Steering Committee Jan 13 | South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Steering Committee Jan 13

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, January 13, 2014.  The meeting will begin at 12:00 noon at the SBESC office in the City of Torrance located at:

SBCCOG/SBESC

20285 S. Western Ave, Suite 100

Torrance, CA 90501

(310) 371-7222

To ensure a quorum, please RSVP to natalie@southbaycities.org or marcy@southbaycities.org 

Steering Committee REVISED AGENDA  

I. REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA

      • ACTION:  Receive and file

II. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ANY CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

2 ADDITIONS:  I.1 and K, 4th item

III. PUBLIC COMMENT

IV. CONSENT CALENDAR - 12:05 pm

A. Steering Committee – December 9, 2013 meeting minutes attached 

      • ACTION:  Approve

B. No Additional Cost extension to agreement with David Biggs – memos attached

      • ACTION:  Approve

C. Support for Judy Mitchell’s re-election to the AQMD

      • ACTION:  Send letter from the Chair to South Bay cities urging them to have their voting delegate at the February 6 City Selection Committee to vote for Judy

D. Reliability of the SCE Infrastructure – memo attached

      • ACTION:  Receive and file

V. ACTION ITEMS

ADMINISTRATION 

E. General Assembly - 12:10 pm

    • Why Must We Care: The Cost of the Changing Environment to the South Bay
    • Program status attached 
    • Sponsorships as of 1/4/14 - $57,000 (with $6,680 in kind)
      • ACTION:  Provide direction on gift and menu

F. Personnel – 12:20 pm

G. Board Strategic Plan -12:30 pm

H. Grant Opportunities – 12:45 pm

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

      • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

I.1. Sub-lease of Office Space

    • Detailed information to be provided at the meeting
    • ACTION:  Approve use of desk for $500/month until December 31, 2014 unless renewed.

VI. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

   WORK PROGRAM

J.  Sustainable South Bay Strategy Updates – 12:55 pm

    • PEV readiness findings
    • New PEV grant with SCAG and Luskin Center with funding from CEC – 2 years probably starting in September 2014 - $32,000 for the SBCCOG
    • Still seeking funding for Inglewood NEV project 
    • Discussion of recent study of Expo Light Rail line service impact

K. Transportation Issues – 1:15 pm

    • Monthly transportation update from Steve Lantz – attached
    • South Bay Boundary issue update
    • Report on Inglewood meeting re: Crenshaw Rail Project
    • Maintenance fee for ExpressLanes going to Metro Board in February
      • ACTION:  Send letter to Metro requesting a permanent waiver for LA County residents, ask cities and chambers to do so as well as other COGs

L.   South Bay Environmental Services Center Programs – 1:30 pm

M.   Legislative Advocacy - 1:40 pm

N. Possible Future Special Events – 1:45 pm

    • Tour of Gas Company facilities near Ballona Wetlands
    • Tour of LAX Airfield

VIII. AGENDA DEVELOPMENT – 1:50 pm – draft agenda attached

O.  Board Meeting – January 23, 2014 

      • Zero Waste presentation by High school student 

P. Future Board Meetings

    • March 
    •  Presentation of Strategic Planning workshop issues and follow-up items
    • Update on ExpressLane Project
    • April – Annual Work Program Review
    • Other
    • LA n Sync request
    • From Zerunyan:  engage the local colleges and the University to discuss the engagement of the growing Hispanic community to ensure their educational success, as their success is the success of the region

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – February 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm 

PLEASE CONSULT WEBSITE IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT THE MEETING SCHEDULES

ADJOURN