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

On June 11, 2021 and effective immediately, Governor Newsom issued Executive Orders N-07-21 and N-08-21, which rescinded some prior Executive Orders related to COVID-19, but Executive Order N-08-21 stated that some other prior Executive Orders related to COVID-19 still remain necessary to help California respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with Executive Order N-08-21, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments will meet via teleconferencing, and members of the public may observe and address the meeting as shown below, but may not participate in-person.

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, June 16, 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, June 16, 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, Juen 16, 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, June 16, 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/86736900809?pwd=YjZYRUhrZHJtUHlnd0diNS9wanRCUT09 Password: 932501

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: 867 3690 0809 then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 932501 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 at 10:00 A.M.. Rebroadcast of this SBCAG meeting will be on Saturday, June 19, 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.
4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
A.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes from the May 20, 2021 Board of Directors meeting.
B.  REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ALLOCATION (RHNA) DRAFT PLAN
Recommended Action:
Approve release of the draft RHNA Plan for public review leading to a public hearing and consideration of adoption of the final plan during the July 15, 2021 meeting.

 C.  ZERO EMISSION COACH PARTNERSHIP
Recommended Action:
Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and to make and sign all required representations and certifications for SBCAG to receive $500,000 to partially fund the purchase of a battery electric over the road coach for use in Clean Air Express service with a term of May 1, 2021 through May 31, 2023.

Funding agreement with Caltrans
 D.  PROPOSITION 4/111 APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 21-17 establishing the Appropriations Limit and selecting the annual adjustment factors for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
 E. FINAL MEASURE A PROGRAM OF PROJECTS
Recommended Action:
1. Approve revised estimates for the Specialized Transit for Elderly and Disabled due to a clerical error; and
2. Adopt the Measure A Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2021/22 to 2025/26; and
3. Adopt Resolution 21-19 allocating $40,580,191 in Measure A funds to eligible claimants for Fiscal Year 2021/22.

Measure A Program of Projects - Includes Program of Projects
 F.  SBCAG WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 21-21 which implements a Santa Barbara County Association of Governments agency wide Website Privacy Policy.
2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to make administrative changes to the policy in order to maintain state, and federal compliance.
 G.  TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT/LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUND ALLOCATIONS
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 21-18 allocating $19,190,000 in Local Transportation Funds (LTF) to eligible claimants for FY 2021-22.
 H.  SPECIALIZED TRANSIT CONTRACTS – EASY LIFT AND SMOOTH
Recommended Action:
After adoption of Resolution 21-19
1. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement with Easy Lift, Inc. to provide para-transit services for 1.3% of the specialized transit funds in the South Coast estimated in an amount of $231,708 for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and

2. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement with Santa Maria Organization of Transportation Helpers (SMOOTH), Inc. to provide para-transit services for 36.427% of the 1% of specialized transit funds in the North County in an estimated amount of $63,304 for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

Specialized Transit Contract- Easy Lift
Specialized Transit Contract – SMOOTH
 I. OLIVE MILL AND SAN YSIDRO ROUNDABOUTS
Recommended Action:
1. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with County of Santa Barbara for the Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) and Right of Way (RW) phases of the Olive Mill Roundabout and San Ysidro Roundabout projects. Each Party is funding its own work. The term of the MOU is through December 31, 2025.

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to make Administrative Amendments in accordance with Section 28 of the MOU.

MOU with County of Santa Barbara
 J.  LINDEN AND CASITAS PROJECT
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 3 to Cooperative Agreement (05-0303) with Caltrans for the construction phase to increase the budget for reimbursement for Traffic Management Plan (TMP) by $69,076 for a revised total Agreement amount not to exceed $1,427,076.

Amendment No. 3 to cooperative agreement 05-0303
 K. PERFORMANCE BASED SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Recommended Action:
Receive a report on a 3% performance-based salary increase effective June 1, 2021 as required under Section 5 of the Agreement of Employment between Santa Barbara County Association of Governments and Marjie C. Kirn, Executive Director for overall outstanding performance.
 L.  REVISED LOW CARBON TRANSIT OPERATIONS PROGRAM ALLOCATION
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 21-23 approving revised allocation request for Fiscal Year 2020/21 Low Carbon Transit Operations program (LCTOP).

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director, or designee, to execute documents and
amendments required by Caltrans to secure LCTOP funds for use and distribution; and

3. Approve and authorize SBCAG staff to act as authorized agents in accordance with LCTOP guidelines.

Allocation Request
 M.  HIGHWAY 101: (SUMMERLAND) - LANDSCAPING
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 21-22 (Attachment A) approving Cooperative Agreement (05-0395) with Caltrans for the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara Project – Segment 4C Landscaping and acknowledge appropriation of funds; and

2. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Cooperative Agreement (05-0395) with Caltrans (Attachment B) for the landscaping phase at a total amount not to exceed $200,000 funded by Measure A. The Board must approve additional contributions of Measure A funds for this Segment 4C Landscaping component, if required.

Cooperative Agreement 05-0395 with Caltrans
 N.  EXECUTE CERTIFICATES OF ACCEPTANCE FOR REAL PROPERTY
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 21-20 authorizing the Executive Director to execute a Certificate of Acceptance on behalf of the Santa Barbara Association of Governments for the purchase of real property for the Highway 166 / Black Road Intersection Project.
REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS  
5. CONNECTED 2050 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGY (RTP-SCS) AND DRAFT PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DPEIR)
Recommended Action:
Conduct a public hearing to accept comments on the draft Connected 2050 RTP-SCS and associated Draft Program Environmental Impact Report.

Draft Connected 2050 (body)
Draft Connected 2050 (appendices)
Public Comment Letter

Connected 2050 PowerPoint
Public Comment Letter
6. STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - FY 2021-22 BUDGET
Recommended Action:
Receive a presentation on State legislative activities related to the FY 2021-22 budget.
7. HIGHWAY 166/BLACK ROAD PROJECT
Recommended Action:
A. Receive an update on the status of the Highway 166/Black Road Project;

B. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to waive the competitive bidding requirement and to execute an agreement(s) to procure traffic poles, signals, lighting equipment, device components, parts, and supplies for the Highway 166 / Black Road project, on an as-needed basis, effective through 12/31/2022 with a maximum aggregate limit not to exceed $100,000, upon review and approval by legal counsel;

C. Authorize the Executive Director to advertise and receive bids for construction of the Highway 166/Black Road Project; and

D. After considering the Initial Study with Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), SCH Number 2018101004, adopted by the California Department of Transportation on October 31, 2018, find that no subsequent environmental review document shall be prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15162 related to the State Route 166/Black Road Intersection Improvement Project, District 5 – SB – 166 (PM4.5/5.1) Project, since there are no substantial changes proposed in the project and no substantial changes have occurred with respect to the circumstances under which the project is undertaken that will require major revisions to the IS/MND due to new or substantially increased significant impacts, and there is no new information of substantial importance showing new or substantially increased significant impacts or impacts to new or previously analyzed mitigation measures or alternatives that would substantially reduce significant impacts. The IS/MND can be found at: www.measurea.net/doucments.html
8. MEASURE A CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Recommended Action:
Receive a presentation and provide direction on the selection process to fill a vacancy of an “at-large” member position on the Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee and five terms expiring September 2021.
9.ONE MINUTE REPORTS
Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities in their districts/cities.
10.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.
11. 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.
12. COMMUNICATIONS
Technical Transportation Advisory Committee Draft/Technical Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
13.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, July 15, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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