Steering Committee Dec 8

Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, December 8, 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

    • Add VI.J.1 Election for Metro Board representative - Discussion

 

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 – November 10, 2014 meeting minutes attached 

    • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Grant Opportunities & Awards

    • Strategic Growth Council grant – scope and budget preparation underway – notice to proceed January 2, 2015.  In addition, staff is coordinating with Metro, who is the actual grantee.   This work will build off of the EECAPs and include additional Climate Action Plan (CAP) chapters as well as integrating the South Bay Sustainable Strategy into the CAPs.
    • Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Grant from California Energy Commission - SBCCOG was awarded approximately $200,000 for the ZEV grant along with our partner, the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA. This will allow for an Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Installation Process study for multi-unit dwellings in the South Bay region. FYI, only $600,000 was allotted for the Southern California region, which includes the counties of: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and San Diego. Work is anticipated to begin around June 2015 upon agreement execution.
    • Energy Upgrade California – SBCCOG was asked to submit an application to provide Marketing and Outreach for Energy Upgrade California (EUC). Grant awardees will be announced in mid-December. For this grant, we would be working with Environmental Charter Schools to provide updated information on EUC at 9 community events and 9 presentations to community organizations between January 1 and November 30, 2015.
    • SBESC services to DWP – no progress

 

C. Transportation Issues 

 

D. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached

 

E. Work Program Presentations to City Councils – Completed

 

F. Special Events 

    • 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

 

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

 

VI. ACTION ITEMS            

 

H. General Assembly Update – 12:15 pm

    • Sponsorship status
    • Logistics update – gift, food, publicity
    • Program Memo attached
    • ACTION:  Provide direction

 

I.  Strategic Plan Follow-up – 12:25 pm

 

J. Economic Development Collaboration with the SBWIB and SBACC – 12:40 pm

    • SBWIB is hosting an all day workshop on January 28 for designated city staff and chamber representatives on business retention strategies. A script will be developed for reps to visit businesses on a regular basis to determine how the individual cities and partnering agencies can help them. Some elected officials have shown an interest in attending the workshop.  It will take place in the SBWIB conference room.
    • A representative from the SBWIB will be at the meeting to discuss this business retention program and their January 28 workshop for cities 

 

J.1 Election for Metro Board representative  

  • The Southwest Sector representative election will be held through the City Selection Committee with the sector voting on December 11 and the full City Selection Committee voting on January 8, 2015.
  • At the Chair’s request, this item has been added to the agenda for discussion.  
  • 3 memos are attached
    • The Board composition section of the enabling legislation creating LA Metro
    • A handout that was distributed at the League of California Cities, Los Angeles re: a proposal to change the Board composition
    • The handout that was distributed at the November Board meeting summarizing Pam O’Connor’s activities in support of the South Bay.
  • ACTION:  Discussion

 

K. GSE Solutions Contract Renewal – 12:50 pm

    • Draft contract attached
    • ACTION:  Approve the SBCCOG contract extension with GSE Solutions for engineering services for the period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015  

 

L. Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 12:55 pm 

    • ACTION:  Approve invoices for payment 

 

M. Reliability Issues – 12:45 pm

    • Follow-up from October 23 meeting with SCE has been through individual meetings with cities who have expressed their concerns.
    • ACTION:   Discuss and provide direction

 

N. Legislative Advocacy – 1:00 pm 

    • Legislative Briefing and Breakfast – January 8
    • New Legislators’ Meet and Greet with LCC & SBACC– Friday, January 23??
    • Prepare agenda and talking points for meeting with CPUC Commissioner Florio
    • ACTION: Provide direction

 

O. Homeless Initiative Update – 1:15 pm

    • January 28 from 8 pm to midnight is the county’s annual homeless count.  Cities are encouraged to participate.  This will be discussed further at the meeting but an accurate count will be important for any further initiatives to address the homeless in the South Bay.

 

VII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES  

 

P. Special Projects Update – 1:20 pm

    • Gas Company tour
    • December 4 workshop re: SB 743
    • Briefing to Chinese Delegation on Environmental Programs – December 16

 

Q. Sustainability updates – 1:30 pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ADJOURN 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!