Steering Committee July 14 | South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Steering Committee July 14

Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, July 14, 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 

 

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 – June 9, 2014 meeting minutes attached 

    • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Appointments to Outside Agencies

    • Letters of Commitment Metro Service Council appointees – English outstanding (reminder sent 7/1/14)
    • Letter of Commitment for LCC Legislative Committee – Dieringer outstanding (reminder sent 7/7/14)

 

C. Grant Opportunities

    • SGC grant – scope and budget preparation underway
    • Geothermal with UC Davis – to be submitted by July 11 to meet the July 15 deadline
    • SBESC services to DWP – negotiating over budget and scope

 

D. Award Submittals 

    • UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation has recommended and prepared two award applications for the SBCCOG’s EV work and our collaboration with them.  They  

are the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award and the MOBI award from the University of Michigan.

 

E. Transportation Issues 

 

F. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached

 

G. Dues & Assessment Receipts

    • Dues and assessment paid as of 7/7/14 – Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, Torrance
    • Dues only – El Segundo & Rolling Hills 

 

H. Board meeting agenda development 

 

I.  Status of Work Program Presentations to City Councils

    • Lawndale, Lomita & Carson completed
    • Still trying to schedule Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach

 

VI. ACTION ITEMS            

J.  Appointment of a Finance Committee re: Balanced budget – 12:15 pm

    • Approved at the March 2014 Board meeting was the following:
    • That the SBCCOG Board approve the current dues amounts as well as the special assessment, and continue to spend reserves to balance the  operating budget for one more year.
    • That the Chair appoint a committee of Steering Committee members and city managers to review the dues amount and provide a recommendation by the end of 2014 in preparation for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
    • ACTION:  Appoint members of the Ad Hoc Finance Committee per Board Direction

 

K.   Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 12:25 pm 

    • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

 

L. Web Site Technical Support and Maintenance – 12:30 pm

    • Memo attached
    • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval of the contract extension with Civic Resource Group (CRG) to complete Phase II enhancements and move the remainder of the budget which is coming from Measure R and Utility Partnership funds to ongoing technical support and maintenance    

 

M. Metro ExpressLanes Contract Extension – 12:35 pm

    • An extension to the Metro ExpressLanes contract is expected this week.  It will be sent separately if it arrives before the meeting.
    • ACTION:  Recommend Board approve contract extension subject to legal counsel review

 

O. Legislative Advocacy – 12:45 pm

 

P.   Special Events – 12:50 pm

    • Scheduled
      • Space X – August 20
    • Possible Future Go See Tours
      • Sea Lab & Desalination Plant in Redondo Beach – plan for October
      • Tour of Gas Company facilities near Ballona Wetlands – 
      • Hawthorne Airport
    • Possible study sessions 
      • Impressions of Hong Kong and What We Can Learn
      • GIS for elected officials 
      • Understanding the Global Marketplace – diverse cultures in our communities
    • November – Thank You Reception for our Volunteers

 

VII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES  

        Q.    SCAG update – 1:00 pm

        R.    Senior Services Working Group Update – 1:10 pm

        S.    Homeless Initiative Update – 1:20 pm

        T.    Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:25 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – August 11, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

 

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

 

ADJOURN