Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 3/19/2024 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
24-00103  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) American Medical Response West v. County of Santa Barbara et al.; Santa Barbara County Superior Court Case No. 23CV04250. Christopher Anderson et al. v. County of Santa Barbara et al., Santa Barbara County Superior Court Case No. 22CV01299. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS (Subdivision (a) of Government Code section 54957.6) Employee organizations: All bargaining units, unrepresented employees, managers, and executives. Agency-designated representatives: County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato and Human Resources Director Kristine Schmidt.  Action details Not available
24-00253 A-1)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Erica Bottorff of the Public Defender’s Office as the March 2024 Employee of the Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00249 A-2)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Gerald R. Barnes upon his retirement from the Public Works Department after over 25 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00250 A-3)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring William Tonoli upon his retirement from the Public Works Department after over 38 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00263 A-4)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Kelly McLaughlin upon her retirement from the Child Support Services Department after over 22 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00251 A-5)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Kimberly Siegel upon her retirement from the District Attorney’s Office after over 21 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00106 A-6)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring John Zorovich upon his retirement from the Planning and Development Department after over 31 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00245 A-7)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Scott David McGolpin upon his retirement from the Public Works Department after over 35 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00252 A-8)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution Proclaiming the month of March 2024 as Music in Our Schools Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00113 A-9)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Belinda Gonzalez upon her retirement from the Department of Social Services after over 31 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
24-00244 A-10)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Lupe Desales upon her retirement from the Department of Social Services after over 22 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
24-00266 A-11)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Adam Barton Reichick upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office after over 27 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
24-00104 A-12)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution Proclaiming the week of March 24, 2024 through March 30, 2024 as Tsunami Preparedness Week in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
24-00258 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the AB1600 Mitigation Fee Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023, as follows: a) Receive and review the FY 2022-2023 AB1600 Mitigation Fee Annual Report which includes the mitigation fee financial activity for FY 2022-2023 and the fee schedules for the Countywide, Orcutt, Goleta, South Coast, Santa Ynez, Lompoc and Santa Maria development impact fee programs; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a “project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines, because they consist of administrative activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
24-00254 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Memorandum of Understanding with Continuum of Care (CoC) required by State Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program Round 5 Funding, as follows: a) Authorize the Community Services Director, or designee, until otherwise ordered by the Board, to take the following actions required for the acceptance and administration of HHAP Round 5 funds allocated to the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC and County of Santa Barbara: i) Submit, by March 27, 2024, a joint funding application which includes a Regionally Coordinated Homelessness Action Plan, and execute all certifications, standard forms and a grant agreement required for disbursement of HHAP Round 5 funds. Such standard agreement shall be in a form substantially similar to the HHAP 4 Standard Agreement and subject to concurrence by County Counsel, Risk Management, and Auditor-Controller; b) Approve and authorize the Community Services Director, or designee, to execute the Memorandum of Understanding with the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County CoC from the HHAP 5 Regionally CooPass Action details Not available
24-00255 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a State Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Subrecipient Agreement, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a subrecipient agreement (Subrecipient Agreement) for the distribution of State of California PLHA grant funds in the amount of $114,272.00 to Good Samaritan Shelter for delivery of supportive services at Buena Tierra for a term that begins April 1, 2024 and ends June 30, 2025; and b) Determine that the approval of the recommended actions is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) since the recommended actions are government fiscal activities which do not involve commitment to any specific project which may result in potentially significant physical impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
24-00270 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Rothschild Wishek and Sands LLP, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Rothschild Wishek and Sands LLP from March 19, 2024 to March 18, 2027 in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00; and b) Determine that the above action is not a project, under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(4) and 15378(b)(5), because it consists of government administrative and fiscal activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
24-00264 A-17)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Request No. 0009603 (Majority Vote Required); and Budget Revision Request No. 0009599 (4/5 Vote Required).Pass Action details Not available
24-00260 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Second Contract Amendment to the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall Security Upgrade Project, Project No. 20005, Fifth District; as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the Second Amendment to the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall Security Upgrade Project (Project) contract with Birdi Systems, Inc. (BC22151) to increase the base compensation under the contract by $94,719.36, from $913,369.73 to an amended base compensation amount of $1,008,089.09, for additional construction scope, engineering services, and labor, and to extend the contract term through June 30, 2024; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009601; and c) Find that these actions fall within the scope of the previously filed Notice of Exemption and are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(a), Existing Facilities - Exterior or Interior Modifications, as the project consists of the replacement of existing equipment.Pass Action details Not available
24-00105 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Multi-Department Master Service Agreement (MSA), as follows: a) Approve, and direct the Chief Procurement Officer (Purchasing Agent) to execute and administer, the annual MSA with Carlo Achdjian in an amount not to exceed $200,000.00, for the services specified in the respective Statements of Work attached as 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
24-00224 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Key Site H Development Agreement, Case No. 23ORD-00004, Fourth District, as follows: a) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case No. 23ORD-00004, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, Findings for Approval; b) Determine that the ninety-nine (99) unit multifamily residential development project as described in the Development Agreement, including Exhibit B (Example Project Plans Implementing Development Agreement Provisions), is exempt from CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15194, Affordable Housing Exemption, and Public Resource Code Section 21159.23, Low Income Housing, as specified in the CEQA Notice of Exemption; and c) Approve the adoption (second reading) of an Ordinance approving the Key Site H Development Agreement (23ORD-00004).Pass Action details Not available
24-00259 A-21)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment with Medical Doctors Associates DBA Cross Country Locums Agreement, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the professional services Agreement with Medical Doctors Associates DBA Cross Country Locums to increase the amount by $575,000.00 for substitute (Locums Tenens), to add temporary healthcare professional services, and to add direct hire services for a revised total Agreement amount not to exceed $1,110,000.00 within the period of performance July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024; and b) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Health, or designee, to approve rate changes for Temporary Placements in accordance with Exhibit B-2 Section E so long as such increase does not result in an increase to the total amount of the Agreement, upon review and approval by the Auditor-Controller, Risk Management, and County Counsel, subject to the Board’s ability to rescind the authority at any time; and c) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009518 in the amount of $5Pass Action details Not available
24-00272 A-22)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the allocation of two legal positions and establish budget for jail health monitoring by the Public Health Department, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Director of Public Health to establish and hire a 0.5 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Chief Correctional Health Medical Advisor and a 1.0 FTE Correctional Health Quality Care Improvement Coordinator to support the development and expansion of sustainable jail health services; b) Adopt and approve changes to the Salary Resolution, which allocates to the Public Health Department one (1) 0.5 FTE Program/Business Leader-Physician and one (1) 1.0 FTE Program/Business Leader-General; c) Approve and authorize Budget Revision Request No. 0009598 to establish appropriations of $98,700.00 in the Public Health Department, Health Care Fund for Salaries and Employee Benefits funded by an operating transfer from the General Fund for Other Financing Uses funded by release of Committed Litigation fund balance; and d) Determine that the above actions are not a “Project” under the CaPass Action details Not available
24-00265 A-23)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Public Works Director’s Report on Emergency Response Actions from Impacts of Flooding and Storms and Continuation of Emergency Actions, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Receive and review a report from the Public Works Director regarding emergency actions taken pursuant to Resolution No. 19-327 and Public Contract Code Section 22050 related to emergency operations responding to flooding, storms, debris removal and transportation projects following the recent 2023 and 2024 storm events (23STM1, 23STM2, 24STM1, 24STM2) and the necessity of the action and the reasons the emergency will not permit delay resulting from competitive solicitation of bids; b) Determine that there is a need to continue the emergency actions ordered by the Public Works Director (4/5 vote required); c) Direct staff to return to the Board at the next regular meeting, or every 14 days in the case of consecutive weekly regular meetings, to allow the Board to review the emergency action and determine whether there is a need to continue the emergency action, by a 4/5 vote, uPass Action details Not available
24-00248 A-24)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Budget Revision for the Purchase of ReSource Center Equipment, Third District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0009577 increasing appropriations in the amount of $3,764,100.00 in Public Works Resource Recovery and Waste Management Enterprise Fund for the purchase of mobile equipment, which is funded by the release of Retained Earnings; and b) 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 purchase of replacement equipment for ongoing operation of the ReSource Center facilities is within the scope of the project covered by the prior environmental review, the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) SCH No. 2012041068 and Subsequent EIR Revision Letter and Errata dated May 27, 2016 certified by the Board of Supervisors on July 1Pass Action details Not available
24-00267 A-25)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the construction of the Midwest Guardrail System, County Project No. 820745, First and Third Districts, as follows: a) Approve the plans and specifications on file in the Public Works Department Office, for construction of Midwest Guardrail System; b) Award a construction contract in the amount of $348,226.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, The JF Will Company, Inc, 2640 Industrial Parkway Suite 100, Santa Maria, CA 93455, 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 a 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 $29,912.00 for the construction of Midwest Guardrail System, for a total not to exceed authorization of $378,138.00; and e) Determine the project was found by yPass Action details Not available
24-00112 A-26)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Public Works Director’s Report on Emergency Response Actions from the Impacts of Flooding and Storms and Continuation of Emergency Actions, as follows: (4/5 vote required) Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Receive and review a report from the Public Works Director regarding emergency actions taken pursuant to Resolution No. 19-327 and Public Contract Code Section 22050 related to emergency operations responding to flooding, storms, and debris removal projects following the 2023 and 2024 winter storm events and the necessity of the action and the reasons the emergency will not permit delay resulting from competitive solicitation of bids; b) Determine that there is a need to continue the emergency actions ordered by the Public Works Director (4/5 vote required); c) Direct staff to return to the Board every 14 days to allow the Board to review the emergency actions and determine, by a 4/5 vote, whether there is a need to continue the emergency actions until the actions are terminated; d) DetermiPass Action details Not available
24-00262 A-27)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Sheriff’s Medical Grievance Oversight Coordinator 2020-2023 Annual Reports, as follows: a) Receive and file the Sheriff’s annual medical grievance oversight reports for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023; and b) Determine that the approval of the recommended action is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 (b) (5), since the recommended action is a government administrative activity which does not involve commitment to any specific project which may result in potentially significant physical impact on the environment.Pass Action details Video Video
24-00256 A-28)Administrative ItemReceive and file the Annual DNA Identification Fund Report for calendar year 2023.Pass Action details Not available
24-00257 A-29)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a request for approval to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property at Public Auction via internet from June 17, 2024 to June 20, 2024, as follows: a) Receive and accept the Notice of Intention to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property and Request for Approval from the Treasurer-Tax Collector; b) Adopt a Resolution approving a Tax Sale, by Public Auction via internet, of Tax Defaulted Property; c) Direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of the Resolution to the Treasurer-Tax Collector within five days after the date of its adoption; and d) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines, because they consist of the creation 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
24-00261 A-30)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Patrina Jones to the Behavioral Wellness Commission, term ending January 1, 2027, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
24-00271 A-31)Set Hearing/Hearing RequestSet a hearing to consider recommendations regarding a Jail Healthcare Study Session, as follows: (Set a hearing for April 3, 2024. Time estimate: 3 hours) a) Set a Special Meeting for April 3, 2024 for a community study session on issues related to medical and behavioral healthcare services in the County’s adult custodial facilities (Jail Healthcare Study Session); and b) Find that the proposed actions do not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR 15378(b)(2), as it consists of general policy and procedure making.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 Video Video
24-00010 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding reports on Pavement Impact Studies related to: Utility Cuts, Heavy Vehicles (Refuse Collection Trucks, Mass Transit/Bus, Fire Trucks and Construction Vehicles) and Consider Options for Pavement Impact Mitigation, as follows: a) Receive and file reports on Pavement Impact Studies on Roads related to utility cuts and heavy vehicles (refuse collection trucks, mass transit/bus, fire trucks and construction vehicles); b) Provide direction to Public Works staff on whether to pursue each of the following Pavement Impact cost recovery measures: i) Direct staff to implement a Pavement Cut Fee increase; ii) Direct staff to implement a new Heavy Construction Load Development Impact Fee; iii) Direct staff to work with Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division to investigate the feasibility of increasing the Solid Waste Program Fee to include compensation to the County for Heavy Load Road Impacts; and iv) Direct staff to work with the County Executive Office to explore a budget expansion request or other options for offsetting costs of pavPass Action details Video Video
24-00187 2)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the amendment of County Code Chapter 28, for use of County Rights-of-Way for business purposes, as follows: a) Approve the introduction (First Reading) of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code, Chapter 28-Roads, to allow permitting, regulation, and collection of fees for business operations encroaching on County road right-of-way; b) Read the title of the Ordinance and waive further reading of the Ordinance in full; and c) Set a hearing for the Administrative Agenda (Second Reading) to consider the adoption of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code, Chapter 28, as follows: i) Approve the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code, Chapter 28-Roads, to allow permitting, regulation, and collection of fees for business operations encroaching in the County road right-of-way; and ii) Determine that this action is not subject to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (c), as the proposed project(s) consists of the operation, repair, maPass Action details Video Video
24-00247 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the 2024 Certificates of Participation (COP), as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) (EST. TIME: 15 MIN.) Acting as the Board of Supervisors: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of a Lease, a Sublease, an Assignment Agreement, a Trust Agreement, an Official Notice of Sale and a Contract of Purchase; Approving execution of COP to finance certain capital improvements; Approving a Preliminary Official Statement for said COP; Authorizing the execution and delivery of an Official Statement and a Continuing Disclosure Agreement; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the lease financing in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $130,000,000.00 and an aggregate true interest cost not to exceed 6.5%; b) Authorize the Treasurer-Tax Collector to abandon this issuance if market conditions are deemed financially unfavorable; c) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 009604 recording the sale of COP by establishing appropriations to increase the 2024 COP Projects fund restricted fund balance in the amount of $Pass Action details Video Video
24-00246 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding approval of the Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 15 MIN.) 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 Monitoring Program for this project; e) Direct the ResourPass Action details Video Video