Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 3/5/2024 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING BOARD HEARING ROOM, FOURTH FLOOR 105 EAST ANAPAMU STREET, SANTA BARBARA
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24-00001  Agenda ItemCounty Executive Officer’s Report: Receive a report from the County Executive Officer (CEO) on County programs, County staff updates and achievements, staff recognitions, updates on major projects, updates on state and federal legislation, and upcoming events of interest to the Board and the public. There will be no Board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff; and no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda. Your County, Your Heroes - Custody Deputy Florice Soto, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department  Action details Not available
24-00154  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Significant exposure to civil litigation: 3 cases. Noemi Doohan, Paige Batson, and Shellie Robles-Davis each submitted a claim for more than $10,000, as are attached to the Agenda item. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Deciding whether to initiate civil litigation: 1 case.  Action details Not available
24-00199 A-1)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Ted Sten upon the conclusion of his service on the Santa Barbara County Board of Retirement.Pass Action details Not available
24-00218 A-2)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution designating March 2024 as Women’s History Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
24-00193 A-3)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution Proclaiming March 10, 2024 as Tibet Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
24-00194 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Renewal of a Contract with Brown Armstrong Accountancy Corporation (Brown Armstrong) for the County’s Annual Financial Audits, as follows: a) Approve, ratify and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 2 to the contract with Brown Armstrong [not a local vendor] in the amount of $145,000.00 to perform the following audit services, for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024: i) The annual financial audit for the County; ii) The Single Audit; iii) The First 5 Commission’s annual financial audit; and iv) The annual Treasury financial and compliance audits; b) Authorize the Auditor-Controller to approve change orders for up to two additional Single Audit Major Programs of $6,000.00 each, if identified, that exceed the seven included in the Single Audit base amount for a total contract amount not to exceed $157,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2023-2024; and c) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), because they are government fiscal activities which do not inPass Action details Not available
24-00188 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Santa Barbara County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Subrecipient with Santa Barbara Partners in Education for Digital Literacy Programs and services supporting residents impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a First Amendment to the Subrecipient Agreement with Santa Barbara Partners in Education to administer a digital literacy program from February 7, 2023 to June 30, 2025, modifying the line item budget but not changing the ARPA-funded total maximum contract amount, $375,000.00; b) Delegate to the Director of the Child Support Department or designee the authority to reallocate at his/her discretion between budgetary line items without altering the maximum contract amount, subject to the Board’s ability to rescind this delegated authority at any time; and c) Determine that the above actions are government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities, which do not involve any commitment to any specific project that may result in a potentialPass Action details Not available
24-00210 A-6)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Request No. 0009488. (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
24-00213 A-7)Administrative ItemAdopt a Resolution to amend the 2024 Board of Supervisors’ Schedule of Meeting Dates and Locations to add an additional meeting at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 to conduct a Housing Element Rezone Workshop to be held in the Planning Commission Hearing Room.Pass Action details Not available
24-00219 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Appointment of the Public Works Department Director, as follows: a) Approve the appointment of Chris Sneddon as the County of Santa Barbara Public Works Director, beginning April 1, 2024; and b) Determine that the recommended actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(2) because the recommended actions involve continuing administrative or maintenance activity.Pass Action details Not available
24-00200 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Acceptance of a Donation of Investigative Equipment from Merakai, LLC dba MOS Equipment, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Accept a donation of $11,009.00 in technical equipment from Merakai, LLC dba MOS Equipment for the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009568 to increase appropriations of $11,000.00 in District Attorney General Fund for Services and Supplies (upgraded CIB equipment) funded by a donation of equipment from MOS Equipment; and c) Determine that the above recommended actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), because they consist of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities, which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
24-00204 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Request for Waiver of Competition in the purchase of two (2) Type 3 Fire Engines from West-Mark, as follows: a) Authorize the Chief Procurement Officer as the County Purchasing Agent, pursuant to County Code Section 2-39, to procure two (2) Type 3 fire engines, for a total amount not to exceed $1,100,000.00, without conducting a competitive procurement process; and b) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above fiscal activity is not a project subject to the CEQA.Pass Action details Not available
24-00205 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Multi-Department Master Service Agreements (MSA), as follows: a) Approve, and direct the Chief Procurement Officer (Purchasing Agent) to execute and administer, the annual MSA with R L F Trucking and Grading Corporation in an amount not to exceed $1,100,000.00, for the services specified in the respective Statements of Work as in Exhibits to such MSA; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a “project” and are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA guidelines because they are organization or administrative activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes to the environment.Pass Action details Not available
24-00212 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to an Agreement with Good Samaritan Shelter for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a First Amendment to an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Good Samaritan Shelter (a local vendor), (Board Contract 23008), to amend Exhibit A Statement of Work to add Section XI, move “Other Requirements for Service Delivery Staff” in its entirety from Section X to Section XI, add “Holistic Reentry, Early Access, and Diversion for You (READY) Pretrial Service Navigator (PSN)” to Section X, and to amend Exhibit B “Payment Arrangements” to increase the total contract maximum amount to $1,130,987.35 and replace Attachment B-1 “Schedule of Fees” in its entirety; b) Authorize the Chief Probation Officer or designee to approve subsequent immaterial changes to the agreement including authorizing additional services, amending program staffing requirements, amending service locations, and adding program goals, outcomes, and measures, and reallocation of funds between funding sources. APass Action details Not available
24-00206 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Request to Increase the Authorized Amount of the Waiver of Competitive Bidding for Veterinary Food Supplies for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2023-2024 and 2024-2025, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Waive competitive bidding by the County of Santa Barbara and authorize the County’s Purchasing Agent to increase the Contract (BL2344) total with Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love Program by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. by an increased amount of $60,000.00 for each FY 2023-2024 and FY 2024-2025 with a revised total amount not to exceed $120,000.00 for each FY over the two-year period; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009529 to increase appropriations for the Animal Services FY 2023-24 Budget to add $60,000.00 for animal food, funded by a release of designated fund balance; and c) Find that the proposed action is an administrative and fiscal activity of the County, which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a “project” as defined for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) undePass Action details Not available
24-00207 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County Mobile Food Program (MFP) Agreement, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Public Health Department Director to execute an agreement between the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County as the Eligible Recipient Agency (ERA) and the County of Santa Barbara as the Sub-Distributing Agency (SDA) to allow the distribution of United States Department of Agriculture donated food under the Emergency Food Assistance Program through the Food Bank’s Mobile Food Distribution program. Per Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 251.2(c)(2) the Agreement is, and must be, permanent; however, either party can cancel the Agreement upon a 30-day notice; b) Approve and authorize the Public Health Department Director to execute the MFP Agreement with the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County setting forth the responsibilities of each agency in conjunction with the SDA Agreement; c) Approve and authorize the Public Health Department Director to make amendments as required by the SDA Agreement and Title 7 CFR Section 25Pass Action details Not available
24-00216 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding CenCal Health California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Implementation and Acceptance of CenCal Health Incentive Payment Program (IPP) Funding, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement with the Santa Barbara San Luis Obispo Regional Health Authority DBA CenCal Health to implement delivery of CalAIM ECM services with a term of three years beginning upon execution and approval by the Department of Health Care Services; b) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Health to enter into an agreement with CenCal Health to accept IPP funding of $950,499.00 to support the development and expansion of sustainable ECM services for CenCal Health members. Funds must be expended within twenty-four months of receipt; c) Approve and adopt a Salary Resolution, which allocates to the Public Health Department one (1) 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff Nurse, Supervisor legal position, and three (3) 1.0 FTE Health Service Aide legal positions; d) Approve BPass Action details Not available
24-00201 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor for Santa Maria River Levee Bike Trail Project, County Project No. 862372, Fifth District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with EMC Planning Group Inc. (not a local vendor), for an Agreement amount up to $311,172.00, which includes a contingency amount of $28,287.92, to provide professional engineering and environmental services for the Santa Maria River Levee Bike Trail Project; b) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Works, or designee, to, in accordance with the Agreement: extend the period of performance for up to one additional year (Section 4.B); make immaterial amendments (Section 34); and, suspend performance (Section 46.); and c) Determine the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act guidelines pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) because it consists of organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical chanPass Action details Not available
24-00202 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons; County Project No. 820796; First and Second Districts, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve the plans and specifications on file in the Public Works Department Office, for construction of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons; b) Award the construction contract, in the amount of $266,561.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, Xcel Engineering, 6238 N. Brix Ave, Fresno CA 93722, subject to the provision of documents and certifications, as set forth in the specifications applicable to the project, as required under California law; c) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the construction contract, which has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel, Auditor-Controller and Risk Manager, or their authorized representatives; d) Authorize the Director of Public Works or designee to approve change orders for a contingency amount up to $25,829.00 for the construction of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons for a total not to exceed authorization of $292,390.00; e) Approve a Budget Revision Request No. 00Pass Action details Not available
24-00203 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity “As Needed” Design Services Contracts, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute three (3) Agreements for Services of Independent Contractor with MNS, Inc., Tetra Tech, Inc., and Bengal Engineering, Inc. for design services on an “as needed” basis through June 30, 2027, with work being initiated via Task Orders, with a minimum amount of $50,000.00, and a total amount not to exceed $1,000,000.00 for each agreement; b) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Works, or designee, to execute Task Orders and approve Task Order amendments within the scope of the Agreement, upon concurrence with the Auditor-Controller’s Office and the Office of County Counsel; c) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Works, or designee, to make immaterial changes in accordance with the terms of each Agreement; and d) Find that the recommended actions do not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 CCR 15378 (b)(5) (Organizational or administratPass Action details Not available
24-00208 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Diani Building Corporation, Third District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Diani Building Corp. (a local vendor) to provide maintenance and repair services for the period of March 5, 2024 through June 30, 2025 in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009556 increasing appropriations in the amount of $100,000.00 in Public Works Resource Recovery and Waste Management Enterprise Fund, which is funded by the release of Retained Earnings; and c) Determine that pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15162 no substantial changes are proposed, and no new information of substantial importance has come to light regarding environmental effects of the project or of the sufficiency or feasibility of mitigation measures, and therefore the contract for maintenance and repair for ongoing operation of the ReSource Center facilities is wiPass Action details Not available
24-00211 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an agreement with Patriot Environmental Services, Inc. for Hauling ReSource Center Waste Liquids, Third District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an agreement for services of independent contractor with Patriot Environmental Services, Inc. (not a local vendor) to store and transport waste liquids generated at the Tajiguas Landfill and ReSource Center for an amount not to exceed $250,000.00; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009555 increasing appropriations in the amount of $250,000.00 in Public Works Resource Recovery and Waste Management Enterprise Fund, which is funded by the release of Retained Earnings; and c) Determine that pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15162 no substantial changes are proposed, and no new information of substantial importance has come to light regarding environmental effects of the project or of the sufficiency or feasibility of mitigation measures, and therefore this action is within the scope of the project covered by the prior envPass Action details Not available
24-00215 A-21)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement with Pacific Petroleum California, Inc. for Hauling and Storing ReSource Center Waste Liquids, Third District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an agreement for services of independent contractor with Pacific Petroleum California, Inc. (a local vendor) to store and transport waste liquids generated at the Tajiguas Landfill and ReSource Center for an amount not to exceed $250,000.00; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009554 increasing appropriations in the amount of $250,000.00 in Public Works Resource Recovery and Waste Management Enterprise Fund, which is funded by the release of Retained Earnings; and c) Determine that pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15162 no substantial changes are proposed, and no new information of substantial importance has come to light regarding environmental effects of the project or of the sufficiency or feasibility of mitigation measures, and therefore this action is within the scope of the project covered by the prioPass Action details Not available
24-00209 A-22)Set Hearing/Hearing RequestSet a hearing to consider recommendations regarding the approval of the Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project, Third District, as follows: (Set a Hearing for March 19, 2024. Time Estimate: 1 Hour 15 Minutes) a) Certify that the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR), 23EIR-00001, for the Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project has been completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); b) Certify that the Board has reviewed and considered the information contained in the Final SEIR, 23EIR-00001, as well as information presented during the public hearing prior to the approval of the project, and make and adopt the CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations; c) Approve the Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project, which provides an additional capacity of 6.1 million cubic yards, increasing the permitted total design capacity of the Tajiguas Landfill from 23.3 million cubic yards to 29.4 million cubic yards; d) Adopt the mitigation measures, with their corresponding monitoring requirements, as the Mitigation MonitPass Action details Not available
24-00196 A-23)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Evie Vesper to the Behavioral Wellness Commission, term ending January 1, 2026, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
24-00197 A-24)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the reappointment of Marcos Olivarez to the Behavioral Wellness Commission, term ending January 1, 2027, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
24-00198 A-25)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of David Ketelaar to the Behavioral Wellness Commission, term ending January 1, 2027, Fourth District.Pass Action details Not available
24-00002  Agenda ItemPublic Comment Period THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS RESERVED FOR COMMENT ON MATTERS WITHIN THE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. EACH PERSON MAY ADDRESS THE BOARD FOR UP TO THREE MINUTES AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR, FOR A TOTAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OF NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES. (Resolution No. 09-368) (24-00002) WHEN TESTIFYING BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, PERSONAL ATTACKS AND OTHER DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR ARE NOT APPROPRIATE.  Action details Not available
24-00195 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Erickson Appeal of the County Planning Commission Approval of Verizon Wireless at Camino Majorca, Case Nos. 23APL-00040, 22DVP-00000-00023, 22CDP-00000-00146, and 19BAR-00000-00222, which consist of an appeal of a Director-level Development Plan and concurrent Coastal Development Permit, and the associated Board of Architectural Review application to allow the installation of a new small cell wireless facility on an existing utility pole located within the public right-of-way of Camino Majorca, Second District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 15 MIN.) a) Deny the appeal, Case No. 23APL-00040; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case Nos. 22DVP-00000-00023, 22CDP-00000-00146, and 19BAR-00000-00222, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Determine the project is exempt from the CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15303; and d) Grant de novo approval of the project, Case Nos. 22DVP-00000-00023, 22CDP-00000-00146, and 19BAR-00000-00222, subject to the conditions of approval. COUNTPass Action details Not available
24-00195 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Erickson Appeal of the County Planning Commission Approval of Verizon Wireless at Camino Majorca, Case Nos. 23APL-00040, 22DVP-00000-00023, 22CDP-00000-00146, and 19BAR-00000-00222, which consist of an appeal of a Director-level Development Plan and concurrent Coastal Development Permit, and the associated Board of Architectural Review application to allow the installation of a new small cell wireless facility on an existing utility pole located within the public right-of-way of Camino Majorca, Second District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 15 MIN.) a) Deny the appeal, Case No. 23APL-00040; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case Nos. 22DVP-00000-00023, 22CDP-00000-00146, and 19BAR-00000-00222, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Determine the project is exempt from the CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15303; and d) Grant de novo approval of the project, Case Nos. 22DVP-00000-00023, 22CDP-00000-00146, and 19BAR-00000-00222, subject to the conditions of approval. COUNTPass Action details Not available