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AGENDA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS

Thursday, December 20, 2012

8:30 AM


Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 East Anapamu Street, 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, CA
 

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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 in person at the County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors hearing room located at 105 East Anapamu Street, 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA. Due to construction at the Board of Supervisors hearing room located at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA remote testimony will not be available for this meeting. 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 North San Antonio Rd., 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, December 22, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, December 24, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.             

1.     CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
   

2.

RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (30 minutes)

Property:  Rights to use Union Pacific Railroad Right of Way within the Ventura/Goleta existing railroad corridor.

Agency Negotiator: Jim Kemp, Executive Director   Negotiating Parties:  Union Pacific Railroad and Caltrans  

Under Negotiation:  Prices and terms for acquisition of use of facilities and right of way within the Ventura/Goleta railroad corridor.

3.

REPORT ON CLOSED SESSION

5.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES                           

Approve minutes from the November 15, 2012 board of directors meeting.

6.

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 this agenda. Comments shall be limited to fifteen minutes, divided among those desiring to speak, but no person shall speak longer than three minutes.

7.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)

 

A.

NORTH COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Approve and authorize staff to issue a consultant request for proposals for update of the North County Transit Plan.

B.

A.    OVERALL WORK PROGRAM AMENDMENT

Adopt a resolution amending the FY 2012-13 Overall Work Program to reconcile FY 2012-13 Consolidated Planning Grant (CPG) funding levels with final figures received from State of California and increase the amount of CPG carry-over funding for the North County Transit Plan Update Work Element (2380) and the Transportation Improvement Program Work Element (3390).

C.

A.    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

1.

1.  Authorize the execution of a professional services agreement with consultant Robert Leiter for 2013 for a not-to-exceed amount of $25,000 for work on the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.

2.

1.  Authorize the execution of a professional services agreement with Gerald Comati of Com3 Consulting for a not-to-exceed amount of $15,000 for work on the Measure A Strategic Plan update. 

 

D.

A.    MEASURE A COMMUTER\PASSENGER RAIL

Authorize the Chair to execute a cooperative agreement with Caltrans to provide $500,000 in matching funds for the Ortega and Seacliff Rail Siding projects from the Measure A South Coast Commuter Passenger Rail Program.

E.

REGIONAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Approve amendment to the Cathedral Oaks Landscaping project to reprogram $6,000 in Regional Surface Transportation Program funding to the Ward Drive Class II Bike lanes.

F.

A.    PROPOSITION 1B TRANSIT SECURITY PROGRAM

Approve projects for the Fiscal Year 2012/13 Proposition 1B Transit Security Grant Program for submittal to California Emergency Management Agency.

G.

A.    MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2013

Approve SBCAG Board of Directors regular meeting schedule for 2013.

H.

TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT ALLOCATION AMENDMENT

Adopt a resolution revising the FY 2011-12 Transportation Development Act (TDA) allocation for the Santa Maria Organization of Transportation Helpers (SMOOTH) and to provide for TDA adjustments as requested.

I

 MEASURE A: NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL PROJECTS – HIGHWAY 166

Authorize chair to sign an agreement with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for augmented enforcement/traffic control services on Highway 166 (East) to be funded by Measure A at a cost not-to-exceed $60,000.

J.

A.    SMARTRIDE CONSULTING CONTRACT

Authorize chair to execute a contract with the Community Environmental Council to continue providing technical services for the SmartRide Dynamic Ridesharing Grant project in an amount not to exceed $15,000.

 

K.

A.    DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN

1.

Authorize the Executive Director to send a letter notifying the current 457 plan provider, The Hartford Insurance Company, that the current agreement will go dormant with no future contributions being made effective January 21, 2013

2.

1. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to execute the new 457(b) Plan Administrative Services Agreement and Plan Sponsor Custodial Agreement with PlanMember Services as the new provider of the Santa Barbara County Association of Government’s Deferred Compensation Plan.

3.

1.  

1.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director to execute the adoption agreement amending and restating, as needed, the existing  457 (b) Deferred Compensation Plan Document and further authorize the Executive Director to execute any other necessary documents to implement the new agreements and amended plans, as stated herein.

8.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT  (10 minutes)

 

    California Transportation Commission approved allocation of $2.8 million in Prop 1B funds for Union Valley Parkway Phase III

   
  Breeze 200 service (Santa Ynez Valley to Santa Maria) starts in January
   

    SBCAG office closed December 24 through January 1. 

9.

CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

10.

1.        REGIONAL GROWTH FORECAST AND REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ALLOCATION METHODOLOGY (15 minutes)

A.

A.    Adopt the draft 2010-2040 Regional Growth Forecast.

B.

 Adopt the proposed 2014-2022 Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation methodology and direct staff to issue the draft RHNA allocation to SBCAG member agencies applying this methodology.

C.

Accept the attached Notices of Exemption pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15262, 15062(b)(3) and 15283.

ACTION ITEMS

11.

 MEASURE A MATCHING FUNDS (20 minutes)

A.

A.    Approve an exchange of $8,853,000 in Proposition 1B State-Local Partnership Program formula funding for a like amount of State Transportation Improvement Program regional funding with the San Joaquin Council of Governments to prevent matching funding for the Measure A commuter rail program from lapsing.

B.

Approve the use of potential State-Local Partnership Cost savings from Union Valley Parkway Phase III project on local road projects and direct staff to work with local agencies to prepare a list of eligible projects.

C.

A.   Consider adoption of a policy recommended by TTAC defining when funding would be released from the U.S. 101 HOV Reserve to fund local road projects.

12.

 LOSSAN JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY   (10 minutes)

Authorize Chair to sign revised LOSSAN Joint Powers Authority agreement to assume regional administration of the Pacific Surfliner intercity rail service.

13.

 ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2013   (5 minutes)

 

Elect Board Chair and Vice-Chair for 2013.

INFORMATION ITEMS

14.

 TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS ANNUAL REPORT AND SMARTRIDE PROGRAM UPDATE       (15 minutes)

 

Receive report on Traffic Solutions accomplishments during FY11-12 and progress made with the SmartRide Dynamic Rideshare grant project.

15.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

LOSSAN Board meetings – November 19 (Dir. Schneider) and December 17 (Dir. Carbajal)

16.

COMMUNICATIONS

Draft Technical Transportation Advisory Committee, Technical Planning Advisory Committee and Joint Technical Advisory Committee meetings of December 5, 2012.    

Board advance calendar

   

17.

ADJOURN

The next Board meeting will be held on January 17, 2013  from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.

 
 

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