Steering Committee Meeting | South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, January 12, 2015
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, January 12, 2015 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. REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA

    • ACTION:  Receive and file

 

II. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ANY CHANGES TO THE AGENDA 

 

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

IV. OVERVIEW OF IMPORTANT CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS - 12:05 pm

 

V. CONSENT CALENDAR – action items noted, remainder are receive & file - 12:10 pm

 

A. Steering Committee – December 8, 2014 meeting minutes – attached 

    • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Renewal of Metro Deputy Services Contract with Mike Bohlke

  • This contract was reviewed by incoming Metro Board member James Butts who reviewed and approved the contract and asked for the 6 month term.
  • Contract – attached
    • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval

 

C. Contract with Siembab Corporation  

 

D. Grants Awarded

 

E. Grant Opportunities

  • SBESC services to DWP – working with Buscaino and Mayor’s offices
  • Distributed Generation Grant - Staff is working with UC Davis on obtaining a grant through the California Energy Commission to pursue the study of renewables including solar and geothermal.  The application is due Jan. 16.

 

F.  Homeless Initiative Update  

  • Two meetings have been scheduled for city staff on January 13 and 14 with PATH.  Cities can sign up for either meeting to go over more of the details of the PATH proposal.  Please encourage your staff to participate.  Other dates can be set to accommodate city schedules.

 

G. Social Media Year-End Report – attached

 

H. Video Conference Equipment Use Year-End Report – attached

 

I. Transportation Issues 

 

J. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached

  • Note:  EECAP work on hold pending CPUC approval of agreement with SCE

 

K. Department of Fair Employment and Housing Claim against the SBCCOG dismissed 

 

L.  Board meeting agenda development for January 22, 2015 – attached 

 

VI.  ACTION ITEMS – PROGRAMMATIC

 

M.  General Assembly Update - 12:15 pm

 

N.  Measure R Projects – 2015 Call for Projects Match Budget - Revised Budget for Hermosa Beach - 12:20 pm

  • Memo attached
    • ACTION:   Recommend Board approval of 2015 Call for Projects Match Budget from the South Bay Measure R Highway Program

 

O.   Legislative Advocacy – 12:35 pm 

  • Legislative Briefing and Breakfast – January 8 - comments
  • New Legislators’ Meet and Greet with LCC & SBACC– Friday, January 23
  • Coordination with LAEDC 
    • ACTION:   Provide direction

 

P. Reliability Issues – 12:50 pm

  • No new information to report
  • Letters were sent from the Chair welcoming Liane Randolph to the CPUC and congratulating Michael Picker on being the new chair.  Both letters included invitations to visit the SBCCOG/SBESC offices.
    • ACTION:   Discuss and provide direction

 

Q. Special Events  – 12:55 pm

  • Possible Go See trips 
  • AQMD Lab Tour - overview of SCAQMD and their successes and challenges and a video. Proceed to a lab tour and then a display of some green cars.  Up to 25 people.  The lab tour consists of an overview of what the lab does, equipment and a sample test.  No Mondays and not the first Friday. 2 hours – in Diamond Bar. – March/April
  • LA Air Force Base Tour - June/July
  • Machado Lake Tour – suggested by Councilman Buscaino’s office
  • Special meetings
  • Business Retention Strategies – January 28 @ SBWIB
  • Meeting with all South Bay schools and special districts 

 

VII. ACTION ITEMS – ADMINISTRATIVE

 

R. Review of Adopted Board Policies  – 1:10 pm

  • At the last meeting, this item was requested 
  • Memo attached
    • ACTION:  Receive and file

 

S. FY 2013-2014 SBCCOG Audit and Future Audits – 1:20 pm

  • FY 2013-2014 @ http://southbaycities.org/about-us/financial-documents
  • Memo attached
    • ACTION:  Distribute audit to Board and City Managers and provide direction on keep the current auditor on contract for an additional 3 years 

 

T.    Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:30 pm 

    • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

 

VIII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES  

 

U.   Sustainability updates – 1:35 pm

  • BEV – active driving component done at the end of December 2014.  Final report due April 1, 2015.  Stakeholder meeting to be planned.  
  • Google car – target neighborhoods to be identified

 

V.  Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:45 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm 

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ADJOURN