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Steering Committee Meeting

February 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, February 12th, 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 [email protected] 







ACTION:  Receive and file








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

A. Steering Committee – January 8 meeting minutes – attached 

  •  ACTION:  Approve


B. Contract with Patrick Doyle


C. Amendment to GSE Solutions  


D. SBACC meetings to be held at SBCCOG office

  •  From February 2018 to December 2018 on the first Tuesday at 8 am, the SBCCOG will host the SBACC Board meetings.  SBCCOG will supply the coffee and SBACC will pay $25/meeting starting with the March meeting.
  • ACTION:  Receive and file


E. Appointments to Outside Agencies – memo attached


F. Upcoming meetings – attached  


G. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached    



H. 2018 General Assembly  – 12:10 pm

  • Update of sponsors, program, exhibits, invitations 
  • City invitation letters to city commissioners and community leaders encouraged.  Lawndale’s received
  • Raffle – When? How?
  • Menu selection at the meeting
  • ACTION:  Provide direction on menu and raffle


I. Board Meeting agenda development – 12:20 pm  

  • March

i.    Face of the Program – Cierra

ii.    Notice of Intention to Increase Dues – year 4 of 5 year program

iii.    Quarterly Energy Efficiency report – Greg Stevens

iv.    Wrap of Climate Action Planning – Kim 

v.    Workshop before the Board meeting on Measure M program implementation 

  • April

i.    SBCCOG Annual Work Program 

ii.    Adapting to Changing Climate – Dr. Alex Hall, UCLA Center for Climate Science – invited

iii.    Mid-Year Review of WBMWD program 

iv.    Workshop before Board meeting on Controlling Illegal Fireworks – April or May

  • Future meetings

i.    LA BioMed – presentation and tour 


J.    Special Events – 12:30 pm

  • Possibilities and Priorities

• Cannabis Manufacturing Facility – got new contact – possibly March/April

    licensing activities for the facilities are slowing down tour arrangements

• Tour of LA Bio Med

• Crisis media training

• Social media workshop

• Mentioned last month – new blimp, stadium tour, Porsche Center


K. Legislative Issues – 12:35 pm

  • Legislative Matrix – attached
  • ACTION:  Approve recommended positions on legislation
  • Report on Trip to Sacramento
  • SBCCOG team (Jacki, Wally, Kim) had 5 meetings in Sacramento:  1) California Energy Commissioner (CEC) Janea Scott, 2) CEC staff, 3) California Air Resources Board Staff, 4) Strategic Growth Council Executive Director Randall Winston and his staff, and 5) Deputy Secretary, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency and her staff to discuss the Subregional CAP and the strategies in it for land use and transportation. 
  • The team was well received; however, it was clear that identifying next steps or implementation funding will be challenging as the South Bay Subregional CAP strategies break the mold of traditional land use assumptions that don’t always work in the South Bay.
  • Meeting with Senator Ben Allen
  • Jacki and Wally met with Senator Allen and his staff and discussed co-hosting with the LCC and WSCCOG a meeting sometime in March to review possible strategy responses to SB 827.
  • Assemblyman Gipson Cap and Trade forum being planned for April 5 tentatively.  


L. Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 12:50 pm

  • ACTION:   Approve invoices for payment



M. Update on Homeless Program – 12:55 pm

  • PATH sent 2018-2019 budget request for SBCCOG services to Supervisors Hahn & Ridley-Thomas.  Still waiting for Ridley-Thomas confirmation
  • A record number of volunteers registered to help at the annual Homeless Count in the South Bay on January 24 – over 750. This was the fourth consecutive year that 100 percent of our region was covered. SBCCOG was thanked for sending an e-blast to solicit volunteers. 
  • Event Dates
  • February 14 – bus tour of 3 successful housing sites for elected officials and staff sponsored by the South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness and LINC Housing.  One site is permanent supportive housing, one is affordable housing, and one is a mix of both. Supervisor Hahn is sponsoring the bus.   
  • April 18 @ Memorial Park in Hawthorne – Outreach event planned for direct services to clients. Service providers set up tables and the clients go around getting various forms of assistance. Close to 40 agencies participate convened by Harbor Interfaith including CES/housing, mental health, substance abuse, veterans, domestic violence and County departments like DPSS for GR and Cal Fresh applications, DHS for Medi-Cal applications, etc.  The clients get stamps for visiting providers and then get lunch. 


N. Changes in Committee meeting formats – 1:00 pm

  • Paperless agendas
  • Social Media Working Group – Skype meeting on April 26 to increase participation


O. Climate Action Planning/Strategic Growth Council (SGC) Grant – 1:10 pm

  • Presentations to city councils continued in January. To date the following councils have approved their CAPs: Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, and Torrance. The City of Manhattan Beach Council has identified the document as the foundation for a more comprehensive CAP to be completed in 2018.  
  • All city staffs have signed off on all of the measures, which are all consistent with city policies and strategies
  • Final reports for submission to the Strategic Growth Council being prepared


P. Progress on Special Purpose Grants – 1:20 pm

  • Currently funded

i. Microgrid Project in Carson – CEC

ii. Regional Broadband network – SBWIB and County

iii. Homeless Services coordination – County

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

  • Proposals pending

i. Measure M administration

ii. Integrated Pest Management re: coyote public education and training – concept submitted February 2

iii. CEC EV Blueprint – due February 20

iv. Caltrans Planning Grant re: Feasibiity Study of Slow Speed Network – denied in first submission but requested to re-submit February 23

v. CSUDH/SBWIB/SBCCOG application re: study of student transportation/telecommuting in the South Bay with SB 1 research funds – due February 28

  • Under Discussion

i. CARB  

ii. MSRC – March 2

iii. SCAG – March 3

iv. AQMD – April



Q.  Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:40 pm


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



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