SBCAG BOARD MEETING AGENDA
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Airport Land Use Commission
Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies,
Local Transportation Authority
MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE WITH IN-PERSON AND REMOTE VIRTUAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Santa Barbara County
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, CA

Thursday, February 17, 2022
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.

Persons may address the SBCAG Board either in-person or through one of the participation options below.

                                             IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
T
he California State Legislature recently passed, and the Governor signed, Assembly Bill 361 (Rivas, 2021), which amends the Government Code to allow Brown Act bodies to continue to meet remotely if certain elements are met. The SBCAG Board of Directors will meet in a hybrid model with some Board members participating via teleconference and some in-person to meet the social distancing recommendation. Members of the public may observe and address the Board as shown below:

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. In-Person Santa Barbara Testimony.
Persons may address the SBCAG Board in-person on any matter listed on the agenda by completing and delivering to the Clerk a speaker slip before the item is considered. The California Department of Public Health requires individuals that have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a face covering while indoors in public settings. Matters not listed on the agenda may be addressed during the public comment item on the agenda. Further information on agenda items can be obtained in the SBCAG Office, 260 North San Antonio Rd., Suite B, Santa Barbara. The SBCAG Board may consider items out of sequence at the discretion of the Chair. Any disclosable public records related to an open session item on a regular meeting agenda and distributed by the Board Clerk to all or a majority of the members of the SBCAG Board less than 72 hours prior to that meeting are available for inspection in the SBCAG office and on the Internet at:http://www.sbcag.org/meetings.html. 

3. In-Person Santa Maria Location. You may make a general public comment in- person by using the remote video testimony system located at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA. The California Department of Public Health requires individuals that have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a face covering while indoors in public settings.

4.  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, February 16, 2022 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, February 16, 2022. Your comment will be placed into the record and distributed appropriately.
• By ZOOM:
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/83464214868?pwd=SDNOd01iMndzcStrQWVVVExTVW05UT09
Password: 243017
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.
• 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: 834 6421 4868
then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 243017 then #.
All attendees will remain in listen only mode unless unmuted by SBCAG staff to provide public comment. Members of the public will not be able to share their video or computer screen. To express your desire to speak using the “raise your hand” feature 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.
TV COVERAGE: Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Board of Directors meetings are televised live on Cunty of Santa Barbara Television (CSBTV) Channel 20 at 10:00 A.M.. Rebroadcast of this SBCAG meeting will be on Saturday, February 19, 2022 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 January 20, 2022 Board of Directors meeting.
 B.  RECONSIDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY
Recommended Action:
1.  Reconsider the circumstances of the COVID-19 state of emergency;
 
2.  Consider whether state or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing;

3.  Find that the SBCAG Board has reconsidered the circumstances of the state of emergency, and that State or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing; and

4.  Direct Staff to continue to notice and hold hearings as remote hearings consistent with Government Code § 54953(e)(3).
 C.  FTA SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT
Recommended Action:
1. Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement with the City of Lompoc to allow SBCAG to receive $400,000 in FTA Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funding to support the Clean Air Express service with a period of performance from April 20, 2021 to June 30, 2024. The Agreement includes 3 one-year options to extend the Agreement to June 30, 2027.

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to extend the Agreement in accordance with section 3.

FTA Subrecipient Agreement with Lompoc
 D.  RINCON MULTI-USE TRAIL
Recommended Action:
Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 3 to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Carpinteria for additional design and right of way funding in the amount of $550,000 for a revised not to exceed total of $2,674,000 for pre-construction work and to extend the period of performance for an additional year to December 31, 2023.

Amendment No. 3 to the Memorandum of Understanding
 E.  HIGHWAY 101 CORRIDOR ADVISOR SERVICES
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 5 to the Agreement with Point C to continue providing corridor advisor services for the entire Highway 101 corridor, to increase funding by $130,000 for a revised not to exceed amount of $740,000, with no change to the period of performance.

Amendment No. 5 to Agreement with PointC, LLC
 F. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement of Employment for Marjorie C. Kirn to serve as Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments with the term of March 16, 2022 to March 16, 2026 with a base salary of $224,224 plus benefits and allowances.

Agreement of Employment Between the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments and Marjorie C. Kirn, Executive Director
 G.  HIGHWAY 101: SEGMENT 4D (MONTECITO)
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement with Stantec for hydraulic and hydrological support including coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for improvements on part of the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara Project. This Amendment No. 4 increases the amount by $100,000 for a revised total not to exceed $900,000 and extends the period of performance 18 months to December 31, 2023.

Contract Amendment No. 4 with Stantec Consulting Engineers
 H.  2022 TRANSIT NEEDS ASSESSMENT MEMORANDUM
Recommended Action:
Accept the memorandum documenting the 2022 Transit Needs Assessment process and direct staff to submit it to Caltrans Division of Mass Transit.
 I.  REGIONAL EARLY ACTION PLANNING GRANTS FUNDING APPLICATION
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 22-04 authorizing SBCAG staff to submit an application with the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development for an advance allocation of $583,941 to support SBCAG’s work related to the Regional Early Action Planning Grants’ program, and delegating authority to the Executive Director to execute a State Standard Agreement, and any other documentation including amendments to secure the advance allocation.
 J.  CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (CTC) UPDATES
Recommended Action:
Receive updates on activities by California Transportation Commission including updates related to CTC Commissioners, Senate Bill 1 (SB1) programs, Active Transportation Program (ATP), Road User Charge Technical Advisory Committee and Equity Advisory Roundtable.
 K.  STATE HIGHWAY OPERATIONS AND PROTECTION PROGRAM (SHOPP)
Recommended Action:
Receive and file 2022 SHOPP and 3-year work plan from Caltrans District 5.

Letter from Caltrans District 5 and attached tables
 L.  TEMPORARY PARKING LEASE
Recommended Action:
1. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a lease agreement with The Towbes Group, Inc. & Willow Springs, LP to lease of a portion of the parking lot at 6416 Hollister Avenue, Goleta for temporary resident parking in the amount of $1,500 per week for the period of February 27, 2022 through April 24, 2022.
2. Determine that the proposed actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities, finding that the actions consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, and leasing of existing public or private structures involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use.

Parking Lease with Towbes Group
 REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS   
5. TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE AND INNOVATION ACT (TIFIA) UPDATE
Recommended Action:
A. Receive an update on SBCAG’s pursuit of a Federal TIFIA Loan under the Measure A program.

B. Adopt Resolution No. 22-03 approving and authorizing the Chair and the Executive Director to execute and deliver to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) an Amended and Restated Agreement between SBCAG and the CDTFA to continue administration of the local transactions and use tax.

C. Adopt Resolution No. 22-05 authorizing the Executive Director, other SBCAG staff designated by the Executive Director, and Hinderliter, de Llamas and Associates to examine sales, use and transaction records of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for purposes related to revenue forecasts for the Measure A program.

D. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement (Attachment C) with Hinderliter, De Llamas, and Associates an annual amount not to exceed $65,000 plus audit recovery fees at a rate of 25% commencing on February 28, 2022. CPI shall be applied annually with a maximum annual renewal of four additional years.

E. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to extend the period of performance to the Agreement with Hinderliter, De Llamas, and Associates up to four times, with each extension being up to one additional year in accordance with Agreement section 4 “Term.”

Agreement with Hinderliter, De Llamas, and Associates to perform sales, use transaction tax monitoring.

TIFIA Power Point Presentation
6. 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 2022.

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.

Federal Legislative Platform Power Point presentation
7. 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 2022.

C. Appoint an SBCAG Board delegate to participate in Central Coast Coalition Sacramento advocacy activities.
8. LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD PROGRAM
Recommended Action:
Receive presentation on the financial incentives available to transit agencies under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard program.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program Power Point presenation
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. There will be no Board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to Staff; no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda.
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. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
LOSSAN Board Meeting – February 3, 2022 (Director Hart)
CalVans Board Meeting – February 10, 2022 (Director Julian)
13. COMMUNICATIONS
Technical Transportation Advisory Committee Draft/Technical Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
14.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, March 17, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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