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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 10/2/2018 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
18-00790 A-1)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Emergency Mutual Aid, Fiscal Years (FYs) 2018-2023, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Director of Behavioral Wellness or designee to execute an MOU with the County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency Behavioral Health (not a local vendor) for the provision of Emergency Mutual Aid for each County’s Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) for a period of 5 years; b) Approve and authorize the Director of Behavioral Wellness or designee to execute a MOU with the County of Ventura Health Care Agency Behavioral Health (not a local vendor) for the provision of Emergency Mutual Aid for each County’s PHF or Acute Care Hospital Psychiatric Unit for a period of 5 years; and c) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities or funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially physical impact on the environment, and are therefore not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) of tPass Action details Not available
18-00777 A-2)Agenda ItemAppoint in lieu of election Keith C. Hadick, Incumbent, to the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District, Division 3 and Casey Tuttle Conrad, Incumbent, to the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District, Division 6. Both candidates have filed a declaration of candidacy for the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District and are qualified to hold office. The appointed candidates will take office on December 7, 2018.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00777  Agenda ItemAppoint in lieu of election Keith C. Hadick, Incumbent, to the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District, Division 3 and Casey Tuttle Conrad, Incumbent, to the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District, Division 6. Both candidates have filed a declaration of candidacy for the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District and are qualified to hold office. The appointed candidates will take office on December 7, 2018.Pass Action details Not available
18-00777  Agenda ItemAppoint in lieu of election Keith C. Hadick, Incumbent, to the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District, Division 3 and Casey Tuttle Conrad, Incumbent, to the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District, Division 6. Both candidates have filed a declaration of candidacy for the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District and are qualified to hold office. The appointed candidates will take office on December 7, 2018.Pass Action details Not available
18-00785 A-3)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Waller Park Water Well No. 2, Project No. 8657, Award of Contract, Fourth District, as follows: a) Approve the plans and specifications on file in the Community Services Department for the Waller Park Water Well No. 2, Project No. 8657 (Project); b) Award, approve, and authorize the Chair to execute, a contract in the amount of $647,465.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, Well Industries, Inc., for the Project, subject to the provisions of the documents and certifications as set forth in the plans and specifications applicable to the Project and as required by California law; c) Authorize the Director of Community Services, or designee, to order changes or additions in the work being performed for the Project via change orders in the amount not to exceed $44,873.00 as authorized under California Public Contract Code Section 20142; and d) Determine that the Project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15303 of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA which consists of the instaPass Action details Video Video
18-00786 A-4)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an agreement for Operations of a Countywide Library System for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, as follows: a) Approve, ratify and authorize the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute a one-year Agreement for Operation of a Countywide Library System (Agreement) by and between the County and the Cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc and Santa Maria for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for a total cost of $3,640,040.00 for Fiscal Year 2018-2019; and b) Determine that the approval of the Agreement is 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 project is a creation of a governmental funding mechanism or other 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.Pass Action details Not available
18-00792 A-5)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Subrecipient Agreements to implement projects approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 19, 2018, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute CDBG Subrecipient Agreements between the County and the following Subrecipient agencies to implement projects that were included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 Action Plan approved by the Board on June 19, 2018 and submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: i) $103,125.00 to Good Samaritan Shelter for improvements to Mark’s House; ii) $200,000.00 to Sarah House for design and installation of HVAC; iii) $20,000.00 to Carrillo Counseling Services for the Safe Parking Shelter program; iv) $15,000.00 to Community Action Commission for the Healthy Senior Lunch program; v) $31,062.00 to Good Samaritan Shelter for Bridgehouse; vi) $17,500.00 to People Assisting the Homeless for a Wellness Case Manager; vii) $20,000.00 to Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People for Basic Needs Senior Services; and viii) $Pass Action details Not available
18-00768 A-6)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an agreement for services of Contractor on Payroll for the Office of County Counsel, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the agreement for services of Contractor on Payroll between the County of Santa Barbara and Hudson Hornick, Attorney at Law, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 without written amendment; 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 or fiscal activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
18-00787 A-7)Agenda ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests (SEE EXHIBIT A POSTED WITH AGENDA). (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
18-00791 A-8)Agenda ItemReceive and file the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Annual Report.Pass Action details Not available
18-00779 A-10)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution to apply for California Energy Commission (CEC) Loan for Energy Services Contract for Betteravia Campus and Fire Station 12, Second and Fifth Districts, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Director of General Services, to apply for an energy efficiency loan from the CEC to implement energy efficiency improvements in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000.00; b) Direct staff to engage the Debt Advisory Committee (DAC) for possible financing options to fund the balance of the project, and return to the Board at a future date to consider approving that financing and the execution of a contract with Endelos Energy; and c) Determine that the proposed Resolution does not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15378(b)(4) (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) and 15378(b) (5) (OrganizationaPass Action details Video Video
18-00769 A-11)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Terms and Conditions of Employment for employees represented by the Civil Attorneys Association, the Deputy District Attorneys Association, and for Confidential Unrepresented Attorneys, as follows: a) Approve the implementation of pension cost sharing provisions as a change in terms and conditions of employment for employees represented by the Civil Attorneys Association and the Deputy District Attorneys Association and for Confidential Unrepresented Attorneys; and b) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities or funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in potential physical impacts on the environment, and are therefore 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
18-00765 A-12)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Awards, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Director of Planning and Development to award grants to Johnson Flat Wildlife Water Project and the Time Lapse Monitoring Cameras for Local Watershed Monitoring, as recommended by the County Fish and Wildlife Commission; and b) Determine that the award of Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant funds is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378 (b) (4) of the State Guidelines for the implementation of the CEQA.Pass Action details Not available
18-00766 A-13)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) Combined 2018-2019 Cycle, as follows: a) Receive and file the annual CREF Status Report; b) Direct staff to set aside $156,138.00 from the 2019 CREF fees for the Hollister Ranch Access Program and $146,606.00 for the Fund Deferral Program for coastal acquisitions; c) Amend the CREF Guidelines for the purposes of documenting CREF fees set aside for the Hollister Ranch Access Program; d) Direct staff to commence a combined two-year 2018-2019 CREF cycle; and e) Determine that receiving the annual CREF Status Report, allocating 2019 CREF fees and updating CREF Guidelines are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Sections 15378(b)(5) of the State Guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
18-00771 A-14)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA)/Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG) Annual Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the Department’s annual JJCPA/YOBG statistical and budget report to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) as mandated by statute; and b) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities or funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and are therefore 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
18-00773 A-15)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a contract for temporary emergency housing of juveniles with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution approving a contract for temporary emergency housing of juveniles with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; and b) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities or funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and are therefore 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
18-00665 A-16)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance amending speed limits on various roads, effective 30 days after adoption by the Board of Supervisors, First, Second, Third and Fourth Districts, as follows: a) Consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code, Chapter 23, Sections 23-15.1, 23-15.4, 23-15.5 and 23-15.6, pertaining to speed limits on Rincon Hill Road and Shepard Mesa Road in the unincorporated Carpinteria area of the First District; Puente Drive, Vieja Drive and Walnut Lane in the unincorporated Goleta area of the Second District; Vereda Del Ciervo, Vereda Del Padre and Vereda Leyenda in the unincorporated Goleta area and Refugio Road in the Santa Ynez area of the Third District; and Hummel Drive in the Orcutt area of the Fourth District; and b) Determine that amending Santa Barbara County Code, Chapter 23, Sections 23-15.1, 23-15.4, 23-15.5 and 23-15.6, pertaining to speed limits, is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15378(b)(2), since the recommended actions are adminisPass Action details Not available
18-00664 A-17)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code Chapter 23, Section 23-13.12, to expand the hours of oversize vehicle restrictions effective 30 days after adoption by the Board of Supervisors, as follows: a) Consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code Chapter 23, Section 23-13.12, to expand the hours of oversize vehicle restrictions in all Supervisorial Districts; and b) Determine that adoption of the Ordinance to expand the hours of oversize vehicle restrictions is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15378(b)(2), since the recommended actions are administrative activities of the County that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is general policy and procedure making.Pass Action details Not available
18-00772 A-18)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding establishing Bicycle Parking Zones, Third District, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution to establish bicycle parking zones in the Third District; and b) Determine the proposed action is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 CCR 15301(c) (as the proposed project(s) consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, including but not limited to existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities), and approve the filing of a Notice of Exemption on that basis.Pass Action details Not available
18-00788 A-19)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding Debris Basin Restoration Projects - Thomas Fire 1-9 Debris Flow Incident, First District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Find that the bid received for the Debris Basin Restoration Projects - Thomas Fire 1-9 Debris Flow Incident from R. Burke Corporation was non-responsive and reject this bid from the bid opening on August 30, 2018; b) Reject the bid protest filed by R. Burke Corporation on September 4, 2018 and find that the bid protest is without merit; c) Approve plans and specifications for the Debris Basin Restoration Projects - Thomas Fire 1-9 Debris Flow Incident; d) Award the construction contract for the Debris Basin Restoration Projects - Thomas Fire 1-9 Debris Flow Incident, in the amount of $716,695.00 (including $32,500.00 in itemized supplemental work) to the lowest responsible bidder Lash Construction, Inc. (a local vender), subject to the provisions of documents and certifications, as set forth in the plans and specifications applicable to the project aPass Action details Not available
18-00770 A-20)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Service Agreement with the Lompoc Unified School District for Law Enforcement Services, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for law enforcement services between the Sheriff and the Lompoc Unified School District ($148,320.00) for School Resource Deputy (SRD) services starting on August 15, 2018 and ending on June 07, 2019; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0005949 recognizing $148,320.00 of revenue and appropriate amounts for Salaries and Benefits in the Sheriff’s Office budget; and c) Determine this action is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b) (5), which are organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes to the environment.Pass Action details Not available
18-00764 A-21)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a third amendment to the agreement with the Foundation for California Community Colleges for Career Catalyst Services, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a third amendment to the agreement for services of independent contractor with the Foundation for California Community Colleges for Career Catalyst Services in the amount not to exceed $2,010,940.00 ($864,910.00 for Career Pathways for Youth Project, and $1,146,030.00 for the Wildfire National Dislocated Worker Grant Project) for the period of February 28, 2017 through June 30, 2019; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0005975 to increase appropriations of $424,445.00 in the Social Services Department in Fund 0058 for wages for participants and case management for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 funded by Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker National Reserve Demonstration Grant funds; and c) Determine that the approval and execution of this Third Amendment is exempt from the California EnvPass Action details Not available
18-00767 A-22)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding a contract with KNN Public Financing for on-call municipal advisory services, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with KNN Public Finance, LLC in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 per year and a total contract amount not to exceed $150,000.00 for on-call municipal advisory services, with two 1-year options to renew; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0006007 appropriating $50,000.00 in expenditures from fund balance; and c) Determine that the above action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), because it is a government fiscal 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
18-00793 A-23)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Karen Evangelista to the Arts Commission, term ending June 30, 2019, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
18-00794 A-24)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Laura Romano to the Human Services Commission, term ending June 5, 2021, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
18-00795 A-25)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Jean Morris to the Civil Service Commission, term ending May 31, 2021, Third District.Pass Action details Not available
18-00774 A-26)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding accepting the California Coastal Commission’s certification with modifications of an amendment to the County’s Local Coastal Program regarding the Gaviota Coast Plan, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR) a) Receive notice of the California Coastal Commission’s certification with 13 suggested modifications of an amendment to the County’s Local Coastal Program (Coastal Commission Case No. LCP-4-STB-18-0039-1-Part B Gaviota Coast Plan); b) Adopt a Resolution acknowledging receipt of the California Coastal Commission’s certification with suggested modifications, accepting and agreeing to the modifications, agreeing to issue Coastal Development Permits for the total area included in the certified Local Coastal Program, and adopting the Local Coastal Program Amendment with the suggested modifications; c) Determine that the Board of Supervisors’ action is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.9. The County relied upon the Gaviota Coast Plan Final Environmental IPass Action details Video Video
18-00789 A-27)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the adoption of amendments to the County Land Use and Development Code (LUDC) and Article II, the Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Article II), to streamline the permit process for Agricultural Employee Dwellings (AEDs) in the Agriculture I (AG-I) and Agriculture II (AG-II) zones in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) a) Consider recommendations regarding Case No. 18ORD-00000-00002 (LUDC Amendment), as follows: i) Make the findings for approval, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; ii) Determine that the Negative Declaration (14NGD-00000-00014) adopted for the 2015-2023 Housing Element Update (Housing Element) fulfills the environmental review requirements for this project and no subsequent environmental document shall be prepared pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15162; and iii) Adopt an Ordinance (Case No. 18ORD-00000-00002) amending Section 35-1, the LUDC, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code; and b) Consider recommendations regaPass Action details Not available
18-00784 A-28)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of October 2018 as National Cyber Security Awareness Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
18-00778 A-29)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of October 2018 as Dyslexia Awareness Month and Recognizing the Work of Pam Boswell.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00780 A-30)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming October 1, 2018 through October 7, 2018 as Architectural Appreciation Week in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00783 A-31)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of October 2018 as Energy Awareness Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00797 A-32)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Diana Campbell of the County Counsel Office as the September 2018 Employee of the Month for Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00781 A-33)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution recognizing the County of Santa Barbara’s commitment to advance a vision for California’s coastal future.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00729 A-34)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Mark Werner for his 26 years of service as a Volunteer for the Board of Supervisors.Pass Action details Video Video
18-00775 1)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Extra Help Services and Retirement Waiver for the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department, as follows: (EST. TIME: 5 MIN.) a) In accordance with California Government Code Section 7522.56(f)(1), certify that the appointment of retiring County employee Rochelle Anthony is necessary to fill a critical need in the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department before 180 days have passed from her date of retirement; b) Approve and authorize the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department to appoint retiring employee Rochelle Anthony as an Extra Help employee to provide fiscal support on a part-time basis not to exceed 960 hours of annual service; and c) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(4) and 15378(b)(5) because they consist of government administrative or fiscal activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
18-00763 2)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the County of Santa Barbara’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018, as follows: (EST. TIME: 10 MIN.) a) Receive and file the County of Santa Barbara’s CAFR and Financial Highlights for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), because they are government fiscal activities which do not involve commitment to any specific project which may result in potentially significant physical impact on the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
18-00711 3)Agenda ItemConsider recommendations regarding an amendment to Ordinance 5018 setting compensation and benefits for members of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as follows: a) Incorporate an existing biweekly Unit Cash allowance of $278.24 into base salary, effective the first pay period following sixty (60) days after Board approval; b) Provide a 3% salary increase, consistent with the October 2017 Annual Indices of the CPI-U for the Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County area, to be effective during Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and tie future, annual salary increases to the CPI-U (October Annual Indices) from a minimum of 0% to a maximum of 3% each Fiscal Year, effective the first pay period following sixty (60) days after Board approval; c) Implement a 0.83% pension cost-sharing pick-up for members of the Board of Supervisors in classic/legacy retirement plans, effective the first pay period following sixty (60) days after Board approval; d) Provide a 3.28% increase to the County contributions to health insurance for all Board members enrolled in and receiving County-sponsorePass Action details Video Video
18-00776 4)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Fuels Management and Community Defensible Space in the County of Santa Barbara, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file an informational update with recommendations on Fuels Management and Community Defensible Space in Santa Barbara County presented by the Fire Chief and Fire Department staff with assistance from Federal (Los Padres National Forest) and State (Cal Fire) partners. Additionally, Planning and Development staff will summarize the proposed Safety Element update to the County’s Comprehensive Plan, related to pre-fire planning; and b) Determine that the proposed actions are administrative activities that do not involve commitment to any specific project, and are therefore not a project as defined by State California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15378 (b)(5). COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
18-00796 5)Agenda ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an update on the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Wildfire Protection Plan, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file a report on the status of the development and future actions needed for consideration and approval by the Board of the San Marcos Pass - Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Communities Community Wildfire Protection Plan; b) Provide direction to staff as needed; and c) Determine, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15378(b)(5), that the above actions are not a project subject to CEQA review because they are 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