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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 5/5/2020 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
20-00286 A-1)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution recognizing the week of May 3, 2020 through May 9, 2020 as National Correctional Officers’ Week in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00299 A-2)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of May 2020 as Water Awareness Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00302 A-3)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution recognizing the critical work of the 805 UndocuFund.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00284 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Invasive Shot Hole Borer (IHSB) Block Grants, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution approving an application for funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), acting through the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), for “Invasive Shot Hole Borer Block Grants” and appointing the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute and submit all documents necessary for the ISHB grant project; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an agreement with the CDFA for support and services related to the prevention of the spread of the ISHB in the County of Santa Barbara for the period of June 30, 2020 through June 30, 2022; and c) Find that the proposed actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15304 (minor alterations to vegetation to improve wildlife resources by protecting them from ISHB), 15307 (actions to protect natural resources), 15308 (actions to protect the environment), and 15061(b)(3)(no possibility of impact on the environment).Pass Action details Not available
20-00292 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Renewal of a Contractor on Payroll (COP) Agreement, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a COP Agreement with Fred Berge, M.D. to provide psychiatric services for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $130,832.00; 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
20-00296 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an annual Pavement Evaluation Service Agreement with Pavement Engineering Inc. for County Parks, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the professional services agreement with Pavement Engineering, Inc. (Contractor) in the amount not to exceed $50,000.00 to allow the Contractor to provide pavement assessment, project management and database updates for parking lots and roads in County Parks; and b) Determine that the above recommended actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15309 as the action consists of activities limited entirely to inspections, to check for performance of an operation or quality, health, or safety of a project.Pass Action details Not available
20-00297 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the acceptance of COVID-19 Relief Funding for County Arts and Culture Nonprofit Organizations, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and ratify acceptance of a donation of $25,000.00 from the Santa Barbara Foundation to be regranted to arts and culture nonprofit organizations countywide; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0006863 that accounts for the donation; and c) Determine that the recommended actions are not the approval of a project that is subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4) 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 Video Video
20-00294 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the appointment of alternate to California State Association of Counties (CSAC-EIA) Board of Directors, as follows: a) Appoint Assistant County Executive Officer Nancy Anderson as the County of Santa Barbara’s alternate on the Board of Directors of the Excess Insurance Authority of the CSAC-EIA, in place of Assistant County Executive Officer Jeff Frapwell; 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
20-00298 A-9)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests. (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
20-00289 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, ratify, 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; c) Authorize and ratify the County Executive Officer’s approval, as Director of Emergency Services, of the immediate purchase on April 8, 2020 of consultant services from Robert Half International Inc. in accordance with County Code Section 12-5(b)(2) and Government Code Section 25502.7; and d) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) GuideliPass Action details Not available
20-00290 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2021 Agreement with Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley (FBSMV), as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with FBSMV (a local vendor) to teach “Project Towards No Drug Abuse” cannabis education classes to youth adjudicated for marijuana use and oversee their community service work, in the Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Lompoc geographic areas, with a total contract amount not to exceed $216,724.00; b) Authorize the Chief Probation Officer or designee to approve subsequent line-item budget changes of the Agreement in an amount not to exceed 10% of the stated line-item budgeted amounts for each service, as long as the total contract amount of the Agreement is not increased, and as long as the total budgeted amounts by each funding source are not exceeded; and c) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities of funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant Pass Action details Not available
20-00293 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Contract with Kofile Technologies Inc. to scan Surveyor’s Historical Maps and Field Notes, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Kofile Technologies Inc., to scan Surveyor Historical Maps and Field Notes for a total contract amount not to exceed $93,287.50; b) Authorize the Director of Public Works or designee to approve change orders for a contingency amount up to $9,329.00; and c) Determine that the recommended actions do not constitute a project subject to environmental review and are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), finding that the actions are organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00291 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the County’s Exclusive Franchise Agreements for solid waste, recyclables, green waste, and food waste collection, as follows: a) Direct staff to form a Franchise Procurement Project Team to assist in the process of evaluating and pursuing options to provide the collection of trash, recycling, green waste, and food waste from residents and businesses in the County unincorporated area following the expiration of the existing franchise agreements on July 1, 2021; and b) Find that the proposed recommendation does not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR 15378 (b) (5), because it consists of organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00295 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment Preparation Contract for Hollister Avenue-State Street Improvements Project, Public Works Project No. 862382, Federal Project HPLUL-5951(158), Second District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Rincon Consultants, Inc., 180 North Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003, for a contract amount of $91,642.86 and a contingency of $8,017.85 for a total project authorization of $99,660.71 to complete the environmental document and cultural resource study for the Hollister Avenue-State Street Improvements Project; b) Authorize the Director of Public Works or designee to approve amendments to the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Rincon Consultants, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $8,017.85; and c) Determine the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act guidelines pursuant to Section 15378(b)(5) because it consists of organizational or administrative activities of govPass Action details Not available
20-00285 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement with Coastal Regional Planning Unit for Workforce Development Services, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Director of the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services, or designee, to execute the Coastal Regional Planning Agreement with the Monterey County Workforce Development Board to receive $1,489,975.00 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act funds, of which the Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board is being allocated $342,628.00, to provide regional activities as outlined in the Agreement for the period starting May 5, 2020 and ending June 30, 2022; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0006741 to increase appropriations by $53,945.00 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the Department of Social Services Fund 0058; and c) Determine that the above recommended action 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 goverPass Action details Not available
20-00283 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Hope Elementary School District, Election of 2020, Series 2020A General Obligation Bonds, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Hope Elementary School District to issue and sell bonds directly, in accordance with Education Code section 15140(b), in an amount not to exceed $12,000,000.00; and b) Determine that the above action does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in potentially significant impact on the environment, and therefore it is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
20-00287 A-17)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Margs Fitzwilliam to the Commission for Women, term ending January 1, 2021, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
20-00288 A-18)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Sharon Hoshida to the Library Advisory Committee, term ending June 30, 2021, Second District.Pass 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
20-00301 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding approval of the Santa Barbara County HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Consortium and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), and Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan, as follows: (EST. TIME: 20 MIN.) a) Receive and file a staff report on the Santa Barbara County 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, AI, and the 2020-2021 Action Plan, which includes recommendations for award of CDBG and HOME funds for FY 2020-2021; b) Consider public comments received on the draft 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, draft 2020-2021 Action Plan, and draft AI during the thirty (30) day public comment period, which commenced on April 3, 2020 and concludes at the end of the May 5, 2020 public hearing on this item; c) Approve the recommendations for funding contained in the draft 2020-2021 Action Plan; d) Direct staff to finalize the draft 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, draft AI, and draft FY 2020-2021 Action Plan by revising to reflect any direction provided Pass Action details Video Video
20-00300 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the approval of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment, and Authorization of Execution of Loan Documents and Agreements for Projects Included in the 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment, as follows: (EST. TIME: 10 MIN.) a) Receive and file a staff report on the Santa Barbara County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County Partnership draft FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment; b) Hear and consider public comments received on the draft FY 2019-2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment during the thirty (30) day public comment period, which began on April 3, 2020 and concludes at the end of the May 5, 2020 public hearing on this item; c) Approve the Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan and direct staff to submit the Substantial Amendment to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); d) Approve and authorize the Chair, pursuant to the Substantial Amendment, to execute the following documents to provide a loan of CDBG funds in the amount of $450,000.00 to Pass Action details Video Video
20-00253 5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance amending speed limits on various roads, effective 30 days after adoption, First, Third and Fourth Districts, as follows: a) Consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code, Chapter 23, Sections 23-15.4, 23-15.5, 23-15.6, 23-15.7 and 23-15.8, pertaining to speed limits on Romero Canyon Road and Jameson Lane South in the unincorporated Montecito area of the First District, Refugio Road in the unincorporated Santa Ynez area of the Third District, and Clark Avenue and Rice Ranch Road in the unincorporated Orcutt area of the Fourth District; and b) Find that the proposed actions are for the operation and maintenance of an existing public facility, involving negligible, or no expansion of use beyond that which presently exists, that the proposed action is therefore exempt from California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to 14 CCR 15301, and approve and direct staff to file the Notice of Exemption on that basis.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00249 6)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding establishing Benefit Assessments for County Service Areas 3, 31, and the Santa Barbara North County Lighting District for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, Second, Third and Fourth Districts, as follows: (EST. TIME: 15 MIN.) Acting as the governing authority of County Service Area 3, County Service Area 31 and the Santa Barbara North County Lighting District: a) Receive and file Benefit Assessment Reports for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for County Service Area 3, County Service Area 31, and the Santa Barbara North County Lighting District with the Clerk of the Board; b) Adopt a Resolution establishing streetlighting charges (no changes proposed), for County Service Areas 3 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021; c) Adopt a Resolution establishing streetlighting charges (no changes proposed), for County Service Areas 31 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021; d) Do not establish the benefit assessments (set to zero) in those portions of the Santa Barbara North County Lighting District authorized to do so for Fiscal Year 2020-2021; and e) Adopt the findings in the NPass Action details Video Video
20-00167 7)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