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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, January 21, 2010

8:30 AM

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 23, 2010 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5:00 P.M.             

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

3.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION

  Pending litigation: (Government Code 54956.9(a))
           Coalition Against Automobile Subsidies v SBCAG S.B.S.C. Case # 1266839
 

         Sustainable Transportation Advocates of Santa Barbara v SBCAG (two cases):

    S.B.S.C. Case # 1303310
    California Court of Appeal Case #212524
   
4. REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

Approve minutes from the December 17, 2009 board of directors meeting.

   
6.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
   
  A.    CENSUS 2010
    Receive report on planned US Census outreach actives related to the 2010 Census.
     
B. PROPOSITION 1B TRANSIT CAPITAL
    Approve submittal of applications to Caltrans for Proposition 1B transit capital population-based funding for 2009/10 Cycle 1.
     
  C. MEASURE A PROGRAM OF PROJECTS
    Receive information on process for preparing FY 2010-11 Measure A program of projects.
     
  D. MEASURE A STRATEGIC PLAN CONTRACT
    Approve contract amendment with Parsons Brinckerhoff increasing budget to complete strategic plan by $45,000.
     
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. RESOLUTIONS OF APPRECIATION (10 minutes)
 

Adopt resolutions of appreciation for outgoing board members Mayor Blum, Councilmember’s Bennett and Hicks.

   
 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 
9. UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS (10:00 am TIME CERTAIN) (45 minutes)
  Hold hearing and receive public input on unmet transit needs in Santa Barbara County.
   
10. SB-375 (15 minutes)
  Receive public input on recommendation to change from five (5) year to four (4) year Regional Transportation Plan Update cycle and from five (5) year to eight (8) year local Housing Element update cycle and consider approval of proposed change in RTP and Housing Element update cycles.
   
ACTION ITEMS
   
11. FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA (30 minutes)
  A. Approve federal legislative agenda including project earmark requests and designating 101 HOV project as the highest regional transportation priority for federal funding.
  B. Request that local agencies support the 101 HOV project as Santa Barbara County’s highest regional transportation priority for federal funding.
  C. Direct staff to initiate a process for establishing regional priorities (policies and projects) for the reauthorization of SAFETEA LU
 

 

12. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS (10 minutes)
  A. Appoint a delegate and alternate to the California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG).
  B. Appoint a delegate and alternate 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 Inter-Regional Transit Service Policy Committee.
  D. That the Chair appoint members to the SBCAG executive committee.
   
13. 2010 STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (10 minutes)
 

Adopt a resolution approving the Regional Transportation Improvement Program for funding made available through the 2010 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding cycle.

   
 

INFORMATION ITEMS

   
14. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  Ad hoc committee on federal defense funding for 101 (Gray)
   
15. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
16. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
   
17. COMMUNICATIONS
   
18. ADJOURN
  The next Board meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18,  2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.

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