City of Carpinteria

City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

August 22, 2011

Council Chamber, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue

5:30 p.m. Regular Agenda






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5:30 p.m.           CALL TO ORDER


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.                  Expenditures for the Period Ending August 17, 2011


2.                  Award of Construction Contract in the Amount of $148,327.00 to Construct the Palm to Linden Trial on Assessor’s Parcel Number 004-105-014 in the City of Carpinteria


3.                  Adopt Resolution No. 5332, Approving Parking Restriction (No Parking) at Specified Locations Within the City as
Described in the Staff Report


4.         Designation of a Voting Delegate for the 2011 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference and Approve Councilmember Kathleen Reddington’s Travel to the Conference






5:55 p.m.          

                        5.         Request for Waiver or Adjustment of Development Impact Fees (DIFs) for the Carpinteria Arts Center Located at 855 Linden Avenue (Cont. from 7/25/11, Agenda Item No. 5; Cont. from 8/8/11, Agenda Item No. 4)


                                    Recommendation:  a) Open the public hearing and take public comment; and b) Grant an adjustment to the three applicable Transportation-related DIFs, pursuant to CMC §15.80.100.


            Staff presenter:  Nick Bobroff, Associate Planner


a.  Disclosure of Ex Parte Communications

b.  Staff Report

c.  Applicant Presentation

d.  Public Comment

e. City Council Determination


6:55 p.m.          

                        6.         Albertsons Grocery Store Expansion Project and Casitas Plaza Remodel; Request of Albertsons, Inc., Representative Kent Heasley to Expand the Existing Grocery Store at Casitas Plaza Into an Adjacent Vacant Retail Space of 21,440 Square Feet and to Remodel the Existing Shopping Center, Increasing the Floor Area of Albertsons From 20,062 Square Feet to 40,290 Square Feet; Case No. 10-1547-CUP/DPR/CDP (Cont. from 8/8/11, Agenda Item No. 5)


                                    Recommendation:  Adopt Resolution No. 5331 to approve Project Number 10-1547-CUP/DPR/CDP to allow the expansion of Albertsons grocery store and upgrades to the Casitas Plaza Shopping Center with the amendment to page 9-27 of the Final EIR as presented in the staff report.


            Staff presenter:  Steve Goggia, Senior Planner


a.  Disclosure of Ex Parte Communications

b.  Staff Report

c.  Applicant Presentation

d.  Public Comment

e. City Council Determination




7:55 p.m.          

                        7.         Response to Santa Barbara County 2010-2011 Civil Grand Jury Report, “Local Government Post Employment Benefits in Santa Barbara County – Complicated and Costly.”


                                    Recommendation: Approve the response to the Grand Jury Findings and Recommendations.


                                    Staff presenter: John Thornberry, Administrative Services/Finance Director


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  City Council Determination


8:05 p.m.              

                                8.         2011 Work Program Status Report

                                    Recommendation:  Receive the report and direct the City Manager as determined appropriate concerning Work Program items and priorities.


                                    Staff presenter: Dave Durflinger, City Manager


a.  Staff Report

b.  Public Comment

c.  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)

(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)


8:37 p.m.           ADJOURNMENT


The next regular meeting to be held on Monday, September 12, 2011 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 August 18, 2011, in the City Clerk's Office, on the City Hall Public Notices Board, and on the Internet.