James L. Armstrong
Mayor Pro Tempore
Ordinance Committee Chair
Stephen P. Wiley
Roger L. Horton
Finance Committee Chair
Iya G. Falcone
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008, 1:00 P.M.
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
DAVID GEBHARD PUBLIC MEETING ROOM
ORDER OF BUSINESS: Regular meetings of the Finance Committee and the Ordinance Committee begin at 12:30 p.m. The regular City Council meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.
REPORTS: Copies of the reports relating to agenda
items are available for review in the City Clerk's Office, at the Central
Library, and http://www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov. In accordance with state law requirements,
this agenda generally contains only a brief general description of each item of
business to be transacted or discussed at the meeting. Should you wish more detailed information
regarding any particular agenda item, you are encouraged to obtain a copy of
the Council Agenda Report (a "CAR") for that item from either the
Clerk's Office, the Reference Desk at the City's Main Library, or online at the
City's website (http://www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov). Materials related to an item on this agenda
submitted to the City Council after distribution of the agenda packet are
available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office located at City
REQUEST TO SPEAK: A member of the public may address the City Council regarding any scheduled agenda item. Any person wishing to address the City Council should first complete and deliver to the City Administrator/City Clerk a “Request to Speak” form prior to the time that the item on the agenda is read by the Deputy City Clerk. The City Council, upon majority vote, may decline to hear a speaker on the grounds that the subject matter is beyond their jurisdiction.
PUBLIC COMMENT: At the beginning of an Ordinance or Finance Committee meeting, any member of the public who so requests will be provided with a brief opportunity to address the Committee concerning any item on the Committee's agenda for that meeting. At the beginning of the 2:00 p.m. session of each regular City Council meeting, and at the beginning of each special City Council meeting, any member of the public may address the City Council. Should City Council business continue into the evening session of a regular City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m., the City Council will allow any member of the public who did not address them during the 2:00 p.m. session to do so. The total amount of time for public comments will be 15 minutes, and no individual speaker may speak for more than 1 minute.
CONSENT CALENDAR: The Consent Calendar is comprised of items that will not usually require discussion by the City Council. A Consent Calendar item is open for discussion by the City Council upon request of a Councilmember, City staff, or member of the public. Items on the Consent Calendar may be approved by a single motion. Should you wish to comment on an item listed on the Consent Agenda, after turning in your speaker slip, you should come forward to speak at the time the Council considers the Consent Calendar.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to gain access to, comment at, or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator's Office at 564‑5305 or inquire at the City Clerk's Office on the day of the meeting. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.
TELEVISION COVERAGE: Each regular City Council meeting is broadcast live in English and Spanish on City TV Channel 18 and rebroadcast in English on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and in Spanish on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Each televised City Council meeting is closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Check the City TV program guide at www.citytv18.com for rebroadcasts of City Council Finance Committee and Ordinance Committee meetings, and for any changes to the replay schedule.
SPECIAL JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
CALL TO ORDER
JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
CALL TO ORDER
The City Clerk has on Thursday, October 2, 2008, posted this agenda in the Office of the City Clerk, on the City Hall Public Notice Board on the outside balcony of City Hall, and on the Internet.
Recommendation: That Council hold a joint work session with the Planning Commission to receive status reports and discuss major work program activities, underway and pending, in the Planning Division, including:
1. Discussion of Interim Plan Santa Barbara Zoning and Design Ordinance and potential building height Charter amendment;
2. Status report on Staff and Planning Commission recommendations to Council for Plan Santa Barbara; and
3. Planning Division workload priorities, pending and unassigned projects.