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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, September 18, 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.

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, July 19 2008 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, July 21, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.  

1.     CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
   
2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
   

3.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (30 minutes)

  Pending litigation: Santa Barbara County Coalition Against Automobile Subsidies v. SBCAG
   
  Pending litigation:   Sustainable Transportation Advocates of Santa Barbara v. SBCAG
   
  Potential Litigation
   
4. REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from the August 21, 2008 board of directors meeting.

   
6.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
   
  A.    HIGHWAY CALL BOX PROGRAM
  1.  Adopt guidelines for collecting payment for damages to the SAFE call box system,       including giving the Executive Director authority to approve call box damage settlements of up to $10,000.
  2. Authorize the Executive Director to contract with a collection services firm for one year with the option to extend the agreement for two additional years on an annual basis assuming satisfactory performance
     
B. BREEZE BUS SERVICE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
    Authorize the chair to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Lompoc, Santa Maria, the County of Santa Barbara, and SBCAG to continue operating the Breeze intercommunity bus service.
     
  C. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT CONSULTING SERVICES
    Authorize amendment to contract with Rincon Associates revising the scope of services and increasing the contract budget by an amount not to exceed $2,720, and extending the term of the contract to December 31, 2008.
     
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. 

 
ACTION ITEMS
   
8.

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN (INCLUDING ATTACHMENT 1)  (30 minutes)

  A. Receive staff report and response to comments on the proposed final 2008 Regional Transportation Plan and the Final Environmental Impact Report.
   
  B. Adopt a resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report and approving CEQA findings and Mitigation Monitoring Program.
   
  C. Adopt a resolution approving the Final 2008 Regional Transportation Plan.
 
  ATTACHMENT 2: FINAL SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 2008 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMENTS, RESPONSES, AND REVISIONS
   
  ATTACHMENT 3: 2008 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RTP FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT COMMENTS, RESPONSES AND REVISIONS
   
  ATTACHMENT 4: RESOLUTION TO CERTIFY FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND ADOPT MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM AND AMENDMENTS WITH RESPONSE TO COMMENTS
   
 

ATTACHMENT 5: CEQA FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE 2008 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN

   
  ATTACHMENT 6: MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM
   
  ATTACHMENT 7: RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2008 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
   
9. FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION (10 minutes)
  Adopt a position of support for the California Consensus Principles for the federal surface transportation reauthorization bill.
   
INFORMATION ITEMS
   
10. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  LOSSAN Board meeting, September 5, 2008, Santa Barbara
     
11. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
12. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
13. COMMUNICATIONS
   
14. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.

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