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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 3/24/2020 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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20-00002  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Significant exposure to civil litigation: 1 case(s). In his letter of August 24, 2020, attorney John Dorwin, on behalf of his client Kimball Griffith, LP, states that if the Board of Supervisors approved certain actions involving the Cachuma Project Master Contract with United States Bureau of Reclamation, “the County will be ratifying these illegal acts and be a further party to an uncompensated taking of private property and violation of due process.” (Hyperlink to attorney John Dorwin's letter of August 24, 2020) In a telephone call with County Counsel on September 3, 2020, Mr. Dorwin said that his client plans to file suit. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code section 54956.8) Property: Potential conservation easements over properties near the intersection of San Miguelito Road and Sudden Road, southwest of the City of Lompoc, Ca  Action details Not available
20-00225 A-1)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Sergeant Robert W. Garnica Jr. upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office after over 31 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00226 A-2)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the week of March 23, 2020 through March 27, 2020 as Tsunami Preparedness Week in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00222 A-3)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.Pass Action details Not available
20-00223 A-4)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Cecilia Cordova upon her retirement from the Public Health Department after 31 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00224 A-5)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming March 24, 2020 as World Tuberculosis Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00228 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Institute for Mental Disease Amendments: Merced Behavioral Center, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2020 and Vista Pacifica Enterprises FY 2019-2020, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Fourth Amendment to the Agreement BC 18-081 for services of Independent Contractor with Merced Behavioral, LLC, a California limited liability company, dba Merced Behavioral Center (not a local vendor) FY 2017-2020, an Institution for Mental Disease, to increase the FY 2019-2020 contract by $450,000.00 for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,819,585.00 for the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a First Amendment to the Agreement BC 19-283 for Services of Independent Contractor with Vista Pacifica Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation (not a local vendor) an Institute for Mental Disease and a Skilled Nursing Facility to increase the FY 2019-2020 contract by $380,000.00 for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,380,000.00 for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; andPass Action details Not available
20-00229 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an annual update on the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), as follows: a) Receive and file a report on the PHF, providing an annual update from the PHF Governing Board regarding operations of the PHF, including quality of care and other program activities; and b) Determine that the above actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA guidelines, as organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00208 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Third Amendment extending the term of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Subrecipient Agreement with Cuyama Valley Recreation District (CVRD), Fifth District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Third Amendment extending the term of a CDBG Subrecipient Agreement between the County and the CVRD until March 31, 2021 and delegating authority to the Community Services Director to extend the term for up to an additional 6 months; and b) 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 which may result in a potentially significant impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00211 A-9)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Request No. 0006823. (Majority Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
20-00221 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the re-ratification of the Proclamations of Local Emergencies related to the Thomas Fire/Storm Incident, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution re-ratifying the Proclamations of Local Emergencies related to the Thomas Fire/Storm Incident that exist in Santa Barbara County pursuant to Government Code Section 8630(c); b) Direct the Office of Emergency Management to return within 60 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 changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00227 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider an amendment to the 2020 Board of Supervisors' Schedule of Meeting Dates and Locations by adding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Santa Maria.Pass Action details Not available
20-00192 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an update on Cannabis Compliance, Enforcement and Taxation - Second Quarter, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020; Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for Participation in a Track-and-Trace Pilot Program, as follows: a) Receive and file an update on the status of cannabis tax collection, land use permitting, business licensing, State licensing, and enforcement; b) Approve and authorize the County Executive Officer to execute an MOU with the CDFA, etc. to establish a pilot program whereby the County will be provided access to the State’s Track-and-Trace data for up to 250 State licenses located in the unincorporated area of the County; and c) Find that the proposed actions are administrative activities of the County, which will not result in direct or indirect changes to the environment and therefore are not a “project” as defined for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5).Pass Action details Video Video
20-00215 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Application for Destruction of Records, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve the Application for Destruction of Records so that records may be destroyed in accordance with Government Code Section 26202; and b) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above action is a government 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
20-00206 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Request to Allocate One Automotive Mechanic II Position to General Services Vehicle Operations Division and One Building Maintenance Worker Position to General Services Facilities Division, as follows: a) Adopt a Salary Resolution, which allocates one additional full-time (1.0 FTE) Automotive Mechanic II position and one additional full-time (1.0 FTE) Building Maintenance Worker position, to the General Services authorized Departmental Position Allocations effective April 6, 2020; 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 therefor is not a project subject to environmental review.Pass Action details Not available
20-00209 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Terms and Conditions of Employment, Deputy District Attorneys’ Association, as follows: a) Approve a successor Memorandum of Understanding with the Deputy District Attorneys’ Association for terms and conditions of employment through June 27, 2021; 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
20-00214 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Terms and Conditions of Employment, Civil Attorneys Association (CAA), as follows: a) Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civil Attorneys’ Association for terms and conditions of employment through June 27, 2021; b) Provide the same unit wide wage adjustments, one-time lump-sum payment, pension contributions by “classic/legacy” employees, unit cash conversion, and state disability insurance, for similarly situated unrepresented attorneys as is provided to attorneys represented by the CAA; 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
20-00216 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund (CREF) Grant Contract - Carpinteria Bluffs III Property Acquisition, First District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund contract with the City of Carpinteria, in the amount of $144,750.00, to help fund the City’s purchase of approximately 21 acres known as the Carpinteria Bluffs III Property, APNs: 001-210-020 and 001-210-024, located south of Carpinteria Avenue, east of commercial property and open space lands and west of Rincon Beach Park (Property); and b) Determine that the allocations of the CREF grant is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) of the State Guidelines for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act.Pass Action details Not available
20-00205 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Road Repairs for Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow Disaster, First District, as follows: a) Approve the Road Repairs for Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow Disaster Projects and authorize the Director of Public Works to advertise for construction; and b) Find the Road Repairs for Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow Disaster Projects are exempt from the provisions of 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 the Notice of Exemption on that basis.Pass Action details Not available
20-00207 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Annual and Fourth Quarter (2019) Medical Grievance Oversight Coordinator Reports, as follows: a) Receive and file the fourth quarter and annual reports for 2019 from the Santa Barbara County Jail’s Medical Grievance Oversight Coordinator; and b) 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
20-00212 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution for Authorization to apply for and accept state funding for the Transitional Housing Program, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Social Services, or his designee, to (1) apply for and accept the Transitional Housing Program allocation award from the State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development for the Transitional Housing Program; and (2) execute and submit to the California Department of Housing and Community Development all required or deemed necessary or appropriate grant documents and amendments; 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
20-00204 A-21)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Request for Approval to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property at Public Auction via Internet from June 19, 2020 to June 22, 2020, as follows: a) Receive and accept a 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 Video Video
20-00213 A-22)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding accepting the California Coastal Commission’s conditional certification of the Agricultural Employee Dwelling Coastal Zoning Ordinance amendment (Case No. 18ORD-00000-00003) as an amendment to the County’s certified Local Coastal Program, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Receive notice of the California Coastal Commission’s conditional certification of an amendment to the County’s Local Coastal Program (Coastal Commission Case No. LCP-4-STB-18-0098-3-Part B), with five suggested modifications; b) Adopt a Resolution acknowledging receipt of the California Coastal Commission’s conditional certification with modifications, accepting and agreeing to the suggested modifications, agreeing to issue Coastal Development Permits for the total area included in the conditionally certified Local Coastal Program, and adopting the Local Coastal Program Amendment with the suggested modifications; c) Determine that the Board’s action is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 2108Pass Action details Not available
20-00217 A-23)Set Hearing/Hearing RequestSet a hearing to consider recommendations regarding the appeal (Case No. 20APL-00000-00008), filed by George and Cheryl Bedford, of the County Planning Commission’s February 26, 2020 action granting Preliminary Design Review approval of the Strauss Wind Energy Project (SWEP) (Case No. 18BAR-00000-00113), Third and Fourth District, as follows: (Set a hearing for March 31, 2020. Time estimate: 1 hour) a) Deny the appeal, Case No. 20APL-00000-00008; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project (Case No. 18BAR-00000-00113), including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) After considering the environmental document prepared and adopted for the SWEP (Certified Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) 18EIR-00000-00001/SCH No. 2018071002), including the Final SEIR Revision Letter dated November 12, 2019, determine that, as reflected in the CEQA findings, Preliminary Design Review approval of the SWEP is within the scope of 18EIR-00000-00001 and the Final SEIR Revision, and no additional environmental review is required pursuant to State CEQA Pass Action details Not available
20-00219 A-24)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Historic Landmark Advisory Commission’s designation of the Sheldon House as a County Historic Landmark, First District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 15 MIN.) a) Adopt a Resolution confirming the Historic Landmark Advisory Commission’s designation of the Sheldon House, located at 681 Buena Vista Drive, Santa Barbara, as a County Historic Landmark with conditions imposed on the property; and b) Determine that the adoption of the Resolution is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15308. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Not available
20-00218 A-25)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance Increasing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency Fees for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, EMT re-certification and Paramedic Accreditation, as follows: a) Consider the adoption (Second Reading) increasing EMS Agency Fees for EMT certification, EMT re-certification, and Paramedic accreditation with an effective date of July 1, 2020; and b) Determine the above recommended actions are not a “Project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and that the actions are exempt per CEQA Guideline Section 15378(b)(5) as organizational or administrative activities of the government that 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
20-00232 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an update from the County Executive Office regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR) a) Receive and file a brief update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Santa Barbara County’s response and operations from the County Executive Office, Public Health Officer and other staff; b) Provide any direction, as appropriate; and c) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), because pursuant to sections 153378(b)(4) and 15378(b)(5) the recommended actions consist of organizational, administrative or fiscal activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
20-00150 2)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the appeal (Case No. 19APL-00000-00036), filed by Scott Rudolf (applicant/appellant), of the County Planning Commission’s December 4, 2019, denial of the Santa Barbara West Coast Farms Cannabis Cultivation project (Case No. 19LUP-00000-00064), Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 3 HR.) a) Deny the Appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036; b) Make the required findings, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, for denial of the project, Case No. 19LUP 00000-00064; c) Determine that denial of the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(5) and State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(4) and 15270(a); and d) Deny de novo the project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00064; or Alternatively, if your Board wishes to uphold the appeal and approve the project, staff recommends that you take the following actions: a) Uphold the appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00064; c) Determine that the prPass Action details Video Video
20-00230 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Long Range Planning Division Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2023 Work Program, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file a report on the proposed FY 2020-2023 Work Program; b) Allocate the requested funding and staff resources for an increase in funding and two authorized positions, or maintain funding and positions at current levels, to continue to provide required services, Program, and (2) recommended, new projects, as the projects with remaining work from FY 2019-2020 are completed, subject to approval of the Planning and Development Department’s budget; c) Provide direction to the County Executive Office (CEO) regarding any desired increase in funding and authorized positions for the Long Range Planning Division for inclusion in the FY 2020-2021 Recommended Budget; and d) Determine that the Board’s action is not a “project” that is subject to environmental review pursuant to the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines [Section 15378(b)(5)]. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
20-00203 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an Urgency Ordinance to temporarily prohibit evictions, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Pursuant to Government Code sections 25123 and 25131 and California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20, adopt an Urgency Ordinance to amend County Code Chapter 44 to temporarily prohibit and suspend evictions arising from loss of income or substantial medical expenses related to COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic, until May 31, 2020 or until the Santa Barbara County local health emergency proclamation is terminated, whichever is earlier. This Urgency Ordinance does not relieve a tenant’s obligations to pay rent or restrict a landlord’s ability to recover rent due; 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), 15061(b)(3); and 15378(b)(5); and d) Waive the Notice of Exemption 6-day posting requirement for good cause pursuant to CountPass Action details Video Video