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Steering Committee Meeting

April 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, April 12th, 2021 via Zoom. 


To address the SBCCOG Steering Committee on any agenda item or a matter within the Steering Committee’s purview, please provide written comments by 11:00am,  April 12, 2021 via email to [email protected].  All written comments submitted will become part of the official record.  Unless otherwise noted in the Agenda, the Public can only provide written comment on SBCCOG related business that is within the jurisdiction of the SBCCOG and/or items listed on the Agenda which will be addressed during the Public Comment portion of the meeting (Item #IV).    



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I.               CONFIRM THE QUORUM



n  ACTION:  Receive and file






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

A.    Steering Committee – March 8, 2021 meeting minutes attached (Pages 5-7)

n  ACTION:  Approve


B.    Audit Adequacy Response from Joseph Lillio, SBCCOG Treasurer & El Segundo Finance Director 

n  After looking at our audit, SBCCOG staff has sent the SBCCOG adopted financial policies and procedures to Mr. Lillio to review so that he can better understand our existing controls and he will have a report back at the May meeting


C.     SCAG Regional Early Action Program funds to accelerate housing 

n  MOU still being reviewed


D.    COVID update

n  Report on Health Department SPA research – no new information


E.      City Attendance at SBCCOG meetings (Page 9)

n  Matrix attached


F.      South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached (Pages 11-16)

n  NEW – Monthly Media reports – pages 5 and 6 


VI.           ACTION ITEMS

G.    Delegation of Authority Issue – Jenkins present to answer questions – 12:10 pm

n  Memo from Mike Jenkins, SBCCOG legal counsel attached (Pages 17-21)

n  Status and Summary of other concerns expressed by Board member Dieringer – to be reported at the meeting

n  ACTION:  Recommend that the Board initiate a Bylaws amendment to amend Section VII.B.2 to more clearly, comprehensively and transparently delineate the powers of the Steering Committee. Additionally modify the Governing Board agendas by adding the following sentence in red to the Consent Calendar description:

n  Matters listed under Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion and one vote. They have all been reviewed by the Steering Committee which recommended the action indicated.  There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered separately.  (Bylaws attached for reference) (Pages 23-28)


H.    Appointments to Outside Agencies – 12:20 pm

n  Memo on appointments & memo specifically on Metro Service Council nominations attached (Pages 29-43)

n  ACTION:  Recommend that the Board reappoint the uncontested representatives for an additional two years (Dieringer & Brand) and review nominees for SCAG policy committee and Metro Service Council and provide direction on selection process.


I.      South Bay Fiber Network – 12:30 pm

n  2 new sites in Lomita!

n  CALCOG, Cal Forward, LAEDC and SANDAG panels

n  Collaboration with LA County on the Digital Divide

n  Memo re: work orders and Work Order #3 change order (attached) and Work Order #4 (to be distributed separately) (Pages 45-52)

n  ACTION:  Recommend board approval of:

n  SBFN Change Order to Work Order #3 – net increase of $254,777.00 These increases are due to unexpected changes to construction techniques, modifications to implementation tactics required by Cities to satisfy new protocols and/or to reduce surface remediation.

n  SBFN Work Order #4 – for three additional sites, with capital costs estimated at $200,000.00.


J.      Aerial Photograph Initiative – LARIAC – 12:40 pm

n  Memo attached (Pages 53-73)

n  ACTION:   Provide direction


K.     Legislative Issues – 12:45 pm 

n  Legislative Matrix attached (Pages 75-89)

n  Legislative visits – update on messaging at the meeting

n  ACTION:  Recommend Board support AB 538, AB 246, SB 612, AB 1053, ACA 7, SB 765 and oppose SB 556, AB 339, AB 68, AB 1401


L.     Items from the Transportation Committee, if required – 12:55 pm


M.   Planner for the SBCCOG – special assessment – 1:00 pm

n  Memos attached – description, potential scope of work, matrix of assessments (Pages 91-94)

n  ACTION:   Recommend the Board approve the hiring of a planner for the subregion who would work under the direction of the SBCCOG on priorities established by the City Community Development Directors and the SBCCOG.  The position will be funded by a special assessment which will be sent out with the dues invoices.


N.    Board Meeting agenda development – 1:10 pm

n  April – draft attached – Sanitation District presentation on their Clearwater project, Regional Energy Network presentation, Bill Brand re: “Sacramento Striping Local Control of Zoning and Land Use” (Pages 95-96)

n  May – budget/election, Rex Richardson re: AQMD, LTN follow-up, West Harbor Presentation, 21-22 work program

n  June – election of officers/budget adoption, Gipson re: police reform issues???


O.    Color of newsletter – 1:15 pm 

n  The SouthBay Watch newsletter has had a different color for each edition since its inception over 20 years ago.  

n  It has been brought to our attention that normally newsletters have a more consistent look and color palette.

n  ACTION:  Provide direction re: whether the color change for each edition should continue or whether we should pick one color and stick with it.


P.     Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:20 pm

n  ACTION:   Approve invoices for payment



Q.  General Assembly – 1:25 pm

n  Evaluations

n  Program

n  Sponsorships

n  Exhibit Hall

n  Game

n  Attendees

n  Budget


R.   Local Travel Network Update – 1:30 pm


S.   Community Project Funding Requests – 1:35 pm

n  Memo attached (Pages 97-98)


T.   Update on Homeless Program and Innovation Project Funding  – 1:40 pm

n  Launched Client Aid program in March; held training for city staff & law enforcement on March 30th

n  Training Module 101 – SBCCOG will provide training, if requested, to city staff

n  Home Share South Bay – still working on building base of available homes; giving presentations to city commissions, senior groups

n  Measure H funding for 2022-2023

n  Next meeting scheduled for May 5, 2021 from 3-5pm


U.  Senior Services – 1:45 pm

n  AARP Age-Friendly Network of States and Communities vs. Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge

n  Regular updates from BCHD on COVID-19 data and vaccinations

n  Next meeting scheduled for May 25, 2021 from 9:30-11:30am


V.   Update on Senior Services – 1:50 pm

n  Inglewood staff person met his new councilmember at this meeting!

n  Age Friendly cities – El Segundo and Hermosa Beach

n  U.S. aging more quickly than other parts of the world

n By 2030, one of every five people in the U.S. will be 65 or older.

n By 2035, the number of adults older than 65 will be greater than the number of children under 18.



n  Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:55 pm       


NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm via zoom

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