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, May 19, 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


In September 2021, the California State Legislature 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: https://www.countyofsb.org/1333/CSBTV-Livestream; 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 Location.
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of Public Health requirement for unvaccinated persons to wear a mask in indoor public settings and businesses has been replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to wear a mask while in indoor public settings and businesses.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, May 18, 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, May 18, 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/81664805808?pwd=dmlRS1dkb2xycXkwL0N5UEJQNUc3UT09 Password: 421158
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: 816 6480 580
8 then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 421158 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, May 21, 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.

PUBLIC COMMENT LETTER
4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR
Approve by roll call vote on one motion:
 A.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Recommended Action:
Approve the minutes from the April 21, 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.  HIGHWAY 246/SANTA YNEZ RIVER BRIDGE (ROBINSON BRIDGE)
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 22-19 (Attachment A) approving Cooperative Agreement (05-0392) with Caltrans for the Highway 246/Santa Ynez River Bridge and acknowledge that funds will be appropriated in the future Fiscal Year 27/28; and
2. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Cooperative Agreement (05-0392) with Caltrans for the Measure A Project to reconstruct the Highway 246/Santa Ynez River Bridge Project, as part of Caltrans project 1M360. The Agreement requires an SBCAG contribution of $9,000,000 from Measure A for construction capital.

Cooperative Agreement 05-0392 with Caltrans
 
D.  CLEAN AIR GRANT FUNDING AGREEMENT
Recommended Action:
Approve, ratify, and authorize the Executive Director to execute an Agreement with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) to allow SBCAG to receive $105,000 in funding to procure a mobile, solar-powered/battery storage electric vehicle charging system to charge Coastal Express coaches and serve as a non-grid tied, zero-emission mobile power source during planned and unplanned emergency events with a period of performance of 3 years beginning after installation and inspection by APCD.

Agreement with Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
 
E.  SANTA CLAUS LANE BIKEWAY 
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt Resolution 22-18 (Attachment A) approving Cooperative Agreement (05-0397) with Caltrans for the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway Project and acknowledge appropriation of funds; and

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to execute a Cooperative Agreement (05-0397) with Caltrans for the construction phase of the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway in a form substantially similar to Attachment A. The total Agreement amount is $10,050,000, including $3,220,000 in local funds from Measure A and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds from the Highway 101 reserve. The Board must approve additional contributions of Measure A funds for this Project, if required.

3. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 8 to the Agreement with Ayars and Associates to add services for public information and community outreach services during pre-construction and construction of the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway Project with an increase of $120,000 for a revised total amount not to exceed $1,750,000 without a change in the period of performance ending June 30, 2023.

Resolution 22-18 for Measure A funding
Cooperative Agreement 05-0397 with Caltrans
Ayars & Associates Contract Amendment No. 8
  F. HIGHWAY 166/BLACK ROAD INTERSECTION
Recommended Action:
Approve and Authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement with Psomas for pre-construction services for the Highway 166/Black Intersection project without a change to either the total agreement amount not to exceed of $482,000 or the period of performance ending December 31, 2022.

Amendment No. 3 to Agreement with Psomas
 G. PROJECT STUDY REPORT (PSR) WORK PLAN
Recommended Action:
Approve a Project Study Report/Project Initiation Document Work Program for Fiscal Years 22/23 to 24/25.
 H.  FINAL MEASURE A PROGRAM OF PROJECTS
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt the Measure A Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2022/23 to 2026/27; and

2. Adopt Resolution 22-14 allocating $49,237,434 in Measure A funds to eligible claimants for Fiscal Year 2022/23

Measure A Local Programs of Projects – Includes Programs of Projects
 I.  FORMAL AMENDMENT NO. 9 TO 2021 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (FTIP)
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 22-15 amending the 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program through Formal Amendment No. 9 to add funding to one Individually listed project from Santa Barbara MTD and one Individually listed project from the City of Solvang and add one new project from the City of Santa Maria.
 J.  SPECIALIZED TRANSIT CONTRACTS – EASY LIFT AND SMOOTH
Recommended Action:
After adoption of Resolution 22-14
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 $281,140 for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023; 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 35.922% of the 1% of specialized transit funds in the North County in an estimated amount of $75,742 for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

3. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to act in accordance with Sections 34 “Suspension for Convenience” and 35 “Immaterial Amendments” in the Agreements.

Specialized Transit Contract- Easy Lift
Specialized Transit Contract – SMOOTH
 K.  PERFORMANCE BASED SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Recommended Action:
Receive report on a 2.5% performance-based salary increase effective June 1, 2022 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 very good performance.

Agreement of Employment between Santa Barbara County Association of Governments and Marjie C. Kirn, Executive Director
 L.  MEASURE A SOUTH COAST REGIONAL BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN AND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Recommended Action:
Approve projects recommended by South Coast Subregional Committee for Cycle 5 funding.
 M.  LEASE AGREEMENT WITH QWIKRESPONSE TO RENT PARKING
Recommended Action:
Approve, ratify and authorize the Executive Director to execute a lease agreement with QwikResponse to lease 45 parking spaces at the Regional Transit facility from May 9-29, 2022 for a total amount of $2,500.
 
Parking Lease with QwikResponse
 N.  TNC ACCESS FOR ALL PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
Recommended Action:
Approve guidelines for the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Access for All Program FY 19/20 and 20/21 and issue a Call for Projects.
 O.  MODIFICATION TO COVID VACCINATION & TEST POLICY
Recommended Action:
1. Effective May 19, 2022, approve suspending the requirement in the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Employee COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy (Policy) adopted October 21, 2021 for employees who are not vaccination verified to undergo weekly testing, unless the employees are otherwise subject to testing by any applicable State Public Health Officer Orders or other requirements of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS); and

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to reinstate the Policy testing requirement if circumstances require this action.
 REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS   
5.
HIGHWAY 101 CONSTRUCTION CORRIDOR SAFETY UPDATE
Recommended Action:
Receive an update from California Highway Patrol and Caltrans District 5 on safety strategies and protocols in the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara construction corridor.

California Highway Patrol Safety Update Presentation
Caltrans District 5 Safety Update Presentation

Combined presentation with SBCAG slides included
6.
7.ONE MINUTE REPORTS
Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities in their districts/cities.
8.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.
9. 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.
10. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
LOSSAN Board Meeting – May 16, 2022 (Director Hart)
11. COMMUNICATIONS
15.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, June 16, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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