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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 3/20/2018 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING BOARD HEARING ROOM, FOURTH FLOOR 105 EAST ANAPAMU STREET, SANTA BARBARA
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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18-00007  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) In the Matter of Santa Barbara County, Provider Number TCM42, Fiscal Period Ended 6/30/12, State of California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Health Care Services, Audits and Investigations Targeted Case Management case number TC18-0612-803L-CL. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Deciding whether to initiate civil litigation: three cases. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS [Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District] (Government Code section 54956.8) Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 007-120-036, 640 Randall Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (First Supervisorial District). Agency negotiators: General Services Director Janette D. Pell and Public Works Director Scott D. McGolpin. Negotiating parties: Ronald J. Daniels and Joanne D. Rosen  Action details Not available
18-00186 A-1)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the adoption of a County Internal Control Policy, as follows: a) Adopt the County Internal Control Policy and the supporting Internal Control Framework; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(c) of the CEQA Guidelines because they consist of the creation of government funding mechanisms 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
18-00187 A-2)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Workforce Education and Training (WET)/Southern Counties Regional Partnership (SCRP) Service Contract - The University Corporation Fiscal Years (FY) 2017-2019, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with The University Corporation (not a local vendor), for cultural competence assessment and training for the WET/SCRP, for a total contract maximum not to exceed $200,000.00 for the period March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019; and b) Determine that the above actions are organizational or administrative activity of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment, pursuant to section 15378(b)(5) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
18-00189 A-3)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Grant Agreement Amendments to the 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant Agreements for the Clean and Sober Living and Lompoc Transformative Housing Programs operated by Good Samaritan Shelter, as follows: a) Authorize the Community Services Department (CSD) Director or designee to execute a Grant Agreement Amendment to the 2016 CoC Grant Agreement between the County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Grant Number CA0600L9D031609, which enables Good Samaritan Shelter to replace County as the direct grantee with HUD of the Good Samaritan Clean and Sober Living program 2016 CoC grant in the amount of $21,913.00 for the period beginning February 1, 2017 thru January 31, 2018, as extended to July 31, 2018; b) Authorize the Community Services Director or designee to execute the Grant Agreement Amendment to the 2016 CoC Grant Agreement between the County and HUD for Grant Number CA1123L9D031603, which enables Good Samaritan Shelter to replace County as the direct grantee with HUD of the Good Samaritan Lompoc TransformativPass Action details Not available
18-00012 A-4)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding re-ratification of the Proclamation of Local Emergency caused by drought conditions, last action October 9, 2018, (Thirty-Day Renewal), as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution re-ratifying the Proclamation of Local Emergency Caused by Drought Conditions that exist in Santa Barbara County pursuant to Government Code Section 8630(c); b) Direct the Office of Emergency Management to return within 30 days for re-ratification of the Emergency until such a time that weather and water supply conditions dictate otherwise; 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.Pass Action details Not available
18-00092 A-5)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Thomas Fire/Storm Incident Update and Local Proclamation re-ratification, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution re-ratifying the Proclamations of Local Emergencies related to the Thomas Fire and subsequent Storm Emergency declared by the Director of Emergency Services on December 8, 2017, and January 8, 2018, respectively, when the Board of Supervisors was not in session, pursuant to Government Code Section 8550 et. seq. and Chapter 12, Section 12-5(a) of the Santa Barbara County Code, now combined and re-named Thomas Fire/Storm Incident; b) Direct the Office of Emergency Management to return within 30 days for re-ratification of the Emergency until such time that the response and recovery conditions dictate otherwise; and c) 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 Pass Action details Not available
18-00197 A-6)Agenda ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests (SEE EXHIBIT A POSTED WITH AGENDA). (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
18-00188 A-7)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an amendment to regulations governing payment of retiree health benefits from a 401(h) account, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Third Amendment to the regulations governing payment of retiree health benefits from a 401(h) account; b) Authorize staff to notify other participating employers (certain special districts and courts) of the County’s intent to close participation in the 401(h) account for new employees of the other participating employers; and c) 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 the actions consist of administrative activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
18-00181 A-8)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Agreement No.883301 between the State of California, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, as follows: a) Accept an agreement with the State of California, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, for the Department of Defense Firefighter Property (FFP) Program; b) Approve the Resolution authorizing the Fire Chief to sign and execute the agreement; and c) Determine that this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review as it is not a project pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(2).Pass Action details Not available
18-00184 A-9)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Special Duty Pay for concrete form and finish work in Urban Forestry, as follows: a) Approve a 10% special duty pay, effective March 26, 2018, for one (1) regular employee in the classification of Maintenance Worker I/II working at the journeyman level in the concrete form and finish trade and who is assigned to the Urban Forestry Unit within the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department; and b) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above action is a government fiscal activity which does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and therefore is not a project subject to environmental review.Pass Action details Not available
18-00195 A-10)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the conversion of Unit Cash to Base Pay for certain groups of employees, as follows: a) Approve the side letter agreements to increase biweekly base pay for employees by the same amount they currently receive as a so called “Benefit Allowance” and to eliminate this allowance for employees represented by these labor organizations once it is incorporated into base pay; b) Adopt the changes to the Management Personnel Benefits Policy to eliminate the “Benefit Allowance” provided in Section 6, increase biweekly base pay for employees covered by this Resolution by the same amount they currently receive as an allowance, and make ministerial changes to update the Policy; and c) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above action is a government fiscal activity which does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and therefore is not a project subject to environmental review.Pass Action details Not available
18-00200 A-11)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Voluntary Early Separation Incentive Program, as follows: a) Determine that the Voluntary Early Separation Incentive Program (VESIP) serves the public purposes of the County because it addresses a projected budget shortfall with a minimum amount of disruptive reductions in workforce; b) Adopt a Resolution which establishes VESIP and authorizes the Human Resources Director to implement the program in accordance with the Resolution; and c) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above action is a government fiscal activity which does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and therefore is not a project subject to environmental review.Pass Action details Not available
18-00182 A-12)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the 2017 Comprehensive Plan Annual Progress Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the 2017 Comprehensive Plan Annual Progress Report; and b) Determine that the annual progress report is exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(3) and 15378(b)(5).Pass Action details Not available
18-00123 A-13)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Public Works Director’s Report on emergency response actions from impacts of flooding and storms and continuation of emergency actions, First District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) Acting as the Board of Supervisors and 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. 15-321 and Public Contract Code section 22050 related to emergency operations responding to flooding, storms, and debris removal following the January 9, 2018 storm 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 action ordered by the Public Works Director; and c) Find that the proposed actions are associated with emergency response and are therefore statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Guideline Sections 15269(c) actions necessary to prevePass Action details Not available
18-00190 A-14)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution for authorization to accept and apply for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Funds, as follows: a) Amend Resolution No. 03-164 to update the repeal in legislation from the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the acceptance of subgrants for the Workforce Investment Act Program and to authorize the Workforce Development Board Executive Director to apply for discretionary Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other workforce-related funding; 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 Not available
18-00179 A-15)Agenda ItemReceive and file the DNA identification fund report for calendar year 2017.Pass Action details Not available
18-00194 A-16)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Angie Swanson-Kyriaco to the Behavioral Wellness Commission, term ending January 10, 2020, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
18-00203 A-17)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the reappointment of Albert Nunez to the Guadalupe Cemetery District Board of Directors, term ending March 1, 2021, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
18-00180 A-18)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Patti Pall Ball upon her retirement from the Probation Department after over 30 years of dedicated service to Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
18-00192 A-19)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Senior Deputy Joey Lazar Patrick Sr. upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s office after over 29 years of service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
18-00191 A-20)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Rosa Hernandez of the Treasurer-Tax Collector/Public Administrator’s Office as the March 2018 Employee of the Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00193 A-21)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution recognizing the Arts Fund as the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission 2018 Leadership in the Arts Award recipient.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00185 A-22)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Jennie Esquer upon her retirement from the Department of Social Services after over 39 years of service to the communities of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00183 A-23)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Diana Johnson upon her retirement from the Department of Behavioral Wellness after over 23 years of service to Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00196 A-24)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming March 24, 2018 as World Tuberculosis Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00201 A-25)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Glenn Russell upon his retirement as the Director of the Planning and Development Department after over 8 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00202 1)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the adoption of an Urgency Ordinance for interim authorization of a new tip fee for disaster debris at Tajiguas Landfill, Third District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) (EST. TIME: 10 MIN.) a) Pursuant to Government Code sections 66017, 25123 and 25131, adopt an Urgency Ordinance as an interim authorization for a $55.00/ton tip fee at Tajiguas Landfill for receipt, sorting and temporary storage of mixed dirt, rock and trees to expedite removal of private residential property debris in order to protect against the current and immediate threat to the public health, welfare and safety issues resulting from the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flows; b) Read the title and waive further reading of the Urgency Ordinance; c) Determine that adoption of the Urgency Ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15269(c); and d) Waive the Notice of Exemption 6-day posting requirement for good cause pursuant to County CEQA Guidelines section V.D.2. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICERPass Action details Video Video
18-00068 2)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Cannabis Business License Ordinance and Cannabis Cultivation Cap Options, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.) a) Consider the introduction (First Reading) of an Ordinance adding Chapter 50 to the Santa Barbara County Code, Establishing a Commercial Cannabis Business License; b) Read title: “An Ordinance Adding Chapter 50, Licensing Of Commercial Cannabis Operations, To The Santa Barbara County Code,” and waive reading of the Ordinance in full; c) Receive and consider options from staff and provide direction, as necessary, on the establishment of cultivation caps or limits; d) Receive an update on state temporary medical cannabis cultivation licenses in Santa Barbara County; e) Set a hearing on the Administrative Agenda for April 3, 2018 to consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 50 to the Santa Barbara County Code, Licensing of Commercial Cannabis Operations; and f) Make the required California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and determine for the purposes of CEQA that: i) These aPass Action details Video Video
18-00068  Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Cannabis Business License Ordinance and Cannabis Cultivation Cap Options, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.) a) Consider the introduction (First Reading) of an Ordinance adding Chapter 50 to the Santa Barbara County Code, Establishing a Commercial Cannabis Business License; b) Read title: “An Ordinance Adding Chapter 50, Licensing Of Commercial Cannabis Operations, To The Santa Barbara County Code,” and waive reading of the Ordinance in full; c) Receive and consider options from staff and provide direction, as necessary, on the establishment of cultivation caps or limits; d) Receive an update on state temporary medical cannabis cultivation licenses in Santa Barbara County; e) Set a hearing on the Administrative Agenda for April 3, 2018 to consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 50 to the Santa Barbara County Code, Licensing of Commercial Cannabis Operations; and f) Make the required California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and determine for the purposes of CEQA that: i) These aPass Action details Not available
18-00198 3)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Cannabis Amendments to the Santa Barbara County Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves and Farmland Security Zones, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.) a) Consider options for amending the Santa Barbara County Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves and Farmland Security Zones (Uniform Rules) to address cannabis uses and development allowed pursuant to the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program on lands subject to agricultural preserve contracts; b) Make the required findings for approval of amendments to the Uniform Rules, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Adopt a Resolution (Case No. 17ORD-00000-00019) amending the Uniform Rules; and d) Determine for the purposes of CEQA that: i) Approval of the amendments to the Uniform Rules (Case No. 17ORD-00000-00019) is within the scope of the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program, and the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) [Case No. 17EIR-00000-00003, State ClePass Action details Video Video
18-00198  Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Cannabis Amendments to the Santa Barbara County Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves and Farmland Security Zones, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.) a) Consider options for amending the Santa Barbara County Uniform Rules for Agricultural Preserves and Farmland Security Zones (Uniform Rules) to address cannabis uses and development allowed pursuant to the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program on lands subject to agricultural preserve contracts; b) Make the required findings for approval of amendments to the Uniform Rules, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Adopt a Resolution (Case No. 17ORD-00000-00019) amending the Uniform Rules; and d) Determine for the purposes of CEQA that: i) Approval of the amendments to the Uniform Rules (Case No. 17ORD-00000-00019) is within the scope of the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program, and the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) [Case No. 17EIR-00000-00003, State ClePass Action details Not available
18-00141 4)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Brooks/Stewart Appeal of the Golden Inn and Village Development Plan Revisions, Assessor Parcel Numbers 141-380-045, 141-380-046, and 141-380-047 located at 890 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez Community Plan area, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) a) Deny the appeal, Case No.17APL-00000-00018; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) After considering the environmental review documents [Addendum dated February 14, 2018] together with the previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration, determine that as reflected in the CEQA findings, no subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration shall be prepared for this project; d) Grant de novo approval of Case No. 17RVP-00000-00046 to 12DVP-00000-00014, including the previously approved modification to the setback requirements, subject to the revised conditions of approval; e) Grant de novo approval of Case No. 17RVP-00000-00071 to 13DVP-00000-00005 subject to the revised conditions oPass Action details Video Video