Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, June 11th, 2018 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  

 

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 – May 14 meeting minutes – attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve

 

B.Integrated Pest Management Outreach Services Contract Renewal

  • SBCCOG has had a contract for the last year with McGowan Consulting, LLC to provide informational materials on the SBCCOG and SBESC websites for the Beach Cities Watershed Management Group and the Peninsula Watershed Management Group.  They would like to renew the contract.
  • Contract – attached
  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval

 

C.2018 General Assembly Outstanding Sponsor Payments

  • $2500 from Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • $1000 from Janice Hahn

 

D.South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached 

 

D.1. Contract with Agnes Walker

  • Agnes Walker assisted the SBCCOG in the preparation of the 2018-2019 budget and was very helpful.  It is recommended that the SBCCOG retain her services on an as needed basis for the coming year.
  • Contract attached 
  • ACTION:  Recommend to Board of Directors that the SBCCOG contract with Agnes Walker for finance and budget related issues at an amount not to exceed $5000 from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

 

VII. ACTION ITEMS 

E.Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission – 12:10 pm

  • Alternate nominee – Jeff Duclos, Mayor, Hermosa Beach
  • 5/15/18 - I am not the city’s representative on the COG, but as you know I served on the Restoration Commission in the past. I’d be interested. I’m currently the Chair of the County Beach Commission.
  • ACTION:  Recommend SMBRC alternate to Board of Directors

 

F.Support of Energy Partnership Program – Draft to Letter to PUC – 12:15 pm

  • Draft letter and explanation of importance to be available at the meeting
  • ACTION:  Review letter and request elected officials to send to PUC

 

G.Volunteer Recognition Wall – 12:25 pm  

  • Memos previously provided – attached 
  • In April, staff was requested to provide information on a scrolling monitor which will be available at the meeting.
  • ACTION:  Provide direction on appearance, criteria and cost

 

H.Board Meeting agenda development – 12:30 pm  

i.   LA BioMed – presentation   

ii.   WBMWD – de-salination update – maybe August/September?

 

I.Special Events – 12:35 pm

  • L.A. County Cannabis Policy Seminar – Thursday, June 14 – Long Beach
  • Cannabis Manufacturing Facility – retail, storefront – Wednesday, June 27 – West Hollywood
  • Other Possibilities

1.Public Engagement and Technology Workshop 

2.Tour of LAX – maybe summer/August

3.Boring Company Tunnel Tour

4.Space X tour

 

J.2019 General Assembly – Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 12:40 pm 

  • Sponsorships
  • VIP reception
  • ACTION:  Provide direction

 

K.Transportation Committee Items as necessary – 12:50 pm

 

L.Regional Bike Share Coordination – 12:55 pm

  • Dockless multi-modal expo – June 28

 

M.Legislative Issues – 1:05 pm

 

N.2018-2019 Draft Operating Budget – 1:10 pm

  • Since the last meeting, the funding from Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has been confirmed for PATH and the SBCCOG will be receiving $25,000 instead of the placeholder $15,000 that was previously included.  The new amount is highlighted on Page 4. The increase is also reflected on the Budget Summary page -  increase from $1,944,411 to $1,954,411; thereby, reducing the deficit from $59K to $49K and the  increase is reflected on the chart on page 3.
  • Revised budget – attached 
  • ACTION:  Review and comment and transmit to the Board the proposed 2018-2019 Operating Budget for adoption  

 

O.Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:15 pm

  • ACTION:   Approve invoices for payment

 

VIII. INFORMATION ITEMS

P.Update on Homeless Program – 1:20 pm

  • Ridley-Thomas confirmed funding for PATH services at reduced amount – from $600,000 to $400,000.  SBCCOG to still receive $25,000 for coordination and oversight.
  • Further updates at the meeting

 

Q.Progress on Regional Broadband Network Initiative – 1:35 pm

 

R.Telework Project with SBWIB and CSUDH – 1:40 pm

 

S.Comments to SCAG re: RTP/SCS Sustainability goals – 1:45 pm

 

T.Status of Assessment of Internet Service Provider (ISP) & Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider for SBCCOG Office – 1:50 pm

  • Update at the meeting

 

U.Progress on Special Purpose Grants – 1:55 pm

  • Currently funded

i.Regional Broadband network – SBWIB and County

ii.Homeless Services coordination – County and PATH

iii.SCE/SCG Strategic Plan funds – for energy benchmarking for cities

iv.CSUDH/SBWIB/SBCCOG application re: study of student transportation/telecommuting in the South Bay with SB 1 research funds 

  • Proposals pending

i.Measure M administration

ii.Integrated Pest Management re: coyote public education and training 

iii.Solsmart for participating cities of Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, & Torrance

  • Under Discussion

i. CARB  

ii. Hahn – senior tri-shaw rides

 

IX. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

V. Other updates since agenda distribution – 2:00 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm 

 

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