City of Carpinteria

Room:  City Council Chamber

5775 Carpinteria Avenue

Time: 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting


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Posting Date:  4/9/09



Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 13, 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 April 2009 as


2.         Presentation of the City’s Spring 2009 Outstanding Business Partner Award to the Coastal View News








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.


6:05 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.


                        3.         Minutes of the regular meeting held March 23, 2009


                        4.         Expenditures for the period ending April 10, 2009


5.         Formation of an ad hoc Independence Day Celebration Committee consisting of Councilmembers Armendariz and Reddington




6:10 p.m.          6.

          Consideration of an allocation of $6,500 to the Community Development Block Grant Program

                        (Staff presenter:  John Thornberry, Administrative Services Director)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:  None Scheduled


6:20 p.m.     7.          Consideration of review and approval of a lease agreement between the City of Carpinteria and the friends of the Library for use of a portion of the City’s Seaside Building located at 5103 Carpinteria Avenue

(Staff presenter: Kevin Silk, Assistant to the City Manager)

            a.         Staff Report

            b.         Public Comment

            c.         City Council Determination

6:40 p.m.           8.         Consideration of Award of Construction Contract for replacement of the 8th Street Pedestrian Bridge

(Staff Presenter:  Charlie Ebeling, Interim Public Works Director and Tom Evans, Consulting Engineer)

            a.         Staff Report

            b.         Public Comment

            c.         City Council Determination

7:00 p.m.             9.          Authorization to cooperate with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department in an application for a federal Community  Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant.

            (Staff Presenter:  Dave Durflinger, City Manager and

            Lieutenant Eric Koopmans)

            a.         Staff Report

            b.         Public Comment

            c.         City Council Determination

7:15 p.m.           10.       Consideration of City Council travel for the remainder of the 2008-09 Fiscal Year

            (Staff Presenter:  Dave Durflinger, City Manager)

            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)


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)

7:30 p.m.           ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, April 27, 2009, at 5:30 P.M., in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California.