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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, October 16, 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, October 18, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, October 20, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.  

 

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

Approve minutes from September 18, 2008 board of directors meeting.

   
6.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
  Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
   
  A. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    Authorize the Executive Director to approve a contract amendment with EcoInteractive, Inc. for one year at a sum not to exceed $25,800 for programming and maintenance of the on-line project-programming database, EZTrak.
     
  B. FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
    Adopt FTIP amendment #1 to add two projects in the SHOPP Lump Sum Collision Reduction Program and increase funding in the High Risk Rural Roads Lump Sum Category.
     
  C. SBCAG MEDICAL INSURANCE CONTRIBUTION
    Adopt a resolution establishing the SBCAG employer’s maximum medical contribution of $475 per month, effective with the January 1, 2009 premium under the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act.
     
  D. RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS
    Authorize the Executive Director to sign a District Participation Agreement with the Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System for purposes of providing a 401(h) plan to SBCAG employees effective October 1, 2008.
     
  E. COASTAL EXPRESS FARE ADJUSTMENT
    Authorize the Chair to send a letter to the Ventura County Transportation Commission requesting the status of adjusting Coastal Express fares as approved by the joint SBCAG-VCTC Coastal Express Policy Advisory Committee in May 2008.
     
  F. 2008-09 BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS
    Amend the adopted SBCAG budget for 2008-09 by approving the recommended budget adjustments.
     
  G. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY HOUSING ELEMENT FOCUSED REZONE PROGRAM, ORCUTT
    Adopt findings of consistency of proposed rezoning with Airport Land Use Plan, subject to conditions.
     
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. PRESENTATION OF COMMUTE CHALLENGE EMPLOYER AWARDS (5 minutes)
  Chairman to present certificates of recognition to the five winning employers of the Commute Challenge; Ryerson, Masters and Associates, Inc., Community Environmental Council, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Yardi Systems and the City of Santa Barbara.
   
PUBLIC HEARINGS
   
9. COLD SPRING BRIDGE PROJECT   Time Certain  9:00 a.m. (75 minutes)
  A. Hold a public hearing on Caltrans’ Cold Spring Bridge Suicide Barrier project
  B. Provide direction to staff
   

ACTION ITEMS

   
10. CAMINO REAL HOTEL, GOLETA (30 minutes)
  Determine consistency of proposed Camino Real Hotel with Airport Land Use Plan for Santa Barbara County.
 
INFORMATION ITEMS
 
11.  TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS ANNUAL REPORT (15 minutes)
  Receive annual report from SBCAG Traffic Solutions on FY07-08 accomplishments
   
12.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (5 minutes)

  Coast Rail Coordinating Council meeting of September 19, Soledad
   
13. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
14. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
15. COMMUNICATIONS
16. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Maria.

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