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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, May 19, 2005

 8:30 a.m.

 Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, 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, 105 East Anapamu Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, 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 (20 minutes)
  A. Pending litigation:  Pierce, Estrada and Our Children's Earth Foundation v. SBCAG
  B. Pending litigation:  Munoz v. Sacramento Area Council of Governments
  C. Pending Litigation:  Santa Barbara Airbus v. SBCAG
   
4.   RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
   
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from April 21, 2005 Board of Directors meeting.

   
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.    AMTRAK FUNDING SUPPORT
    Support proposed AJR 18 which demonstrates statewide support for continued funding for Amtrak.
   
  B. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CONTRACT
    Authorize the Chair to approve the Executive Director employment agreement.
     
  C. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
    1. Adopt a determination, pursuant to Section 65089.3 of the California Government Code that the County of Santa Barbara and the cities of Santa Maria, Buellton, Solvang, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Guadalupe, Goleta and Carpinteria are conforming to the adopted Congestion Management Program.
       
    2. Require the City of Santa Barbara to conduct a seasonal monitoring program in 2005 at the intersection of Castillo Street/Montecito Street in order to determine if congestion at  this intersection is recurring or episodic in nature.
       
    3. Rescind the April 2004 requirement for development of a deficiency plan at the intersection of Fariview Ave./Calle Real in The City of Goleta based on the finding of a non-representative traffic count.
     
  D. FTIP PROJECT SELECTION PROCEDURES
    1. Approve Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) expedited project selection procedures.
       
    2. Approve FTIP project selection procedures for FTA Section 5307 urbanized transit funding.
       
  E. FY 04-05 YEAR-END BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS
Amend the current adopted budget for FY 2004-05 as follows:
    1. Increase Traffic Solutions revenues by $159,000 for Clean Air Express service to include APCD grant funding increase ($35,000) and Measure D funding ($124,000) previously approved by the board.
       
    2. Approve an appropriation increase in the amount of $8,000 in the FY 2004-05 Traffic Solutions budget to accommodate an increase in diesel fuel costs for the Clean Air Express commuter bus service.
       
    3. Approve an appropriation increase in the amount of $3,500 in the FY 2004-05 Traffic Solutions, LTA Capital Projects and SBCAG General Fund budgets to accommodate an increase in Fixed Telephone Charges from the County of Santa Barbara Telephone Services Department.
       
  F. TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONSOLIDATION
    Approve organizational changes to address duplication of committee responsibilities by retaining the Santa Barbara County Transit Advisory Committee (SBCTAC) and eliminating the North County Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee (NCSSTAC) and South Coast Transit Advisory Committee (SCTAC) subcommittees.
     
  G. AB 1012 OBLIGATION PLAN
    Approve the AB 1012 Obligation Plan for Cycle 6.
       

PUBLIC HEARINGS

No public hearings scheduled.
 

ACTION ITEMS

 
8. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
  Adopt a resolution of appreciation for SBCAG staff member Jim Damkowitch who is resigning his position.
   
9. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS (1 hour)
  A. Receive information responding to issues raised at April 21 hearing.
     
  B. Adopt a resolution approving unmet transit needs findings and consider approval of the 2005 Transit Needs Assessment Report.
     
10. FTIP AMENDMENT (15 minutes)
  Adopt a resolution approving a 2004 FTIP amendment programming $6,130,741 in Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) exchange funds for projects in FY 2004-05 through FY 2006-07.
   
11. SBCAG FY 2005-06 BUDGET (20 minutes)
  Receive presentation and provide direction on proposed FY 2005-06 SBCAG budget which will be scheduled for adoption at the June 16, 2005 board meeting.
   
12. MEASURE D RENEWAL (10 minutes)
  A. Authorize the Chair to execute an agreement with Tramutola for services related to Measure D renewal at a cost not to exceed $200,000.
     
  B. Authorize the Executive Director to approve contract amendments not to exceed $20,000.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS (10 minutes)
   
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
 
CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
 
COMMUNICATIONS
All Board members are invited to attend a dedication ceremony for the new Breeze intercity transit service.  The ceremony will be held at noon immediately following the May 19 SBCAG board meeting.  An invitation is included in the agenda package.
   
ADJOURN
   
The next Board meeting will be held on June 16, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.

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