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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, May 15, 2008

 8:30 a.m.

 Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
511 East Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, 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, 105 East Anapamu Street, Fourth 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.  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.

1.     CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
   
2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
   
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from April 17, 2008 Board of Directors meeting.

   
4.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
   
  A.    CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
   

Find that the County of Santa Barbara is in conformance to the adopted Congestion Management Program pursuant to Section 65089.3 of the California Government Code.

     
  B. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
    Authorize the chair to sign an amended executive director employment agreement.
     
  C. PROPOSITION 1B TRANSIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
  1. Approve projects for Santa Maria, Guadalupe and SMOOTH for the Fiscal Year 2007/08 Proposition 1B Transit Security Grant Program for submittal to California Office of Homeland Security.
     
  2.

Adopt a resolution authorizing SBCAG to accept and allocate Fiscal Year 2007/08 Proposition 1B Transit Security funding awarded to local agency projects.

     
  D. HIGHWAY 101: TRAFFIC CONGESTION SENSORS
  1. Find that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk; and;
     
  2. Approve the Highway 101 Traffic Congestion Sensor Project.
     
  E. SAFE Call Box Program
    Approve renewal of contract with MyTransitPlus, Inc. to provide private call answering center services for Santa Barbara County’s call box program through February 26, 2009 at an approximate annual cost of $8,000.
     
  F. REVERSE COMMUTE VANPOOL PROJECT
   

Authorize staff to submit a grant application for federal Job Access—Reverse Commute (JARC) funding for vanpool service from South Coast to North County.

     
5. 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. 

 
6. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (30 minutes)
  Receive information from Caltrans on the status of State highway projects in the county including the Route 154 Cold Spring Bridge Project.
   
ACTION ITEMS
   
7. VALLEY EXPRESS AND CLEAN AIR EXPRESS INTERREGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICES (30 minutes)
  A.    Authorize executive director to negotiate and sign Memorandum of Understanding with SBMTD to continue operation of Valley Express service through June 30, 2009 and expand Clean Air Express service by one route through June 30, 2009.
     
  B. Approve Measure D Expenditure Plan amendment allocating $80,000 for operation of Valley Express service and $60,000 for one additional Clean Air Express route. (requires 2/3 board approval—9 affirmative votes)
     
  C. Direct staff to prepare a report, in consultation with local agency Clean Air Express partners and MTD, evaluating future Clean Air Express service and capital needs and available funding sources, when the results of the Measure A election are known and can be included in the report.
   
8. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS (30 minutes)
  Adopt by Resolution the 2008 Transit Needs Assessment and Findings of Unmet Transit Need and Reasonable to Meet.
     
9. FY 2008-09 SBCAG BUDGET (20 minutes)
  Receive presentation and provide direction on draft FY 2008-09 SBCAG budget which will be considered for adoption at June 19, 2008 board meeting.
   
10. COMMITTEE REPORTS
   
11. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
12. COMMUNICATIONS
13. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.

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