AGENDA
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
 MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE
WITH REMOTE PARTICIPATION ONLY
 
Thursday,
April 16, 2020
10:00 AM
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.  Per guidance of California Department of Public Health and the California Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order N-33-20 issued on March 19, 2020 to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, SBCAG will no longer provide in-person participation.

The following alternative methods of participation are available to the public: 

1.     You may observe the live stream of the Board of Supervisors meetings in the following ways:
·        Televised on the County of Santa Barbara Television (CSBTV) local cable channel 20; and
·        YouTube at: <https://www.youtube.com/user/CSBTV20>

2.     If you wish to make a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda, the following methods are available: ·        Distribution to the Board. Submit comments via email to info@sbcag.org prior to 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2020, or through mail to SBCAG at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Your comment will be placed into the record and distributed appropriately. 
·        Read into the record at the meeting. Submit comments of 250 words, or less, via email to info@sbcag.org prior to 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2020, or through mail to SBCAG at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Please state in your email, or mail, that you would like this "read into the record." Every effort will be made to read your comment into the record, but some comments may not be read due to time limitations. Comments timely received on an agenda item will be placed into the record and distributed accordingly.
 
·        By telephone. Submit your telephone number and indicate if you would like to make a general public comment, a comment on a specific agenda item, or both, via email to info@sbcag.org prior to 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2020, or through mail to SBCAG at 260 North San Antonio Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. SBCAG Staff will make every effort to call you during the indicated item so that you may comment.  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, March 21, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. and Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5P.M.

AGENDA
1.CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3.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 250 words, or less. Please follow instructions at the top of this agenda.


Public Comment letter - Cars are basic
4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
A.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes from the March 19, 2020 board of directors meeting.
B. FAST FORWARD 2040 ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATION NO. 1
Recommended Action:
1.  After considering the environmental review documents (Addendum to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for Fast Forward 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) together with  SEIR Fast Forward 2040 RTP-SCS, SCH #2012091050, certified by the Board August 2017), find that no subsequent environmental review document shall be prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines section 15162, and direct Staff to file a Notice of Determination; and

2.  Adopt Resolution 20-06 approving Administrative Modification No. 1 to the Fast Forward 2040 RTP-SCS.
C. FY 2020-2021 TDA/LTF APPORTIONMENTS
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution No. 20-10, authorizing execution of FY 2020-2021 Clean Air Express Transportation Development Act (TDA) claim form and any required claim amendments.
 D. TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT CLAIM
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution No. 20 - 10, authorizing execution of FY 2020-2021 Clean Air Express Transportation Development Act (TDA) claim form and any required claim amendments.
 E. SBCAG AND KHOURI CONSULTING AGREEMENT AMENDMENT
Recommended Action:  
1.  Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement between SBCAG and Khouri Consulting for State Lobbying to allow for reimbursement of travel costs and to increasing the amount by $10,000 for a revised total amount of $196,300, without a change in the term from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022; and

2.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director to, in accordance with the Agreement to make immaterial amendments (§ 33), upon review and concurrence with legal counsel.
REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS  
5.
FY 2020-21 OVERALL WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET ADOPTION
Recommended Action:

A.  Conduct a hearing to accept public comment on the FY 2020-21 Overall Work Program and Budget.

B.  Adopt Resolution 20-08 approving (1) the SBCAG Overall Work Program and Budget; (2) a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for FY 2020-2021 for SBCAG Staff and Executive Director Kirn pursuant to section 7 of the Agreement of Employment between SBCAG and Executive Director Kirn; and (3) funds for one full   time equivalent position and a previously authorized position.

C.  Receive a summary report for the final action regarding the salary of the Executive Director in accordance with Government Code section 54953(c)(3).

D.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director to file and execute all necessary applications, Overall Work Program agreement with Caltrans, certifications, and assurances that may be required to receive the federal and state funds requested to finance the activities described in the Overall Work Program and Comprehensive Budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

Final FY 2020-21 Overall Work Program and Budget
6 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN – SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGY SCENARIO ALTERNATIVES (Continued from March 19, 2020)
Recommended Action:
Approve the suite of scenarios shown in Attachment A for consideration as the region’s Connected 2050 Regional Transportation Plan-Sustainable Communities Strategy, satisfying SB 375 (Steinberg, 2008) and all assuming a continuation of a regional transportation sales tax extending to at least 2050.  

Connected 2050 Project Lists – Interim
7. COVID-19 IMPACT: CLEAN AIR EXPRESS
Recommended Action:
A.  Receive update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Clean Air Express.

B.  Approve, ratify, and authorize the Executive Director to finalize and execute an Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement between SBCAG and AmericanStar Trailways for continued operation of the Clean Air Express, similar to the attached draft amendment, to begin March 23, 2020 to June 30, 2021 which exercises the option to extend the term and establishes a not to exceed amount of $1,900,000, upon review and approval by legal counsel.

C. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to, in accordance with the Agreement:  further exercise the option to extend services through June 30, 2021 (Art. IV), upon review and approval by legal counsel; and, to make schedule and route changes (Arts. VI, VII).
8.ONE MINUTE REPORTS
Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities in their districts/cities.
9.EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT General Update
The Executive Director will report on activities and achievements of SBCAG staff, SBCAG job openings, upcoming events of interest to the Board of Directors and the public, and general status of SBCAG major projects.
10. CALTRANS DISTRICT DIRECTOR’S REPORT General Update
The District Director will report on Caltrans projects and repairs throughout the state, including Caltrans staff, projects and repairs in Santa Barbara County such as state highways, intersections and bridges, and provide any available updates on Highway 101.
11. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
None
12. COMMUNICATIONS
None
13. CLOSED SESSION
Recommended Action:
Executive Director Performance Evaluation. (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
14.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, May 21, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Santa Barbara.
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