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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 9/22/2020 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
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20-00002  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) County of Santa Barbara, et al. v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., et al. United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, case number 1:19-op-45128-DAP, multidistrict litigation number 2804, master docket number 1:17-md-02804-DAP. In re Purdue Pharma, L.P. et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, case number 19-23649 (RDD) In re Insys Therapeutics, Inc. et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, case number 19:11292(KG) CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code section 54956.8) Property: Assessor Parcel Number 029-212-019, an existing parking lot located at 1016 Santa Barbara Street; Assessor Parcel Number 029-212-011, an existing parking lot located off of Garden Street between East Figueroa Street and East Carrillo Street; and Assessor Parcel Number 029-211-025 located at 117 East Carrillo Street, all parcels in Santa Barbara 93101 (First District). Agency negotiator: General   Action details Not available
20-00732 A-1)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring David Jonathon Brookshire upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office after 33 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
20-00733 A-2)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Susan Epstein for her 16 years of faithful and distinguished service to the Goleta Union School District’s Board of Trustees.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00748 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) Amendment to the Participation Agreement for Inter-Member Transfer for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the CalMHSA Participation Agreement Second Amendment regarding the Inter-Member Transfer Program (Agreement No. 511-2018-PT-SBC-A2) for a new term of service of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 and add a 5% administrative charge of $2,984.45 for the new term; and b) Determine that the approval of the recommended action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), since the recommended action is a government fiscal activity which does not involve commitment to any specific project which may result in potentially significant physical impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00734 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Nominees to be determined and appointed by the Board of Supervisors, as follows: Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10515, the Board of Supervisors shall consider the following: a) Receive the Certificate of Facts listing six (6) districts that have one or more vacancies where no candidates filed and direct staff to conduct outreach to potential candidates to fill vacancies.Pass Action details Not available
20-00731 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution and Master Standard Agreement (MSA) between Santa Barbara County and the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), to receive $588,504.00 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) related to the 2017 Thomas Fire, as follows: a) Adopt an Authorizing Resolution formalizing acceptance of State CDBG-DR funding in response to housing-related loss and damages incurred during the 2017 Thomas Fire; b) Authorize the Community Services Department Director, or designee, to execute the MSA with State HCD for funding in the amount of $588,504.00 under HCD’s CDBG-DR Multi-Family Housing Program guidelines (MHP), subject to County Counsel approval as to form; and c) Determine that the other 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 section 15378(b)(4), finding that actions consist of the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities,Pass Action details Not available
20-00735 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the approval of a First Amendment to the Agreement with United Way of Santa Barbara County to implement a disaster assistance program utilizing CARES Act funds, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Community Services Director to execute the First Amendment to the Subrecipient Agreement with United Way of Santa Barbara County (United Way), utilizing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for administration and implementation of 1) a disaster assistance program that will assist County residents who test positive for COVID-19 to not return to work until safe, and 2) an Emergency Rent Assistance Program; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), because they consist of the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities, which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00754 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Disposition of County-owned property at 117 North B Street in Lompoc, Assessor Parcel Number 085-141-003 to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara for a Homekey development project, Fourth District, as follows: a) Determine, in accordance with California Government Code Section 26227 and County Code Section 12A-10.3, that the “Homekey” project (Project) proposed by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, a public body, corporate and politic, would meet the social needs of the population of the County and serve public purposes, and that the portion of the property located at APN No. 085-141-003 at 117 North B Street, Lompoc, California (Property), will be not be needed for County purposes, and therefore, that the Board may make the Property available to the Housing Authority; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Purchase and Sales Agreement between the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, as Buyer, and County of Santa Barbara, as Seller, to sell the Property for a below-market purchase Pass Action details Video Video
20-00729 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Acceptance of Additional State Funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental (EMPG-S), as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the County Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Office of Emergency Management (OEM) or designee, to accept an additional allocation of $109,696.00 from the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) for FY 2020 EMPG-S with a period of performance from January 27, 2020 to October 26, 2021; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0007195 to increase appropriations in the amount of $109,696.00 in the County Executive Office General Fund for Services and Supplies funded by unanticipated EMPG-S revenue from the California Office of Emergency Services; and c) Determine that the proposed action is related to the creation of a government funding mechanism and other fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and is therefPass Action details Not available
20-00738 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement with Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) for 2-1-1 Helpline Service for COVID-19 Community Information and Referrals, as follows: a) Approve and ratify the Emergency Agreement for the provision of 2-1-1 Helpline Services for COVID-19 related community information and referrals between the County and the CAC, a local vendor, for a contract amount not to exceed $49,029.00 for the period from March 16, 2020 through June 3, 2020 (Period 1), and a contract amount not to exceed $177,989.34 for the period from August 22, 2020 through June 30, 2021 (Period 2), for a total contract amount not to exceed $227,018.34; b) Authorize the County Director of Emergency Services (DES), or a designee, until otherwise ordered by the Board, to continue utilizing the Emergency Agreement to provide 2-1-1 Helpline Services for COVID-19 response for an amount not to exceed $227,018.34; and c) Determine that the activity is not a “Project” subject to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 15378Pass Action details Not available
20-00740 A-10)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests. (4/5 Vote Required)Pass Action details Not available
20-00755 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Hinderliter, de Llamas and Associates (HdL) Board Contract Agreement for Cannabis Tax Compliance Services, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with HdL to deliver Cannabis Tax Compliance Services, for the period of September 22, 2020 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.00; and b) 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
20-00749 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Buellton Senior Center 25-Year Lease Agreement (R/P File No.: 000999), Third District, as follows: a) Find that the programs and services provided at the Buellton Senior Center at 164 West Highway 246, Units A and B, in Buellton (Premises) by the Buellton Senior Center, a California non-profit corporation, are necessary to meet the health, welfare, and social needs of the local senior community, and that the Premises are not needed by the County for the period of this Lease Agreement; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Lease Agreement (Agreement) between the Buellton Senior Center as Lessee and the County of Santa Barbara as Lessor wherein the County, pursuant to California Government Code Section 26227, leases the subject Premises for a period of 25 years with two 5-year renewal options described in Section 5, which will allow the Lessee to undertake fundraising events for some needed improvements to the Buellton Senior Center subject to approval of plans by the County Capital Projects Assistant Director; c) Approve and authorize Pass Action details Video Video
20-00746 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Local Vendor Preference Policy and Outreach Update, as follows: a) Receive and file an update on the Local Vendor Preference policy and the Local Vendor Outreach program; and b) Determine that the above recommended actions do not constitute a project subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(2)&(5), finding that the action consists of continuing administrative or maintenance activities, such as purchases for supplies and general policy and procedure making and organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00750 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Lease of Santa Barbara County-owned Mobile Interoperability Trailer (RP File No. 003919), as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Lease Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara (SBC) and the County of SLO for SLO to use, at no cost, a SBC-owned Mobile Interoperability Trailer for a period of five (5) years with two 5-year automatic renewals of the term; and b) Determine that the proposed action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities, as it applies to leasing and licensing of facilities or mechanical equipment involving no change of use.Pass Action details Not available
20-00751 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Award Contract for Countywide Security Services to Triumph Protection Group, as follows: a) Find, in accordance with Government Code Section 31000, that the County does not have employee resources to complete the security services to be completed by Triumph Protection Group and that the County’s economic interests are served by the contracts; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Agreement with Triumph Protection Group (a local vendor) in the amount not-to-exceed $3,357,160.00 to provide Countywide armed and unarmed security services as noted on the contract for a period of two (2) years to begin October 1, 2020 and end September 30, 2022 with two (2) two-year options to renew extensions; c) Authorize the Director of General Services to approve Amendments to this Agreement within the amount not to exceed $167,858.00 (5% of contract amount); and d) Find that the proposed action does not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15301: Maintenance of existPass Action details Video Video
20-00752 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the County of Santa Barbara Job Order Contract Service Provider Award, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Professional Services Agreement with The Gordian Group, Inc., for a total contract amount up to and not to exceed $1,000,000.00 ($200,000.00/year), to provide Job Order Contracting program development, implementation, and management services, for an initial contract term of three (3) years, plus two (2), 1-year time extensions; and b) Determine that the recommended actions are not a project subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) as the actions are the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project; and Section 15378(b)(5), as the actions are the organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
20-00736 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a 2019-2020 Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission, as follows: a) Receive and file the Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, and b) Determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) that the above action is a government activity which does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and therefore is not a project subject to environmental review.Pass Action details Not available
20-00737 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a 2021 Employee Benefit Insurance Program Renewal, as follows: a) In the matter of setting health plan rates for 2021, the Board of Supervisors approves the following renewals: i) Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM) Health Blue Shield Health Plans: The renewal of the PRISM Blue Shield Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) High, Blue Shield EPO Low, Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) plans for a twelve-month period, at the existing benefit levels with a premium increase of 5.3%, effective January 1, 2021, for all active employees and retirees; ii) Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Health Plans: The renewal of the active employees’ and early retirees’ Kaiser Permanente High and Low HMO for a twelve-month period at the existing benefit levels, with a 5.3% increase in premiums, effective January 1, 2021, and for all Medicare-eligible retirees, with no increase in premiums for the Senior Advantage Plans, at the existing benefit levels; iii) County Self-FunPass Action details Video Video
20-00730 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA)/Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG) Annual Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the Department’s annual JJCPA/YOBG statistical and budget report to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) as mandated by statute; 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
20-00747 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement with Family Service Agency (FSA) for the Housing for the Harvest and Latinx and Migrant COVID-19 Task Force and Language Justice Project, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with FSA (a local vendor) to provide support services for the Housing for the Harvest program and for the Latinx and Migrant COVID-19 Task Force to provide operational support, engagement, and outreach services related to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 for a maximum contract amount not to exceed $1,006,500.00 with a term of August 24, 2020 through February 28, 2021 for Housing for the Harvest program services, and a term of August 24, 2020 through August 23, 2021 for Latinx and Migrant COVID-19 Task Force services; b) Approve and authorize Budget Revision Request No. 0007225 in the amount of $1,006,500.00 to establish appropriations from a release of Public Health Special Revenue Fund balance in Services and Supplies of $906,100.00 for the operational sPass Action details Video Video
20-00743 A-21)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Agreement, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement with the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara Authority for the use of space at several locations to provide homeless and public health outreach services in the community. There are no costs associated with this Agreement; b) Approve and authorize the Director of the Public Health Department, or designee, to authorize the use of additional locations that are owned or managed by Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara in accordance with Article I; and c) 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 Video Video
20-00676 A-22)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 Not available
20-00741 A-23)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a $78,000.00 grant for Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)/National Highway Traffic Safety Association for the period from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign a grant agreement with the State of California OTS for STEP for the period from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 in the amount of $78,000.00; and b) Find that the proposed action does not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to 14 CCR 15378(b)(4), in that it is a government fiscal or funding activity that will not result in direct or indirect changes in the environment.Pass Action details Video Video
20-00739 A-24)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Marcee Davis to the Veterans’ Services Advisory Committee, term ending January 1, 2021, Second District.Pass Action details Not available
20-00745 A-25)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Amendment to the Ordinance Setting Compensation and Benefits for Members of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as follows: a) Provide a 3% salary increase, effective in the first pay period sixty (60) days after Board approval which is consistent with the October 2019 Index of the Consumer Price Index - Urban (CPI - U) for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area to be effective during Fiscal Year 2020-2021 and provide future, annual salary increases based on the Consumer Price Index - Urban (October Indices) from a minimum of 0% to a maximum of 3% each Fiscal Year; b) Upon approval of the 3% salary increase, effective in the first pay period sixty (60) days after Board approval, the biweekly allowance paid to the Chair of the Board of Supervisors will also increase by 3% from $71.18 to approximately $73.32 based upon the October 2019 CPI-U for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area, and provide future adjustments to the Chair allowance from a minimum of 0% to a maximum of 3% each Fiscal Year based on the October CPI-U for the LPass Action details Video Video
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
20-00744 2)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: 35 MIN.) a) Uphold the appeals, Case Nos. 20APL-00000-00009 (Attachment 8 of the Board Letter, dated September 1, 2020) and 20APL-00000-00010 (Attachment 7 of the Board Letter, dated September 1, 2020); b) Make the required findings for denial of the project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-00034, 19CUP-00000-00054, and 19CDP-00000-00133, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings (Attachment 1 of the memo dated September 10, 2020); c) Determine that denial of the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15270(b) (Attachment 2 of the memo dated September 10, 2020); and d) Deny the project, Case Nos. 19DVP-00000-00034, 19CUP-00000-00054, and 19CDP-00000-00133; Alternatively, should the Board choose tPass Action details Video Video
20-00710 3)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 Video Video
20-00753 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the KPMG Operational and Performance Review for the Public Defender Department, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file a report by KPMG on an Operational and Performance Review of the Public Defender Department and department’s implementation timeframe; b) Provide direction, as appropriate; and c) Find that the proposed actions do not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR 15378(b)(2), as it consists of general policy and procedure making. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
20-00742 5)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury Report entitled “Cannabis”, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.) a) Consider and adopt the responses as the Board of Supervisors’ response to the 2019-2020 Grand Jury report entitled “Cannabis”; 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. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video