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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 3/16/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: REMOTE VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION ONLY
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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21-00239  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) [Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Board of Supervisors and as the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District] Southern California Fire Cases, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding case number 4965, including Southern California Edison Company et al. v. County of Santa Barbara, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Lead Case Nos. BC698429 and BC699216. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) Significant exposure to civil litigation: 1 case. The joint letter dated February 26, 2021 from the Cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta and Solvang asserts that proposed cost increases for contract law enforcement services for those cities violates the terms and purpose of the County’s contracts with those cities. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code section 54956.8) P  Action details Not available
21-00206 A-1)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Agreement with California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. (not a local vendor), an Institute of Mental Disease, for the provision of mental health services for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for a contract maximum amount not to exceed $350,000.00, inclusive of Purchase Order CN 24-351 in the amount of $200,000.00, but which otherwise cancels, nullifies, and supersedes Purchase Order CN 24-351; b) Delegate to the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness or designee the authority to make immaterial changes to the Agreement without requiring formal amendment thereto and subject to the Board’s authority to rescind this delegated authority at any time; and c) Determine that the above action is a government fiscal activity, which does not involve any commitment to any specific project that may result in a potentially significant phPass Action details Not available
21-00213 A-2)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Board Contract with Crestwood Behavioral Health Center Inc. for Fiscal Years (FY) 2020-2023, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a First Amendment to the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with Crestwood Behavioral Health Center, Inc., a Delaware corporation (not a local vendor), for the provision of mental health services and residential treatment services, to increase the contract amount by $600,000.00 for FY 2020-2021 for a new maximum contract amount of $2,100,000.00 for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023, inclusive of $1,100,000.00 for FY 2020-2021, $500,000.00 for FY 2021-2022, and $500,000.00 for FY 2022-2023; and b) Determine that the above action is a government fiscal activity, which does not involve any commitment to any specific project that 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
21-00214 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Funding Agreement, as follows: a) Ratify the “Funding Approval/Agreement” with HUD executed by the County Executive Officer on February 22, 2021, for CDBG-CV1 and CDBG-CV3 funds in the amount of $1,906,404.00; and b) Determine that the 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 CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), finding that the project is a 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
21-00209 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the 2020 Biennial Review and Amendments to the Conflict of Interest Code of the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1, as follows: a) Approve the proposed amended Conflict of Interest Code of the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District, Improvement District No. 1; and b) Determine that the above action is an organizational or administrative activity of the government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
21-00215 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a 2020 Biennial Review and Amendments to the Conflict of Interest Code of the Los Olivos School District, as follows: a) Approve the proposed amended Conflict of Interest Code of the Los Olivos School District; and b) Determine that the above action is an organizational or administrative activity of the government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment and is therefore not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines.Pass Action details Not available
21-00208 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Second Amendment to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Funding Agreement, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the Second Amendment of the funding agreement with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County for emergency feeding services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Second Amendment extends the term through September 30, 2021, and establishes a contract not to exceed amount of $538,530.00; and b) 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 therefore exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guideline section 15378 (b)(4).Pass Action details Not available
21-00232 A-7)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Requests No. 0007419 (Majority Vote Required); and Budget Revision Requests Nos. 0007298, 0007383, 0007422, and 0007427 (4/5 Vote Required).Pass Action details Not available
21-00234 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Letter of Support for SB 467 (End Fracking and Dangerous Drilling), as follows: a) Approve the letter of support for SB 467 and authorize the Chair or Vice-Chair to sign the letter; and b) Determine that the above actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), because pursuant to sections 153378(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.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00217 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a request to amend the Salary Resolution to add one additional position to General Services in the Information and Communications Services Division, as follows: a) Adopt changes to the Salary Resolution, which adds to the General Services Department one (1) 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) Team/Project Leader - General; and b) 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 therefor is not a project subject to environmental review.Pass Action details Not available
21-00218 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Joint Occupancy Agreement for Santa Maria Superior Court Campus at Cook and Miller, Santa Maria, Fifth District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Joint Occupancy Agreement between the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), and the County of Santa Barbara, to provide for the adjustment of assigned area to the State-owned Santa Maria Superior Court Campus, located at 312 Cook Street in Santa Maria; and b) Find that the proposed actions are administrative or other fiscal activities that do not involve commitment to any specific project, and therefore not a “project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 CCR 15378(b) (4), b(5).Pass Action details Not available
21-00229 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Annual Progress Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Annual Progress Report; and b) Determine that the annual progress report is exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(3) and 15378(b)(5).Pass Action details Not available
21-00219 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Family Service Agency (FSA) Agreement: Housing for the Harvest Program and Latinx and Migrant COVID-19 Task Force and Language Justice Project, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with FSA (a local vendor) to extend the term and update the Scope of Services for the Housing for the Harvest program and for the Latinx and Migrant COVID-19 Task Force both of which provide COVID-19 support services. The maximum contract amount is not to exceed $448,000.00 with a term of August 24, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for Housing for the Harvest program, and a term of August 24, 2020 through October 31, 2021 for Latinx and Migrant COVID-19 Task Force; and b) Determine that the above recommended actions are not a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines, since they consist of the creation of governmental funding mechanisms or other governmenPass Action details Not available
21-00220 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Simpler Solutions Professional Services Agreement, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement with Simpler Systems for the Healthy Families America Data Collection and Reporting Project for the period of March 16, 2021 through June 30, 2023 for a total amount not to exceed $184,320.00; b) Approve and authorize the Director of the Public Health Department, or designee, to make immaterial amendments in accordance with Agreement Section 35; 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 result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.Pass Action details Not available
21-00221 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County Health Center Board Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020, as follows: a) Receive and file the Santa Barbara County Health Center Board Annual Report for FY 2019-2020; and b) Determine that receiving and filing the report is not a project under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 15378(b)(5), since it is an organizational and administrative activity of the government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
21-00210 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Barbara County Hydrology Report for 2020, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Receive and file the Santa Barbara County Hydrology Report for 2020 and authorize distribution of the report for County and public information; and b) Determine that the proposed action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to 14 CCR Section 15378 (a) activities with no potential for resulting in a direct or indirect physical change to the environment.Pass Action details Not available
21-00211 A-16)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project Reach 2B Phase 2 and Reach 3, First District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Flood Control and Water Conservation District: a) Approve plans and specifications for the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project Reach 2B Phase 2 and Reach 3; b) Award the construction contract for the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control Project Reach 2B Phase 2 and Reach 3, in the amount of $5,231,671.00 (including $32,500.00 in itemized supplemental work) to the lowest responsible bidder Granite Construction Company (a local vender), subject to the provisions of documents and certifications, as set forth in the plans and specifications applicable to the project and as required by law; c) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Construction Contract upon return of the contractor’s executed contract documents, and the review and approval of the County Counsel, Auditor-Controller, and Risk Manager or their authorized representatives; d) Authorize the Public Works Director or designee to Pass Action details Video Video
21-00230 A-17)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Professional Services Contract with MNS Engineers for the Foothill Debris Management Site, Second District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a contract with MNS Engineers to provide professional services related to the operation of the Foothill Debris Management Site in the event of its activation as needed for debris reporting and tracking for the period beginning on March 16, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2025, in the amount not to exceed $100,000.00; and b) Determine that the proposed action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to Guidelines Section 15378 (b) (5), as it consists of organizational or administrative activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.Pass Action details Not available
21-00207 A-18)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Intrastate Transport of Prisoners with the County of Ventura Sheriff’s Office, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement of Services for Intrastate Transport of Prisoners with the County of Ventura Sheriff’s Office for the transportation of prisoners from other correctional facilities within California to the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Correctional Facilities, effective July 1, 2020; and b) Determine that the approval of the recommended action is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 (b)(5), since the recommended action is a government administrative 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
21-00225 A-19)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Appointment of Workforce Development Board Members, as follows: a) Appoint the recommended individuals to the Workforce Development Board, as follows; i) Approve the appointment of Cesar Valladares of the Employment Development Department, term ending September 30, 2021, mandated; and ii) Approve the appointment of Petra Gomez of the Santa Barbara Foundation, term ending February 28, 2023, private; and b) Determine that the above actions do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant impact on the environment, and therefore it is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) and (5) as the proposed action is also an organizational or administrative activity.Pass Action details Not available
21-00228 A-20)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Second Amendment to the Agreement with Family Services Agency of Santa Barbara for Child Welfare Services Counseling Services, as follows: a) Approve, ratify and authorize the Chair to execute the Second Amendment to the Agreement with Family Services Agency of Santa Barbara (local vendor), to provide Child Welfare Services Counseling Services for a total increased contract amount not to exceed $60,000.00 for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and renew for a total contract amount not to exceed $50,000.00 for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and b) Determine that the approval and execution of the above Agreement is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), finding that the approvals and execution of the Agreement is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only 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 Pass Action details Not available
21-00216 A-21)Administrative ItemReceive and file the DNA Identification Fund Report for calendar year 2020.Pass Action details Not available
21-00227 A-22)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the week of March 22, 2021 through March 26, 2021 as Tsunami Preparedness Week in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00212 A-23)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming March 16, 2021 as Arbor Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00226 A-24)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming March 31, 2021 as Cesar Chavez Day in Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00223 A-25)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of commendation honoring Christina Guzman upon her retirement from the Public Health Department after over 37 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00237 A-26)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of Commendation honoring Dispatch Manager Lisa Mathiasen upon her retirement from the Sheriff's Office after over 40 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00205 A-27)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of commendation honoring Custody Sergeant Paul DesLaurier upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office after over 31 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00204 A-28)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of commendation honoring Sergeant Michael J. Kuhbander upon his retirement from the Sherriff’s Office after over 26 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00222 A-29)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution proclaiming March 24, 2021 as “World Tuberculosis Day in Santa Barbara County”.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00224 A-30)Honorary ResolutionAdopt a Resolution of commendation honoring Alicia Hernandez upon her retirement from the Public Health Department after over 29 years of faithful and distinguished service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County.Pass Action details Not available
21-00167 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the adoption of the Proposed Fee Ordinance for the Surveyor Division in Public Works Department, as follows: a) Approve the introduction (first reading) of the proposed Ordinance amending fees for County Surveyor services; b) Read the title “An Ordinance Adopting a Schedule of Fees for Services Provided by the Department of Public Works, County Surveyor Division in Connection with the Review and Approval of Subdivision and Survey Related Documents and Maps within the Jurisdiction of Santa Barbara County,” and waive full reading of the selected Ordinance; and c) Continue the hearing on the Administrative Agenda to consider recommendations, as follows: i) Consider and approve the adoption (second reading) of the Ordinance amending fees for County Surveyor services effective 60 days after adoption; and ii) Find that the above-recommended actions are the establishment, modification, structuring, restricting, or approval of rates, tolls, fees, or other charges by public agencies which the public agency finds are for the purpose of meeting Pass Action details Video Video
21-00231 2)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 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, 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
21-00233 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Floradale Avenue Bridge No. 51C-0370 over the Santa Ynez River, County Project 862032, Federal Project BRLSZD-5951 (060), Third District as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) (EST. TIME: 10 MIN.) a) Approve the plans and specifications, on file in the Public Works Department Office, for construction of Floradale Avenue Bridge No. 51C-0370 over Santa Ynez; b) Approve the Request for Local Advance Construction Authorization for the Construction and Construction Engineering phases of work for the above referenced project and work with the County Executive Office and the Auditor-Controller to develop a temporary cash flow advances funding process to track the payout and return of the cash advances; c) Award the construction contract in the amount of $14,991,931.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, MCM Construction, 6413 32nd Street, North Highlands, CA 95660, subject to the provision of documents and certifications, as set forth in the specifications applicable to the project, as required under California law; d) Approve and authorize thePass Action details Video Video
21-00173 4)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider, accept and forward to the Office of the Governor, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisor nomination(s) of one or more member of a Board of Supervisors and one or more mayor or member of a City Council from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties for appointment as the South Central Coast Region representative on the California Coastal Commission. (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICYPass Action details Video Video
21-00236 5)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Post-Pandemic County Workforce Strategies, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Receive and file the following reports: i) Clean Commute Executive Report; ii) C-19 Workforce Assessment Survey Report; and iii) Distributed Teams Hybrid Work Model; b) Approve Statement of Commitment to Workplace Flexibility; c) Refer budget request for $110,000.00 for workforce training and engagement tools to County Executive Office for budget consideration; and d) 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: APPROVEPass Action details Video Video
21-00240  Agenda ItemBOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROJECTED CALENDAR The items below are projected to be placed on a Board of Supervisors agenda next month and are subject to change. These are therefore draft and remain so until the final agenda is created and posted on the Thursday preceding a Board of Supervisors meeting. For information on a particular anticipated item, please contact the department noted. For any other questions regarding the Board of Supervisors’ agendas, please contact the Clerk of the Board Office at (805)568-2240. APRIL 2021 - COVID-19 Update (County Executive Office/Public Health) Contact: nanderson@countyofsb.org - Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Santa Barbara County Budget Workshops (County Executive Office) Contact: nanderson@countyofsb.org - Proposed Fee Ordinance for the Public Works Surveyor (Public Works) Contact: ajevrem@cosbpw.net - KPMG Business Case for a Standalone IT Department (County Executive Office/General Services) Contact: jFrapwell@countyofsb.org - 2020 Census Update (County Executive Office) Contact: Jmaiden@co.santa-barbara.ca.us - Contract for Public Sa  Action details Not available