Steering Committee Meeting

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2020
Time: 
12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

The Steering Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, January 13th, 2020 at the Redondo Beach Main Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, located at 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.  Lunch will be provided.

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

 

AGENDA


I. INTRODUCTIONS  

 

II. REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA

  • ACTION:  Receive and file

 

III. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ANY CHANGES TO THE AGENDA  

IV. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

V. CONSENT CALENDAR – action items noted, remainder are receive & file – 12:05 pm

A. Steering Committee – December 9, 2019 meeting minutes attached

  • ACTION:  Approve

 

B. Contract amendment with Southern California Gas for SBCCOG services to the LA DWP

 

C. Energy Engineer Contract Renewal

  • Memo and contract  and scope of work attached 
  • ACTION:  Recommend Board approval for a contract with GSE Solutions, LLC in  an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the period of January 1 through Dec 31, 2020 with funding from SoCalGas utility partnership

 

D. Contract to Provide Support to the Regional Energy Network with The Energy Coalition

 

E. Amendment to Siembab Corporation contract 

 

F. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission Alternate appointment

  •  Opportunity to serve e-mails were sent several times in December stating that this position was vacant.  There was only one expression of interest.
  • ACTION:  Approve appointment of Palos Verdes Estates Councilman Kenneth Kao as the alternate for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission

  

G. City Attendance at SBCCOG meetings 

 

H. 2019 General Assembly Outstanding Sponsor Payments

  • $2500 from Mark Ridley-Thomas  
  • There were contract format issues that have been resolved and the Supervisor’s office has submitted the invoice for payment

 

I. South Bay Environmental Services Center Activities Report – attached 

  • Kiosk in Peninsula Center in Rolling Hills Estates has been removed

 

VI. ACTION ITEMS 

J. Growth of Aviation and its effects on the South Bay – 12:10 pm

  • As requested at the last Steering Committee meeting, a meeting will be held on January 7 to discuss this issue and the SBCCOG’s possible role with the City of El Segundo. A report will be provided at the meeting.
  • ACTION:  Provide direction

 

K. SCAG Regional Transportation Plan comments – 12:20 pm

 

L. Update on Homeless Program and Innovation Project Funding – 12:30 pm

 

M. South Bay Fiber Network – 12:40 pm

  • Legal opinion issue 
  • State funding
  • ACTION:  Provide direction

 

N. Legislative Issues – 12:45 pm

  • Trip to Sacramento – memo attached 
  • ACTION:  Recommend the Board contract with Rice/Englander Associates for a $1000 fee to provide logistical assistance for the Sacramento trip to meet with legislators and government agency staff

 

O. Board Meeting agenda development – 12:55 pm

 

P. Special Events – 1:00 pm

  • LCC/SBACC/SBCCOG Legislative Meet and Greet planned for January 31, 2020 – flyer attached 
  • Celebration and Recognition of SBWIB, R/T, Hahn and Butts re: SBFN – dates possible January 31 or February 27 at Board meeting
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, in partnership with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, offers tours of its Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center in Carson, showcasing its innovative purification process and the importance of purified, recycled water to Southern California’s future water supply. Tours are approximately 1.5 hours long.   If the SBCCOG Board is interested in scheduling a tour, the following dates and times are available to choose from: 2/3,14, 24, or 27/2020 (10 A.M. or 1:30 P.M.)
  • ACTION:  Provide direction

 

Q. Report on Marketing Consultant Review – 1:05 pm

  • Memo attached 
  • ACTION:  Discuss recommendations in consultant’s report and direct staff to return with a job description and budget for a communications staff person to be funded primarily from grants but also from the SBCCOG general operating budget

 

R. Progress of Finance Committee – 1:10 pm

 

S. Legal Counsel – 1:20 pm

  • SBCCOG has had the same legal counsel for over 20 years.  There has been discussion as to whether it is time to go out to bid since several of the services provided are no longer pro bono and we have not done any service or cost comparisons 
  • ACTION:  Provide direction

 

T. Approval of Invoices – available at the meeting – 1:30 pm

  • ACTION:   Approve invoices for payment

 

VII.  INFORMATION ITEMS

U. Update on Senior Services – 1:35 pm

  • SBCCOG staff (Jacki and Grace) visited Athens Vista Senior Housing on December 11, 2019. This community is for seniors age 62+ and very low income. The programs are connected with the YMCA, and they provide cooking classes, fresh fruits and vegetables among other programs. We had an in-depth conversation with one of the residents who was formerly homeless. 
  • The next meeting of the Senior Services Task Force is scheduled for January 28, 2020, hosted by the City of Gardena. 

 

V. General Assembly – 1:40 pm

 

W. Office Move – 1:50 pm

 

X. Adopt a Family for the Holidays report – 2:00 pm

  • SBCCOG adopted a family for the holidays through Harbor Interfaith Services.  Board members and staff donated money (over $400), and staff purchased many of the items on the family’s wish list.  The family consisted of a dad, mom, 4 year old girl, 2 year old boy, and 9 month old boy. 
  • One of of the family's biggest needs was new tires for their vehicle so that the dad could get to his job and be able to drive his family around safely. A big shout out to Rolling Tires and Wheels in Harbor City for matching our donation of $200 to provide four new tires for the family. The family was very grateful for all of the gifts and were looking forward to having presents to open on Christmas morning for the first time.
  • SBCCOG staff attended the Annual Holiday Party on December 14 and met the family.

 

VIII. STRATEGIC POSITIONING ITEMS/ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES

Y.   Other updates since agenda distribution – 2:05 pm

 

NEXT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING – Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm @ Redondo Beach Library