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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 3/9/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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21-00203  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Pickering, et al. v. County of Santa Barbara, et al., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, case number 20CV03338. County of Santa Barbara v. True Horizons, LLC et al., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, case number 19CV06051. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code section 54956.8) Property: Assessor’s Parcel Number 059-140-029, 310 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (2nd Supervisorial District). Agency negotiator: General Services Director Janette D. Pell. Negotiating party: Carrie M. Gordon on behalf of Casa Omega. Under negotiation: price and terms of payment.  Action details Not available
21-00195 A-1)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Amendment No. 1 to the Contract with Eide Bailly LLP (Eide Bailly) for the County's Annual Financial Audits, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 1 to the contract with Eide Bailly (not a local vendor) in the amount of $145,000.00 to perform the following audit services, for Fiscal Year 2020-2021: i) The annual financial audit for the County; ii) The Single Audit; iii) The First 5 Commission’s annual financial audit; and iv) The annual Treasury financial and compliance audits; b) Authorize the Auditor-Controller to approve change orders for up to two additional Single Audit Major Programs of $6,000.00 each, if identified, that exceed the six included in the Single Audit base amount for a total contract amount not to exceed $157,000.00; and c) 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 rePass Action details Not available
21-00191 A-2)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Auditor-Controller’s Report on the Statement of Assets of the Santa Barbara County Treasurer’s Investment Pool as of December 31, 2020, as follows: a) Receive and file the Auditor-Controller's Report on the Statement of Assets of the Santa Barbara County Treasurer’s Investment Pool as of December 31, 2020; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines because they consist of the creation of government funding mechanisms 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
21-00194 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Property Tax Administrative Cost Recovery for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 (SB2557), as follows: a) Receive and file a report prepared by the Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller determining recoverable FY 2020-2021 Property Tax Administrative Costs (Exhibits I and II attached to the Resolution); b) Adopt a Resolution to recover property tax administrative costs pursuant to California Revenue and Taxation Code section 95.3; and c) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines, because they consist of 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
21-00177 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Behavioral Wellness Early Psychosis Intervention Grant Award, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness to execute the multi-year grant agreement (No. 19MHSOAC089) with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), and to execute any subsequent reports or amendments to the agreement that do not change the maximum amount or substantive terms of the agreement, for the Early Psychosis Intervention Plus Program for youth in the amount of $2,000,000.00 for a four-year period from the date of execution of the agreement through February 28, 2025; 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 Video Video
21-00181 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Energy Assurance Assessment Service Consulting Agreement, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Arup North America Ltd (Agreement) in an amount not to exceed $775,000.00 for implementation of the Energy Assurance Assessment Service for a term ending on April 2, 2024, subject to annual budget appropriations; b) Authorize the Community Services Director, or designee, to extend the Agreement with Arup North America Ltd for up to 1 year, no later than April 2, 2025; and c) Determine that the 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)(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 and administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or Pass Action details Not available
21-00182 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding New Cuyama Greenway Project No. 8664 Award of Construction Contract, First District, as follows: a) Approve the plans and specifications on file in the Community Services Department for the New Cuyama Greenway Project No. 8664 (Project); b) Award, approve and authorize the Chair to execute a contract in the amount of $350,000.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, Bruno Landscape Management and Construction, Inc., for the Project, 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 Community Services, or designee, to order changes or additions in the work being performed for the Project via change orders in the amount not to exceed $30,000.00 as authorized under California Public Contract Code Section 20142; and d) Determine that the Project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15304(a), which consists of minor alterations in the condition of land, waPass Action details Not available
21-00201 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Contract for Outside Counsel with Strumwasser and Woocher LLP, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Strumwasser and Woocher LLP, with a not-to-exceed amount of $200,000.00 and a term ending April 30, 2022, for independent legal counsel to the County of Santa Barbara Citizens’ Independent Redistricting Commission; 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 Video Video
21-00198 A-8)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests. (4/5 Vote Required).Pass Action details Not available
21-00190 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and Arista Aviation Services LLC and the Request for a Waiver of Competition in the Purchase of Helicopter Inspection, Maintenance and Upgrade Services - Sikorsky HH60L 964, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Fire Chief to execute an Agreement for the services of an Independent Contractor, Arista Aviation Services LLC, for helicopter inspection, maintenance, and upgrade services needed for the Sikorsky HH60L Firehawk conversion, for a total contract amount not to exceed $295,656.00; b) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to procure the service without being required to conduct a formal bid process, pursuant to County Code Section 2-39 waive competitive bidding by the County of Santa Barbara; c) Approve and authorize the Fire Chief or designee to approve up to a 20% contingency with Arista Aviation Services LLC in the amount not to exceed $59,131.00 for any additional items within the scope of work that may be required to complete the repairs and/or inspections; d) Approve BudPass Action details Not available
21-00171 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance amending Chapter 27, Personnel, Articles I and II and a Resolution establishing County Office Hours, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Consider adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 27, Personnel, Articles I and II, to provide clarity and modernization of the 1971 language; b) Adopt a Resolution Regarding County Office Hours; and c) Find that the proposed actions do not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR 15378(b)(2), as it consists of general policy and procedure making.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00126 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code Chapter 16 to authorize Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations to be permitted countywide as a Food Facility, and a Resolution amending Food Facility Fees to include application plan review and annual permitting fees for Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations, as follows: a) Consider and approve the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 16, Article III, entitled “County Retail Food Code” in the Santa Barbara County Code; and b) Find that the Ordinance is exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 151061(b)(3), since it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity may have a significant impact on the environment, and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00193 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Amendment to the Immunization Local Assistance Revenue Grant Agreement, No. 17-10348, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a Second Amendment to Grant Agreement No. 17-10348 for the Immunization Local Assistance Grant with the California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch to support influenza activities and COVID-19 vaccination activities. This Second Amendment increases funding by $181,259.00 for a total revenue amount of $979,091.00 with a period of performance from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0007417 to amend the Public Health Department Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget to add $181,259.00 in new revenue and appropriation to be spent from July 2020 through June 2021; and c) Determine that these activities are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 15378(b)(4), since the recommended actions are government fiscal activities which do not involve commitment to any specific project which may Pass Action details Not available
21-00192 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program for Food, Shelter, Incentives and Enablers (FSIE) and the additional acceptance of award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Acceptance of Award No. 2042ADDF00 for the TB Control Program with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), TB Control Branch to assist in providing FSIE (FSIE Award) for TB patients, patients suspected of having TB and/or contacts to TB patients. This award in the amount of $36,000.00 is in addition to the previous award of $7,024.00 that was accepted in September 2020, and is for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0007412 to amend the Public Health Department’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget to add $36,000.00 in new revenue and appropriation to be spent during the period of July 2020 through June 2021; and c) Determine that these activities are not a project and are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA GuPass Action details Not available
21-00179 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement to Provide Traffic Signal Maintenance Services to the City of Goleta, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Goleta for the County’s provision to the City for Traffic Signal Maintenance Services, for an initial term of five (5) years; b) Authorize the County Road Commissioner to approve amendments to the Agreement in an amount not to exceed 10% of the base Agreement amount and immaterial amendments in accordance with Section 5 of the Agreement, and to renew the Agreement for additional one (1) year terms following the expiration of the initial five (5) year term; and c) 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(c), and approve and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption on that basis.Pass Action details Not available
21-00185 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Release of a Monument Deposit for Final Map of Tract No. 14,739, Bradley Village Keysite 30, Fourth District, as follows: a) Authorize and direct the Clerk of the Board to release the monument deposit collected in the amount of $89,000.00 paid by bond number 800016421 on January 19, 2016 by Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company on behalf of Bradley Ventures, LLC., that was posted to guarantee the payment of the cost of setting of the interior monuments for Final Map Tract No. 14,739, pursuant to Government Code Section 66496 of the State Subdivision Map Act; and b) Find that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15162, no new effects will occur and no new mitigation measures would be required as a result of the recommended actions because there are no substantial changes proposed, no substantial changes in circumstances, and no new information of substantial importance regarding environmental effects of the project or of the sufficiency or feasibility of mitigation measures, and therefore the recommPass Action details Not available
21-00184 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Closure Statements to Cooperative Agreements with Caltrans for the Las Vegas/San Pedro Creeks Drainage Improvement Project, Second District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Closure Statement to Cooperative Agreement No. 05-CA-0154, dated July 5, 2007 as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated December 28, 2011, with the State of California Department of Transportation associated with the Las Vegas/San Pedro Creeks Drainage Improvement Project; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Closure Statement for Cooperative Agreement No. 05-0296, dated August 6, 2015, with the State of California Department of Transportation associated with the Las Vegas/San Pedro Creeks Drainage Improvement Project; and c) Find that the recommended actions to execute Closure Statements for Cooperative Agreements associated with a completed Project are organizational or administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changPass Action details Not available
21-00183 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an update of the Cooperative Agreement with the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment for the Cold Springs and San Ysidro Debris Basins Modification Projects, First District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Updated Cooperative Agreement with the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment for the Cold Springs and San Ysidro Debris Basin Modification Projects; and b) Find that the recommended action to execute a Cooperative Agreement is an activity not constituting a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act as set forth in 14 CCR 15378(b)(4).Pass Action details Not available
21-00187 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Second Amendment to the Agreement with the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a School Resource Deputy, as follows: a) Approve, authorize, and ratify the Chair to execute a First Amendment to the Agreement for Services with the Santa Barbara Unified School District for a School Resource Deputy in the amount of $118,272.00 (SBUSD 1200 hours); 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 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
21-00186 A-19)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Sheriff's Commander Shawn O'Grady upon his retirement from the Sheriff's Office after over 34 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00188 A-20)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Commander Charles Powell upon his retirement from the Sheriff's Office after over 27 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00197 A-21)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of March 2021 as Women’s History Month in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00235 A-22)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming March 10, 2021 as Tibetan Uprising Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00002  Agenda ItemPublic Comment Period THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS RESERVED FOR COMMENT ON MATTERS WITHIN THE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. EACH PERSON MAY ADDRESS THE BOARD FOR UP TO THREE MINUTES AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIR, FOR A TOTAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OF NO MORE THAN 15 MINUTES. (Resolution No. 09-368) (21-00002) WHEN TESTIFYING BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, PERSONAL ATTACKS AND OTHER DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR ARE NOT APPROPRIATE.  Action details Not available
21-00196 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file a brief update on COVID-19 and the 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
21-00189 2)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) Financing of Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bonds on Behalf of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, as follows: (EST. TIME: 5 MIN.) a) Hold a public hearing in compliance with the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) regarding the issuance by the CMFA of tax-exempt private activity bonds, to finance and refinance Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s multifamily rental housing facility for low-income households located in Isla Vista, and consider public comment; b) Adopt a Resolution approving the issuance of multifamily housing revenue bonds by the California Municipal Finance Authority in an aggregate principal amount not-to-exceed $16,100,000.00 to finance and refinance a multifamily rental housing facility for low-income households, for the benefit of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation or an affiliate thereof, and certain other matters relating thereto; and c) Determine that the above actions involve government funding mechanisms and/or fiscal activities and are not a project undePass Action details Video Video
21-00180 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Commission for Women 2021 Women’s History Month Service Awards, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file the Commission for Women 2021 Women’s History Month Service Awards Presentation; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15378(b)(2) and (5) of the CEQA guidelines because they consist of general policy and procedure making and administrative activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
21-00178 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an On Bill Financing Agreement for Exterior Lighting Project at Various Santa Barbara County Facilities, First and Second District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 15 MIN.) a) Find, in accordance with Government Code Section 4217.13, that funds for the repayment of an On-Bill loan from Southern California Edison (SCE), for an exterior lighting energy savings project, are projected to be available from funding that otherwise would have been used for purchase of electrical energy in the absence of the completion of the exterior lighting project, and that the terms of the On-Bill Financing Loan Agreement are in the best interests of the County; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an On-Bill Financing Loan Agreement, in a form substantially similar to the Agreement for Local Government/Institutional Customer Projects, for an On Bill 0% financing Loan from SCE in the amount of $134,445.89 with a 5.1-year term to fund energy efficient exterior lighting upgrades at various County facilities; and c) Determine that the recommended actions aPass Action details Video Video
21-00200 5)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Second Quarter update on Cannabis Compliance, Enforcement and Taxation, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file an update on the status of cannabis tax collection, land use permitting, business 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
21-00199 6)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Long Range Planning Division Fiscal Years (FY) 2021-2024 Work Program, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Receive and file a report on the proposed FY 2021-2024 Work Program; b) Allocate the requested funding and staff resources to implement the work identified in FY 2021-2022 of the proposed FY 2021-2024 Work Program, subject to the approval of the Planning and Development Department’s budget; and c) Determine that the Board’s action is not a “project” that is subject to environmental review pursuant to the State California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines [Section 15378(b)(5)]. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
21-00168 7)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Pulice Appeal of the Ellwood Quarry Revised Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan, Case Nos. 19APL-00000-00026, 18RVP-00000-00016, and 17RVP-00000-00082, Third District, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Deny the appeal, Case No. 19APL-00000-00026; b) Make the required findings for approval of the project, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings; c) After considering the environmental review documents (Addendum dated March 4, 2021 together with the previously adopted Environmental Impact Report 87-EIR-3), determine that as reflected in the CEQA findings, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report shall be prepared for this project; and d) Grant de novo approval of Case Nos. 17RVP-00000-00082 and 18RVP-00000-00016 subject to the conditions of approval. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video