SBCAG BOARD MEETING AGENDA
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE WEBINAR
 WITH REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
Thursday, January 21, 2021
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, January 20 2021, 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, January 20, 2021. 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, January 20, 2021, 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, January 21, 2021. 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/86847186221?pwd=U0NLNGlSbmJmY2J1dUR0SkVhWWhtUT09  Password: 54771

 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:868 4718 6221 then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 54771 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, January 23, 2021 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.

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 December 17, 2020 Board of Directors meeting.
B.  BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2021
Recommended Action:
Approve the SBCAG Board of Directors regular meeting schedule for 2021.
 C.  TITLE VI PLAN AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PLAN
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 20-29 (Attachment A) approving the SBCAG Title VI Plan and the Limited English Proficiency Plan.

Draft 2021 Federal Title VI Plan and Limited English Proficiency Plan
 D.  MEASURE A FY 2021-22 REVENUE ESTIMATES
Recommended Action:
Approve Measure A revenue estimates for Fiscal Years 2021/22 to 2025/26.
E.  HIGHWAY 101/135 INTERCHANGE PROJECT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT
Recommended Action:

Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Santa Maria pursuant to the Measure A Investment Plan North County Subregion Program for the 101/135 Interchange Project for an amount not to exceed $3,400,000 with a term of February 1, 2021 through January 1, 2026.

Highway 101/135 Interchange Project Cooperative Agreement
 F.  MEASURE A NORTH COUNTY SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAM
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the County of Santa Barbara for Cycle 3 of the North County Measure A Safe Routes to School, Bicycle and Pedestrian and Program to provide Measure A funding for SBBIKE’s Youth Bicycle Education Program with a timely use of funds deadline of June 30, 2024 in two geographical locations: (1) the Santa Maria Valley for an amount of $64,000; and (2) the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos for an amount of $17,096.

Measure A cooperative agreement with the County of Santa Barbara
 G.  FY 2020-21 OVERALL WORK PROGRAM (OWP) BUDGET AMENDMENT #4
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 20-01 (Attachment A) amending the FY 2020-21 Overall Work Program (OWP) and Budget (Amendment #4) to recognize additional Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) grant funds awarded, to recognize unanticipated local governmental revenues, and to shift staffing resources to reflect actual work effort.

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director, Marjie Kirn, to execute this amendment to the OWP and Budget.

Revised Work Elements
Revised FY 2020-21 Expenditure Comparatives
 H.  2021 CALIFORNIA SAFETY PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TARGET
Recommended Action:
Elect to support the 2021 Caltrans statewide safety performance management target.
 I.  SANTA BARBARA COUNTY TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SBCTAC) APPOINTMENTS
Recommended Action:
Appoint Mark Friedlander and Shannon Sweeney to fill vacant positions on the Santa Barbara County Transit Advisory Committee (SBCTAC).  
 J.  AIRPORT LAND USE CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION: SANTA MARIA AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK SPECIFIC PLAN
Recommended Action:
Acting as the Airport Land Use Commission, adopt findings for the Santa Maria Airport Business Park project (Attachment A) and determine that the alternative conceptual plan provided by the City of Santa Maria on December 21, 2020 is consistent with the adopted 1993 Airport Land Use Plan for Santa Barbara County.
 K. HIGHWAY 246 PASSING LANES
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Cooperative Agreement (05-0288) with Caltrans for the construction phase of the Highway 246 Passing Lanes Project to allow for SBCAG to receive a refund prior to project closeout of unexpended Measure A funds in the amount of $2,000,000.

Cooperative Agreement (05-0288) Amendment No.2 with Caltrans
REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS  
5. COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS FOR 2021
Recommended Action:

A.  Appoint one delegate and one alternate to the California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG).

B.  Appoint one delegate and one alternate to the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN).

C.  Appoint one delegate and one alternate to the Coast Rail Coordinating Council.

D.  Appoint one member and one alternate to the CalVans Board of Directors.

E.  Appoint members to the Highway 154 Safety Committee.

F.  Appoint members to the SBCAG executive committee: Chair, Vice-Chair, immediate Past-Chair, Chair of North County Subregional and South Coast Subregional.
6. STATE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM
Recommended Action:
A. Receive a report from SBCAG’s state lobbyist Gus Khouri of Khouri Consulting

B. Approve SBCAG’s State Legislative Platform for 2021.

C. Appoint an SBCAG Board delegate to participate in Central Coast Coalition Sacramento advocacy activities
7. FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM
Recommended Action:
A.  Receive a report from SBCAG’s federal lobbyist, Don Gilchrest of Thomas Walters & Associates, Inc.

B.  Approve SBCAG’s Federal Legislative Platform for 2021.

C.  Authorize the SBCAG Chair, Vice-Chair, and immediate past Chair to participate in legislative advocacy activities including remote opportunities and/or travel to Washington, DC.
8. TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE AND INNOVATION ACT (TIFIA)
Recommended Action:
A.  Receive an update on SBCAG’s pursuit of a Federal TIFIA Loan and provide feedback to SBCAG Staff.

B.  Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor Norton Rose Fulbright for special finance, bond and/or disclosure counsel with a period of performance of January 21, 2021 and end upon completion but no later than December 31, 2022 for an amount not to exceed $182,500.

SBCAG – Norton Rose Fulbright US LPP Contract
9. HIGHWAY 101 BUSINESS PLAN
Recommended Action:

Receive an update on the development of Central Coast Highway 101 Business Plan and provide feedback to SBCAG and Caltrans staff.
10. 2021 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Recommended Action:
Hold a public hearing for the Draft 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP).

Draft 2021 FTIP
11.ONE MINUTE REPORTS
Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities in their districts/cities.
12.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.
13. 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.
14. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
CalVans Board Meeting – January 14, 2021 (Director Julian)
15. COMMUNICATIONS
Technical Transportation Advisory Committee Draft/Technical Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
15.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, February 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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