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City of Carpinteria

 City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

June 11, 2012

Council Chambers

 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013


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









·         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


                        ROLL CALL




                                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)


            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


2.         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


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








5:35 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 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.


5:55 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 29, 2012.


2.            Expenditures for the period ending June 6, 2012.


3.            Authorize the City Manager to sign and submit the draft letter of support to be included as part of the Carpinteria Unified Schools District’s application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture community garden grant.






6:00 p.m.           4.         Consider of Adoption of the 2012-13 Fiscal Year Budget and Establishment of 2012-13 Ad Hoc Budget/Finance Committee


                                    Link to Proposed Budget 2012-13




a.    Receive the staff report, open the public hearing and receive public comment, provide staff with direction concerning amendments and adopt Resolution Nos. 5393, 5394, and 5395, thereby approving the Municipal Budget for 2012-13 Fiscal year and setting related appropriations limits in compliance with state law.


b.    Establish the Ad Hoc Finance/Budget Committee for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year.


Staff presenter:  Dave Durflinger, City Manager and John Thornberry, Administrative Services Director/Finance Director


·         Staff Report

·         Public Hearing

·         City Council Determination




7:00 p.m.               5.         Request for Waiver of the Permit Processing Fees Associated with Project 12-1615-CUPR/CDP for the Boys and Girls Club Located at 4849 Foothill Road


Recommendation:   Consider fee waiver for a Revised Conditional Use Permit for the Boys and Girls Club Private Rental Events.


Staff presenter:  Shanna R. Farley, Assistant Planner


·         Staff Report

·         Public Comment

·         City Council Determination


7:15 p.m.               6.         November 6, 2012 General Municipal Election Matters




a.   Adopt Resolution No. 5384, as read by title only, calling for the holding of a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, for the election of certain officers relating to General Law Cities and for the submission to the voters of a question relating to increasing the rate of the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (“hotel bed tax”);


b.   Adopt Resolution No. 5385, as read by title only, requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to consolidate a General Municipal Election to be held on November 6, 2012, with the Statewide General Election to be held on the date pursuant to Section 10403 of the Elections Code;


c.   Adopt Resolution No. 5386, as read by title only, establishing regulations for candidates for elective office pertaining to Candidates Statements submitted to voters at an election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012;


d.   Adopt Resolution No. 5387, as read by title only, setting priorities for filing Written Arguments regarding a City Measure submitted at the November 6, 2012 General Municipal Election relating to an increase in the rate of the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (“hotel bed tax”), and directing the City Attorney to prepare an Impartial Analysis;


e.   Adopt Resolution No. 5388, as read by title only, providing for the filing of Rebuttal Arguments for a City Measure submitted to voters at the Municipal Election of November 6, 2012.


Staff presenter:  Staff presenter: Dave Durflinger, City Manager


·         Staff Report

·         Public Comment

·         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)

(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


a.         City Council/School Board Committee (Stein & Carty)

b.         City Council/Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Committee (Carty & Reddington)

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


3.         Ad Hoc Committees


                                                a.         Transportation Committee (Stein)

                                    b.         Public Facility Site Acquisition/Development Committee

                                                (Carty & Stein)

                                    c.         Budget Committee (Stein & Clark)

                                    d.         Water District Committee (Reddington & Stein)

                                    e.         Law Enforcement Contract Committee (Carty & Reddington)


                                                                       4. City Representatives on other Committees


a.         Community Media Access Center (Gary Dobbins)

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

c.         Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (Chuck McQuary)


8:00 p.m.           ADJOURNMENT


The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, June 25, 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, June 7, 2012 in the City Clerk's Office, on the City Hall Public Notices Board, and on the Internet.