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Meeting Name: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Agenda status: Approved
Meeting date/time: 9/20/2022 9:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: JOSEPH CENTENO BETTERAVIA GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, BOARD HEARING ROOM 511 EAST LAKESIDE PARKWAY, SANTA MARIA
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22-00001  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. 2022 CCCE Annual Member Agency Presentation  Not available Not available
22-00853  Agenda ItemCONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) and Paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Government Code section 54956.9) Significant exposure to civil litigation: 1 case. On July 22, 2021, California Fish and Wildlife and other regulatory agencies conducted a site visit at the Toro Canyon Oil Water Separator at 1073 Toro Canyon Road. The County then worked with the regulators regarding a section of leaking oil pipeline and remediation of oil-contaminated soil in the area. On May 4, 2021, the Board approved acceptance of a Cleanup and Abatement Account Grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to fund some of this repair work. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION (Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Government Code section 54956.9) The United States of America ex rel. Judith Zissa v. County of Santa Barbara et al., United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case Number 2:14-cv-06891. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code sectio  Not available Not available
22-00835 A-1)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Agreement No. 22-20133 with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) County Mental Health Plan (MHP), Fiscal Years (FYs) 2022-2027, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness or designee to execute a new retroactive $0 five-year County MHP (Agreement No. 22-20133) with the California DHCS for the provision of Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027; and b) Determine that the above action is a government funding mechanism or other 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 is therefore not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to section 15378(b)(4) of the CEQA Guidelines.  Not available Not available
22-00837 A-2)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a First Amendment to the Agreement with Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a First Amended Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor, referenced as BC 21-200, with the SBCEO, to extend the agreement term through December 31, 2022 with no change to the Maximum Contract Amount of $462,788.00, for the period of October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022; b) Delegate to the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness or designee the authority to rescind the permission regarding publicity or endorsement per Section 12 of the Agreement; make immaterial changes to the Agreement per Section 25 of the Agreement; reallocate funds between funding sources per Exhibit B of the Agreement; authorize additional services per Exhibit B-1 of the Agreement; and amend the program goals, outcomes, and measures per Exhibit E of the Agreement, all without altering the Maximum Contract Amount and without requiring formal amendment of the Agreement, subje  Not available Not available
22-00836 A-3)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Behavioral Wellness Staffing Contract with DocStar Medical Partners LLC, Fiscal Years (FYs) 2021-2024, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a multi-year Agreement for Services of Independent Contractor with DocStar Medical Partners LLC (not a local vendor) for the provision of locum tenens psychiatry services for the period of November 22, 2021 through June 30, 2024, for a total Maximum Contract Amount not to exceed $1,066,000.00, inclusive of $266,000.00 for FY 2021-2022 (inclusive of $176,000.00 under Purchase Order CN334 and its amendments CO640 and CO2473, but which otherwise cancels, nullifies, and supersedes Purchase Order CN334 and all amendments thereto), $400,000.00 for FY 2022-2023, and $400,000.00 for FY 2023-2024; b) Delegate to the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness or designee the authority to suspend, delay, or interrupt the services under the Agreement for convenience per Section 20 of the Agreement and make immaterial changes to the Agreement per Section 26 of the Agreement, all   Not available Not available
22-00838 A-4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Behavioral Wellness American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Mental Health Agreement with Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, Inc. Fiscal Years (FYs) 2022-2024, as follows: a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute a multiyear Subrecipient Agreement for Services with Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation (a local vendor), for the provision of an ARPA-funded Community Action (Trained Community Gatekeepers) wellness program for a Maximum Contract Amount not to exceed $22,600.00, for the period of July 12, 2022 through October 31, 2023; b) Delegate to the Director of the Department of Behavioral Wellness or designee the authority to suspend, delay, or interrupt the services under the Agreement for convenience per Section 21 of the Agreement; make immaterial changes to the Agreement per Section 27 of the Agreement; make changes to the staffing levels per Exhibit A-1, Section 6; authorize additional services per Exhibit B-1, all without altering the Maximum Contract Amount and witho  Not available Not available
22-00844 A-5)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding persons to be determined and appointed by the Board of Supervisors to Special District Offices, Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10515, as follows: a) Receive the Certificate of Facts by County Clerk, Recorder, Assessor Regarding Appointment in Lieu Procedures for Special District Offices where no candidate has filed listing seven (7) special districts that have one or more offices where no candidates filed a declaration of candidacy and Direct staff to conduct outreach to potential candidates to fill the offices; and b) Determine that the above action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5), because it consists of organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.  Not available Not available
22-00839 A-6)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding approval of Sub-Recipient Agreements for COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Recovery Plan Using American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Funds, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute sub-recipient agreements for the distribution of ARPA funding for COVID-19 Recovery in Housing and Homelessness with Good Samaritan Shelter (GSS), subject to annual appropriations and budget approval: i) $2,097,600.00 for Hedges House of Hope shelter operations and essential services; and ii) $900,000.00 for Prevention, Shelter Diversion and Re-Housing program for persons that are at risk of losing housing or have recently lost housing; and b) Determine that the above recommended actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(4) as the actions involve the creation of government funding mechanisms or other government fiscal activities which do not involve a commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.  Not available Not available
22-00846 A-7)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Sixth Amendment to Agreement for Professional Legal Services with Outside Counsel Meyers Nave, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute, on behalf of the County of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the attached Sixth Amendment to Agreement for Professional Legal Services with the law firm Meyers Nave, to extend the term of the Agreement to August 30, 2024 and to increase the contractor's hourly rates under the Agreement; and b) Determine that the above action is not a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(4) and 15378(b)(5) because it consists of government administrative or fiscal activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.  Not available Not available
22-00833 A-8)Administrative ItemApprove Budget Revision Request Nos. 0008538; and 0008552. (4/5 Vote Required)  Not available Not available
22-00841 A-9)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding Amendment No. 2 with Endelos Energy, Inc. for the Betteravia Campus and Fire Station 12 Renewable Energy Project No. 19026, Second and Fifth Districts, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Contract (BC19490) with Endelos Energy, Inc. increasing the Maximum Compensation Limit (MCL) of $4,499,743.49 by $983,340.04, for a MCL of $5,483,083.40 and modifying the Contract end date from September 29, 2022 to September 29, 2023 for the Santa Barbara County Betteravia Campus and Fire Station 12 Renewable Energy Project No. 19026; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 000544; and c) Determine that the renewable energy project is statutorily exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 21080.35 (installing solar systems on existing roofs and existing parking lots), and it is further categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA per sections 15301 (minor alterations to existing facilities) and 15303 (limite  Not available Not available
22-00842 A-10)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the acceptance of a Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EV Chargers) at the County Betteravia Campus, Fourth District, as follows: (4/5 Vote Required) a) Approve, ratify, and authorize the Chair to execute an EV Charger Infrastructure Program Grant Agreement with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) for acceptance of a grant in the amount of $74,000.00 for installation of twenty (20) EV Chargers at the County’s Betteravia Campus in Santa Maria, California; b) Approve Budget Revision Request No. 0008551 appropriating $74,000.00 in grant revenue for electric vehicle charging stations; and c) Determine that the recommended actions are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Sections 15262 and 15378(b)(4) of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA, finding that the activities involve only feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions which the Board has not approved, adopted or funded and are the creation of government funding mechanisms or other gove  Not available Not available
22-00843 A-11)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Third Standstill Agreement to the Lease Agreement for Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic at 4440 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, RP File No. 003527, Second District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the Third Standstill Agreement to the 2007 Lease Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the United States of America, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for the VA’s continued use of approximately 6,700 square feet of medical office space in the County-owned building located at 4440 Calle Real, on the County’s Calle Real Campus, for a period of one (1) year, through September 30, 2023, at a fixed monthly rental rate of $25,344.28 per month; and b) Determine that the proposed action consists of the operation and leasing of existing public or private structures or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use and therefore is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities, and approve and direct staff to file and post a Not  Not available Not available
22-00845 A-12)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a Service and License Agreement with the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docent Council (RP File No. 003954), First District, as follows: a) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Service and License Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docent Council for use of the Courthouse Information Booth, Hall of Records, and grounds for tours held daily and on weekends for the purpose of providing the community, schools and visiting public with the history of this National Landmark to raise funds for the continued restoration, preservation and conservation of the Courthouse and gardens; and b) Find that the proposed action is a Use and License Agreement for the use by the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Docents Council of the Courthouse and grounds for walking tours and the sale of post cards and souvenirs and is therefore exempt under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities), and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption on that b  Not available Not available
22-00851 A-13)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding a contract renewal for countywide security services with Triumph Protection Group, as follows: a) Find, in accordance with Government Code Section 31000, that the County of Santa Barbara does not have employee resources to provide the security services being performed by Triumph Protection Group and that the County’s economic interests are best served by a contract; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute Amendment 1 to BC20-144 with Triumph Protection Group (a local vendor) increasing the total contract amount by $3,294,540.00 for a total contract amount not to exceed $6,651,700.00. This will be the first of two twenty-four (24) month extension periods, covering October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2024; and c) 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 15378: Maintenance of existing facilities.  Not available Not available
22-00847 A-14)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) - Youthful Offender Block Grant (YOBG) 2021 Expenditure and Data Report, as follows: a) Receive and file the Department’s JJCPA - YOBG 2021 Expenditure and Data 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.  Not available Not available
22-00840 A-15)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding County Service Area No. 41, Cebada Canyon Road Maintenance Assessments for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Third District, as follows: a) Adopt a Resolution establishing road maintenance charges (with no increase in benefit assessment) for County Service Area No. 41 for Fiscal Year 2022-2023; and b) Find that the proposed action is for the establishment, modification, structuring, restructuring, or approval of rates, tolls, fares, or other charges by public agencies which the public agency finds are for the purpose of meeting operating expenses; that the proposed action is therefore exempt from California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to guidelines 14 CCR 15273(a) (1).  Not available Not available
22-00848 A-16)Resolution to be PresentedAdopt a Resolution proclaiming the month of September 2022 as National Recovery Month in Santa Barbara County.  Not available Not available
22-00002  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) (22-00002) WHEN TESTIFYING BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, PERSONAL ATTACKS AND OTHER DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR ARE NOT APPROPRIATE.  Not available Not available
22-00849 1)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider the continuance of the Halsell Rezone and Tentative Tract Map, Rezone (15RZN-00000-00004) and Tentative Tract Map (15TRM-00000-00011) to October 11, 2022. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: CONTINUE TO 10/11/2022  Not available Not available
22-00825 2)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a presentation on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Update and Adjustments, as follows: (EST. TIME: 15 MIN.) a) Receive a presentation on the ARPA of 2021 Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds funding update; b) Approve offsetting funding adjustments to identified ARPA projects for cost estimate changes and direct staff to return to the Board with the necessary budgetary adjustments at a subsequent Board meeting; c) Provide other direction as appropriate; and d) 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: POLICY  Not available Not available
22-00834 3)Departmental AgendaHEARING - Consider recommendations regarding a post action report on the Citizens’ Independent Redistricting Commission process, as follows: (EST. TIME: 30 MIN.) a) Receive and file the Santa Barbara County Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission: 2021 Cycle Challenges and Suggested Responses approved by the Commission on May 23, 2022; b) Receive and file a post action staff report on the Citizens’ Independent Redistricting Commission process; c) Provide any direction, as appropriate; and d) Determine that the above actions do not constitute a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) based on CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(5) since they are organizational or administrative activities of government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICY  Not available Not available
22-00852 4)Administrative ItemConsider recommendations regarding an Ordinance amending portions of Chapter 12A and Chapter 24A of the County Code to regulate use of off-street county parking facilities, as follows: a) Consider the adoption (Second Reading) of an Ordinance amending Santa Barbara County Code Chapter 12A, County-Owned Property, to add a new Article V, Use of Off-Street County Parking Facilities, Sections 12A-22 through 12A-27 pertaining to the restriction and regulation of parking, stopping, and standing of vehicles on any off-street parking facility which the County owns or operates, and amending Chapter 24A of the Santa Barbara County Code, Administrative Fines, Sections 24A-1 through 24A-7, authorizing administrative enforcement of violations of Chapter 12A, Article V; and b) Find that the proposed actions are exempt from the provision of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15301, as they consist of regulating the operation of public facilities involving negligible or no expansion of existing use, and approve and direct staff to file a   Not available Not available