AGENDA
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Thursday, August 20, 2015
9:00 AM
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th Floor
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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 either in person or by using the remote video testimony system located at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 E. 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 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 of Santa Barbara Television (CSBTV) Channel 20. Rebroadcast of this SBCAG meeting will be on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.

AGENDA
1.CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3.RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (15 minutes)
A.    Conference with Legal Counsel (Gov. Code § 54956.9)

Santa Barbara County Superior Court Consolidated Case No. 1468955.   Transportation Futures Committee, et al., v. CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, et al.

and   LAWRENCE GRASSINI, et al., Petitioners, v. CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, et al., Respondent
4.REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approve minutes from the June 18, 2015 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.CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
A.  SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Amend Appendix 7 of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) to include Fiscal Year 14/15 Local Surface Transportation Program apportionments.
B.  OTHER POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Authorize chair to execute a $2,900 professional services contract with Total Compensation Systems, Inc. to perform an actuarial valuation of the Santa Barbara County Association of Government’s (SBCAG’s) Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB).
C.  2015 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
A.  Approve submittal of FTA 5339 Transit Capital Application for Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District.

B.  Adopt a resolution approving Amendment #7 to the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) to make changes to one grouped project and four individually listed projects, detailed below.
D.  CALTRANS DIVISION OF AERONAUTICS GRANT RESOLUTION
Authorize staff, by resolution (Attachment 1), to submit an Acquisition and       Development (A&D) grant application (Attachment 2) to Caltrans for funding in the amount of $155,000 for environmental review of the draft Airport Land Use  Compatibility Plan.  
E.  FINAL 2015 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN

Adopt a resolution (Attachment 1) approving SBCAG’s final 2015 Public Participation Plan.

F.  FINAL REGIONAL ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Adopt a resolution approving the final Regional Active Transportation Plan and certify the Mitigated Negative Declaration, including a Mitigation and Monitoring Program, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

1.              Final Regional Active Transportation Plan

2.              Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

G. MEASURE A NORTH COUNTY BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN AND SAFE    ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM CYCLE 2 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
Authorize the Chair to sign a cooperative agreement with the City of Santa Maria for Cycle 2 of the North County Measure A Safe Routes to School, Bicycle and Pedestrian and Program.
H.  ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT AND MITIGATION PROGRAM
Approve SBCAG project resolution for the 2014/15 Grant Cycle of the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program for the Rincon Multi-use Trail project application.
 I.  FY 2013-2014 MEASURE A AUDITS 
Accept the Fiscal Year 13-14 Measure A audit reports and management letter prepared by Moss, Levy & Hartzheim, LLP.
 J.  MEASURE A MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT AND ALTERNATIVE             TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS
Approve Measure A Maintenance of Effort (MOE) amounts for FY 2015-2016 and receive an update on Maintenance of Effort and Alternative Transportation compliance.
 K.  MEASURE A CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Receive the Citizens’ Oversight Committee letter regarding compliance with the provisions, requirements, and voter mandates specified in the Measure A Investment Plan and Ordinance Number Five.
L.  AIRPORT LAND USE PLAN CONSISTENCY REVIEW OF EASTERN GOLETA VALLEY COMMUNITY PLAN
Adopt findings for the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (Attachment 1) and determine that the plan is consistent with the Airport Land Use Plan.   

1.  County of Santa Barbara’s Draft Environmental Impact Report
 M.  AMENDMENT #1 TO MEASURE A CONTRACT CUYAMA BUS STOPS
Authorize the Chair to sign an amendment #1 to a contract with MNS Engineers to provide $3,159 in Measure A funding for additional construction management services for the Highway 166 Cuyama Bus Stops project.  
8.EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
9. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT (10 minutes)
ACTION ITEMS
10.US 101 HOV PROJECT (20 minutes)
A.    US 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (“HOV”) Project.

1.  Receive an update on progress made on the US 101 HOV project.

2.  Authorize the Chair to execute the contracts with the following consultants to complete the Decision Point Documents for Phase IV of the UC 101 HOV Project:   
        i.     Mark Thomas and Company to provide detailed design services to complete Decision Point Documents at a cost not to exceed $4,924,977, including authorization for the Executive Director to approve contract amendments that may be necessary up to 10% of the contract value, or not to exceed $492,498.  
        ii.     up to 10% of the contract value, or not to exceed $489,092.                                                  
        iii.     Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. to provide Hydraulic / Hydrological analysis and expertise as defined in US 101 Corridor Service SB-1 at a cost not to exceed $600,000.    
        iv.     MNS Engineers to provide Right of Way / Utility / Railroad Coordination and Support services as defined in US 101 Corridor Service SB-2 at a cost not to exceed $250,000.   

        v.     Galvin Preservation Associates (GPA) to provide Coastal Permitting and Environmental Support services as defined in US 101 Corridor Service SB-3 at a cost not to exceed $250,000.

3.  Authorize the Chair to execute agreements with Caltrans and for the board to approve the following actions for the US 101 HOV Project.        
        i.     Memorandum of Understanding with Caltrans to define roles, responsibilities, and funding commitments during the development of Decision Point Documents, equating to 35% design, for the 10 mile corridor  (Agreement # MOU.3701.01.0)  

       ii.     Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans to define roles and responsibilities related to Caltrans’ oversight of consultants retained by SBCAG to prepare Decision Point Documents for the northern segment of the 101 HOV Project (Agreement #CPA.3701.01.0).

4.  Find that these actions are within the scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by the lead agency Caltrans at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/projects/sb_101hov/reports.html and certified by Caltrans on August 26, 2014 and find that the Board has reviewed and considered that EIR and the environmental effects of the Project as shown in the EIR prior to approving these actions.

5.  Make CEQA findings and statement of overriding considerations, approve mitigation and monitoring plan, direct staff to file a Notice of Determination.

B.  U.S. Highway 101 Rehabilitation Project.

1.Authorize the Chair to execute and for the Board to approve Cooperative agreement with Caltrans to define roles and responsibilities related to Caltrans’ oversight of consultants retained by SBCAG to complete preliminary engineering to be used for the environmental analysis for the northern segment of the 101 Rehabilitation Project (Agreement #CPA.3701.02.0).

2.  Determine that this action is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4) as it is “not a project.”

C.  Authorize the Chair to sign a contract amendment with PointC Consulting to provide design related advisory services during FY 15/16 at a cost not to exceed $195,948.  

Attachment 1: Contract with Mark Thomas and Company (PSC.3701.01.0)

Attachment 2: Contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. (PSC.3701.02.0)

Attachment 3: Contract with MNS Engineers (PSC.3701.03.0)

Attachment 4: Contract with GPA Consulting (PSC.3701.04.0)

Attachment 5: MOU with Caltrans (MOU.3701.01.0)

Attachment 6: Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans (CPA.3701.01.0) for 101 HOV Project

Attachment 7: Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans (CPA.3701.02.0) for 101 Rehab Project

Attachment 8: Contract with PointC Consulting for FY 15/16

Attachment 9. CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Consideration for HOV Project approvals.

Attachment 10.  SBCAG Mitigation and Monitoring Plan for HOV Project Approvals.
INFORMATION ITEMS
11. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (15 minutes)
Receive report on proposed state and federal legislation regarding transportation funding.
12.COMMITTEE MEETINGS
CALCOG Sacramento Legislative Day – June 18, 2015 (Director Lingl) LOSSAN Board meeting—July 31, 2015 (Director Carbajal)
CRCC meeting— July 31, 2015 (Director Schneider)
13.COMMUNICATIONS
14.RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION (45 mins)
A.  Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code section 54957.6)

Agency designated representatives: Jim Kemp, Bobbi Didier Unrepresented employees: All SBCAG employees

B.  Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Executive Director (Gov. Code sec. 54957(b)(1))
15.REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION
16.ADJOURN
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