620, Santa Maria Police Association of Middle Management (SMPAMM), Santa Maria City Fire Fighters’ Union Local 2020 (Local), Non-Represented Management and Confidential Employees, and Public Safety Managers.

 

2)      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9.  Brandy Tutson v. City of Santa Maria, Case No. 16CV05393, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.

 

3)      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9.  Joe Lopez v. City of Santa Maria, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board case nos. ADJ10149755; ADJ8269692; ADJ9922605; ADJ9922606; and ADJ9922609.

 

4)      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9.  Praful Patel v. City of Santa Maria, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board case no. ADJ8186587.

 

5)      CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION pursuant to Subdivision (d)(1) of Government Code Section 54956.9. Jimmy Preciado v. City of Santa Maria, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board case no. ADJ8385866.

 

 

RECONVENE:      CITY COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION AT 5:30 P.M.

 

 

INVOCATION:

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Patino

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

 

 

CLOSED SESSION REPORT: City Attorney

 

 

1.   PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

 

A.  Presentation of the Hometown Hero Program in recognition of Santa Maria residents who currently serve or have served in the United States Military, and the naming of the “Winter of 2018 Class of Honorees.”

 

B.  Resolution to be adopted honoring and commending Dispatcher II:

 

MARSHA VALENTINE

 

for her years of dedicated public service to the City of Santa Maria.

 

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

 

C.  Proclamation recognizing the week of January 15-21, 2018, as:

 

RESPECT FOR LIFE WEEK

 

      in the City of Santa Maria.

 

 

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 December 19, 2017.

 

a.   Minutes to be approved.

 

C.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the updated City of Santa Maria salary schematic.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

D.  Recommendation of City staff that the City Council adopt a resolution declaring certain City equipment to be surplus equipment and authorizing the donation of two (2) unused computers to the City of Guadalupe.

 

      a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

E.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving the cancellation of the February 6, 2018, City Council meeting.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

F.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council conduct the second reading, and adopt Ordinance No. 2017-23 amending the official zoning map on approximately 0.2 acres, located at 1111 West Cook Street.

 

a.   Ordinance No. 2017-23 to be adopted.

 

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

 

G.  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.

 

H.  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.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

I.    Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving an agreement with Data Ticket, Inc., for the processing and collection of fines in connection with citations for parking violations.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

RECREATION & PARKS

 

J.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a grant application for a California Violence Intervention and Prevention (Cal/VIP) grant in order to implement the Santa Maria Valley Mayor’s Task Force Plan on Youth Safety with its associated collaborative partners.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

K.  Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the submittal of a competitive grant application to the California State Parks Land and Water Conservation Fund for the development of a phased soccer/sports complex in Santa Maria.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

UTILITIES

 

L.   Recommendation of City Staff that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of Utilities to enter into Amendment No. 3 with Santa Maria Area Recycling Terminal, LLC for operational management of the recycling park at the Santa Maria Regional Landfill.

 

a.   Resolution to be adopted.

 

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

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

4.   ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEESThe City Council will consider making appointments to the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee and the Santa Maria Community Television Board; and direct staff to continue advertising vacancies on the Board of Appeals, Landmark Committee, Library Board of Trustees, and any other committees with current vacancies. 

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Chief Deputy City Clerk)

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Appoint one (1) member to the Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee to fill a term ending in January 2019. Nominations to this committee are made by individual Councilmembers, with ratification by the City Council.  One (1) new application was received.

 

      New applicant

      John Childers, Jr.

 

Nomination to be made by:  Councilmember Waterfield

 

d.   Appoint one (1) member to the Santa Maria Community Television Committee for a two-year term ending in January 2020. The appointments are to be made by the Mayor with ratification by the City Council.  One (1) application was received from an incumbent. 

 

            Incumbent

            Kathy Staples

 

Appointment to be made by:  Mayor Patino

 

e.   Direction to staff to continue advertising remaining vacancies on the various Committees, Commissions, and Boards until filled.

 

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

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

5.   GATEWAY MIXED-USE PROJECT AT 101 NORTH BROADWAYThe City Council will consider a recommendation of the Planning Commission to review a Downtown Permit to construct a 30,660 square-foot, four-story, mixed-use building on a 0.3 acre site at the corner of Main Street and Broadway in the Gateway District of the Downtown Specific Plan.

 

      At its regular meeting of September 20, 2017, the Planning Commission voted 4-0-1 (Abstained: Lopez) to recommend that the City Council approve Downtown Permit DT2017-0033.  The item was brought before the City Council on October 17, 2017, and the item was continued for further study of parking options.

 

a.   Staff report to be given.  (Community Development 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.   Resolution to be adopted approving Gateway Mixed-Use Downtown Permit DT2017-0033 at 101 North Broadway.

 

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

 

6.   SANTA MARIA MUNICIPAL CODE CANNABIS REGULATIONSThe City Council will consider an ordinance amending the Santa Maria Municipal Code to prohibit all cannabis uses in the City of Santa Maria including manufacturing, processing, laboratory testing, labeling, storing, and wholesale and retail distribution of cannabis, except for medical marijuana deliveries from dispensaries located outside of the City of Santa Maria.

 

a.   Staff report to be made. (Assistant 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 to be introduced, and continued to the next meeting for second reading and adoption, repealing Chapter 12-54, Cannabis Regulations, from the Zoning Code (Title 12), and adding new Chapter 6-12, Cannabis Regulations, in the Public Safety and Welfare Code (Title 6) of the Santa Maria Municipal Code prohibiting all recreational cannabis uses in the City of Santa Maria.

 

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

 

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

7.   APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY.  The City Council will consider appointing Wendy Stockton as Interim Assistant City Attorney pending hiring a permanent, full-time, Assistant City Attorney pursuant to Government Code §21221(h) effective January 18, 2018.    

 

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

 

b.   Public input.

 

c.   Council discussion.

 

d.   Resolution to be adopted approving the appointment of Wendy Stockton as an Interim Assistant City Attorney in the City Attorney’s Office pursuant to Government Code §21221(h).

 

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

 

 

REPORT BY CITY MANAGER:

 

 

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

 

 

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 FEBRUARY 6, 2018, CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE CANCELLED.  THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018, AT 5:30 P.M.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 20TH MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH.

 

 

 

 

CITY CALENDAR

 

BOARD/COMMISSION

NEXT MEETING

MEETING PLACE

   TIME

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission

Jan.   17, 2018

Cancelled

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Measure U2012 Committee

Jan.   22, 2018

City Hall Council Chambers

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

City Council Meeting Cancelled

Feb.   06, 2018

Cancelled

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Block Grants Advisory Committee

Feb.   12, 2018

Community Development

5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Library Board

Feb.   13, 2018

Library Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Landmark Committee

Feb.   13, 2018

Library Study Room #C

4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Recreation and Parks Commission

Feb.   13, 2018

City Hall Council Chambers

4:00 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 (805) 925-0951 extensión 2307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.