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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 9/1/2020 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
20-00683 A-1)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming September 2020 as National Preparedness Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00687 A-2)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming September 2020 as Suicide Prevention Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00684 A-3)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Lisa Sloan upon her Retirement from the Public Health Office after 37 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00691 A-4)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming September 2020 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00685 A-5)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Custody Deputy Mack E. Bleavins Jr. upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office after over 25 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00692 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Establishing Property Tax Rates and Levying Taxes for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution establishing the property tax rates and levying taxes for the taxing agencies in the County of Santa Barbara for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021; 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.Pass Action details Not available
20-00697 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Loss of Public Property Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the Auditor-Controller’s Loss of Public Property Report for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA guidelines, because they consist of administrative activities of the government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00690 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Acceptance of Spanish-English Story Machines and Maintenance Donation, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Accept the donation of two (2) bilingual Short Edition Short Story Art Machines, valued at $16,065.00 in total, from the Morris B. Squire Foundation; b) Accept the donation of $4,475.00 to support operating costs for the Short Edition Machines from the Morris B. Squire Foundation; c) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0007190 that accounts for the donations; and d) Determine that the recommended actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), finding that the acceptance of the donations of art equipment are covered by the general rule that CEQA only applies to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the environment, the activities are not subject to CEQA.Pass Action details Not available
20-00695 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Approval of a Fourth Amendment to the Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Outside Counsel Meyers Nave, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute, on behalf of the County of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the Fourth Amendment to the Agreement for Professional Legal Services with the law firm Meyers Nave, to extend the term of the Agreement to August 27, 2022 and the payment limit to $3,250,000.00; 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
20-00699 A-10)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Request No. 0007188 (Majority Vote Required); and Budget Revision Request Nos. 0007165 and 0007187 (4/5 Vote Required).Pass Action details Not available
20-00700 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Local Government Commission Membership, as follows: a) Approve an agency membership for the County of Santa Barbara in the Local Government Commission; and b) Determine that membership in the Local Government Commission is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), finding that the activities are covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing significant effect on the environment, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activities in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activities are not subject to CEQA.Pass Action details Not available
20-00701 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury Report: Public Alerts for Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Emergencies, as follows: a) Consider and adopt the responses as the Board of Supervisors’ response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury report entitled “Public Alerts for Public Safety Power Shutoffs and Emergencies”; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign the letter and forward the letter and responses to the Presiding Judge of Santa Barbara County Superior Court; and c) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15378(b)(5) that the above actions are not a project subject to CEQA review, because they are government administrative activities that does not result in direct or indirect physical changes to the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00694 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Grant Application Authorization for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the District Attorney, or her designee, in FY 2020-2021, to execute Certifications of Assurance of Compliance for the following Cal OES grant applications: i) Victim Witness Assistance Program; ii) Unserved/Underserved Advocacy Program; iii) Child Advocacy Center Program (KC); iv) Elder Abuse Program; v) Electronic Suspected Child Abuse Reporting System (eSCARS); vi) County Victim Services (XC); vii) Human Trafficking Advocacy Program; and b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute, in FY 2020-2021, Certifications of Assurance of Compliance for the following Cal OES grant applications: i) Victim Witness Assistance Program; ii) Unserved/Underserved Advocacy Program; iii) Child Advocacy Center Program (KC); iv) Elder Abuse Program; v) Electronic Suspected Child Abuse Reporting System (eSCARS); vi) County Victim Services (XC); and vii) Human Trafficking Advocacy Program.Pass Action details Not available
20-00681 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a construction contract for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation, First, Second and Fourth Districts, as follows: a) Approve plans and specifications for the construction of electric vehicle charging stations (Project No. 19016) on file in the General Services Capital Projects office; b) Award the construction contract in the base amount of $700,370.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, PowerFlex Systems, Inc., 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) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Construction Contract with PowerFlex Systems, Inc.; and d) Find that, on February 25, 2020, the Board determined the project to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 CRR 15303 because it consists of constructing and locating a limited number of new, small facilities or structures and/or installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures, that a Notice of ExPass Action details Video Video
20-00682 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Public Health License Agreement with Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS) for a Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) Quarantine Facility at the Animal Services Complex, Santa Barbara (RP File No. 003825), Second District, as follows: a) Approve and ratify a License Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and BUNS for use of an 817 square foot building known as the former “Little Dog Building”, and restroom area at the Animal Services Complex located at 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta, CA 93117 for the purpose of a temporary wild and domestic rabbit quarantine facility, due to a nationwide outbreak of the deadly disease RHD, for a term of approximately TWELVE (12) months commencing on August 8, 2020, and terminating on August 31, 2021 with a 6-month extension option, unless terminated by either party with or without cause upon (60) days written notification; b) Determine that pursuant to Gov. Code Section 26227, the Little Dog Building is not needed and will not be needed for County purposes during the duration of this License Agreement andPass Action details Not available
20-00698 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Acquisition of a 96-acre parcel in Orcutt, Assessor Parcel Number 101-020-076 (003956), Fourth District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Purchase Agreement and Escrow Instructions between the County of Santa Barbara (COUNTY), as Buyer, and Timothy D Bonney and Beverly L. Bonney (OWNERS), as Sellers, to purchase the property consisting of approximately 96 acres in Orcutt, known as Assessor Parcel Number 101-020-076, (the “Property”); b) Authorize the Director of General Services, or designee, to execute any and all escrow documents and complete the due diligence required to facilitate the terms and conditions of the proposed acquisition; c) Approve and authorize the Director of General Services, or designee, to expend funds in a total amount not to exceed the purchase price $909,000.00, plus title and escrow fees, including staff costs, processing fees and any other costs required to facilitate the transaction pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and Escrow Instructions; d) Approve and authorizPass Action details Not available
20-00703 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Santa Ynez Valley Airport Improvement Program Grant 18 (AIP 18), Project No. 19036 - Authorization to Execute the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Grant to Remove and Replace Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), Third District, as follows: a) Approve, ratify and authorize the Director of General Services to execute FAA Grant Agreement No. 3-06-0243-018-2020 of approximately $371,814.00 and not to exceed the maximum allowable amount of $427,586.00; b) Authorize the Director of General Services to act as agent on behalf of the County of Santa Barbara pertaining to the acceptance of the FAA Grant Agreement Offer; and c) Find that the proposed project falls within the scope of the previously filed Notice of Exemption and is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15302(b), as it consists of replacement of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have subsPass Action details Not available
20-00689 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a performance based salary adjustment for the County Executive Officer (CEO), as follows: a) Approve a 2.5% performance based salary adjustment effective September 7, 2020 as allowed under Section 4 of the Agreement for Services as CEO approved by the Board of Supervisors on September 19, 2017; and b) Determine that the above action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), because it consists of government funding mechanisms and/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
20-00680 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Grant Program for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021, DUI Intensive Supervision Program, as follows: a) Authorize the Chief Probation Officer to execute the Grant Award Agreement, and accept funding of the FFY 2021 California OTS Grant in the amount of $160,585.00 for the period covering October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021; 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
20-00686 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Amendment to the Animal Services City Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a Sixth Amendment to the Agreement with the City of Santa Barbara to provide animal sheltering services for the period of July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 for a total amount of $204,880.00 for this extended period; and b) Determine that these activities are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 15061(b)(3), since it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activities may have a significant effect on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00688 A-21)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Hospitalist and Outpatient Professional Services Agreement with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute this First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (a local vendor) for hospitalist and outpatient professional services to add residents to the Residency Program and add an additional session to the clinical schedule without a change in the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. This is a no cost Agreement; and b) Determine that the above activity is not a “Project” under the California Environmental Quality Act review per CEQA Guideline Section 15378(b)(5), since the recommended action is an organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00696 A-22)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a request for Waiver of Competition in Purchase of the Sheriff’s Report Management System (RMS), as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to procure an upgrade to the Sheriff’s Office RMS from the current vendor, CentralSquare Technologies LLC, as a sole source procurement without being required to conduct a formal bid process; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an agreement with CentralSquare Technologies (not a local vendor) for the upgrade of the Sheriff’s Office current RMS. The cost of upgrading software, installation and training is not to exceed $680,000.00; c) Approve and authorize the Sheriff to execute a Support Software Agreement with CentralSquare Technologies at the time of implementation (Go-Live) of the upgraded Sheriff’s Records Management System; d) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0006870 to release $680,000.00 of Asset Forfeiture Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021; and e) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities or funding mechanisms which do not involve any cPass Action details Video Video
20-00678 A-23)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider the recommendations of the County Planning Commission (Commission) to (1) adopt Resolutions to amend the County Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (County Guidelines) and the Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual (Environmental Thresholds Manual) to incorporate minor revisions to the California Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA (State CEQA Guidelines), which took effect in 2019, and (2) revise guidelines that address quality of life and noise issues, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Determine that amendments to the County Guidelines and the Environmental Thresholds Manual conform to State CEQA Guidelines and clarify County procedures are not a project pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(3) and 15378(b)(5), and amendments to the quality of life guidelines and noise thresholds are categorically exempt pursuant to Section 15308, of the State CEQA Guidelines; b) Adopt a Resolution approving amendments to the County Guidelines; and c) Adopt a Resolution approving amendments to the Environmental Thresholds Pass Action details Not available
20-00679 A-24)Set Hearing/Hearing RequestSet a hearing to consider recommendations regarding the County Planning Commission’s recommendation to adopt a Resolution to amend the Thresholds of Significance for Transportation Impacts of the Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual to comply with Senate Bill 743 and the Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines) Section 15064.3, Determining the Significance of Transportation Impacts, as follows: (Set a hearing for September 15, 2020. Time estimate: 1 hour) a) Determine that the amendment to the Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual is not a project pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(3) and 15378(b)(5); and b) Adopt a Resolution approving the amendment to the Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual.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
20-00607 2)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a report from the Planning and Development Department staff regarding the proposed Farmstays Ordinance Amendment Project and provide direction to staff on any changes that the Board would like to make to the project scope-of-work, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Receive and file a report from the Planning and Development Department staff regarding the proposed Farmstays Ordinance Amendment Project (Farmstays Project); b) Provide direction to staff on any changes that the Board would like to make to the Farmstays Project scope-of-work; and c) Determine that the Board’s actions are not a “project” as defined in the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5) and Section 15060(c)(3) and are not subject to environmental review. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
20-00615 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the appeal filed by the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Coastal Ranches Conservancy, appellants, of the County Planning Commission’s May 27, 2020 approval of the Caltrans Gaviota Culvert project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-00034, 19CUP-00000-00054, and 19CDP-00000-00133, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Deny the appeals, Case Nos. 20APL-00000-00009 and 20APL-00000-00010; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-00034, 19CUP-00000-00054, and 19CDP-00000-00133, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Consider the environmental effects of the project as shown in the Mitigated Negative Declaration (SCH No. 2018071001) dated February 28, 2019 prepared and adopted by Caltrans, the lead agency, and determine that none of the conditions in CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 requiring a subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Environmental Impact Report (EIR) have occurred; and d) Grant de novo approval of the project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-0003Pass Action details Video Video
20-00615  Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the appeal filed by the Gaviota Coast Conservancy and the Coastal Ranches Conservancy, appellants, of the County Planning Commission’s May 27, 2020 approval of the Caltrans Gaviota Culvert project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-00034, 19CUP-00000-00054, and 19CDP-00000-00133, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Deny the appeals, Case Nos. 20APL-00000-00009 and 20APL-00000-00010; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-00034, 19CUP-00000-00054, and 19CDP-00000-00133, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) Consider the environmental effects of the project as shown in the Mitigated Negative Declaration (SCH No. 2018071001) dated February 28, 2019 prepared and adopted by Caltrans, the lead agency, and determine that none of the conditions in CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 requiring a subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) or Environmental Impact Report (EIR) have occurred; and d) Grant de novo approval of the project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-0003Pass Action details Not available
20-00613 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a report from Planning and Development Department staff regarding Short-Term Rentals (STRs) in the Coastal Zone and to provide direction to staff on any potential draft regulations the Board would like staff to prepare and present to the Planning Commission and Board for consideration, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file a report from Planning and Department staff regarding options for regulating STRs in the Coastal Zone; b) Provide direction to staff on any potential draft regulations of STRs in the Coastal Zone, which the Board would like staff to prepare and present to the Planning Commission and Board for consideration; and c) Determine that the Board’s actions are not a “project” as defined in the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5) and Section 15060(c)(3) and are not subject to environmental review. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
20-00693 5)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Fourth Quarter update on Cannabis Compliance, Enforcement and Taxation, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file an update on the status of cannabis tax collection, land use permitting, business licensing, State licensing, and enforcement; and b) 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). COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
20-00702 6)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Receive and file the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Year-End Budget and Financial Status Report as of June 30, 2020, showing the status of appropriations and financing for departmental budgets adopted by the Board of Supervisors. (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video