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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 4/21/2020 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
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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
20-00119 A-1)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of April 2020 as National Poetry Month in Santa Barbara County and recognizing Orcutt Academy High School for achievement in Poetry Out Loud.Pass Action details Not available
20-00273 A-2)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Behavioral Wellness Renewal for Contractor on Payroll Agreements, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Contractor on Payroll Agreement with Edwin Feliciano, M.D., to provide psychiatric services for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $86,790.00; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Contractor on Payroll Agreement with Irwin Lunianski, M.D., to provide psychiatric services for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $109,478.40; c) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Contractor on Payroll Agreement with Mary Pat Sweeney, R.N., to provide “as needed” nursing services for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $22,000.00; and d) 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 potentially physical impact on the environment, and are therefore not a project under thePass Action details Not available
20-00272 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Board Contract with Big Sky Consulting LLC, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020, as follows: a) Approve, ratify and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Big Sky Consulting LLC, a California limited liability company, (a local vendor), to provide specialty IT consulting services to the Department of Behavioral Wellness, for a new total contract amount not to exceed $44,000.00 for FY 2019-2020 through June 30, 2020, inclusive of $15,000.00 under Purchase Order CN23297, but which otherwise cancels, nullifies, and supersedes Purchase Order CN23297; and b) Determine that the above action is a government fiscal activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment, pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) of the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
20-00277 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Amendment to the California Voting System Replacement Contract (2018), as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution approving, ratifying, and authorizing the County Clerk, Recorder, and Assessor to enter into a Standard Agreement Amendment with the California Secretary of State pursuant to California Elections Code Section 19402 for reimbursement of funds used for voting system and election management system replacement and modernization for the period of April 29, 2015 through June 30, 2022, in the maximum amount of $2,232,821.70; and b) Determine pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5) that the above action is not a project subject to CEQA review because the action consists of organizational and administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00278 A-5)Administrative ItemReceive and file the Certification of Results for the Presidential Primary Election held on March 3, 2020, and declare the results as specified in the Certification.Pass Action details Not available
20-00279 A-6)Administrative ItemReceive and file the Certificate of Results for the San Antonio Basin Water District Formation Election held on April 7, 2020 and declare the results as specified in the Certificate.Pass Action details Not available
20-00266 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Cachuma Lake Mission Rowing Center Concession Agreement, Third District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Concession Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara (County) and Mission Rowing (Concessioner), to allow Concessioner to operate and manage a community rowing program for a term of five (5) years, with two options to extend the term for an additional five (5) years. Concessioner will pay to County a special use fee (Fee) of Eight Percent (8%) of Concessioners gross monthly income for the first year, then Ten Percent (10%) of gross monthly income the following years; b) Authorize the Director of the Community Services Department to exercise an option to extend the term of the Concession Agreement for two additional five (5) year terms, provided that the Concessioner is not in default under the terms of the Concession Agreement; and c) Find that the recommended actions are exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA guidelines sectioPass Action details Not available
20-00267 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Amended and Restated HEAP Regulatory Agreement for West Cox Apartments affordable housing project (Project) in Santa Maria, Fifth District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Amended and Restated County HEAP Loan Regulatory Agreement and Declaration of Restrictive Covenants; and b) Determine that the recommended actions are not the acceptance and 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 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
20-00118 A-9)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests. (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
20-00264 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Second Amendment to the Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and Robert Half International Inc. for Temporary Personnel Services, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Second Amendment to Board Contract No. BC19072. The amendment increases the total contract amount by $400,000.00 for the contract term of June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 for a total contract value of $750,000.00; b) Determine that the County’s economic interests are served by such a contract, pursuant to Government Code Section 31000.4, by meeting immediate administrative staffing needs that arise suddenly and cannot be met through the County’s extra help hiring process; 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
20-00268 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the authorization and ratification of Paid Leave Time provided in response to the COVID-19 Emergency, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing and ratifying emergency action taken by the County Executive Officer to grant up to 160 hours of additional County paid leave to regular and extra help employees (up to 224 hours to Fire Department employees in 112 hour per pay-period shifts assignments) if such employees are absent from work for reasons related to the COVID-19 emergency; b) Find, pursuant to County Code Section 27-12 (i), that the action in recommendation a) is in the best interest of the County, and does not amount to a gift of public funds prohibited by the California Constitution, because it serves public purposes by retaining qualified and competent County employees; and c) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above actions are government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in Pass Action details Video Video
20-00269 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Storm Damage Repairs on Tepusquet Road MP 11 (17STM1-5C02), County Project 862414, Federal Project ER-32LO (025), Fifth District, as follows: a) Approve the plans and specifications for construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Tepusquet Road MP 11; b) Award the construction contract in the amount of $330,439.90 to the lowest responsible bidder, AAAA Engineering Contracting Inc., PO Box 3240, Santa Margarita, CA 93423 (a Tri-County vendor), subject to the provision of documents and certifications, as set forth in the specifications applicable to the project, as required under California law; c) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the construction contract, which has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel, Auditor-Controller and Risk Manager, or their authorized representatives; d) Approve and authorize the Chair or designee to approve change orders for a contingency amount up to $29,287.00, plus an additional amount of $5,300.00 for supplemental work items for the construction of Storm Damage Repairs on Tepusquet Road MP 11, for a toPass Action details Not available
20-00275 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on San Marcos Road MP 1.6 and MP 1.94, County Projects 862401 and 862399, Federal Projects ER-32L0 (462) and ER-32L0 (23), Second District, as follows: a) Approve the plans and specifications for 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on San Marcos Road MP 1.6 and MP 1.94, on file with the Public Works Department; b) Award the construction contract in the amount of $730,275.05 to the lowest responsible bidder, Taylor Jane Construction, 427 Souza Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444, (a local vendor), subject to the provision of documents and certifications, as set forth in the plans and specifications applicable to the project, as required under California law; c) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the construction contract for the 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on San Marcos Road mile post (MP) 1.6 and MP 1.94, which has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel, Auditor-Controller, and Risk Manager, or their authorized representatives; d) Authorize the Director of Public Works or designee to approve change orders for a contingency amountPass Action details Not available
20-00280 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding agreements for Services of Independent Contractors for the Reestablishment of Road Rights of Way in Storm Damage Sites from Declared Event 18STM1 (Phase 2), First District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., (a local vendor), 111 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, to establish Rights of Way in Storm Damage Sites from Declared Event 18STM1 (Phase 2), Sub-Phases A and B in an amount not to exceed $690,200.00; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with DeWalt Corporation, (a non-local vendor), 1930 22nd Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301, to establish Rights of Way in Storm Damage Sites from Declared Event 18STM1 (Phase 2), Sub-Phase C in an amount not to exceed $130,400.00; c) Authorize the Director of Public Works, or designee, to approve amendments to the agreement with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. to increase the amount of the Agreement up to a 10 percent coPass Action details Not available
20-00270 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding State Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account List of Projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve and adopt a Resolution establishing a list of projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 funded by Senate Bill 1: The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017; and b) Find that the State Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account List of Projects for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations Section 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
20-00271 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Parcel Map No. 14,834, Wesner, 18TPM-00000-00003; Accept Public Utility Easement Dedications per said map, Fourth District, as follows: a) Subject to recordation of the Parcel Map No. 14,834, accept on behalf of the public and authorize the Clerk of the Board to endorse Parcel Map No. 14,834 accepting the offers of dedication as follows: i) Easements for Public Utility purposes as shown thereon; and b) Determine that the above recommended actions are exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15315 of the Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA, which consists of the division of property in urbanized areas zoned for residential, commercial, or industrial use into four or fewer parcels when the division is in conformance with the General Plan and Zoning, no variances or exceptions are required, all services and access to the proposed parcel to local standards are available, the parcel was not involved in a division of a large parcel within the previous 2 years and the parcel Pass Action details Not available
20-00265 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin Eastern Management Area Confidentiality Agreement, Third and Fifth Districts, as follows: Acting as Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the “Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin Eastern Management Area Confidentiality Agreement”; and b) Determine that the proposed action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), organization or administrative activities that will not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00276 A-18)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the reappointment of Matthew Olson to the Civil Service Commission, term ending May 31, 2024, Fourth District.Pass Action details Not available
20-00282 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding County Acceptance of Offer to Dedicate a 958-acre Portion of the Scolari Ranch to the County, Third and Fourth Districts, as follows: a) Receive, file and consider comments provided by the California Department of Conservation regarding County acquisition of Conservation Easements on property subject to a Williamson Act contract, in connection with the Strauss Wind Energy Project; b) Approve and authorize County acceptance of the Conservation Easement granted by LeRoy Scolari, Gerald E. Scolari and Sandra K. Scolari, and Rosebel V. Cameron, as trustees of the owners, on real property containing approximately 489.84 acres of land, located in the County of Santa Barbara, on Assessor Parcel Numbers 083-090-001 and 083-090-002, subject to County execution of the Funding Agreement, and completion of title clearance, as determined by the Director of General Services, or designee, and County Counsel; c) Approve and authorize County acceptance of the Conservation Easement granted by LeRoy Scolari, as trustee of the owner, on real property containinPass Action details Not available
20-00281 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file a brief update on COVID-19 and Santa Barbara County’s response and operations; 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 15378(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
20-00218 2)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 Video Video
20-00274 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Santa Barbara West Coast Farms, LLC Cannabis Cultivation Appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 3 HR.) If your Board wishes to affirm the Planning Commission’s denial of the revised project, staff recommends that your Board take the following actions: 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 revised project, Case No. 19LUP 00000-00064; c) Determine that denial of the revised 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 revised project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00064; or Alternatively, if your Board wishes to uphold the appeal, reverse the Planning Commission’s denial, and approve the revised project, staff recommends that you take the following actions: a) Uphold the appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036; b) Make the required findings, including CEQA findings, Pass Action details Video Video
20-00274  Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Santa Barbara West Coast Farms, LLC Cannabis Cultivation Appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 3 HR.) If your Board wishes to affirm the Planning Commission’s denial of the revised project, staff recommends that your Board take the following actions: 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 revised project, Case No. 19LUP 00000-00064; c) Determine that denial of the revised 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 revised project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00064; or Alternatively, if your Board wishes to uphold the appeal, reverse the Planning Commission’s denial, and approve the revised project, staff recommends that you take the following actions: a) Uphold the appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036; b) Make the required findings, including CEQA findings, Fail Action details Not available
20-00274  Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Santa Barbara West Coast Farms, LLC Cannabis Cultivation Appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 3 HR.) If your Board wishes to affirm the Planning Commission’s denial of the revised project, staff recommends that your Board take the following actions: 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 revised project, Case No. 19LUP 00000-00064; c) Determine that denial of the revised 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 revised project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00064; or Alternatively, if your Board wishes to uphold the appeal, reverse the Planning Commission’s denial, and approve the revised project, staff recommends that you take the following actions: a) Uphold the appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00036; b) Make the required findings, including CEQA findings, Pass Action details Not available
20-00167 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Santa Rita Valley Ag., Inc. Cannabis Cultivation Appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00032, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 4 HR.) a) Deny the appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00032; b) Make the required findings for approval of the modified project, Case No. 18LUP-00000-00351, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Determine that the previously certified Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (Case No. 17EIR-00000-00003) constitutes adequate environmental review and no subsequent Environmental Impact Report or Negative Declaration is required pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15168(c)(2); and d) Grant de novo approval of the project, Case No. 18LUP-00000-00351, subject to the conditions. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video