SBCAG BOARD MEETING AGENDA
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE WEBINAR
 WITH REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
Thursday, December 17, 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.

                                               IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the March 19, 2020 California Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order N-33-20, the December 3, 2020 State Public Health Officer’s Regional Stay At Home Order, and the December 6, 2020 State Public Health Officer’s Supplement to the Regional Stay At Home Order to protect the health and well-being of all Californian’s and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, SBCAG Board of Directors meetings will temporarily no longer provide in-person public participation.

Santa Barbara County Association of Governments established alternative methods of participation for the advisory committees, pursuant to the California Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 19, 2020, which states:

Providing an opportunity to“observe and address the meeting telephonically or otherwise electronically,” alone, meets the participation requirement; and
 “Such a body need not make available any physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment.”

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

1.  Observe the SBCAG Board meeting Live: you may observe the live stream of the SBCAG Board of Directors meeting in the following ways:
Televised on local cable channel 20; or
Online at:<http://www.countyofsb.org/ceo/csbtv/livestream.sbc>; and
YouTube at: <https://www.youtube.com/user/CSBTV20>

Please note the information above is for observation ONLY. If you wish or anticipate a desire to speak during the SBCAG Board of Directors meeting, please select a public participation option listed below.

2.  Public Participation: if you wish to make a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda item, the following methods are available:

Distribution to the SBCAG Board. Submit comments via email to info@sbcag.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 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, December 16, 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 Wednesday, December 16, 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, December 16, 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 ZOOM:
  i.  Webinar: Individuals wishing to view and provide public comment during the Board meeting through the Zoom application may join by clicking this link at the appointed time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85613659322?pwd=cGxVdzlVQzJsRmQzcHRTeG1xM1FGZz09    Password: 736203

 Members of the public wishing to be called on for public comment should click on the “Raise Hand” button on zoom when the item they wish to speak on has begun. When the chair calls for public comment, the clerk will announce you and will unmute your microphone. Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes per speaker. The public will not be able to share their video or screen.
  ii.  Telephone: Individuals wishing to give public comment via phone are asked to call the number below at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting at 9:50 a.m. Dial-in: +1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 856 1365 9322 then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 736203 then #. PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED TO SPEAK. If you do not have a mute button, you may mute by pressing the star key followed by the number six (*6). You can unmute by pressing the same keys (*6). To “raise your hand” on the phone, dial *9 when the item you wish to speak on has begun. When the chair calls for public comment, the clerk will announce you and you will unmute your microphone. Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.  

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, December 19, 2020 at 5:00 P.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.
4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
A.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes from the November 19, 2020 Board of Directors meeting.
B. FINAL MEASURE A STRATEGIC PLAN
Recommended Action:
Approve 2020 Measure A Strategic Plan.

Final 2020 Measure A Strategic Plan with appendices
 C. PURCHASING POLICY UPDATE
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 20-30 which approves and adopts updates to the Purchasing Policy and affirms Resolution 17-39 delegating authority to the Executive Director, or designee, to act as SBCAG’s Purchasing Officer in accordance with SBCAG purchasing policy and further gives the Purchasing Officer the authority to make administrative changes to the policy, upon review and approval by legal counsel.

SBCAG Purchasing Policy Update 2020
 D. HIGHWAY 166/HIGHWAY 1 INTERSECTION
Recommended Action:
1.  Adopt Resolution 20-31 (Attachment A) approving a Cooperative Agreement (05-0387) with Caltrans for the Highway 166/Highway 1 Intersection Improvements in the City of Guadalupe and acknowledge appropriation of Measure A funds; and

2.  Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Cooperative Agreement (05-0387) (Attachment B) with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for their oversight of work to complete the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) phase for intersection improvements at Highway 166/Highway 1 in the City of Guadalupe. SBCAG is funding the PA&ED phase with $325,000 in Measure A funds, however this Agreement with Caltrans is at no cost. The Board must approve additional contributions of Measure A or local funds for this project, if required.

Cooperative Agreement 05-0387 with Caltrans
 E. CABRILLO UNDERCROSSING AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 4 to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Santa Barbara which extends the period of performance to December 31, 2023 at no additional cost.
 F.  AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT WITH MTD
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize Chair to execute First Amendment to the Funding Agreement with Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) to add to the Detailed Scope of Work to further define eligible expenditures and responsibilities.
 G. TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN
Recommended Action:
Approve the final Transportation Emergency Preparedness Plan for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Final Transportation Emergency Preparedness Plan
Final Transportation Emergency Preparedness Plan Technical Memorandum
 H.  MEASURE A CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Recommended Action:
Receive and file Citizens’ Oversight Committee annual letter regarding compliance with the provisions, requirements, and voter mandates specified in the Measure A Investment Plan and Ordinance No. 5
 I. REGIONAL EARLY ACTION PLANNING (REAP) GRANTS
Recommended Action:
Accept $99,999 in unallocated REAP Grant funds from the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, in addition to the prior allocation approved by the Board in June 2020 for a revised total allocation to SBCAG of $329,000 ($150,000 RHNA, $80,000 admin) to be employed in Work Element 2840 for the purpose of carrying out SBCAG’s role in the 6th Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process.
 J. CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (CTC) EQUITY ADVISORY ROUNDTABLE
Recommended Action:
Receive and file report on CTC Equity Advisory Roundtable.
 K. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 20-32 approving and certifying the Clean Air Express’ Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan in compliance with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 673.

Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan
 L. CALTRANS SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING GRANTS PROGRAM
Recommended Action:
Authorize SBCAG staff to pursue three planning grants through Caltrans’ Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program.
REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS  
5. HIGHWAY 101 LINDEN AND CASITAS PASS PROJECT
Recommended Action:

Present a resolution to Caltrans District 5 in recognition of the Highway 101 Linden and Casitas Pass project team.
6. RECOGNIZE DIRECTORS ADAM, MOSBY, RUBALCABA AND TOUSSAINT (no staff report)
Recommended Action:
Recognize Directors Peter Adam, Jim Mosby, Gina Rubalcaba and Ryan Toussaint for their years of service on SBCAG.
7. REGIONAL TRANSIT SUPPORT FACILITY
Recommended Action:
A. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Purchase Agreement for real property located at 6416 Hollister Avenue parcel (APN 073-070- 005) for the amount of $4,400,000;

B. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to execute a lease in accordance with the Purchase Agreement with a period of performance from January 1, 2021 through July 15, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $90,000, upon review and approval of legal counsel;

C. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to approve changes to the escrow instructions in the Purchase Agreement that will not increase the purchase price, upon review and approval of legal counsel;

D. Adopt Resolution 20-28 amending the FY 2020-21 Overall Work Program (OWP) and Budget (Amendment #3) to transfer Transit and Intercity Rail Program (TIRCP) - Coastal Express Expansion costs and corresponding revenues for the purchase of property to the Local Transportation Authority Capital Programs – Measure A fund;

E. Approve and authorize the Executive Director, Marjie Kirn, to execute Amendment #3 to the OWP and Budget; and

F. Determine that the above recommended actions are not a “Project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA Guidelines section 15378 (b)(4), since they are the creation of governmental funding mechanisms and other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment because: the purchase of the above real property is contingent upon issuance of a discretionary Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the City of Goleta; City of Goleta is the lead agency for CEQA; and if the CUP is not approved by July 15, 2021, the purchase will not proceed.


8. REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ALLOCATION (RHNA) METHODOLOGY
Recommended Action:
A. Conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the draft RHNA methodology for allocation of housing need to the region’s jurisdictions consistent with the requirements of Government Code § 65584(d).

B. Authorize SBCAG staff to submit the draft RHNA methodology, as described in Attachment A, to the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development for review and comment.

Public comment letter
9. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2021
Recommended Action:

Elect Board Chair and Vice-Chair for 2021.
10ONE MINUTE REPORTS
Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities in their districts/cities.
11.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.
12 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.
13. COMMUNICATIONS
Technical Transportation Advisory Committee Draft/Technical Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
14.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, January 21, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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