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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, January 15, 2009

 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, January 17, 2009 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, January 19, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.  

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

3.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION

  No closed session items.
   
4. REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from the November 20, 2008 board of directors meeting.

   
6.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
   
  A.    FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION SECTION 5307 FUNDING CALL FOR PROJECTS
    Approve project selection procedures for FTA 5307 funding and authorize a call for projects.
     
B. PROPOSITION 1B TRANSIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
    Approve Projects for the Fiscal Year 2008/09 Proposition 1B Transit Security Grant Program for Submittal to California Department of Homeland Security.
     
  C. FEDERAL EARMARK FUNDING REQUESTS
    Authorize staff to submit earmark funding requests to our region’s congressional representatives for the Highway 101 Santa Maria River Bridge six-lane widening, Highway 101 Carpinteria Creek Bridge replacement, Highway 101 Union Valley Parkway Interchange, Highway 166 safety improvements, various transit capital purchases, and a rail siding project in Santa Barbara County.
     
  D. ROUTE 154 OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
    Receive a status report on the construction of the Measure D funded Route 154 Operational Improvements project.
     
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 (5 minutes)
  Adopt resolution of appreciation for former SBCAG Chair and board member Firestone
   
 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

   
9. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS (45 minutes) 10:00 AM Time Certain
  Hold hearing and receive public input on unmet transit needs in Santa Barbara County.
 
ACTION ITEMS
   
10.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2009 (5 minutes)

  Elect board Chair and Vice-Chair for 2009.
   
11. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY HOUSING ELEMENT FOCUSED REZONE PROGRAM, ORCUTT, KEY SITE 30 (20 minutes)
  Adopt findings of consistency of proposed rezoning with Airport Land Use Plan, subject to conditions.
   
12. HIGHWAY 101 MILPAS TO CABRILLO/HOT SPRINGS PROJECT (20 minutes)
  Authorize the Executive Director to negotiate an amendment to the construction cooperative agreement with Caltrans for the 101 Milpas to Cabrillo/Hot Springs project providing short term loans of SBCAG funding to avoid construction delays.
   
13. TEPUSQUET BRIDGE PROJECT (10 minutes)
  Authorize the Executive Director to sign an agreement with the County of Santa Barbara to loan up to $500,000 in Regional Surface Transportation Program funds currently programmed to a future-year County project for use on the Tepusquet Bridge project to avoid construction delays.
   
14. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS (10 minutes)
  A. Appoint one delegate and one alternate to the California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG).
     
  B. Appoint one delegate and one alternate each to the Coast Rail Coordinating Council and the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN).
     
  C. Appoint three members and an alternate to serve as SBCAG representatives on the Coastal Express Policy Steering Committee.
     
  D. That the Chair appoint members to the SBCAG executive committee.
   
15. WORKSHOP ON REGIONAL ISSUES (15 minutes)
  Schedule a board workshop for Thursday February 19 to discuss implementation of SB 375 and SBCAG’s role in regional issues.
   
INFORMATION ITEMS
16. COMMITTEE REPORTS
     
17. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
18. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
19. COMMUNICATIONS
   
20. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.

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