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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, October 21, 2004

 8:30 a.m.

 Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA

 

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) meets concurrently as the Airport Land Use Commission, the Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies, and the Local Transportation Authority.

Persons may address the SBCAG Board either in person or by using the remote video testimony system located at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.  Persons may address the SBCAG Board on any matter listed on the agenda by completing and delivering to the Clerk a speaker slip before the item is considered.  Matters not listed on the agenda may be addressed during the public comment item on the agenda.  Further information on agenda items can be obtained in the SBCAG Office, 260 N. San Antonio Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara.

 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact SBCAG at least three working days prior to the scheduled meeting.

1.     CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
   
2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
   
3. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION
  No closed session items.
   
4.   RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
   
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from September 16, 2004 and September 29, 2004  Board of Directors meetings.

   
6. PUBLIC COMMENT
 

The public may address the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Board that is not included as part of the agenda.  Comments shall be limited fifteen minutes, divided among those desiring to speak, but no person shall speak longer than three minutes. 

   
7.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
  Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
   
  A.    STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE (STA) FUND ALLOCATIONS
    Adopt a resolution allocating $856,542 in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to local claimants for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.
   
  B. SBCAG MEDICAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTION
    Adopt a resolution establishing the SBCAG employer's medical insurance contribution of $325.00 per month, effective with the January 1, 2005 premium, under the Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act.
     
  C. DISPOSAL OF RETIRED CLEAN AIR EXPRESS BUSES
    Authorize the Executive Director to sell four CNG engines from the retired Clean Air Express buses to the South Coast Area Transit (SCAT) for approximately $10,000, and to sell the four retired chassis to Gem Equipment Company for $1.00 each in lieu of their fee to remove and package the CNG engines for purchase by SCAT.
     
  D. TRAVEL MODEL CONTRACT
    Approve contract amendment with Caliper Corporation in the amount of $68,400 for extra services to upgrade the regional travel model.
     
8. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
     

PUBLIC HEARINGS

No public hearings scheduled.
 

ACTION ITEMS

     
9. SOUTH COAST TRANSIT PRIORITIES PROJECT (20 minutes)
  A. Approve a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) amendment to change the scope of the South Coast Transit Priorities Project to allow MTD to purchase diesel and electric buses and fund three years worth of transit operations using $7,252,260 in CMAQ funding.
     
  B. Approve $331,200 in CMAQ funding from the SCTP project to fund three years of operating costs for the Santa Ynez Regional Transit Service project and require MTD to provide annual reports to the SBCAG Board on ridership levels, farebox recovery rate, and route, service or fare refinements.
     
  C. Return the remaining $812,740 in CMAQ funds from the SCTP project to the unprogrammed regional balance of CMAQ funds to be made available for programming in the next FTIP funding cycle.
     
10. MEASURE D LOCAL ALLOCATIONS (15 minutes)
  Review options for annual apportionment of Measure D Local Allocations and provide direction to staff.
     
11. BOARD ORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE (10 minutes)
  Appoint a board subcommittee to review SBCAG organization and structure.
     

INFORMATION ITEMS

     
12. AMTRAK INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE (20 minutes)
  Receive report from Caltrans Division of Rail on proposed new Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train and efforts to develop a cooperative strategic plan for the Coast Line between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo.
     
13. INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (20 minutes)
  Receive report from Caltrans on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategies to improve highway operations and management.
 
14. 101 IN MOTION PROJECT (20 minutes)
  A. Receive status report on 101 In Motion project.
     
  B. Receive presentation on how roadway capacity and traffic Levels of Service are defined.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
LOSSAN Board Meeting-September 2004
   
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Propositions 68 and 70 and impacts of Indian gaming compacts on transportation revenues.
   
COMMUNICATIONS
   
ADJOURN

The next Board meeting will be a joint meeting with the Southern California Association of Governments, Ventura Council of Governments and Ventura County Transportation Commission to be held on November 11, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Ventura.
 
The next regular SBCAG board meeting will be held on November 18, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Maria.

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