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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors' Chamber
COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401
SLOCOG starts at 8:30 a.m.

The AGENDA is available/posted at: http://www.slocog.org

President: Frank Mecham
Vice President: Shelly Higginbotham
Board Members:
Frank Mecham (First District – SLO County)
Bruce Gibson (Second District – SLO County)
Adam Hill (Third District – SLO County)
Vacant (Fourth District – SLO County)
Debbie Arnold (Fifth District – SLO County)
Tony Ferrara (Arroyo Grande)
Tom O’Malley (Atascadero)
Debbie Peterson (Grover Beach)
Jamie Irons (Morro Bay)
Fred Strong (Paso Robles)
Shelly Higginbotham (Pismo Beach)
Jan Howell Marx (San Luis Obispo)
Timothy Gubbins (Ex-Officio, Caltrans District 5)
Individuals wishing accessibility accommodations at this meeting under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request such accommodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment by contacting the SLOCOG offices at 781-4219. Please note that 48 hours advance notice will be necessary to honor a request.

 CALL TO ORDER AND  ROLL CALL

 PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any member of the public may address the Council for a period not to exceed three minutes on any item of interest not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the Council. The Council will listen to all communication, but in compliance with the Brown Act, will not take any action on items that are not on the agenda.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
      
  •  SLOCOG Executive Director
  •  Caltrans District 5 Director

A.PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS


A-1 2010 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Amendment No. 2: Inclusion of State Route 46 Improvements – Cholame Segment within the Fiscally Constrained Project List of the 2010 RTP-PSCS and associated Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Findings (ACTION ITEM - ROLL CALL: -
      
  1. AMEND THE 2010 RTP: SHIFT THE CHOLAME SEGMENT INTO THE‘CONSTRAINED FUNDING’ CATEGORY;
  2. APPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) FINDINGS FOR AN ADDENDUM TO THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE 2010 RTP [ATTACHMENT A];
  3. ADOPT RESOLUTION AND FINDINGS APPROVING THE 2010 RTP AMENDMENT, AND AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY ANALYSIS AND DETERMINATION [ATTACHMENT B];
  4. DIRECT STAFF TO MAKE ANY NECESSARY CHANGES AND SUBMIT TO APPROPRIATE AGENCIES FOR APPROVAL)
Steve Devencenzi/James Worthley
 Motion and Vote



A-2

 2013 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment No. 6       (ACTION ITEM – ROLL CALL – ADOPT RESOLUTION APPROVING FORMAL AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO THE 2013 FTIP). Geiska B. Velasquez

 Motion and Vote




ACTION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS


B-1 North County Salinas River Trail Plan Status Report and Release of Public Review Draft (ACTION ITEM: VOICE VOTE - RECEIVE INFORMATION; APPROVE CIRCULATION OF DRAFT PLAN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT; AND SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION IN DECEMBER 2013). Geiska Velasquez/KTUA
 Motion and Vote


B-2
 Bicycle Use Survey Results (ACTION ITEM: VOICE VOTE:
  1. ACCEPT RESULTS;
  2. ADD CRITERION TO 2014 PROGRAMMING POLICIES
  3. INCORPORATE FINDINGS INTO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN "ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION" CHAPTER;
  4. FORWARD RESULTS AND INFORMATION TO AGENCY PARTNERS;
  5. ADDRESS WAYS TO GATHER DATA FOR THE YOUTH DEMOGRAPHIC
Elissa McDade / Jessica Berry
 Motion and Vote


B-3
 Highway 1 Chip Seal Project Status Report (CALTRANS VERBAL UPDATE - Information/Discussion). Aileen Loe, Caltrans District 5


B-4
 Fiscal Year 2012/2013 SLOCOG Annual Report (VOICE VOTE - APPROVE DRAFT ANNUAL REPORT AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO FINALIZE AND DISTRIBUTE). Ronald De Carli
 Motion and Vote


B-5
 US 101 Corridor Mobility Master Plan (VOICE VOTE - RECEIVE STATUS UPDATE, ENDORSE TECHNICAL STUDY SEGMENTS). Jessica Berry
 Motion and Vote


B-6
 2014 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) - Highway Program Only (VOICE VOTE:
  1. RECEIVE PROJECT STATUS INFORMATION ON STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT [STIP] CANDIDATE PROJECTS AND DEVELOP FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROGRAMMING.
  2. ADOPT PROGRAMMING ASSESSMENT RECOMMENDATIONS;
  3. SUPPORT CALTRANS ITIP SUBMITTAL).
Richard Murphy
 Motion and Vote


"TEN MINUTE BREAK"



B-7
 2014 Regional Transportation Plan - Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP-SCS) Framework, Goals, Policies and Strategies (VOICE VOTE:
  1. REVIEW, COMMENT, AND PROVIDE DIRRECTION ON THE STRUCTURAL APPROACH TO THE SCS COMPONENT;
  2. APPROVE CONTINUED USE OF THE 'INTERMODAL FUNDING APPROACH' (ATTACHMENT A);
  3. PROCEED UNDER THE ADOPTED SET OF POLICIES AND STRATEGIES (AS MODIFIED - ATTACHMENT B);
  4. APPROVE MOVING FORWARD WITH MODELING OF ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS AS DESCRIBED IN ATTACHMENTS C AND D).
Steve Devencenzi and Geoffrey Chiapella
 Motion and Vote


B-8
 Intercity Rail Update (3 key items):
(ROLL CALL VOTE -
      
  1. APPROVE LETTER CONCERNING THE SANTA MARIA REFINERY PROJECT;
  2. APPROVE $10,000 CONTRACT WITH JEA & ASSOCIATES;
  3. AUTHORIZE SLOCOG TO PROCEED IN "LEAD AGENCY" ROLE (IF NECESSARY) TO USE AT-RISK FUNDS.
Peter Rodgers
 Motion and Vote


B-9
 Legislative Procedures (VOICE VOTE – ADOPT PROCEDURES). Michael Harmon
 Motion and Vote


B-10
 Potential Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Vanpool Subsidies Program (VOICE VOTE – CONCEPTUALLY SUPPORT A TWO-YEAR VAN POOL SUBSIDY PROGRAM). Stephanie Hicks
 Motion and Vote


B-11
 California Active Transportation Program (ATP) (VOICE VOTE – WORK WITH THE STATE, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENTS [CALCOG] AND OTHER REGIONAL AGENCIES ON GUIDELINES DEVELOPMENT. Michael Harmon
 Motion and Vote


 CONSENT AGENDA (INFORMATION AND ACTION ITEMS –  ROLL CALL):      
The following Items are considered routine and non-controversial by staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the COG or public wishes an item be removed. If discussion is desired by anyone, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately. Questions of clarification may be made by COG Board members without removal from the Consent Agenda. The recommendations for each item are noted in parenthesis.


C-1Meeting Minutes:
      
  1. SLOCOG Minutes - September 4, 2013 (APPROVE).
  2. Executive Committee Minutes - September 11, 2013 (INFORMATION).
  3. Ad Hoc Sustainable Communities Strategy Policy Advisory Committee, September 11, 2013 (INFORMATION).
  4. Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) Minutes, Technical Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) Minutes, and Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) - September 18, 2013 (INFORMATION).


C-2Correspondence, Press Releases and News Articles (REVIEW AND FILE).
Ronald De Carli


C-3
2014/2015 Unmet Transit Needs Schedule, Methodology, Definitions, and Criteria (ROLL CALL VOTE: APPROVE RESOLUTION [ATTACHMENT A] ADOPTING SCHEDULE, METHODOLOGY, DEFINITIONS,& CRITERIA [EXHIBITS A & B]; APPROVE DRAFT FLYERS FOR DISTRIBUTION). Tim Gillham


C-4
Request for Proposals (RFP) for 511 Website Application for San Luis Obispo County – Ongoing Development, Maintenance and Upgrades (APPROVE RFP FOR $65,000 AND AUTHORIZE STAFF TO FINALIZE AND DISTRIBUTE). Stephanie Hicks


C-5
Fall 2013 Outreach for the North Coast Transit Project (INFORMATION - RECEIVE). Eliane Wilson


C-6
Holiday Office Closure during Christmas and New Year Holidays (APPROVE CLOSURE OF SLOCOG OFFICE FROM DECEMBER 23RD THROUGH JANUARY 1ST. Ronald De Carli


C-7
Correspondence and News Articles (REVIEW AND FILE). Ronald De Carli

D.CLOSED SESSION


D-1
Closed Session: Personnel: Executive Director’s Annual Performance Evaluation (Government Code Section 54954.5).

E.BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

F.
ADJOURNMENT

Next SLOCOG meeting: December 4, 2013