City of Carpinteria

City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

June 13, 2011

Council Chamber, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue

5:00 p.m. Closed Session and 5:30 p.m. Regular Agenda

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5:00 p.m.          CALL TO ORDER




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


1.       Conference with Labor Negotiator – Government Code Section 54957.6


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


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


5:30 p.m.          RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION


5:31 p.m.          ROLL CALL












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.


5:50 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 9, 2011.


                    2.       Minutes of the regular meeting held May 23, 2011.


                    3.       Expenditures for the period ending June 8, 2011.






5:55 p.m.         


                    4.       Consideration of the Proposed Municipal Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and Establishment of a 2011-12 Ad Hoc Budget/Finance Committee


Recommendation:  1) Receive the staff report, open the public hearing and receive public comment, provide staff with direction concerning amendments and adopt resolution Nos. 5321, 5322, and 5323, thereby approving the Municipal Budget for 2011-12 and setting related appropriations limits in compliance with state law; and 2) Establish the Ad Hoc Finance/Budget Committee for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year


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


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Hearing

c.  City Council Determination








6:55 p.m.         

                    5.       Continuation of the Parking and Business Improvement Area (Assessment District No. 4) for Fiscal Year 2011-12, Including a $15.00 Increase in the Annual General Assessment and Application of an Annual Inflationary Adjustment.


Recommendation:  Accept public testimony concerning the continuation of the Parking and Business Improvement Area (Assessment District No. 4) for Fiscal Year 2011-12, to include an increase in the annual general assessment fee, and the addition of an annual inflationary adjustment to the general assessment amount; and continue the matter for a public hearing on June 27, 2011 for final action.


Staff presenter: Charles Ebeling, Public Works Director/City Engineer/Traffic Engineer and Dylan Paul, Management Analyst


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination


7:10 p.m.              

                              6.       Review of the Year 2010 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.


Staff presenter: Jackie Campbell, Community Development Director and Shanna Farley, Assistant Planner


Recommendation:  Accept the Annual Report on the status of the General Plan, and direct the Community Development Director to submit the General Plan Annual Report to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination


7:25 p.m.              

7.       Approval of Fund Balance Policy for the General Fund


Recommendation:  Approve the City Policy “Fund Balance Policy for the General Fund.”


Staff presenter: John Thornberry, Administrative Services Director/Finance Director

a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination





                              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)

(Armendariz/Alt. Clark)

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. Armendariz)

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 & Armendariz)

k.         City Council/Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Committee (Carty & Reddington)

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


3.       Ad Hoc Committees


                                             m.        Transportation Committee (Armendariz & Stein)

                                    n.         Public Facility Site Acquisition/Development Committee

                                                (Carty & Stein)

                                    o.         Budget/Finance 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)

7:45 p.m.          ADJOURNMENT


The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, June 27, 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 June 8, 2011, in the City Clerk's Office, on the City Hall Public Notices Board, and on the Internet.