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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 4/11/2017 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: JOSEPH CENTENO BETTERAVIA GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, BOARD HEARING ROOM 511 EAST LAKESIDE PARKWAY, SANTA MARIA
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17-00007  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Francisco Rivera v. County of Santa Barbara, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board case numbers ADJ8682468 and ADJ6769449. Christina Ascedo-Alvarez v. County of Santa Barbara, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board case numbers ADJ10349682 and ADJ10349678. Mark Surgett v. County of Santa Barbara, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board case number ADJ7454385. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Significant exposure to litigation: one case. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Government Code section 54957) County Counsel and Planning and Development Director. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT / RE-APPOINTMENT (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Government Code section 54957) County Counsel.  Action details Not available
17-00262 A-1)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the approval of County funds to Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County to construct and sell three homes to low-income families, First District, as follows: a) Approve a grant to Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County, in the amount of $300,000.00 that will consist of Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) In-Lieu fee funds, to construct three single-family homes in the City of Carpinteria (Project); b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a County Grant Agreement, and a County Interim Covenant between the County of Santa Barbara and Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County; and c) Determine that the recommended actions are not the approval of a project that is subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4), finding that the actions are not a project as they are the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project whichPass Action details Not available
17-00266 A-2)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission updated bylaws, as follows: a) Approve and adopt the amended Arts Commission bylaws; and b) Determine that the above action is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5) since the recommended action consists of a government organizational or administrative activity which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption.Pass Action details Not available
17-00280 A-3)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Amendment to the Conflict of Interest Code of the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), as follows: a) Approve the proposed amendments to the Conflict of Interest Code of SBCEO; and b) Determine that the above action is an organizational or administrative activity of government that is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
17-00214 A-4)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the termination of proclamations for two 2017 Storms Emergencies, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution terminating the Proclamations of Local Emergency for both the January 2017 and the February 2017 storms; each separately declared by the Director of Emergency Services and each ratified by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Government Code Section 8550 et. seq. and Chapter 12, Section 12-5(a) of the Santa Barbara County Code; and b) Determine the above actions are not a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines, because the actions consist of organizational or administrative activities of the government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
17-00256 A-5)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a proposed Ordinance establishing a Non-Personal Cannabis Cultivation and Related Operations Registry Program, as follows: a) Consider and approve the adoption (second reading) of an "Ordinance of the County of Santa Barbara, establishing a limited term non-personal cannabis cultivation and related operations registry program within the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County;" and b) Find that the proposed action is an administrative activity of the County, which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes to the environment and is therefore not a "project" as defined for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Guidelines sections 15378(b)(5). In addition, the proposed action is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061(b)(3) as covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity may have a significant effePass Action details Video Video
17-00283 A-6)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Ynez Valley Tourism Business Improvement District (SYVTBID) 2016 Annual Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the SYVTBID 2016 Annual Report; and b) Determine that the above action does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant impact on the environment, and therefore it is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
17-00284 A-7)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the appointment to the Board of Directors of the California State Association of Counties - Excess Insurance Authority (CSAC-EIA), as follows: a) Appoint Ray Aromatorio, Risk Manager, to represent the County of Santa Barbara as Director to the Board of Directors of CSAC-EIA; and b) Appoint Jeff Frapwell, Assistant County Executive Officer, to represent the County of Santa Barbara as Alternate to the Board of Directors of the California State Association of Counties - Excess Insurance Authority (CSAC-EIA).Pass Action details Not available
17-00263 A-8)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement with Annacomp, Inc. for an internet archive system and to digitize Fire Department paper records, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for the services of an Independent Contractor, with Anacomp, Inc., a current County vendor, for the term of May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2020, for a total contract amount not to exceed $89,017.00 to provide an internet archive system and convert a portion of the historical Fire Department records from paper format to digital format; b) Approve and authorize the Fire Chief or designee to approve a contingency for services with Anacomp, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $2,517.00 for any additional services within the scope of work that may be required to complete the project; c) Find that the proposed Agreement is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guideline section 15378(b)(2) in that the Agreement involves a continuing administrative or maintenance activity, and CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5), in that the APass Action details Not available
16-00897 A-9)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority’s Response to Santa Ynez Valley Airport Review, Third District, as follows: a) Receive and file the letter titled, “Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority’s Response to County of Santa Barbara’s Santa Ynez Valley Airport Review”; and b) Find that the proposed action does not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15378(b)(5) (Organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect changes in the environment), and approve and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption on that basis.Pass Action details Video Video
17-00258 A-10)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance reauthorizing the County’s Public, Educational and Governmental Access (PEG) Fee on State Video Franchises, as follows: a) Consider and approve the adoption (second reading) of an Ordinance Reauthorizing the PEG Fee on State Video Franchises Operating within the Unincorporated Area of the County of Santa Barbara; and b) Determine that the proposed actions are not a “project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines, in that they are administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment, and approve and authorize the Clerk to post the Notice of Exemption.Pass Action details Not available
17-00281 A-11)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a revised Board Resolution authorizing submittal of an application to State Department of Housing and Community Development for a housing-related Parks Grant, Third District, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Director of General Services, Assistant Director of General Services or their Designee to execute and submit the California Department of Housing and Community Development Application for Housing-Related Parks Grant and related documents; and b) Determine that the above action is not approval of a project that is subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15387(b)(4), finding that these actions are 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 impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
17-00289 A-12)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a proposed advocacy support position on H.R. 731 (Carbajal) regarding the California Clean Coast Act, as follows: a) Take a support advocacy position on H.R. 731 (Carbajal) - California Clean Coast Act; and direct staff to authorize the Chair to sign a letter stating the Board’s support position to the congressional author, members of Congress including, but not limited to, the federal legislative delegation, and appropriate committee chairs; and b) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guideline 15378(b)(5) that the above action is not a project subject to CEQA review because it is an administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Video Video
17-00270 A-13)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an emergency permit for Emergency Slope Stabilization-Giefer Grading in the Toro Canyon Area, Case No. 17EMP-00000-00002, First District, as follows: a) Receive and file a report on Emergency Permit No. 17EMP-00000-00002, which authorized the removal and replacement of a failed drainage culvert and the associated grading required to stabilize a failed slope and driveway at 883 Toro Canyon Road; b) Determine that issuance of the emergency permit is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant CEQA Guidelines section 15269(c), as this action was necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency; and c) Determine that receiving and filing the report is not a project pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(5), as it is an administrative government activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
17-00268 A-14)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the approval of an Agreement for Services with VTC Enterprises for meals at the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a contract with VTC Enterprises to provide meals at the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall (SMJH) for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, not to exceed amount of $1,047,093.75; and b) Determine that the approval of the Agreement is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(4), finding that this activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this activity may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA, and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption.Pass Action details Not available
17-00269 A-15)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding approval of an Agreement for Services with W. Haywood Burns Institute for Technical Assistance Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparity (R.E.D.) Grant from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a contract with W. Haywood Burns Institute to provide technical assistance for the period of October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017, not to exceed an amount of $75,000.00; and b) Determine that the approval of the Agreement is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(4), finding that this activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this activity may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA, and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption.Pass Action details Not available
17-00282 A-16)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Mission Creek Debris Basin Storm Drain Project, First District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Statement of Final Quantities for work performed and materials supplied for the Mission Creek Debris Basin Storm Drain Project by the contractor Toro Enterprises, Inc. (a tri-county vendor), in the amount of $470,679.81; and b) Determine, pursuant to 14 CCR 15162, that a Mitigated Negative Declaration was adopted for the Mission Creek Debris Basin Storm Drain Project on July 12, 2016, that no substantial changes are proposed in the project, no substantial changes have occurred with respect to the circumstances under which the project is undertaken, and no new information of substantial importance has been received with respect to the project or the mitigation measures, and therefore no subsequent Environmental Impact Report or Negative Declaration is required for the approval of the recommended actions.Pass Action details Not available
17-00265 A-17)Agenda ItemReceive and file a report on the 2016 Connect to Careers Summer Youth Employment Program.Pass Action details Not available
17-00267 A-18)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Agreement for Employment and Career Connection Services, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in the amount not to exceed $96,000.00 for Employment and Career Connection: Job and Career Placement (Employment and Career Connection) services for the period of April 11, 2017 through June 19, 2018; and b) Determine that the approval and execution of the Agreement is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), finding that the approval and execution of the Agreement is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the environment, the activities are not subject to CEQA.Pass Action details Not available
17-00285 A-19)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Keith Coffman-Grey to the Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission, term ending January 1, 2019, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
17-00286 A-20)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Michael Hecker to the County Riding and Hiking Trails Advisory Committee, term ending January 1, 2021, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
17-00291 A-21)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the reappointment of Dr. Ingeborg Cox to the Air Pollution Control District Community Advisory Council, term ending December 31, 2017, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
17-00290 A-22)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the reappointment of Janet Blevins to the Air Pollution Control District Community Advisory Council, term ending January 2, 2021, Third District.Pass Action details Video Video
17-00279 A-23)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Alex Carrillo to the Civil Service Commission, term ending May 31, 2019, Fifth District.Pass Action details Not available
17-00287 A-24)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Kathleen Ann Boysen to the Human Services Commission, term ending July 1, 2019, Fifth District.Pass Action details Not available
17-00271 A-25)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding County Service Area 12 (Mission Canyon Sewer District), Ordinance relative to Sewer Connection Fees, Sewer Service Charges and a Resolution relative to collection of said charges on the Tax Roll, First District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 15 MIN.) a) Adopt an Ordinance to set sewer connection fees and increase sewer service charges for County Service Area 12; b) Adopt a Resolution relative to the collection of said charges and fees on the tax roll; and c) Adopt the findings in the Notice of Exemption that the proposed action is for the establishment of rates for services provided by County Service Area 12, that no expansion of services or facilities will result, and that any increased revenues will be used for meeting operating expenses and financial reserve needs and requirements, and that the action is therefore exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15273 and approve and direct staff to file and post the Notice of Exemption on that basis. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVPass Action details Not available
17-00288 A-26)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution honoring Lions Club’s International Centennial Celebration/CA Multiple District 4-A3.Pass Action details Not available
17-00278 A-27)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution to Commemorate Equal Pay Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
17-00277 A-28)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of April 2017 as National Poetry Month in Santa Barbara County and recognizing Orcutt Academy Students for their achievements in Poetry Out Loud.Pass Action details Video Video
17-00293 A-29)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution honoring Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for their many contributions to the support of children and celebrating their new location partnership with Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
17-00275 1)Agenda ItemHEARING - Receive and file report from the Santa Barbara County Employees Retirement System. (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
17-00264 2)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Resolution Approving Santa Barbara County’s Drought Relief Projects Submittal to the Governor’s Drought Task Force, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Adopt a Resolution which supports a proposal to the Governor’s Drought Task Force of regional water projects that addresses the immediate drought emergency and the long-term sustainability of our water supply; b) Direct staff to send a Proposal and the Resolution to the Governor’s Drought Task Force, and a copy to State Senator Jackson, State Assembly members Limón and Cunningham, and to Cal OES; and c) Determine that this project was found by your Board to be exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b) (3) and 15269(a), and that the proposed actions are within the scope of the prior CEQA exemption. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
17-00272 3)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Resolution for emergency purchases to repair and protect Goleta Beach Park, Second District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Adopt a Resolution for emergency purchases to repair and protect erosive damage at the base of the Goleta Beach pier and approximately 948 linear feet of Goleta Beach Park due to approximately 30,000 square feet of parkland lost during major storm events in January and February 2017; b) Ratify Purchase Orders DP05512 authorized for expenditures up to $175,000.00, DP05528 authorized for expenditures up to $175,000.00 and DP05551 authorized for expenditures up to $175,000.00 with Schock Contracting Corporation (Schock) for emergency repairs and protective measures to Goleta Beach Park pursuant to Santa Barbara County Code section 2-43; c) Ratify Purchase Orders DP05529 authorized for expenditures up to $175,000.00 and DP05550 authorized for expenditures up to $175,000.00 with Shaw Contracting, Inc. (Shaw) for emergency repairs and protective measures to Goleta Beach Park pursuant to SaPass Action details Video Video
17-00254 4)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Human Services Commission (HSC) Award of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 General Fund “Mini Grants”, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Receive and consider recommendations from the County of Santa Barbara HSC for the award of human services grants to grantees for the use of County General Funds for FY 2017-2018 for agency capacity building “Mini Grants” totaling $71,500.00; b) Receive and consider public comment related to the HSC award recommendations for the use of County General Funds for FY 2017-2018; c) Determine that the programs recommended for funding are necessary to meet the social needs of the population of the County; d) Approve the award of the “Mini Grants” recommended by the HSC totaling $71,500.00 as specified and authorize such expenditures, subject to appropriation of the Board during the FY 2017-2018 budget process; and e) Find that the proposed actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15378(b) (4) and 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines, because tPass Action details Video Video
17-00273 5)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider public comments received and funding recommendations on (1) draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 Action Plan and (2) draft FY 2014-2015, FY 2015-2016 and FY 2016-2017 Action Plan Substantial Amendments, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file a staff report on the Santa Barbara County HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Consortium and Santa Barbara Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County Partnership draft FY 2017-2018 Action Plan (Action Plan), which includes recommendations for the award of CDBG funds; b) Receive and file a staff report on the Santa Barbara County HOME Consortium and Santa Barbara CDBG Urban County Partnership draft FY 2014-15, FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17 Action Plan Substantial Amendments; c) Consider staff recommendations for funding contained in the draft Action Plan and draft Amendments; d) Consider public comments received on the draft Amendments and draft Action Plan during the thirty (30) day public comment period, which commenced on March 10, 2017 and concludes at the end of the Board’s public hearing on tPass Action details Video Video
17-00276 6)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a status report on the Internal Facing Organizational Strategic Plan, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive a status report regarding the Internal Facing Organizational Strategic Plan; and b) Provide direction as appropriate to staff; and c) Find that the proposed actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15378(b)(4) and 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines, because they are governmental fiscal, organizational or administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
17-00274 7)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Formation, Third and Fifth Districts, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the “Memorandum of Agreement for the Formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Eastern Management Area in the Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act” to form a Groundwater Sustainability Agency in the Santa Ynez Valley Groundwater Basin Eastern Management Area; b) Adopt the Resolution entitled “Resolution to Participate in the Formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency Pursuant to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act for the Eastern Management Area for the Santa Ynez Valley Groundwater Basin”; and c) Determine that the proposed actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to Guidelines Section 15378(b) (5), organization or administrative activities that will not result in a direPass Action details Video Video