Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, May 13th, 2019 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. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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

A. Steering Committee – March 11, 2019 meeting minutes attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Contract Extension for Metro Board Deputy – Mike Bohlke

  • Attached 
  • ACTION: Recommend Board approve contract extension to July 31, 2021

 

C. Water Replenishment District (WRD) Contract Renewal

  • ACTION: Recommend Board approve a contract extension with WRD for an amount not to exceed $65,000 and through September 30, 2020. Chair to sign contract document subject to legal review.

 

D. Solsmart Sub-Regional Agency Designation and Recognition

 

E. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached 

  • NOTE:  most projects in the pipeline are scheduled for the end of the year.  It is  critical that they be finished this year as we expect this program to be ending at the end of the year.

 

F. Special Purpose Grants  

  • Currently funded not including the SBESC specific projects

i. Regional Broadband network – SBWIB and County and Measure M

ii. Homeless Services coordination – County and PATH

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

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

v.    Green Business Network for City of Torrance and Hawthorne 

vi. Measure R & M administration

vii. Transportation Grid Blueprint for LA County – SBCCOG is sub-recipient to LA County

viii. Caltrans Slow Speed Network Network Feasibility Study – Inglewood is lead agency for purposes of accepting federal funds included in this grant

  • Application Submitted

i. Caltrans Adaptation Planning Study

 

VI. ACTION ITEMS 

G. Counter Offer from Marilyn Lyon re: Severance – 12:10 pm

  • Memo attached 
  • SBCCOG legal counsel will be on the phone
  • ACTION:   Deny counter proposal

 

H. Appointments to Outside Agencies – 12:25 pm

  • Memo attached 
  • ACTION:   Recommend that the Board re-appoint those positions which are uncontested and review information on SCAG CEHD nominees and make a recommendation to the Board.

 

I.   Legislative Matrix – 12:35 pm

  • Matrix attached 
  • ACTION:   Recommend that the Board support AB 1672, AB 740, AB 1530, AB 659, SB 400 and oppose AB 68, AB 881

 

J.   Contract for Technical Services for LTN – 12:50 pm

  • Memo attached 
  • ACTION:   Approve a contract with Fehr and Peers to provide technical services for the Local Travel Network project for an amount not to exceed $150,000 for the period of May 15, 2019 to April 30, 2020.   

 

K. Contract with Jacki Bacharach and Associates for Management Services – to be presented by Ralph Franklin, Contract Renewal Subcommittee Chair – 12:55 pm

  • Memo, contract with scope of work attached 
  • ACTION:   Approve Subcommittee’s recommendation that the Board renew the contract with Jacki Bacharach and Associates for the term of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022 subject to annual renewal after that period
  • ACTION:  The Subcommittee further recommends that a budget allocation for Mike Jenkins, SBCCOG legal counsel, be included this year or referred to the Ad Hoc Finance Committee as well as the inclusion of additional funding to secure grants.

 

L. Office Issues – 1:05 pm

  • Memo and matrix attached 
  • ACTION:  Review responses that have been received and direct staff to conduct negotiations with Colliers broker to secure the best office space to meet current needs and potential program 

growth and return with a final contract to be approved and executed.    

 

M. Board Meeting agenda development – 1:15 pm

a. Face of the Program – Wally Siembab

b. Presentation on cannabis 

c. Nominating Committee report

d. Presentation of 2019-2020 budget  

  • June

a.    Face of the Program 

b.    Election of Officers

c.    Adoption of the 2019-2020 budget

d.    Update on Water Issues in the South Bay or July

  • July/August

a.    Face of the Program 

b.   Adaptation CAP update

 

N. Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:25 pm

  • ACTION:   Approve invoices for payment

 

VII.  INFORMATION ITEMS

O. Regional Broadband Network Initiative – 1:30 pm

 

P. Adaptation Plan Update – providing coastal cities with a vulnerability assessment that will help them meet Coastal Commission requirements - 1:35 pm

 

Q. May 10 Housing Forum – 1:40 pm

 

R. Update on Homeless Program – 1:45 pm

 

S. City Attendance at SBCCOG meetings for April – 1:50 pm

 

VIII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

T.   Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:55 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 

 

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