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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 11/9/2021 9:00 AM Minutes status: Approved  
Meeting location: JOSEPH CENTENO BETTERAVIA GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, BOARD HEARING ROOM 511 EAST LAKESIDE PARKWAY, SANTA MARIA
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21-00001  Agenda ItemCounty Executive Officer’s Report: Receive a report from the County Executive Officer (CEO) on County programs, County staff updates and achievements, staff recognitions, updates on major projects, updates on state and federal legislation, and upcoming events of interest to the Board and the public. There will be no Board discussion except to ask questions or refer matters to staff; and no action will be taken unless listed on a subsequent agenda.  Action details Not available
21-00994 A-1)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Auditor-Controller’s Report on the External Monitoring Reports of County Departments for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as follows: a) Receive and file the Auditor-Controller's Report on the External Monitoring Reports of County Departments for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 (the Report); 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
21-01005 A-2)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Behavioral Wellness Personnel Resolution to add nine (9) FTEs (Supplemental Funding to the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant), as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution, effective November 15, 2021, to add nine (9) legal positions, totaling 9.0 FTEs, to the Department of Behavioral Wellness, consisting of: i) Two full-time (2.0 FTE) Alcohol and Drug Service Specialists (ADSS); ii) One full-time (1.0 FTE) Administrative Office Professional (AOP) for Alcohol and Drug Programs; iii) Three full-time (3.0 FTE) Peer Recovery Assistants; iv) One full-time (1.0 FTE) Case Worker for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT); v) One full-time (1.0 FTE) Psychologist for long-term care team; and vi) One full-time (1.0 FTE) Practitioner for First Episode Psychosis (FEP); 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 potential physical impacts on the environment, and thPass Action details Not available
21-00997 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution authorizing participation in the State Rental Assistance Program, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Santa Barbara County to accept a block grant from the State Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department to administer an emergency rental assistance program locally and authorizing the Director of Community Services, or designee, to execute Round 2 Block Grant Award Documents for the receipt of up to $30,000,000.00; b) Authorize the Director of Community Services, or designee, to execute Round 2 Block Grant Award Documents, subject to County Counsel, Auditor-Controller, and Risk Management review and concurrence; and c) 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 enviroPass Action details Not available
21-00996 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution to receive additional State of California Emergency Solutions Grants CARES Act (ESG-CV) Program Funding, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the acceptance and administration of an amount not to exceed $12,238,938.00 in funds under the State ESG-CV program; b) Authorize the Community Services Director or designee(s) to execute all certifications, standard forms, and grant agreement in a form substantially similar to the ESG-CV standard agreement, and other related documents required for the acceptance and administration of additional State ESG-CV funds; and c) 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 ePass Action details Not available
21-00995 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Application Authorization and Lead Agency Responsibilities, as follows: a) Authorize Community Services Department staff to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the annual CoC consolidated application, which includes County Housing and Community Development Division project applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 CoC Program Competition funding in the amounts of $169,050.00 for HMIS operation, $66,789.00 for Santa Barbara County CoC Planning, and $130,675.00 for operation of the Coordinated Entry System Projects (collectively, the “CoC Projects”) and non-County community project applications, a written commitment of General Fund match in the amount of $91,628.50 for the CoC Projects, and all certifications, standard forms, and other related documents; b) Authorize the Community Services Director or designee to execute 2021 CoC Program Grant Agreements and Scopes of Work with HUD for the CoC Projects in a form substantially similar to the previously approved and executPass Action details Not available
21-00992 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a New Countywide Policy entitled “Naming County Assets”, as follows: a) Approve and adopt the proposed new County policy entitled “Naming County Assets” which establishes a process for requesting naming of County facilities and assets; and b) Determine pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378 that the above action is not a project subject to CEQA review.Pass Action details Video Video
21-00984 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Amendment to Chapter 50 of the County Code, Licensing of Commercial Cannabis Operations, as follows: a) Consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance amending Chapter 50 of the Santa Barbara County Code, Licensing of Commercial Cannabis Operations; and b) Determine for the purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that: i) Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15168(c) these actions are within the scope of the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program, and the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) [Case No. 17EIR-00000-00003, State Clearinghouse No. 2017071016] adequately describes this activity for the purposes of CEQA; and ii) Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15162(a), after considering the PEIR certified by the Board of Supervisors on February 6, 2018, that no subsequent EIR or Negative Declaration is required because: i) no substantial changes are proposed which require major revisions of the PEIR due to the involvement of new siPass Action details Video Video
21-00993 A-8)Administrative ItemConsider an Amendment to the 2021 Board of Supervisors’ Schedule of Meeting Dates and Locations by changing the location of the Tuesday, December 7, 2021 meeting from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria and change the location of the Tuesday, December 14, 2021 meeting from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara.Pass Action details Not available
21-00986 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider the adoption of the 2022 Board of Supervisors’ schedule of meeting dates and locations.Pass Action details Not available
21-01003 A-10)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revisions Nos. 0007970, 0007996 (Majority Vote); and 0007948, and 0007982 (4/5 Vote Required).Pass Action details Not available
21-01004 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a City of Santa Barbara Animal Services Revenue Agreement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute the City of Santa Barbara Animal Services Revenue Agreement to provide full animal services for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 for a total amount of $418,000.00 for the period; and b) Determine that these activities are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review per CEQA Guideline Section 15061(b)(3), since it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activities may have a significant effect on the environment, and direct staff to file the Notice of Exemption.Pass Action details Not available
21-01001 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Cloud Seeding Program 2021-2022, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Approve the 2021-2022 Cloud Seeding Program and authorize the Chair to execute the agreement with North American Weather Consultants (not a local vendor) for cloud seeding for the period of November 9, 2021 through June 30, 2022 unless earlier terminated, in an amount not to exceed $204,600.00; b) Consider the 2021 Addendum to the Mitigated Negative Declaration 13NGD-00000-00011 which the Board adopted on October 15, 2013; and c) After considering the Mitigated Negative Declaration and the 2021 Addendum to the Mitigated Negative Declaration, determine pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Section 15162(a) that no subsequent Environmental Impact Report or Negative Declaration is required for this project because: 1) No substantial changes are proposed in the project which require major revisions of the Mitigated Negative Declaration; 2) No substantial changes have occurred with respect to the circumstances under which the projPass Action details Not available
21-01002 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin - Eastern Management Area Groundwater Sustainability Plan, Third and Fifth Districts, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Approve the Eastern Management Area Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Santa Ynez River Valley Groundwater Basin Eastern Management Area; b) Authorize the Board’s representative and alternate representative on the Eastern Management Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency Committee to take all actions necessary to approve and submit the Groundwater Sustainability Plan; and c) Determine that the proposed actions are not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act, pursuant to Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), organization or administrative activities that will not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment, and Water Code section 10728.6.Pass Action details Not available
21-00991 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution for Authorization to Apply for and Accept State Funding for Housing Navigators Program - Round 2, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution regarding the State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Navigators Program funds including the application for and acceptance of the Housing Navigators Program Funds; 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
21-00990 A-15)Appointment/BOS itemApprove the appointment of Jennifer Baird to the Commission for Women, term ending November 8, 2024, Fourth District.Pass Action details Not available
21-00999 A-16)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution in memory of Mrs. Agatha Shorter-Lewis, and to impart our condolences to her family and friends.Pass Action details Video Video
21-01055 X-1)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution to accept Small Community Drought Relief Program grant funds, Fourth District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Adopt the resolution entitled “Resolution to Accept the Small Community Drought Relief Grant for the Rolling Hills Emergency Intertie Project” to authorize the Public Works Director or designee, to execute any and all grant agreements, amendments, and subsequent agreements with the California Department of Water Resources to receive Small Community Drought Relief Program grant funding to complete the Emergency Intertie Project; and b) Find that the proposed action is related to creation of a government funding and other fiscal activity 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 not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Guideline Section 15378(b)(4).Pass Action details Not available
21-01055  Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Resolution to accept Small Community Drought Relief Program grant funds, Fourth District, as follows: Acting as the Board of Directors, Water Agency: a) Adopt the resolution entitled “Resolution to Accept the Small Community Drought Relief Grant for the Rolling Hills Emergency Intertie Project” to authorize the Public Works Director or designee, to execute any and all grant agreements, amendments, and subsequent agreements with the California Department of Water Resources to receive Small Community Drought Relief Program grant funding to complete the Emergency Intertie Project; and b) Find that the proposed action is related to creation of a government funding and other fiscal activity 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 not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Guideline Section 15378(b)(4).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
21-01007 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Contractor on Payroll (COP) Agreement with Andra Dillard, R.N., Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022, as follows: (EST. TIME: 5 MIN.) a) In accordance with California Government Code Section 7522.56(f)(1), certify that the appointment of retired County employee Andra Dillard, R.N., Psychiatric Health Facility Infection Preventionist, is necessary to fill a critical need in Behavioral Wellness before 180 days have passed from her date of retirement; b) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an Agreement for Services of Contractor on Payroll with Andra Dillard, R.N., to provide infectious disease prevention and control services not to exceed 520 hours, in a FY for the period of November 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $46,500.00; 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 result in potentially physical impact on the environment, and are therefore not a project under the California EnvironmentaPass Action details Video Video
21-01008 2)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a Status Report on Criminal Justice Improvement Efforts and the Main Jail Rehabilitation Project, as follows: (EST. TIME: 45 MIN.) a) Receive and file status reports on criminal justice improvement efforts and the Main Jail Rehabilitation Project; b) Direct staff to pursue Option 2 for the Main Jail Rehabilitation Project; c) Provide other direction, as appropriate; d) Return with a status report in 60-90 days on the criminal justice improvement efforts; and e) 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
21-01000 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the Safety Element Update - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA), as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file a report and provide any comments on the findings of the CCVA; b) Provide any comments and/or direction on developing the project description for the Safety Element Update, based on the findings of the CCVA; and c) Determine that the Board’s actions are not a “project” 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
21-00998 4)Administrative ItemHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an Update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) 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