AGENDA
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Thursday, March 17, 2016
9:30 AM
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
511 E. Lakeside Parkway
Santa Maria, 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.

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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, March 19, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.
AGENDA
1.CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3.APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approve minutes from the February 18, 2016 board of directors meeting.
4.PUBLIC COMMENT (15 minutes)
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.
5.CONSENT CALENDAR (5 minutes)
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
A.  MEASURE A SOUTH COAST REGIONAL BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN AND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Approve projects recommended by South Coast Subregional Committee for Cycle 3 funding.
B.  MEASURE A FY 2016/17 REVENUE ESTIMATE
 Approve Measure A revenue estimates for Fiscal Years 2016/17 to 2020/21.
C.  US 101 HOV PROJECT - COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
Authorize the Chair to execute amendments to the cooperative agreements with Caltrans for the US 101 HOV Project (SBCAG Agreement #CPA.3701.01.0 / Caltrans Agreement No. 05-0301) and US 101 REHAB Project (SBCAG Agreement #CPA.3701.02.0 / Caltrans Agreement No. 05-0305) to define how Caltrans will perform independent quality assurance at their cost and determine that this action is exempt from CEQA under CEQA guidelines Section 15378(b)(5).
D.  FTA SECTION 5311 PROGRAM OF PROJECTS AND FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT #11
1.   Approve the Program of Projects for Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 non-urbanized area transit funds (Section 5311) in Santa Barbara County for FY 2015/16.

2.  Approve Formal Amendment #11 to the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) to program FTA 5311 funding for FY 15/16.
E.  MEASURE A COST SAVINGS POLICY  
Approve Measure A cost savings policy.
F.  MEASURE A FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Authorize the chair to sign a contract amendment with KNN Public Finance LLC to extend the term of the original contract to December 31, 2016 at a cost not-to-exceed $12,634. 
 G.  GOLETA RAMP METERING STUDY CONSULTANT CONTRACT
Authorize the chair to sign contract in the amount of $120,025 with Kittelson and Associates, Inc. to conduct a study of ramp-metering options for the U.S. 101 in the Goleta area.
 H.   CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS’ RETIREE BENEFIT TRUST
Adopt a resolution approving participation in the California Employers’ Retirement Benefit Trust program (CERBT) to pre-fund Other Post-Employment Benefits through CalPERS and delegating authority to the Executive DIrector to execute required documents.

 

I.   CABRILLO-UPRR BRIDGE PROJECT
Authorize the chair to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Santa Barbara at a cost not to exceed $800,000 for project development work related to the Cabrillo Blvd-UPRR bridge replacement project and determine that this action is exempt from CEQA under CEQA guidelines Sections 15262 and 15378(b)(4).   
 J.  FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY COMPLIANCE
Adopt a resolution stating that no positions exist within SBCAG which meet the definition of a safety-sensitive employee and therefore the adoption of a drug & alcohol policy for such employees, so as to comply with Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 49 Part 655 and 49 CFR Part 40, is not necessary.
ACTION ITEMS
6. U.S. 101 HOV PROJECT  (30 minutes)
Authorize chair to sign letter to Caltrans urging expeditious completion of revisions to project environmental impact report and provide further direction to staff.     
INFORMATION ITEMS
7. PACIFIC SURFLINER PEAK HOUR SERVICE STATUS UPDATE  (45 minutes)  
Receive presentation by California State Transportation Agency Deputy Secretary Chad Edison and Pacific Surfliner Joint Powers Agency Executive Director Jennifer Bergener on the effort by the State and the JPA to modify Pacific Surfliner service to serve peak hour commuters between Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency PowerPoint Presentation
8.EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
9.CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REPORT (10 minutes)
10.COMMITTEE MEETINGS

CALVANS Board meeting — March 10, 2016 (Director Richardson)

11.COMMUNICATIONS
A.  Board Advance Calendar

B.  Technical Transportation Advisory Committee, Technical Planning Advisory Committee and Joint Technical Transportation Advisory Committee Draft Meeting Minutes.

C.  SBCAG Washington D.C. Trip Report by Walters & Associates            

D.  Cars Are Basic – Comment letter
12ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be held on April 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara.
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