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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:30 AM

The AGENDA is available/posted at:

President: Fred StrongVice President: Ed Waage
Board Members:
John Peschong (First District – SLO County)Heather Moreno (Atascadero)
Bruce Gibson (Second District – SLO County)Karen Bright(Grover Beach)
Dawn Ortiz-Legg (Third District – SLO County)Robert Davis (Morro Bay)
Lynn Compton (Fourth District – SLO County)Fred Strong (Paso Robles)
Debbie Arnold (Fifth District – SLO County)Ed Waage (Pismo Beach)
Jimmy Paulding (Arroyo Grande)Andy Pease (San Luis Obispo)

ndividuals wishing accessibility accommodations at this meeting under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request such accommodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment (including Limited English Proficiency [LEP]) by contacting the RTA offices at 781-4833. Please note that 48 hours advance notice will be necessary to honor a request.


Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N29-20, the RTA Board meeting on January 6, 2021 will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom webinar.

1.To Watch: To watch the meeting online via livestream (on your computer or mobile device), go to:, or watch the meeting via Cable TV Public Access Channel 21.

2.To Watch and Participate in Live Public CommentTo provide public comment during the meeting, use the Zoom webinar link below. Please use the following link to register in advance of the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar:

The RTA is accepting general public comments for items on the RTA Board agenda as well as items of interest not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the RTA Board..

***Note: Every effort will be made to include your comments into the record, but due to time limitations, some comments may not be included. Members of the public can submit comments by:

Zoom webinar – Verbal, Live Public Comments
  • See details on page 1 of this agenda under ‘How to Watch.’
    Email – Written Public Comments to: [email protected] with the subject line “public comment.”
  • Include the agenda item number your are referencing or type “general comment,” if it is about an item not on the agenda.
  • Emailed written comments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.
    Mail – Written Public Comments
  • Mail to:
  •   Clerk of the Board
    179 Cross Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Mailed written comments must be received by the RTA no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021.


    PUBLIC COMMENT: The Board reserves this portion of the agenda for members of the public to address the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority Board on any items not on the agenda and within the jurisdiction of the Board. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker. The Board 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.

    A.CONSENT AGENDA: (Roll Call Vote) the following items are considered routine and noncontroversial by staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the RTA 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 RTA Board members, without the removal of the item from the Consent Agenda. Staff recommendations for each item are noted following the item.
      A-1Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of December 9, 2020 (Information)
      A-2Joint SLOCOG and RTA Board Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2021 (Approve)
      A-3RTA Board Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2021 (Approve)
      A-4Designate Executive Director as Alternate on CalTIP Board (Approve)
      A-5Final Social Security Resolution for RTA Employees (Approve)
      A-6BMF Construction Change Order Summary (Approve)
      A-7Amended Contract with RTA Executive Director (Approve)
      A-8RTA COVID-19 Prevention Plan (Accept)
      A-9Declare Vehicle Surplus Paso DAR (Approve)
      A-10December 2020 Financial Information for SCT (Information)
      A-11Solar Lighting Bus Stop Improvement Project (Approve)
      B-1Executive Director’s Report (Receive)
      B-2Update on Bus Maintenance Facility Construction (Receive)
      C-1Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget Assumptions (Approve)
      C-2Strategic Business Plan Results & Planned Update (Approve)
      C-3FY20-21 Budget Amendment #4 (Approve)
      C-4Public Hearing: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan Update (Action)
      D-1CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Government Code section 54956.9.) It is the intention of the Executive Committee to meet in closed session concerning the following item: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of section 54956.9. Number of potential cases: One
     Next regularly-scheduled RTA Board meeting on May 5, 2021