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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, December 20, 2007

 8:30 a.m.

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

 Print Version of Agenda

 

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.

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
  Personnel matter - Executive Director performance review.
   
4.   RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION
   
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes for November 15, 2007 Board of Directors meeting.

   
6.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
  Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
   
  A.    TRAVEL TRENDS REPORT
   

Receive Travel Trends report and authorize distribution to interested parties.

   
  B. PLANNING GRANT APPLICATION
    Authorize submittal of joint grant application with the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) for State Blueprint Grant Funds for pilot study of Santa Maria Valley in conjunction with SLOCOG Community 2050 Program.
     
  C. CLEAN AIR EXPRESS FARE INCREASE
    Adopt a resolution increasing Clean Air Express fares to the following effective February 1, 2008; monthly pass from $135 to $140, 10-Ride pass from $45 to $50, single ride pass/cash fare from $6 to $7; monthly pass to $150 effective January 1, 2009
     
  D. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS
    Receive summary of Unmet Transit Needs outreach process for 2008 and set public hearing on unmet transit needs for January 17, 2008,10:00 AM time certain in Santa Maria.
     
  E. STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE (STA) FUND ALLOCATIONS
   

Adopt a resolution allocating $2,263,946 in State Transit Assistance (STA) funds to local claimants for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

     
  F. FTA 5311 PROGRAM OF PROJECTS
   

Approve the Program of Projects for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Non-Urbanized Area Transit fund (Section 5311) in Santa Barbara County for FY 2007-2008.

     
  G. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
   

Adopt a resolution of appreciation for former SBCAG board member Hawxhurst.

     
  H. PROJECT PROGRAMMING DATABASE CONTRACT AMENDMENT
   

Approve a contract amendment to extend a contract with EcoInteractive, Inc. for one year at a sum not to exceed $25,000 for programming and maintenance of the on-line project-programming database, EZTrak.

     
  I. BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2008
    Approve SBCAG Board of Directors regular meeting schedule for 2008.
     
  J. STATUS REPORT ON CONDITION OF LOCAL BRIDGES
    Receive a status report on the condition of local (non-highway) bridges in Santa Barbara County.
     
  K. REGIONAL HOUSING BUILD-OUT CAPACITY
    Receive report on estimated residential build-out capacity under local land use plans.
     
7. 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. 

   
8. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION (10 minutes)
  Adopt a resolution of appreciation for outgoing board members Wallis and Richardson.
   
PUBLIC HEARINGS
   No public hearings scheduled.
ACTION ITEMS
   
9. ROUTE 154 OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (15 minutes)
 

A.

Authorize the Executive Director to solicit construction bids for the Route 154 Operational Improvements project pursuant to the Public Contract Code.

 
 

B.

Authorize the Executive Director to award the construction contract to lowest responsible bidder provided that the bid amount does not exceed $6,457,220.

   
  C. Authorize the Executive Director to establish a construction contingency fund including supplemental work items that shall not exceed $807,861.
   
  D. Authorize the Chair to execute a cooperative agreement with Caltrans defining roles and responsibilities of the agencies during construction.
     
  E. Authorize the Executive Director to sign a Letter of Agreement with the California Highway Patrol for a construction zone enhanced enforcement program (COZEEP) at a cost not to exceed $80,00.
     
   
10. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN (5 minutes)
  Approve SBCAG Public Participation Plan.
   
11. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2008 (5 minutes)
  Elect Board Chair and VIce-Chair for 2008.
   
12. REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN (15 minutes)
  A. Receive report on update of Regional Transportation Plan.
     
  B. Authorize Chair to approve amendments to contact with Rincon Associates, Inc. to prepare environmental impact report for 2008 RTP revising the scope of services, increasing the contact budget by an amount not-to-exceed $9,743 and extending the contract term to August 31, 2008.
   
 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

   
13. 2008 STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (30 minutes)
 

Discuss programming proposal for the 2008 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding cycle.

   
14. COMMITTEE REPORTS (10minutes)
  A. LOSSAN Board Meeting of December 12, 2007.
   
  B. Coastal Express Policy Steering Committee meeting of December 13, 2007 (Carbajal)
   
15. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
16. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
17. COMMUNICATIONS
   
18. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Maria.

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