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
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA

Thursday, July 21, 2022
10:00

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/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 Maria 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of Public Health requirement for unvaccinated persons to wear a mask in indoor public settings and businesses has been replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to wear a mask while in indoor public settings and businesses.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 Barbara Remote Testimony will not be available for this meeting. Below are the other options available for public comment.

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, July 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, July 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/81497206851?pwd=Zi855kEohexVQNyO_KsVqr82EtevVD.1
Password: 987881
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: 814 9720 6851  then #, when prompted for a participant ID, press #, and when prompted for a meeting password dial: 987881 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.

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 Cunty of Santa Barbara Television (CSBTV) Channel 20 at 10:00 A.M.. Rebroadcast of this SBCAG meeting will be on Saturday, July 23, 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 June 16, 2022 and the Special July 5, 2022 Board of Directors meetings.
 B.  HIGHWAY 101: PADARO TO SANTA BARBARA (SEGMENT 4B TO 4E)
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 11 to the Agreement with Ayars and Associates for community outreach and pre-construction and construction public information for the Highway 101: Padaro to Santa Barbara segments (4B to 4E) with an increase of $609,840 for a revised total amount not to exceed $2,703,045 without a change in the period of performance ending June 30, 2023.

Amendment No. 11 to Agreement with Ayars & Associates.
 C.  OLIVE MILL AND SAN YSIDRO ROUNDABOUTS
Recommended Action:
1.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director to execute a Utility Agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE), similar to the attached, for costs related to relocating its facilities as a result of the Olive Mill and San Ysidro Roundabouts project and authorize payment of SBCAG’s share of the costs up to $177,950.50, upon review and concurrence by legal counsel; and

2.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director to in accordance with the Utility Agreement with the SCE Section IV pay a final bill that does not exceed up to 125% of the total amount ($222,438.13), and to make immaterial amendments that would not result in an increase in funding, based upon review and concurrence with legal counsel.

Utility Agreement with SCE
 D.   CITY OF LOMPOC TRANSIT AND SBCAG TRANSIT OPERATOR AGREEMENT
Recommended Action:
1. Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Lompoc, in its capacity as the City of Lompoc Transit to define the roles and responsibilities associated with transit planning and programming for the term of July 21, 2022 to July 31, 2027; and

2. Approve and authorize the Executive Director to make immaterial amendments in accordance with Section 25 of the MOU.

City of Lompoc Transit and SBCAG Transit Operator Agreement
 E.  TNC ACCESS FOR ALL AGREEMENT WITH VENTURA TRANSIT SYSTEM INC.
Recommended Action:
Approve and authorize the Chair to execute and Agreement with Ventura Transit Incorporated to provide on-demand and demand response wheelchair accessible vehicle services within Santa Barbara County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in an amount not to exceed $343,435 with a period of performance from August 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. Approval and authorization of this Agreement completes the TNC Access for All Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 19/20 and 20/21.

Agreement between SBCAG and Ventura Transit System, Inc.
 F.  FORMAL AMENDMENT NO. 11 TO 2021 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (FTIP)
Recommended Action:
Adopt Resolution 22-23 amending the 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program through Formal Amendment No.11 to add one new project and update the project description for one existing project, both from the City of Santa Maria.
 G.  FINAL SANTA BARBARA U.S. 101 COMPREHENSIVE MULTIMODAL CORRIDOR PLAN
Recommended Action:
1. Adopt the Final Santa Barbara U.S. 101 Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (“Corridor Plan”) and delegate authority to Executive Director to approve administrative edits to the Corridor Plan prior to submittal to the California Transportation Commission; and

2.  Find that the project is exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act as described in the Notice of Exemption (NOE) and direct staff to file the NOE with the County Clerk.

Final Santa Barbara U.S. 101 Multimodal Corridor Plan
 H.  RINCON MULTI-USE TRAIL
Recommended Action:
Direct staff to have the Executive Director write a letter to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) that Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds for which SBCAG is the sponsor from Cycle 3, will not be utilized for the construction phase of the Rincon Trail Project due to the inability of the City of Carpinteria to successfully deliver the project within the schedule requirements.
 I.   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).
 REVIEW/DISCUSSION/ACTION ACTIONS   
5. BROADBAND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
Recommended Action:
A.  Direct staff to apply for a technical assistance grant to implement the Broadband Strategic Plan.

B.  Authorize the Executive Director to sign a notarized affidavit agreeing to comply with the terms of the grant.
6. SANTA CLAUS LANE BIKEWAY
Recommended Action:
A.  Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Agreement with MNS Engineers for design, right of way, permitting, utility coordination and other support services required during construction for the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway project with an increase of $440,000 for a revised total amount not to exceed $1,523,100 with a change in the period of performance to be extended an additional 2 years to June 30, 2025.

MNS Contract Amendment No. 2

B.  Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement with the Cachuma Resource Conservation District, (CRCD), a special district in the State of California, for services and construction to mitigate for wetland impacts to comply with permit conditions for the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway Project, in the amount not to exceed $626,953 and a period of performance including post-construction monitoring through July 31, 2027.

Agreement with CRCD for wetland mitigation


C.  Approve and authorize the Executive Director to execute an Agreement with the South Coast Habitat Restoration, similar to attached and based upon review and concurrence with legal counsel, for services and construction to mitigate for riparian impacts to comply with permit conditions for the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway Project. Agreement will be in the amount of $102,487 with a period of performance including post-construction monitoring through July 31, 2027.

Agreement with SCHR for riparian mitigation

D.  Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Cooperative Agreement (05-0397) with Caltrans for the construction phase of the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway. The total Agreement amount is $13,216,000, including $5,199,000 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.

Cooperative Agreement (05-0397) with Caltrans for construction

Santa Claus Lane Bikeway Power Point Presentation
7ONE 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
CalVans Board Meeting – July 14, 2022 (Director Julian)
LOSSAN Board Meeting – July 18, 2022 (Director Hart)
11.ADJOURN
The next Board meeting will be on Thursday, August 18, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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