Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, March 13th, 2017 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 

AGENDA

I.    INTRODUCTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

 

II.    REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA

  • ACTION:  Receive and file

 

III. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ANY CHANGES TO THE AGENDA 

 

IV. REVIEW OF HANDOUTS

 

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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

A. Steering Committee – February 13, 2017 meeting minutes – attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. MOU with Metro for Payments for South Bay Metro Board Deputy to June 2022 – attached

  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval

 

C. Chamber Memberships – memo attached

  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval

 

D. Special Initiatives

  • Coyote Management – March 23
  • Short Term Rental Task Force – March 1, next meeting June 7
  • Homeless Services – March 8, next meeting May 10 

 

E. Special Events

  • Landlord Engagement workshop with Supervisor Ridley-Thomas – March 22

 

F. Monthly Transportation Update – attached 

 

G. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached  

  • Rain Barrel inquiry from South Africa
  • Elected officials can help the SBCCOG to meet Edison goals by discussing projects with their staff and letting the SBCCOG staff know of upcoming projects.  

 

VII. DISCUSSION

H. General Assembly Lessons Learned – 12:10 pm

  • Attendance, Program, venue, exhibits, etc.
  • Costs vs. sponsorships
  • Impressions

 

I. Broadband Feasibility Study status report – 12:25 pm

 

VIII. ACTION ITEMS 

J. Board meeting agenda development –12:35 pm  

  • March – draft agenda attached
    • Presentation on the “Los Angeles County Bioscience Industry Cluster Development Implementation Plan” - David Riccitiello and Doug Cohen from the Community Development Commission 
    • Quarterly Energy Efficiency update
  • April 
    • Broadband report; work program for 2017-2018, and dues for the coming year
    • Invited:  Wayne Nastri – AQMD Executive Director – re: refinery issue and more
    • Invited:  Jim McDonnell, LA County Sheriff
    • Pre-meeting Workshop - Sustainable South Bay Strategy workshop.  Planning Commissioners and staff to be invited
  • May – 2017-2018 budget presentation & President, El Camino College
  • June – 2017-2018 budget adoption and election of officers
    • Possible future presentation topics
  • President, Cal State, Dominguez Hills

 

K. Dues for 2017-2018 – 12:40 pm

  • Memo and dues table attached
  • ACTION:  That a notice be approved to be sent to members stating the intention to consider a 6% dues increase for 2017-2018 at the March 23, 2017 Board meeting per attached table

 

L. Legislation of Interest to SBCCOG – to be presented at the meeting – 12:50 pm

 

M. Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:00 pm

  • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

 

IX. INFORMATION ITEMS

N. Climate Action Plans – Status of City Meetings re: land use and transportation – 1:05 pm

 

O. Progress on Special Purpose Grants – 1:15 pm

  • Currently funded
  • Microgrid Project in Carson – CEC 
  • Anaerbic Digestors to Electricity – CEC 
  • Renewable Outreach – HERO
  • Proposals with applications submitted
  • Torrance Think Earth – AQMD – on hold
  • EV Resource Specialist for the South Bay – VW settlement funds
  • SBWIB environmental sustainability grant for Green Building Challenge
  • Proposals under review
  • DRAM settlement funds for broadband further work 
  • ChargeBliss solar grant – presented opportunity to Lawndale and Hawthorne.  Hawthorne might be applying on their own

 

P. CCA Report – Christian Horvath – 1:25 pm  

 

X. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Q. Update on Sustainable South Bay Strategy – 1:30 pm  

  • Wally Siembab has been invited to participate at the following forum:
    • The Amazon Department of Ideas has hand-selected an eclectic group of people contributing to breakthroughs in transportation to participate in the first Radical Urban Transportation Salon hosted at the new Amazon World Headquarters in Seattle, Washington on 4/20/2017 and 4/21/2017.
    • Amazon has recognized mobility in urban areas is important and going to be even more important in the coming years. Amazon is creating a venue for the thought leaders to come together and see how the future might look like. Their goal is to create an intimate & interesting brief freeform event to bring together people pushing the envelope in creative thinking about urban transportation. 

 

R. Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:35 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm 

 

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