Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, January 11, 2016 at the SBCCOG/SBESC Office, located at 20285 S. Western Ave, Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90501. Lunch will be provided.

To ensure a quorum, please RSVP to natalie@southbaycities.org 

 

REVISED AGENDA

REVISION:  Addition to Consent Calendar C.1

 

I. REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA

  • ACTION:  Receive and file

 

II.  ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ANY CHANGES TO THE AGENDA 

 

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

IV. CONSENT CALENDAR – action items noted, remainder are receive & file - 12:05 pm

 

A. Steering Committee – December 14, 2015 meeting minutes – attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Appointment of New Treasurer for SBCCOG and Authorization for Transfer of Funds

 

C. Energy Upgrade California 

 

C.1 Vanpool Project with Metro

 

 

D. Monthly Transportation Update – attached 

 

E. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached  

 

F. Information Technology Services Upgrade Status Report  – attached  

 

G. Special Events 

  • LA Air Force Base Tour – Suzanne Fuentes is working on a date
  • RTP/SCS workshop with Hasan – January 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Legislative Briefing and Breakfast – January 14 @ 8 am – confirm chair
  • AQMD Lab Tour – needs to be re-scheduled – after the General Assembly

 

H. Board meeting agenda development – draft agenda attached 

  • January:  Blue Zone report & SCE presentation re: infrastructure replacement projects in the South Bay

 

V. INFORMATION ITEMS

 

I. Senior Services Working Group – 12:10 pm

  • The last meeting was held on December 1st with presentations by Meredith Berkson (PATH) and Julia Winkler-Jacobson (uber).  Meredith spoke about homelessness in the South Bay and presented statistics related to the senior population: there are 759 homeless people between the ages of 55-61 and 329 homeless people over the age of 62 for a total of 1,088. This count only includes seniors living on the streets or in shelters; it does not include seniors who are staying on family or friends’ couches, those in hospitals or SNFs, or those imminently at risk of becoming homeless.  PATH will be establishing a hotline in January 2016.  City staff in attendance at the Working Group meeting stated this will be helpful as a resource for the homeless seniors. 
  • Julia provided information about ubers two new programs: uberASSIST and UberWAV.  uberASSIST is designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities.  Vehicles can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters.  Driver-partners are trained by Open Doors Organization to assist riders.  It is in operation across Los Angeles, Orange County and many other US cities.  uberWAV provides transportation for those needing an extra hand or access to wheelchair accessible vehicles and connects riders with experienced drivers and curb-to-curb service.   Vehicles are equipped with ramps or lifts for wheelchair access.  uberWAV is operational in LA County.  There was discussion about smart phones for seniors as that is the current mode for accessing uber.  Something to explore is the possibility of providing “used” or recycled smart phones to seniors.  As people turn in their smart phones for newer models, make them available for use by seniors.

 

J. Update on Homeless Services Initiative – 12:15 pm

 

K. Update on the General Assembly – 12:20 pm

 

L. Mid-Year Strategic Plan Update – to be available at the meeting – 12:25 pm

 

M. Update on Proposed Sales Tax & Call for Projects Restructuring – 12:35 pm    

 

VI. ACTION ITEMS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION      

  

N. Comments on RTP – to be sent separately – 12:45 pm

  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval  

 

O. Appointments to SCAG CEHD and SBACC & Stormwater Funding Committee – 1:00 pm

  • Memo attached
  • ACTION:  Review resumes and interview candidates as required and recommend appointments to the Board

 

P.  Financial Issues – 1:15 pm

 

Q. Changes in the Federal and State Law re: Minimum Wage – to be sent separately – 1:20 pm

  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval

 

VII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES  

 

R. Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:25 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Tuesday, February 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm 

 

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ADJOURN to RTP Workshop