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Steering Committee Meeting

August 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, August 14th, 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 [email protected] 






  • ACTION:  Receive and file








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

A. Steering Committee – July 10, 2017 meeting minutes attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve


B. Renewal of West Basin Municipal Water District contract 

  • Contract attached  
  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval contingent on approval by WBMWD Board at their meeting of August 28, 2017


C. Compensation for Metro Deputy

  • Memo attached  
  • ACTION:  Receive and file and direct staff to reflect this change in the Mid-Year Budget Revisions which will come to the Board in January, 2018.


D. Follow-up re: Public Safety Task Force

  • The Steering Committee direction from the last meeting was to ask Bea Dieringer whether she wanted to monitor the CCJCC but she is already a member for the League of Cities.  She also said that the CCJCC Executive Director is too busy to come to our meeting to make a presentation.  I suggested that she report on issues from the CCJCC at Board meetings when they are pertinent.


E. 2017 General Assembly Outstanding Sponsorships

  • As of August 5, 2017 – $5000 (SCG)  


F. 17-18 Dues Outstanding as of August 5

  • 4 members:  Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Torrance, Los Angeles County


G. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached   

NOTE:  The SBCCOG’s annual Holiday Light Exchange is scheduled to take place at the South Bay Environmental Services Center on Thursday and Friday, November 30 and December 1, 2017.  Community Partner sponsorship requests began in late July. 



H. Homeless funding for SBCCOG – 12:10 pm


I. Letter to ARB at the request of SCAG re: GHG emission reductions – 12:20 pm


J. Stormwater Policy – 12:25 pm


K. Scope of Work for LARC Forum per Strategic Growth Council funding – 12:35 pm


L. Audit for 2016-17 – 12:40 pm

  • Memo attached
  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval of a contract extension with Moss, Levy & Hartzheim, LLC at a cost not to exceed $6200.  Staff is directed to negotiate this 3.2% cost increase over last year’s budget and also determine the cost of two 1 year extensions (2018, 2019) to be brought back to the Steering Committee for their consideration.


M.  Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 12:45 pm

  • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment



N.  Regional Approach to Illegal Fireworks – requested by Olivia Valentine – 12:50 pm

  • Provide direction on SBCCOG involvement in this issue


O. Densifying Sprawl – Wally Siembab – 12:55 pm

  • Regional economic facts and observations from a report commissioned as part of the land use/transportation chapter of the CAP 
  • Discussion of public policy re: jobs being the economic driver for cities & the consequences


P. Broadband – update on the initiative – 1:10 pm


Q. Board Meeting agenda development – attached – 1:15 pm  

  • August

i. President of El Camino College confirmed

ii. Stormwater policy

  • September

i. Presentation re: Metro’s analysis of slow speed lanes in the South Bay

    (NOTE:  This initiative will be a significant component in an upcoming grant proposal and should be evaluated in that context.)  

ii. Measure R update and status report

  • October

i. CAP subregional strategies presentation and adoption

  • November

i.    President of Cal State Dominguez Hills?

ii.     SCAG RHNA presentation


R. Special Initiatives – 1:25 pm

  • Short Term Rental Task Force – August 30 

i.    Los Angeles Rental Alliance & STR Helper speakers

  • Coyote Management – September 7

 i.    City Manager & Attorney from Arcadia re: CEQA issues and lessons learned

  • Seminar on Broadband & Applications –  September 7

i.    Wireless Master Plans

  • Homeless Services Task Force – September 13


S. Legislation – 1:30 pm

  • Matrix attached
  • HR 1958 – Bd of Realtors re: PACE bill – review discussion 


T. Staff Retreat – July 17 – 1:35 pm

  • Summary to be provided at the meeting


U. Exploration of SBCCOG Alumni Group – 1:40 pm


V. Progress on Special Purpose Grants – 1:45 pm

  • Currently funded

i. Microgrid Project in Carson – CEC 

ii. Broadband implementation – SBWIB – $15,000

  • Proposals with applications submitted

a. Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Tool – SCE/SCG Strategic Plan 

b. Broadband initial implementation – DRAM (DYNAMIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY) settlement funds

c.   Broadband initial implementation – SBWIB & Supervisors Hahn & Ridley-Thomas ($90,465 is the request)

i. R/T staff working on memo of approval for Supervisor.  Hahn expected to be supportive.  Adding UCLA Harbor Medical Center to RFP for R/T.

d. CEC – Green Commuter EV rideshare/carshare – City of Inglewood 

e. UCLA CEC Vanpool project with Inglewood – facilitation & consultation ($15,000)



W. CCA Report – Christian Horvath – 1:50 pm  

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