Steering Committee Meeting | South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, July 13, 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. CONSENT CALENDAR – action items noted, remainder are receive & file - 12:05 pm

A. Steering Committee – June 8, 2015 meeting minutes attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Express Lane Contract Renewal for Outreach Services with Metro

  • Metro is renewing this contract with the SBCCOG at the continuing rate of $4000/month for a total of $48,000 for the year.
  • SBCCOG Legal Counsel Mike Jenkins is reviewing the wording, which is a new format from Metro.
  • Since the contract is 27 pages and mainly boilerplate, it is not included in the packet but is available on request and there will be a copy at the meeting.
  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval pending legal review

 

C.  Budget Follow-up:  Contract Amendment with Jacki Bacharach and Associates

  • The adopted 2015-2016 budget increased the compensation for Jacki Bacharach and Associates (JB&A) by 3.5%.  Also, part of Kim Fuentes work had previously been compensated in a special agreement from grant funds not explicitly included in the JB&A contract.  In the interest of transparency, since Ms. Fuentes is a member of the JB&A team, the grant funds for Kim Fuentes are now included in the JB&A Contract and will still be passed through to Ms. Fuentes.
  • Amendment attached
  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval

 

D. Renewal of Torrance Water Contract through Purchase Order for next 2 years @ new rate of $18,400/year (up from $16,500 - increased to maintain the ratio of 10% of the WBMWD contract)

 

E. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Siting and Installation (CEC grant) 

  • Kick-off meeting with SBCCOG and consultants (UCLA Luskin Center and Siembab Corporation) held July 6, 2015.

 

F.  Legislative Advocacy 

 

G. General Assembly Outstanding Checks - As of 7/6/15 – 2 – CSUDH and Opterra 

 

H. Social Media Working Group Meeting  

  • At the June 11 meeting, the group heard from HERO’s experts who gave a presentation regarding their experiences with social media. HERO’s presentation was followed by Laura Langer of Jenkins & Hogin LLP who related her experiences regarding municipal social media policy.  As a result of the meeting, Ms. Langer sent two sample municipal social media policies that were shared with the working group via our LinkedIn Social Media Group.  The SBCCOG staff is drafting a social media policy for consideration by the SBCCOG Board.

 

I.  Monthly Transportation Update – attached

 

J. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached

 

K.  June AQMD Report from Judy Mitchell - attached

 

V. INFORMATION ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

L. Green Building Challenge Update – 12:10 pm

M.  Special Events – 12:20 pm

  • LA Air Force Base Tour - Suzanne Fuentes is working on a date
  • 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 – September?
  • Crisis Management Media Training – no recommendation from the City Managers

 

N. Board meeting agenda development – draft agenda attached – 12:25 pm

  • July – Community Choice Aggregation 
  • Howard Choy, LA County Sustainability Office, will speak about the County's plans.   
  • August – Jeffrey Prang, LA County Assessor confirmed
  • September - ?
  • October – Phil Washington, Metro CEO confirmed
  • November - ?

 

VI. ACTION ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION         

O. Ygrene PACE program – 12:30 pm

 

P.  Homeless Initiative Update – 12:45 pm

  • Report on meeting with Supervisor Ridley-Thomas staff on June 15, 2015 and progress to date
  • ACTION:  Provide direction on possible next steps

 

Q.  Metro Service Council Vacancy and Letter to Metro re: Council Composition – 12:50 pm

 

R.   Measure R South Bay Highway Program (SBHP) – 1:00 pm    

 

S.  Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:25 pm 

  • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

 

VII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES  

T. Sustainability updates – 1:30 pm

  • 2016-2040 RTP/SCS 
  • Upcoming meeting with Microsoft

 

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

 

V.   Issues pending discussion at future meetings – 1:45 pm

  • Hermosa Beach Measure R Project on Pacific Coast Highway
  • Discussion and possible position on proposed local transportation sales tax Measure
  • Reserve Policy Recommendation from Ad Hoc Finance Committee
  • Social Media Policy 

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Tuesday, August 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm 

 

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