City of Carpinteria

Room:  City Council Chamber

5775 Carpinteria Avenue

Time: 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

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Agenda Publication & Posting Date:  3/20/09



           Regular Meeting of the City Council

       Monday, March 23, 2009






TIME:   NOTE:  The time at which an item on the agenda is scheduled to be heard is an estimate only.  The City Council may consider and act on an agenda item in any order it deems appropriate.  In addition, an item may be considered earlier or later than the Estimated Time, depending on the length of time which is devoted to other agenda items.  All persons interested in an item listed on the agenda are advised to be present throughout the meeting to ensure that they are present when the item is called.


The regular meeting tonight is being broadcast live over Government Access Television Channel 18.  The City Council meetings will be rebroadcast on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and

Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.


When addressing the City Council, please be sure to use the microphone. Stating your name will also assist the City Council and staff in responding to your comments but is not required to speak.


Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, during normal business hours. Such documents are also available on the City of Carpinteria website at subject to staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.


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As a courtesy to others, please refrain from using cell phones in the Council Chambers and please turn off all audible pagers and rings.


5:30 p.m.          CALL TO ORDER


5:32 p.m.          ROLL CALL






1.         Proclamation of the City Council proclaiming the City of Carpinteria’s Commitment to Participation in the 2010 Census


2.         Presentation of rebate check by Lori Blackwell representing Southern California Edison Company generated from the recent pool energy efficiency project


3.         Proclamation of the Carpinteria City Council designating the Month of April 2009 as “Carpinteria Beautiful Month” and “Reusable Bag Month”.  Representatives from Carpinteria Beautiful will make a brief presentation.








This is a time for public comments on matters not otherwise on the agenda but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council.  Comments shall be limited to 15 minutes, divided among those persons desiring to speak, but no person shall speak longer than five minutes.  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/audience participation


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 special joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission held March 2, 2009


5.       Minutes of the regular meeting held March 9, 2009


6.       Expenditures for the period ending March 20, 2009


7.         Resolution No. 5183 directing the City Manager to prepare an Assessment Report for the consideration of continuing the Carpinteria Street Lighting District #1 for the Fiscal Year 2009-10


8.         Resolution No. 5184 ordering the preparation of a report for the purpose of levying an assessment for Fiscal Year 2009-10 for the Carpinteria Lighting, Landscaping and Right-of-Way Improvement District No.#3


9.         Resolution No. 5185 ordering a report by the Parking and business Improvement Area Advisory Board and the City Manager for the purpose of continuing assessments for the Carpinteria parking and Business Improvement District #4 for Fiscal Year 2009-10


10.       Resolution No. 5186 authorizing filing of annual claim with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments for 2009-10 Transportation Development Funds allocation






6:20 p.m.       

11.       Measure D Program of Projects

The City Council will consider adoption of the City’s one-year program of projects to be funded by Measure D sales tax funds pursuant to Section 5 of Ordinance No. 1 of the Santa Barbara County Local Transportation Authority.  The proposed Local Program of Projects includes funds for major street maintenance and repairs, drainage work, transit assistance, bikeways and certain transportation related capital improvement projects.


(Staff Presenter:  Charles Ebeling, Interim Public Works Director)


           a.         Staff Report

           b.         Public Hearing

           c.         City Council determination




6:30 p.m.       

12.     Consideration of recommendations on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Human Services Grant Requests and allocate program funds


(Staff presenter: Shanna Farley, Assistant Planner)


           a.         Staff Report

           b.         Public Comment

           c.         City Council Determination


6:40 p.m.       

13.    Consideration of request to reserve City funds from the HOME Consortium of Santa Barbara County and the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Funds to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation’s Dahlia Court Expansion Project and the Chapel Court Rehabilitation Project


(Staff presenter: Jackie Campbell, Community Development Director)


           a.         Staff Report

           b.         Public Comment

           c.         City Council Determination


6:50 p.m.                   

14.     Consideration of a construction contract to install approximately 2,200 lineal feet of multipurpose trail along Carpinteria Avenue between Bailard Avenue and Carpinteria City Hall


           (Staff Presenter:  Matt Roberts, Parks & Recreation Director)


           a.         Staff Report

           b.         Public Comment

           c.         City Council Determination


7:00 p.m.       

15.     Consideration of Award of Construction Contract for the 8th Street Pedestrian Bridge


           (Staff Presenter:  Tom Evans, Consulting Engineer)


           a.         Staff Report

           b.         Public Comment

           c.         City Council Determination


7:15 p.m.                   

16.     Consideration of the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the preparation for Proposition 84 Grant Funding Applications


           (Staff Presenter:  Tom Evans, Consulting Engineer)


           a.         Staff Report

           b.         Public Comment

           c.         City Council Determination


7:25  p.m.        COMMITTEE REPORTS


Informational reports from Councilmember representatives on the following committees, commissions and organizations:


1.       Representatives to Regional Agencies and Committees


a.        Santa Barbara Association of Governments (SBCAG) (Armendariz/Alt. Clark)

b.        Channel Counties Division, League of California Cities (Reddington/Alt. Stein)

c.        Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) (Carty/Alt. Reddington)

d.        California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA)  (Clark/Alt. Armendariz)

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


2.       Joint and Special Committees


i.         City Council/School Board Committee (Stein & Armendariz)

j.         City Council/Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Committee (Carty & Stein)

k.        City Council/Fire District Board Committee (Clark & Armendariz)


3.       Ad Hoc Committees


l.         Transportation Committee (Armendariz & Stein)

m.       Public Facility Site Acquisition/Development Committee (Carty & Stein)

n.        Budget Committee (Reddington & Clark)


4.       City Representatives on other Committees


o.         Community Media Access Center (Gary Dobbins)

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

q.         Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (Chuck McQuary)




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



Case No. 1305637, Superior Court, State of California for the County of Santa Barbara, Anacapa Division.


Agency representatives:      Dave Durflinger, City Manager, Peter Brown, City Attorney, and Alexandra Barnhill, Deputy City Attorney



7:30 p.m.           ADJOURNMENT


The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, April 13, 2009, at 5:30 P.M., in the

Council Chamber, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California.



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