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, April 21, 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. Effective March 1, 2022 the California Department of Public Health requirement for unvaccinated persons to wear a mask in indoor public settings and businesses has been replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to wear a mask while in indoor public settings and businesses. 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.
Effective March 1, 2022 the California Department of Public Health requirement for unvaccinated persons to wear a mask in indoor public settings and businesses has been replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to wear a mask while in indoor public settings and businesses.


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, April 20, 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, April 20, 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/88020587145?pwd=NkM0NVh4eEVvbzVMVFY4eUJYQndzQT09
Password: 167995
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: 880 2058 7145
then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 167955 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, April 23, 2022 at 5:00 P.M.
AGENDA
1.CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3.CLOSED SESSION
Executive Director Performance Evaluation. (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
4. 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.
5. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
A.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes from the March 17, 2022 Board of Directors meeting and the Special  April 7, 2022 SBCAG 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.  FY 2022-23 OVERALL WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 22-13 approving (1) the SBCAG Overall Work Program and Budget and (2) a 4.3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for FY 2022-2023 for SBCAG Staff and Executive Director Kirn pursuant to section 7 of the Agreement of Employment between SBCAG and Executive Director Kirn.

2. 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 2022-23.

Final FY 2022-23 Overall Work Program and Budget
 
D.  SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT FOR BROADBAND STRATEGIC PLAN
Recommended Action:
Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a Subrecipient Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara to receive $60,460.46 in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds (SLFRF) to support development of a Broadband Strategic Plan with a period of performance from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

City of Santa Barbara and SBCAG SLFRF Subrecipient Agreement
 E.  HIGHWAY 101: MONTECITO AND SANTA BARBARA (4D AND 4E)
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 3 to the Cooperative Agreement (05-0347) with Caltrans for the pre-construction phases of the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara Project – Segments 4D and 4E. The total Agreement amount is increased by $642,000 to be revised to $26,679,000, including local funds in the amount of $19,849,000 from Measure A. The Board must approve additional contributions of Measure A funds for this Project, if required.

Amendment No.3 to Cooperative Agreement (05-0347) with Caltrans
F.  FTA SECTION 5311 PROGRAM OF PROJECTS AND 2021 FTIP AMENDMENT #7
Recommended Action:
1.  Adopt Resolution 22-10 (Attachment B) approving the Program of Projects for Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 non-urbanized area transit funds in Santa Barbara County for Federal Fiscal Year 2022/23.

2.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director, or designee, to submit and sign and additional documents such as certificates and assurances to accept Section 5311 fund allocations.

3.  After adoption of FTA 5311 projects, adopt Resolution 22-11 amending the 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program through Formal Amendment No. 7 to program FTA Section 5311 funding to projects in Santa Barbara County.
 G.  FY 2021-22 OWP & BUDGET AMENDMENT #7
Recommended Action:
1.  Adopt Resolution 22-12 (Attachment A) amending the FY 2021-22 Overall Work Program (OWP) and Budget (Amendment #7) to reflect final fiscal year 2021-22 FHWA PL estimates provided by Caltrans and to reflect Access for All (WE 3881) work and associated revenues.

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

Revised Work Elements
 H.  OUTSIDE COUNSEL SERVICES
Recommended Action:
Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Professional Services with Oppenheimer Investigations Group for professional legal services for the term of April 18, 2022 to April 17, 2023 in the amount not to exceed $20,000.

Agreement with Oppenheimer Investigations Group
 I.  MEASURE A 2021 ANNUAL REPORT
Recommended Action:
Receive and file the Measure A 2021 Annual Report.
 J.  CENTRAL COAST CLEAN CITIES COALITION RE-DESIGNATION AS CLEAN CITIES COALITION
Recommended Action:
Approve SBCAG’s support of Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition’s re-designation as an official Clean Cities Coalition.
 REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS   
6.. AIRPORT LAND USE COMPATIBILITY PLAN UPDATE
Recommended Action:
Receive an update on the status of the draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans.

Power Point Presentation
7. DRAFT MEASURE A PROGRAM OF PROJECTS
Recommended Action:
Hold a public hearing to review and comment on Draft Measure A Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2022/23 to 2026/27.

Measure A Local Programs of Projects – Includes Programs of Projects

Power Point Presentation
8. RINCON MULTI-USE TRAIL
Recommended Action:
A.  Receive an update from SBCAG and City of Carpinteria staff on recent developments on the Rincon Multi-Use Trail Project.

B.  Consider approval of the request by the City of Carpinteria to use funds for the study of other alternatives.
9. NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR FEDERAL MULTIMODAL PROJECTS DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAMS
Recommended Action:
Authorize submittal of grant application to U.S. Department of Transportation for Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity for Santa Barbara Highway 101 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Project – Segment 4D South at a request of $90 million.

Funding Opportunity for Santa Barbara Highway 101 Multimodal Corridor through Federal Multimodal Projects Discretionary Grant Opportunity - Power Point Presentation

Power Point Presentation
10.ONE 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. 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.
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. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
LOSSAN Board Meeting – April 18, 2022 (Director Hart)
14. COMMUNICATIONS
15.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, May 19, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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