City of Carpinteria

City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

March 12, 2012

Council Chamber, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue

4:00 Closed Session - 5:30 p.m. Regular Agenda

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·         As a courtesy to others and to avoid interference with the public address system, please refrain from using cell phones in the Council Chambers and please turn off all audible pagers and rings.






4:00 p.m.           CALL TO ORDER





                        The City Council will temporarily adjourn to a closed session for the purpose of discussion of the following:


a.            Conference with City Attorney –  Anticipated Litigation – Government Code Section 54956.9(b)


      One potential case


b.            Conference with Real Property Negotiators - Government Code Section 54956.8


Property: APN 004-105-15. A portion of the property (.7

            acre) located north of the railroad tracks, west of City

            Parking Lot No. 3


Agency Negotiator:  Dave Durflinger, City Manager, Beth Collins-Burgard and Dylan Johnson, Deputy City Attorneys, Matt Roberts, Parks and Recreation Director


                                    Negotiating parties:  Union Pacific Railroad


                                    Under negotiation:  Price and terms of payment


5:30 p.m.           ROLL CALL






1.            Presentation by Carpinteria Cares for Youth Providing an Update on Activities and Community Involvement 


2.            Presentation of Employee Service Awards


3.            Proclamation Designating March 14 as California Arbor Day and  Presentation by Carpinteria Beautiful



5:55 p.m.               CITY MANAGER’S REPORT


                        The City Manager will report to the City Council regarding various City and/or community events and/or matters of interest.  There will be no City Council discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff; and no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda.



This is a time for public comments on matters not otherwise on the agenda but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council.  The Public Comment period is limited to 15 minutes and divided among those persons desiring to speak. No person shall speak longer than five minutes; however, the Mayor may establish shorter periods based on the time available and/or the number of persons waiting to speak.  Persons wishing to speak on a specific item will be recognized at the time the agenda item is considered.


Please be aware that items on the consent calendar are considered to be routine and are normally enacted by one unanimous vote of the Council.  If you wish to speak on a consent calendar item, or on a matter scheduled for consideration in a closed session at the end of the agenda, please do so during the Presentations by Citizens/Public Comment portion of the meeting.


The City and the City Council are not responsible for the content of statements made during the public comment period, or the factual accuracy of any such statements.


AGENDA MODIFICATIONS:  The City Council may modify the regular agenda by tabling items, adding urgency items to the agenda or changing the order in which items are considered.  Changes to the Consent Calendar are considered at the time the Consent Calendar is considered.


6:15 p.m.           CONSENT CALENDAR: (to be approved by roll call vote on one motion with all resolutions and ordinances as read by title only).  Individual items may be removed and considered separately at the request of a Councilmember.  Any item, which is removed from the Consent Calendar, will be added to the end of the agenda under Other Business.


                        4.         Minutes of the Regular Meeting Held February 27, 2012


5.            Expenditures for the Period Ending March 7,  2012


6.         Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 655, as Read by Title Only and Waiving Further Reading, Establishing Chapter 8.51 of the Carpinteria Municipal Code Pertaining to the Regulation of Single-use Bags


                        ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS: None



6:20 p.m.               7.         Measure A Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2012/13 to Fiscal Years 2016/17 (TO BE CONTINUED TO MARCH 26, 2012)


Recommendation:  Adopt Resolution No. 5361, adopting the Measure A Five Year Local Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2012/13 to 2016/17.


                                    Staff presenter: Charles Ebeling, Public Works Director/City Engineer/Traffic Engineer


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.   City Council Determination




6:25 p.m.           8.         Letter of Support from the City Council to the California Public Utilities Commission Advocating a no Cost Opt-out Provision Related to Southern California Edison’s Smart Meter Program


Recommendation:  Authorize the Mayor to send the draft letter of support attached to the Staff Report on behalf of the City Council to the Public Utilities Commission advocating a no cost opt-out provision related to Southern California Edison’s Smart Meter program.


Staff presenter:  Kevin Silk, Assistant to the City Manager


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

                                    c.  City Council Determination


6:40 p.m.           9.         Letter of Support for Proposed Voter Initiative to Require Product Labeling in California of Certain Genetically Engineered Foods


Recommendation: Approve for the Mayor’s signature a letter of support for the Genetically Modified Foods. Mandatory Labeling. Initiative Statute.


Staff presenter:  Dave Durflinger, City Manager


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.   City Council Determination



                        PRESENTED BY COUNCILMEMBERS


                                Informational reports from Councilmember representatives on the committees, commissions and organizations listed below. This is also an opportunity for Councilmembers to request information from staff or seek support from fellow Councilmembers for future agenda items.


1.       Representatives to Regional Agencies and Committees


a.         Santa Barbara Association of Governments (SBCAG)


b.         Channel Counties Division, League of California Cities

            (Reddington/Alt. Stein)

c.         Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment

(BEACON) (Reddington/Alt Carty)

d.         California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA)


e.         Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD)

(Reddington/Alt. Clark)

f.          Santa Barbara Regional Task Group on Solid Waste

(Clark/Alt. Stein)

                                    g.         Santa Barbara Joint Housing Task Group (Carty & Reddington)

                                    h.         South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee (Reddington)

i.              South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs Leadership and Executive Council (Carty & Clark)


                        2.         Joint and Special Committees


j.          City Council/School Board Committee (Stein)

k.         City Council/Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Committee (Carty & Reddington)

l.          City Council/Fire District Board Committee (Clark)


3.         Ad Hoc Committees


                                                m.        Transportation Committee (Stein)

                                    n.         Public Facility Site Acquisition/Development Committee

                                                (Carty & Stein)

                                    o.         Budget Committee (Stein & Clark)

                                    p.         Water District Committee (Reddington & Stein)


                                                                       4. City Representatives on other Committees


q.         Community Media Access Center (Gary Dobbins)

r.          Santa Barbara Coastal Vector Control District (Ronald Hurd)

s.         Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (Chuck McQuary)


7:05 p.m.           ADJOURNMENT


The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, March 26,  2012 at 5:30 P.M., in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California.


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This agenda was posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the City Clerk's Office, on the City Hall Public Notices Board, and on the Internet.