Steering Committee Aug 11 | South Bay Cities Council of Governments

Steering Committee Aug 11

Date: 
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, August 11, 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 – July 14, 2014 meeting minutes attached 

  • ACTION:  Approve

B. Appointments to Outside Agencies

  • Letters of Commitment Metro Service Council appointees – English outstanding (2nd notice sent 7/1/14; Franklin asked to assist 7/21/14)

C. Grant Opportunities

  • SGC grant – scope and budget preparation underway
  • Geothermal with UC Davis – submitted.  Awards posted September 9
  • SBESC services to DWP – negotiating over budget and scope through Councilman Buscaino’s office

D. Transportation Issues 

E. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached

F. Dues & Assessment Receipts

  • Dues and assessment outstanding of 7/25/14 – Carson, Inglewood, L.A. City,  L.A. County (being processed), Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Dues only – Rolling Hills

G. Finance Committee 1st meeting date is scheduled for Thursday, August 28 from 3-5 (prior to SBCCOG Board meeting)

H. Board meeting agenda development 

  • August – draft attached
    • THE DROUGHT!!! – Member of State Water Resources Control Board confirmed and WBMWD speaker for local perspective
      • Requests made at July Board meeting
    • Gas Company Trunk Line installation
    • On the Move Riders’ Club – invited to speak at Senior Services Working Group meeting in lieu of Board meeting
    • September - Cost of Power Supply in the South Bay, cost and interconnections & SONGS effect & Future Energy Needs for the South Bay
    • Other:
      • LA City Mayor & New Metro Chair Eric Garcetti would like to come to one of our Board meetings – we are in touch with his scheduler 
      • Presentation on Air Toxics by Dr. Wallerstein

I.  Special Events 

  • Under development
  • Space X – August 20 - FULL
  • Tour of Gas Company facilities near Ballona Wetlands – plan for October
  • November 20 – Thank You Reception for our Volunteers

J. Status of Work Program Presentations to City Councils

  • Lawndale, Lomita, Carson & Rolling Hills Estates completed

VI. ACTION ITEMS - ADMINISTRATION     

K.  Monument Sign – 12:20 pm

L.  Meeting Agency Novelty – 12:25 pm

  • Chair Goodhart will make this presentation
  • ACTION:  Provide direction and recommendation

M.   Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 12:35 pm

  • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

VII. ACTION ITEMS – WORK PROGRAM

N.   Integration of Natural Gas Strategies into Climate Action Plans – 12:40 pm

  • Memo attached
  • ACTION:  Recommend that the Board amend the contract with Atkins North America, Inc. to include natural gas strategies at an additional cost not to exceed $20,000

O.    Metro ExpressLanes Contract – 12:45 pm

  • Memo attached
  • ACTION:  Recommend that the Board approve the contract with Metro to provide revenues in the amount of $40,000.

P. West Basin Municipal Water District new 2014-15 Contract – 12:50 pm

  • Memo attached
  • ACTION:  Recommend that the Board approve the contract with West Basin to provide revenues in the amount of $175,000.

Q. SBHP Measure R - Funding Agreements for Technical Assistance – 12:55 pm

  • At their July meeting, SBCCOG Board of Directors delegated to the SBCCOG Steering Committee the approval of agency funding agreements for technical support for the development of PSRs for Metro Call for Projects submissions.
  • List of agencies that requested funding agreements by Aug. 8 (available at the meeting)
  • ACTION: Approve Call for Projects technical support funding agreements submitted by lead agencies in the Preparation of 2015 Call for Projects Applications

R. General Assembly – 1:00 pm

  • Sponsorships
  • ACTION:  Provide direction and recommendation

S. Homeless Initiative Update – 1:05 pm

  • A proposal for homeless services in the South Bay has been sent to city managers for their comments.  
  • A report on city manager comments and the proposed services will be presented at the meeting
  • ACTION:  Discuss and make a recommendation to the Board re: whether to proceed with a request to Supervisors to fund this initiative in the South Bay

T.    Legislative Advocacy – 1:15 pm

VIII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES  

U.    Renewal of SCE/SCG Partnership Updates – 1:25 pm

  • Kim Fuentes’ report

V.    Reliability Issues Update – 1:30 pm

  • Discussion of possible next steps at the request of Members Lesser & Knight

W.   Sustainability update – 1:40 pm

  • Wally Siembab’s report

X.   Senior Services Working Group Update – 1:50 pm

Y.    Other updates since agenda distribution – 1:55 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – September 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

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