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City of Carpinteria

 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Council Chambers

 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013

 

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

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS:

 

  • 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.

 

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  • Materials related to an Agenda item 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 www.carpinteria.ca.us subject to staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.

 

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  • If you wish to speak on a matter scheduled for consideration in a closed session, you will have an opportunity to address the City Council before the Council retires to its closed session deliberations.

 

ESTIMATED

TIME:

 

4:30 p.m.           CALL TO ORDER

 

                        ROLL CALL

 

PRESENTATIONS BY CITIZENS/PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION MATTERS

 

                                TEMPORARY ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED SESSION

 

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

 

1.         Conference with City Attorney – Existing Litigation – Government Code   Section 54956.9(a)

           

Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Carpinteria

Superior Court Case No. 1385674

           

2.         Conference with City Attorney – Existing Litigation – Government Code   Section 54956.9(a)

 

            Natalie Graves, et. al. v. Vista de Santa Barbara Associates and Vista de Santa Barbara Associates v. City of Carpinteria

            Santa Barbara Superior Court Case No. 1380186

 

3.         Conference with Labor Negotiator – Government Code Section 54957.6

 

City Negotiators: David Durflinger, City Manager; and Arlene Balmadrid, Human Resources Director

                       

Employee Organization: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 620

 

5:30 p.m.           RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION

 

                        CALL TO ORDER

 

                        ROLL CALL

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

.               INTRODUCTIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

                                PUBLIC INFORMATION REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

5:40 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.

 

5:45 p.m.               PRESENTATIONS BY CITIZENS/PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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 three 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.

 

6:00 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.

 

1.            Minutes of the regular meeting held May 14, 2012.

 

2.            Expenditures for the period ending May 23, 2012.

 

3.            Consider adoption of Resolution No. 5390, as read by title only, Appointing Gloria Tejeda to fill an existing vacancy on the Parking and Business Improvement Area Advisory Board (PBIAAB) for the term ending January 31, 2013.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS: None

 

                        PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

6:03 p.m.           4.         Continuation of the Street Lighting District No. 1 for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and Related Protest Hearing

 

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution No. 5380, as read by title only, to continue the district for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

 

Staff presenter: John Thornberry, Administrative Services Director

 

a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Hearing

                                    c.  City Council Determination

 

6:13 p.m.           5.         Continuation of Carpinteria Right-of Way Assessment District No. 3 for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and Related Protest Hearing

 

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution No. 5379, as read by title only, to continue the district for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

 

Staff presenter: John Thornberry, Administrative Services Director

 

a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Hearing

c.  City Council Determination

 

6:23 p.m.           6.         Continuation of the Parking and Business Improvement Area Assessment District No. 4 for Fiscal Year 2012-13, including a $2.00 increase in the Annual General Assessment as an Annual Inflationary Adjustment

 

Recommendation: Adopt the Resolution No. 5378, as read by title only, to continue the district for Fiscal Year 2012-13.

 

Staff presenter: John Thornberry, Administrative Services Director

 

a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Hearing

c.  City Council Determination

 

6:33 p.m.           7.         Consider Confirming the Engineer’s Report, Ordering the Improvement and Levying Annual Assessment for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year Winter Protection Berm Assessment District No. 5

 

Recommendation:  Adopt Resolution No. 5389, as read by title only, levying the annual assessment for Assessment District No. 5 for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year.

 

a.            Staff Report

b.            Public Hearing

c.            City Council Determination

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

6:45 p.m.               8.         Review of the 2011 Annual Report to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research on the Status of the General Plan and Progress on Implementation of its Goals, Policies and Objectives

 

Recommendation:  Receive the Annual Report on the Status of the General Plan.

 

Staff presenter:  Shanna R. Farley, Assistant Planner

 

a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

7:00 p.m.            9.         Adoption of a Policy Concerning Informal Procedures for the Conduct of City Council Meetings

 

Recommendation:  

 

Staff presenter: Dave Durflinger, City Manager

 

a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

7:15 p.m.           10.       Authorization by the City Council for Caltrans to Proceed with Right-of-Way Acquisition for the Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road Interchanges Project

 

Recommendation:   Adopt Resolution No. 5392, as ready by title only, to acquire rights-of-way for the linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road Interchanges Project.

 

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

 

                                    a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

7:30 p.m.           11.       Consider a Contract with MNS Engineers, Inc. for Professional Engineering Services for the Bicycle Master Plan

 

Recommendation:   City Council Authorize execution of an agreement for engineering services with MNS Engineers, Inc. for the scope and cost of work as described in the staff report.

 

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

 

                                    a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

                        12.       Consider a Contract with Wallace Group for Professional Engineering Services for the 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge Rehabilitation

 

Recommendation:   City Council Authorize execution of an agreement for engineering services with Wallace Group for the scope and cost of work as described in the staff report.

 

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

 

                                    a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

                        13.       Consider a Contract with Penfield and Smith, Inc. for Professional Engineering Services for the Calle Ocho/Concha Loma Drive Intersection Improvements Project

 

Recommendation:   City Council Authorize execution of an agreement for engineering services with Penfield and Smith, Inc.  for the scope and cost of work as described in the staff report.

 

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

 

                                    a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

                        14.       Consider a Contract with Penfield and Smith, Inc. for Professional Engineering Services for the Carpinteria Ave3nue/Santa Ynez Avenue Intersection Improvements Project

 

Recommendation:   City Council Authorize execution of an agreement for engineering services with Penfield and Smith, Inc.  for the scope and cost of work as described in the staff report.

 

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

 

                                    a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

7:45 p.m.           15.       Consider Final Acceptance of Grading and Drainage Improvements – Tract No. 25,169 Mission Terrace Development 1496 Linden Avenue

 

Recommendation:  

a) Accept the grading and drainage improvemnents for Tract 25,169.

b) Release the developer, M. Timm Development, from the “Agreement to Construct Improvements.”

c)   Authorize the City Clerk to release the letter of credit number 363.

d)  Authorize the Finance Manager to release the cash bond for this permit.

 

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

 

                                    a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination

 

 

 

7:50 p.m.           COMMITTEE REPORTS, INQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

                        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)

(Clark/Alt. Reddington)

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)

(Clark/Alt. Reddington)

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 & Carty)

k.         City Council/Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Committee (Carty & Reddington)

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

 

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)

                                    q.         Law Enforcement Contract Committee (Carty & Reddington)

 

                                                                       4. City Representatives on other Committees

 

r.          Community Media Access Center (Gary Dobbins)

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

t.          Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (Chuck McQuary)

 

8:00 p.m.           ADJOURNMENT

 

The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 5:30 P.M., in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 684-5405, extension 403 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements for accessibility to this meeting.

 

This agenda was posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in the City Clerk's Office, on the City Hall Public Notices Board, and on the Internet.