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Steering Committee Meeting

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, January 8th, 2024  at 12 noon BOTH via Zoom and in person at the SBCCOG Office located at 2355 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 125, Torrance, CA 90501.

We are asking in-person attendees to bring your laptop, tablet or a printed copy of the agenda as we will only have two courtesy copies available.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Unless otherwise noted in the Agenda, the Public can only comment on SBCCOG related business that is within the jurisdiction of cities and/or items listed on the Agenda during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.   The time limit for oral comments is three (3) minutes per person.  When called on, please state:  Your name and residence and the organization you represent, if appropriate. Written comments are also accepted by 11:00 am the day of the meeting via e-mail to [email protected]  Both written and oral comments will be part of the official record.

SBCCOG Board Members: Pursuant to the end of the State’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, your attendance is required to be in-person or follow the provisions of AB 2449. If you need to attend virtually and want to vote, please complete the following SBCCOG AB 2449 Form ASAP: https://forms.office.com/r/47wQggsvf9

ACCESSING THE MEETING: For the public and guests, receive Zoom meeting credentials in advance by using the below link to RSVP: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsce6orD0pGda5p_4pKbh3J1EqKDlJgaSY  OR visit https://zoom.us/join or dial (669) 444-9171 using Zoom ID: 831 6702 6332; Passcode: 505171 



 ACTION: Receive and file



V. CONSENT CALENDAR – action items noted, remainder are receive & file – 12:10 pm
A. Steering Committee December 11, 2023 meeting minutes attached
 ACTION: Approve

B. Water Replenishment District – 3-year contract – attached
 Funding to SBCCOG for outreach services – $72,000/year (total $216,000)
 ACTION: Recommend Board approval

C. 2022-2023 Audit – attached – Receive and file

-Audit Communication AND – Audit Final Report 

D. City Attendance at SBCCOG Meetings – attached – Receive and file

E. Media Reports – attached – Receive and file

F. Legislative Briefing – January 11 – 12:15 pm
 AB 530 – This bill would prohibit a person under 12 years of age from operating an electric bicycle of any class. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to create an e-bike license program with an online written test and a state-issued photo identification for those persons without a valid driver’s license, prohibit persons under 12 years of age from riding e-bikes, and create a stakeholders working group composed of the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Transportation Agency, bicycle groups, policy and fiscal staff, and other relevant stakeholders to work on recommendations to establish an e-bike training program and license. Because the bill would prohibit certain persons from riding electric bicycles, the violation of which would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 Advocate for virtual meetings for regional issues such as City Selection Committee
 ACTION: Support AB 530, ability to have virtual meetings & develop other questions to ask and legislative requests

G. General Assembly program direction – 12:25 pm
 Sponsors
 Program planning – Keynote speaker confirmed – Congressman Ted Lieu
 ACTION: Provide direction

H. Finance Committee update – 12:35 pm
 Report on January 4 meeting:
 Expected attendees: Cedric Hicks, John Cruikshank, Barry Waite, Rodney Tanaka, Zein Obaji, Pat Wilson, Victoria Lozzi, Bernadette Suarez
 Issues: size of reserves, dues formula
 ACTION: Provide direction

I. South Bay Fiber Network – 12:45 pm
 Update on LATA grant
 Digital Equity Plan comments
 ACTION: Approve in concept with letter to be sent before the January 24 deadline

J. SCAG SoCal Connect – 12:55 pm
 Draft comments
 ACTION: Approve in concept with letter to be sent before the January 10 deadline

K. Approval of Invoices – to be sent separately – 1:05 pm
 ACTION: Approve invoices for payment

L. Local Travel Network – 1:10 pm
 Caltrans grant due January 18 – awaiting preliminary comments from District 7
 Scheduling meeting with El Segundo to discuss progress of pilot
 Targeting Redondo Beach, Carson, Lomita and San Pedro for next implementation

M. Update on South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities – attached – 1:15 pm
 Follow-up from Energy and Climate Recognition Ceremony
 Grants being submitted for Wildfire Education Program for the 4 Palos Verdes Peninsula cities to Cal Fire – working with cities on letters of support and finalizing the application
 Torrance Water has not renewed their agreement which expired September 2023 with the SBCCOG for outreach services. Update at the meeting

N. REAP 1.0 and 2.0 – 1:25 pm

O. Homeless Services report – 1:30 pm
 Client Aid report – attached
 Health Net is excited to partner and fund the $768,000.00 balance remaining after Supervisor Holly Mitchell funds the initial $800,000 for 20 additional Redondo Beach Pallet Shelters. The goal outlined for this pilot is to reduce Redondo’s homeless population to 0%, and in doing so, work with other cities to expand the program.
 City Selection Committee January 18 @ 11 am

P. Update on Senior Services – 1:35 pm
 Next meeting is January 23 – possible project would be to address loneliness for seniors

Q. Board Meeting Agenda Development – 1:40 pm
 2024 – THEME: Spotlight on SBCCOG programs
 January 11 – Legislative Briefing
 January 25, 2024 – draft agenda attached
 Finance Committee presentation
 C Line Discussion and Recommendation
 February, 2024
 Fehr and Peers – summarizing the LTN planning project, the implementation playbook
 Legislative Matrix – present recommendations
 April, 2024
 Metro 24-25 budget presentation
 May, 2024
 President Parham of CSUDH – confirmed
 Future meeting possible speakers invited – waiting on responses:
 Mayor Karen Bass, City of Los Angeles
 Jose Solache, Lynwood Councilmember, AQMD representative for South Bay
 John Mirisch, Beverly Hills Councilmember, Los Angeles County Housing Solutions Agency (LACAHSA) representative for South Bay
 Rob Katherman, Water Replenishment District re: Water Quality
 Terry Tamminen, Alta Sea
 Green Trash Cans & Waste Haulers
 Special meeting possibilities – dates to be determined
 Day at the County with Metro Art Tour
 Workshop on Inflation Reduction Act & how cities can take advantage of the funding available
 Harbor Tour
 General Assembly – March 28, 2024

R. Items for referral to future Steering Committee meeting


IX. NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE – Monday, February 12, 2024 @ 12:00 noon – SBCCOG office





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