(Printable Agenda)






Susan Deacon

Board President

Helene Schneider


Monique Limon


Frank Hotchkiss

Mayor Pro-Tempore

Annette Cordero

Dale Francisco

Edward Heron

Grant House

Kate Parker

Cathy Murillo


Randy Rowse


Harwood “Bendy” White



David E. Cash, Ed.D.


James L. Armstrong

City Administrator



Stephen P. Wiley

City Attorney


Special Joint Meeting of the Board of Education and City Council


Friday, April 20, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

David Gebhard Public Meeting Room

630 Garden Street

Santa Barbara, CA


Public Comments - Public comments on listed agenda items will be taken during the time each item is considered.  Public comments on non-agenda items are taken under a separate agenda heading.  Persons wishing to address the Board and Council are requested to turn in a “Speaker Card” prior to the agenda item.  Individuals will normally be limited to a maximum of three minutes. If the speaker needs more time, s/he may submit written comments.


Estimated Time – The time at which each item is scheduled is an estimate only.  The Board and the Council may consider and act on an agenda item in a different order, or an item may be considered earlier or later than the estimated time. Additionally, discussion of agenda items may be postponed to a future meeting. 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.


Reports/Attachments – Copies of the report and any attachments relating to items on this agenda are available for review in the Clerk’s Office in City Hall, the District’s Administration Center Lobby, at the Reference Desk of the Main Library and online at: http://www.SantaBarbaraCa.gov and http://www.sbsdk12.org.


Accessibility – In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need auxiliary aids, services, or staff assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, or need this agenda provided in a disability-related alternative format, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564-5305 or the Superintendent’s Office at (805) 963-4331.  If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable staff to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange.




Order of Business:


1.             Call to Order and Roll Call:  2:30 P.M.

2.             Pledge of Allegiance

3.             Spanish Translation/Traducción en Espanol and Headsets for Hearing Impaired


Translation of today’s meeting in Spanish is available to the public. Please indicate if you would like translation. Para la reunión de esta noche hay intérprete disponible para traducción al español.  Por favor, indique si desea los servicios de interpretación.


            Headsets for people with hearing impairments are available.  Please indicate if you need a headset.


4.             Public Comments


During this time, the Mayor and Board of Education President will acknowledge requests to speak on a topic not on the agenda, but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council and the School Board.  Persons wishing to address the Council and Board are requested to complete a “Speaker Card” prior to this agenda item.  Comments on regular agenda items are taken at the time the item is considered.


5.             Statement of Purpose for Joint Meeting


Presenters:       Helene Schneider, Mayor

Susan Deacon, Board of Education President


Agenda Items:  Items 6, 7, and 8 are based on written reports.  Staff presentations will be made on items 9, 10, and 11.  Please note that the City Council and Board of Education may give staff direction on any of these items, but will not be taking final action.


Agenda Reports


6.             Report on Joint City/School District Programs


See the written report prepared by Sarah Hanna, City Recreation Program Manager, and David Hetyonk, School District Director of Facilities and Operations.


7.             Update on the South Coast Gang Task Force Activity


See the written report prepared by Saul Serrano, Acting Coordinator of Task Force on Youth Gangs, and Fran Foreman, Executive Director, Community Action Commission (CAC) of Santa Barbara County, Inc.


8.             Update on the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance


See the written report prepared by Danny Kato, City Senior Planner II.


9.             Overview of the Parcel Tax Measures W2012 and X2012 on the June 2012 Ballot


A brief informational overview of these measures will be presented by David E. Cash, Ed.D. and a musical performance will be given by students that have benefitted from similar measures.


10.          Presentation on City and School District Budget Planning for the Upcoming Fiscal Year


Presenters:       Meg Jetté, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

                        Robert Samario, City Finance Director


PowerPoint presentation(s) will be provided at the meeting.


11.          Presentation on the Status of the Dissolution of the City’s Redevelopment Agency


Presenters:       Paul Casey, Assistant City Administrator

                        Meg Jetté, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services


PowerPoint presentation(s) will be provided at the meeting.


12.          Additional Matters for Placement on a Future Agenda


            This is an opportunity for Board and Council Members, and the Superintendent and City Administrator, to consider other matters of mutual interest for placement on an agenda for a future meeting.


13.          Adjournment of Joint Meeting