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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 9/15/2020 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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20-00002  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Deciding whether to initiate civil litigation: 2 Items CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code section 54956.8) Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 081-150-019, addressed as 363 Tajiguas Landfill Road, Goleta, 93117 and Assessor’s Parcel Number 081-150-042, addressed as 14470 Calle Real Road, Goleta, 93117 (Third Supervisorial District). Agency negotiator: General Services Director Janette D. Pell and Public Works Director Scott D. McGolpin. Negotiating party: John Dewey, MSB Investors, LLC. Under negotiation: price and terms of payment. Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 007-120-052, 630 Randall Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (First Supervisorial District). Agency negotiators: General Services Director Janette D. Pell and Public Works Director Scott D. McGolpin. Negotiating party: Montgomery Living Trust 2/7/14. Under negotiation: price and terms of payment. Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 007-120-054, 620 Randall Road, Santa Barbara, CA  Action details Not available
20-00713 A-1)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Dean Palius upon his retirement from the Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People Human Services Organization after 25 years of distinguished and consequential service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00728 A-2)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of September 2020 as National Recovery Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00715 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Auditor-Controller’s Report on the External Monitoring Reports of County Departments for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, as follows: a) Receive and file the Auditor-Controller's Report on the External Monitoring Reports of County Departments for 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
20-00719 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding approval for the County of Santa Barbara to adopt a revised Resolution authorizing the Department of Behavioral Wellness to act on behalf of the County in connection with the award of State No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program funds, as follows: a) Adopt a revised Resolution, as required for a NPLH application, that authorizes the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness, or designee, to act on behalf of the County in connection with an award of NPLH competitive loan funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (State HCD) to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, and to enter into, execute, and deliver any and all documents required or deemed necessary or appropriate to evidence the loan of NPLH Program funds, the County’s obligations related thereto, and the State HCD’s security therefore, for the proposed development of supportive affordable housing (Hollister Lofts) (APN 061-040-030); b) Approve and authorize the Director of Behavioral Wellness, or designee, unless otherwise directed by the BoPass Action details Not available
20-00716 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Mental Health Student Services Act Grant Award, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Department of Behavioral Wellness to execute the multi-year grant agreement (No. 19MHSOAC082) with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), and to execute any subsequent reports or amendments that do not change the amount or substantive terms of the agreement, for mental health services for children and youth through school-based programs in the amount of $4,000,000.00 for the four-year period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024; b) Approve a Budget Revision Request No. 0007185 increasing appropriations of $1,003,594.00 in the Behavioral Wellness Mental Health Services Act Fund for Services and Supplies to establish Fiscal Year 2020-2021 funding for the MHSOAC Grant - program services and funded by this MHSOAC Grant Award; and c) Determine that the above actions are government fiscal activities or funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may resultPass Action details Video Video
20-00720 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Institutions for Mental Disease Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2023 Contract Renewal with Sylmar Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc., as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Sylmar Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc, a California corporation (not a local vendor), for the provision of mental health services and residential treatment services for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,650,000.00, inclusive of $650,000.00 for FY 2020-2021; $500,000.00 for FY 2021-2022; and $500,000.00 for FY 2022-2023, for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023; b) Delegate to the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness or designee the authority to make immaterial changes to the Agreements; reallocate funds between funding sources or programs or agree to rates other than the Per Diem Rates for special circumstances during the term of the Agreements as long as there is no change to the Maximum Contract Amounts; and amend the Program Goals, Outcomes, and Measures in Pass Action details Not available
20-00723 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Fifth Amendment with Good Samaritan Shelter, Fiscal Years (FYs) 2018-2021, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a Fifth Amendment to the FYs 2018-2021 Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Good Samaritan Shelter (a local vendor) (BC 19-152) to add an additional level of service, update Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP) and Mental Health Services (MHS) language to comply with changes to State and Federal regulations and corresponding Behavioral Wellness policies, reallocate unused funds, and decrease the maximum contract amount, inclusive of ADP funds of $2,582,003.00 for FY 2018-2019, $5,410,976.00 for FY 2019-2020, $6,135,652.00 for FY 2020-2021, and $494,000.00 in MHS funds for FY 2019-2021 to not exceed $14,622,631.00 from December 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020; b) Delegate to the Director of Behavioral Wellness or designee the authority to amend the staffing requirements of a particular program; amend the program goals, outcomes, and measures in Exhibit E; reallocate funds and staff amongst programPass Action details Not available
20-00725 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury Report entitled “Homelessness in Santa Barbara County,” as follows: a) Consider and adopt the responses as the Board of Supervisors’ response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury report entitled “Homelessness in Santa Barbara County”; 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 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)(5) and 15378(b)(4), finding that the recommended actions consist of administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00707 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Outside Counsel Contract with Rimôn, P.C., as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Rimôn, P.C., with a not-to-exceed amount of $40,000.00 and a term ending September 14, 2022; 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 government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00711 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Response to 2019-2020 Grand Jury Report entitled “Juveniles in Gangs in Santa Barbara County, Has Accountability Been Forgotten?”, as follows: a) Consider and adopt the responses as the Board of Supervisors’ response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury report entitled “Juveniles in Gangs in Santa Barbara County, Has Accountability Been Forgotten?”; b) 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
20-00721 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Additional staff positions related to COVID-19 and Cannabis, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Adopt the Salary Resolution, which allocates two additional full-time (2.0 FTE) Deputy County Counsel positions (job class 2215/16/17/18/19) to County Counsel, effective September 21, 2020; and which allocates two additional full-time (2.0 FTE) Enterprise Leaders (job class 8015) to the County Executive Office (CEO), effective September 21, 2020; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0007214 to Establish Appropriations of $375,400.00 in County Counsel for Salaries and Benefits and $350,000.00 in CEO for Salaries and Benefits, funded by the CARES Act funding and cannabis revenue; 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 Video Video
20-00722 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an agreement for Cannabis Retail Storefront Application Review Services from Hinderliter, de Llamas and Associates (HdL), as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with HdL to deliver Cannabis Retail Storefront Application Review, for a period of 9/15/2020 through 6/30/2021, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.00; b) Approve a Budget Revision Request No. 0007163 increasing appropriations of $200,000.00 in the Dept 012, General Fund for Services and Supplies funded by Cannabis Retail Storefront License Application Deposit Fees; and c) Determine that the above actions are organizational or administrative activities and fiscal activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(4) and (5) of the CEQA Guidelines.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00727 A-13)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests. (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
20-00724 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding First 5 Children and Families Commission of Santa Barbara County Acceptance of Grant, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Accept $200,000.00 from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation to provide one-time funding for First 5 Santa Barbara County to assist families with COVID-19 needs; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0007197 to establish appropriations of $200,000.00 in First 5 Santa Barbara County's First 5 Child and Families Commission Fund for Services and Supplies funded by unanticipated revenue from the Lucille Packard Foundation Grant; and c) Determine that the activity is not a "Project" subject to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), 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 Not available
20-00708 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Santa Ynez Valley Airport Improvement Program Grant 18 (AIP 18) Project No. 19036 - Award Construction Contract to Remove and Replace Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS); Third District, as follows: a) Approve the plans and specifications for construction of the Santa Ynez Valley Airport AIP 18 project on file in the General Services Capital Projects office; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a construction contract in the base amount of $274,815.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, Lee Wilson Electric Company, 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) Authorize the Director of General Services to approve change orders in an amount not to exceed $26,240.75 as authorized under California Public Contract Code Section 20142; and d) 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 EnviroPass Action details Not available
20-00709 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Lease Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (Real Property File No. 003410), Second District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Lease Agreement (“First Amendment”) between the County of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (“District”) to: reduce the size of the District’s leased premises from a total of 14,139 square feet to 9,881 square feet; add an option to extend the term of the lease for an additional seven (7) years with monthly rent adjusted to fair market rent amounts; and provide for the Lease Agreement to renew annually thereafter subject to termination on 90 days written notice; b) Approve, authorize and direct the Director of General Services, or designee, in accordance with Section 4, RENT, of the First Amendment, to adjust the monthly rent to the then fair market rent amount for the 7-year option period and again for the annual tenancy; and c) DeterminPass Action details Not available
20-00704 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Hub-Russell Ranch Properties, LLC Agricultural Replacement Contract in the Cuyama area, First District; as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution creating Agricultural Preserve Replacement Contract No. 20AGP-00000-00005 consisting of 3,275.69 acres located along the northern portion of Highway 166, in the Cuyama area (APNs 149-310-003, 149-310-005, 149-330-011); b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Agricultural Preserve Replacement Contract No. 20AGP-00000-00005; c) Authorize recordation by the Clerk of the Board; and d) Find that the proposed action is an administrative activity of the County which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a “project” as defined for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5).Pass Action details Not available
20-00718 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding STD Program Management and Collaboration Project Grant Number 19-10974, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute Grant Agreement Number 19-10974 and required certifications with California Department of Public Health to accept funding for the implementation of the STD Program Management and Collaboration Project Grant in the amount not to exceed $830,005.00 for the grant period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024; b) Approve and authorize the Public Health Director, or designee, to make Project Representative changes in accordance with the Grant Agreement; c) Adopt a Salary Resolution, which allocates to the Public Health Department two positions: one (1) full-time (1.0 FTE) and one (1) part-time (0.5 FTE) Laboratory Assistant (job class 004540) effective September 7, 2020; and d) Determine that this action is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline section 15378(b)(4), since the recommended action is a government fiscal activity which does not involve commitment to anyPass Action details Not available
20-00705 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the San Antonio Groundwater Basin Study, Third, Fourth and Fifth Districts, as follows: Acting as Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 6 to the Joint Funding Agreement No. 15WSCA600081610_06 with the United States Geological Survey to extend the end date one-year to October 31, 2021 with no additional cost to the Santa Barbara County Water Agency; and b) Determine that the amendment to the agreement for the San Antonio Groundwater Study is exempt under California Environmental Quality Act guidelines, Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) and Section 15306 (Class 6 Information Collection) as previously approved by the Board on November 4, 2014.Pass Action details Not available
20-00706 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with Allan Hancock College for an Outstation Career Employment Specialist, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the County of Santa Barbara Department of Social Services Director to execute a First Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with Allan Hancock College, to include an electronic voucher process for CalWORKs students to obtain their books; and b) Determine that the activity is not a “Project” subject to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 15378(b)(5), since the activity is an organizational or administrative activity of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00726 A-21)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Josephine “Kalie” Grubb to the South County Board of Architectural Review, term ending January 1, 2023, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
20-00710 A-22)Departmental AgendaConsider recommendations regarding a proposed amendment to the Planning and Development Fee Ordinance for Commercial Telecommunication Facilities Tier 2A (Small Cell Wireless Facilities), as follows: a) Consider and approve the adoption (second reading) of an Ordinance amending fees for Planning and Development services; and b) Find that the proposed action is an administrative activity of the County, which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a "project" as defined for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Guidelines Section 15273(a)(1) and 15378(b)(5).Pass Action details Not available
20-00712 A-23)Set Hearing/Hearing RequestSet a hearing to consider recommendations regarding Case No. 20APL-00000-00019, an appeal filed by the Santa Barbara County Coalition for Responsible Cannabis of the Planning Commission’s July 8, 2020 approval of the Castlerock Family Farms, LLC Cannabis Cultivation Project (Case No. 19LUP-00000-00050), Third District, as follows: (Set a hearing for October 6, 2020. Time estimate: 3 hours) a) Deny the appeal, Case No. 20APL-00000-00019; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00050; c) Determine that the previously certified Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (17EIR-00000-00003) is adequate and no subsequent Environmental Impact Report or Negative Declaration is required pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15168(c)(2); and d) Grant de novo approval of the proposed project, Case No. 19LUP-00000-00050.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
20-00676 2)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Proposed Fee Ordinances for the Public Works Water Resources Division - Flood Control District and Project Clean Water, as follows: Acting as the Board of Supervisors: a) Consider and approve the adoption (second reading) of “An Ordinance Adopting a Schedule of Fees for Services Provided by the Department of Public Works, Water Resources Division - Project Clean Water in Connection With Providing Services Within the Jurisdiction of Santa Barbara County,” amending fees for Public Works Department services; and b) Find that the proposed actions are administrative activities of the County, which will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a “project” as defined for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15273(a)(1) and 15378 (b)(5); Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: c) Consider and approve the adoption (second reading) of “An Ordinance Adopting a Schedule of Fees for Services Provided by the DPass Action details Video Video
20-00714 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Resolution in support of Proposition 15, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Adopt a Resolution in support of Statewide Ballot Proposition 15, The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020, on the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot; 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 Video Video
20-00678 4)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 Video Video
20-00717 5)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Transportation Impact Thresholds Update to Comply with Senate Bill (SB) 743, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) 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 proposed amendment to the Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video