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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, June 19, 2008

 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.

The time shown on the agenda for the duration of agenda items are estimates.  The SBCAG board may consider items out of sequence at the discretion of the Chair.

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. 

TV COVERAGE: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Board of Directors meetings are televised live on County Santa Barbara Television (CSBTV) Channel 20 at 8:30 A.M. Rebroadcast of this SBCAG meeting will be on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, June 23, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.  

 

1.     CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
   
2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
   
3. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION
  A. Pending Litigation Santa Barbara County Coalition Against Automobile Subsidies v. SBCAG.
     
4.   REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
   
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from May 15, 2008 Board of Directors meeting.

   
6.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
  Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
   
  A.    AMTRAK PACIFIC SURFLINER SERVICE
   

1.

Authorize the chair to sign a letter supporting release of State Proposition 1B bond funds for procurement of new intercity rolling stock .  
     
  .

2.

Authorize the chair to sign a letter supporting the rescheduling of Pacific Surfliner trains to better serve the Ventura-Santa Barbara rail passenger market.
     
  B. PROPOSITION 4/111 APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT
   

Adopt a resolution establishing the Appropriations Limit and selecting the annual adjustment factors for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

     
  C. FY 2008-09 SBCAG BUDGET
    Adopt a resolution approving the FY 2008-09 SBCAG Comprehensive Budget and approving an updated SBCAG Position Classification Chart which includes a partial implementation of the recommended salary adjustments per the most recent compensation and benefits study and a salary increase of five salary ranges to all authorized position, representing a cost-of-living adjustment of approximately 2.5% to be effective pay period 14, with a pay date of July 10, 2008.
     
  D. FY 07-08 YEAR-END BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS
    Amend the current adopted budget for FY 2007-08 by approving the recommended year-end budget adjustments.
     
  E. MEASURE D ALLOCATIONS
    1. Adopt a resolution allocating an estimated $33,456,758 in Measure D revenues for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
     
   

2.

Authorize the Executive Director to execute a contract with Easy Lift for the expenditure of $75,714 in Measure D Regional Paratransit funds for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
     
  F. MEASURE D PROGRAM OF PROJECTS
    Approve the recommended Measure D Program of Projects for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
     
  G. TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT ALLOCATIONS
   

1.

Adopt a resolution allocating $15,710,998 in Local Transportation Funds to eligible claimants for FY 2008-2009.
     
   

2.

Defer allocation of State Transit Assistance Funds pending adoption of the State budget and issuance of final STAF estimate.
     
  H. 2007 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
    Adopt FTIP amendment #18 to increase funding for projects in the Highway Bridge Program Lump Sum Category, add a project for improvements on State Route 1 in the City of Guadalupe and add a project for Santa Maria Area Transit.
     
  I. 2009 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
    Review the draft 2009 Federal Transportation Improvement Program and authorize release for public comment.
     
  J. HIGHWAY CALL BOX PROGRAM MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT
    Approve a consent agreement to transfer the call box maintenance contract with Comarco Wireless Technologies, Inc. to CASE Systems Inc. resulting from Comarco’s sale of their call box business.
     
  K. CENTRAL AVE./SR246 TRAVEL FORECAST
   

Receive Travel Forecast report for the eastern entrance to the City of Lompoc prepared by SBCAG, conducted in cooperation with the City of Lompoc, County of Santa Barbara, and Caltrans.

     
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. 

   
PUBLIC HEARINGS
   
8.  CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION (TIME CERTAIN: 10:15 a.m.) (10 minutes)
 

Recognize the excellent service provided to motorists on Highway 101 by the drivers of the Freeway Service Patrol and authorize the Chair to sign Certificates of Appreciation to present to each of the drivers. 

   
9. REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS (30 minutes)
  A.  Conduct public hearing to receive comments on draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan and draft allocation methodology.
     
  B. Consider requests for plan revision and either:
    1. Reject requests for modification, adopt Final Plan (including editorial corrections), and direct staff to prepare responses to local agencies requesting revisions, or,
     
    2. Direct Staff to modify the plan, in consultation with TPAC, and present final plan for adoption in July.
   
ACTION ITEMS
 
10. MEASURE A 2008 (15 minutes)
  A. Adopt Santa Barbara County Local Transportation Authority Ordinance No. 5: Road Repair, Traffic Relief and Transportation Safety Measure (Measure A 2008) (requires 9 affirmative votes).
     
  B. Adopt a resolution requesting that the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors call an election for voter approval of Ordinance No. 5 by placing a measure on the November 4, 2008 ballot.
   
11. PROPOSITION 1B: CORRIDOR MOBILITY IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT (10 minutes)
 

Authorize the Chair to send a letter to the California Transportation Commission expressing the position that projects that were recommended for CMIA funding by CTC staff, but not funded by the Commission, be considered for funding from project cost savings along with new projects in a CMIA-funded corridor.

   
 

INFORMATION ITEMS

   
12. STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (15 minutes)
  Receive a report on the adoption of the 2008 State Transportation Improvement Program by the California Transportation Commission on May 29th and changes made by the CTC to SBCAG’s STIP programming.
   
13.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (5 minutes)

  Coastal Express Policy Advisory Committee
South Coast Subregional Planning Committee
   
14. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
15. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
16. COMMUNICATIONS
17. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Maria.

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