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RTA BOARD AGENDA

*** VIA ZOOM WEBINAR ***

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM

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

 

President: Fred StrongVice President: John Peschong
Board Members:
John Peschong (First District – SLO County)Heather Moreno (Atascadero)
Bruce Gibson (Second District – SLO County)Karen Bright (Grover Beach)
Adam Hill (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)
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 (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 August 5, 2020 will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom webinar.

HOW TO WATCH:

1.To Watch: To watch the meeting online via livestream (on your computer or mobile device), go to: www.slo-span.org, 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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RBQdaPjfRkW3oksUiryQzg
  
HOW TO COMMENT:

The RTA is accepting general public comments for items on the RTA Board June 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: info@slorta.org 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, August 3, 2020.
  •  
    Mail – Written Public Comments
     
  • Mail to:
  •   Clerk of the Board
    SLO RTA
    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, August 3, 2020.
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    FLAG SALUTE, CALL MEETING TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

    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.INFORMATION AGENDA
     A-1 Report on Financing of New Bus Maintenance Facility (Receive)

    B.ACTION AGENDA – No action items
       
    C. CONSENT AGENDA
     C-1Amendment to Agreement with KNN Public Finance (Approve)
     C-2Application for FTA 5311 CARES Act Phase 2 Funds (Approve)
        Motion and Vote
    Adjourn to SLOCOG Board Meeting
      
    The SLOCOG meeting agenda is provided under separate cover. Following adjournment of the SLOCOG Board meeting, the RTA Board will reconvene in Closed Session.
      
    D.CLOSED SESSION: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (Government Code section 54956.9.) It is the intention of the Board to meet in closed session concerning the following item: (1) Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (d) of section 54956.9. Number of potential cases: One.
      
    E.BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
      Next RTA Board meeting: September 2, 2020: Regularly scheduled meeting
     

     

     

     SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020

    ***BOARD MEETING - ZOOM WEBINAR***

    SLOCOG starts at 8:45 a.m(immediately following the
    Regional Transit Authority’s Board Meeting which starts at 8:30 a.m.)



     
     The AGENDA is available/posted at: www.slocog.org
     
    President: Fred StrongVice President: John Peschong
    Board Members:
      
    John Peschong (First District – SLO County)Heather Moreno (Atascadero)
    Bruce Gibson (Second District – SLO County)Karen Bright (Grover Beach)
    Adam Hill (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)
     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 (including Limited English Proficiency [LEP]) by contacting SL OCOG offices at (805) 781 - 4219. Please note that 48 hours advance notice will be necessary to honor your request.
     
    Important Notice Regarding COVID-19
     
    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID - 19) and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N -29-20, the SLOCOG Board meeting on August 5, 2020 will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom webinar.
    HOW TO WATCH:
    1.To Watch: To watch the meeting online via livestream (on your compu ter or mobile device), go to : www.slo-span.org, 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 webinarAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RBQdaPjfRkW3oksUiryQzg
      
    HOW TO COMMENT:
    SLOCOG is accepting general public comments for items on the SLOCOG Board August agenda as well as items of interest not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the SLOCOG 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 via:
    Zoom webinar – Verbal, Live Public Comments
     
    • See details on page 1 of this agenda under ‘How to Watch.’
    Email – Written Public Comments -- Email: pio@slocog.org 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 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020.
    Mail – Written Public Comments
     Mail to:
     Clerk of the Board
    SLOCOG
    1114 Marsh Street
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
     
  • Mailed written comments must be received by SLOCOG no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020.
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    SLOCOG BOARD AGENDA -- ZOOM WEBINAR
    August 5, 2020
    I. FLAG SALUTE, CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
    II. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any member of the public may address the SLOCOG Board for a period not to exceed three (3) minutes on any item of interest not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the Board. In compliance with the Brown Act, 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.
    III.DIRECTOR REPORTS
     1. SLOCOG Executive Director
     2. Caltrans District 5 Director
    IV.PRESENTATION ITEMS
     A-1RECOGNITIONS
      1. Plaque of Appreciation: Recognizing Mr. John Schutz for 12 years of service representing the City of San Luis Obispo on the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) (PRESENTATION - INFORMATION)
      2. Retirement: Recognizing Ms. Barbara Troyan for 8 years of service as Administrative Assistant at SLOCOG. Congratulations Barbara!
     A-2
    Caltrans Presentation: Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan (PRESENTATION – RECEIVE INFORMATION)John Olejnik, Caltrans
    Motion and Vote
    V.TRANSPORTATION ITEMS
     B-1
    Update on COVID-19 Impacts on Transportation (ROLL CALL – RECEIVE INFORMATION). Mallory Jenkins
    Motion and Vote
     B-2
    CARES Act Programming (ROLL CALL - APPROVE PHASE 1 Rural CARES Act allocation of $105,064 to Morro Bay Transit and direct staff to continue coordinating with transit operators to allocate remaining Phase 2 CARES Act funds ) . Stephen Hanamaikai
    Motion and Vote
     B-3
    Access Fund Administrator for Transportation Network Company Access for All Program (ROLL CALL - APPROVE SERVING AS ACCESS FUND ADMINISTRATOR). Sarah Woolsey
    Motion and Vote
     B-4
    SLO Regional Zero - Emission Bus Implementation Plan Final Draft (ROLL CALL – ADOPT THE SLO REGIONAL ZERO - EMISSION S BUS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN ). Savannah Gil
    Motion and Vote
     B-5
    SLOCOG Call Box Reduction Plan (ROLL CALL – APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION ). Tim Gillham
    Motion and Vote
      a)Acting as the San Luis Obispo County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE), approve the Call Box Reduction Plan;
      b)Direct SLOCOG Staff to submit the Call Box Reduction Plan to the Cal ifornia Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans as required under Streets and Highways Code section 2557(d)(2); and
      c)Direct staff to initiate 75% call box reduction as recommended in Call Box R eduction Plan as Option 1; and
      d)Find the Call Box Reduction Plan is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 CCR § 15301(c) and approve the filing of the attached Notice of Exemption on that basis.
     B-6
    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Cycle 3 Funding Recommendations (ROLL CALL – APPROVE SRTS CYCLE 3 PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATIONS OF SEVEN [7] PROJECTS FOR $821,805 [Table 2] ). Stephen Hanamaikai
    Motion and Vote
       
    VI.
    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.
    Motion and Vote
      
      Consent Agenda -- Minutes of Meetings:
     C-1SLOCOG Minutes – June 3, 2020 (APPROVE )
     C-2Executive Committee Minutes – July 15, 2020 (INFORMATION)
     C-3Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) Minutes – July 22, 2020 (INFORMATION)
     C-4Technical Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) Minutes – July 22, 2020 (INFORMATION)
     C-5Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) Minutes – July 22, 2020 (INFORMATION)
      Consent Agenda - SLOCOG Administrative Office & Regional Rideshare Items:
     D-1Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Year - End Financial Report (unaudited) (RECEIVE AND FILE YEAR - END FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, INCLUDING THE BUDGET STATUS REPORT [ATTACHMENT A] AND THE LINE ITEM REVENUE REPORT [ATTACHMENT B]). Thomas Arndt / Lori Kramer
     D-2a)Calendar Year 2021 - Draft SLOCOG and RTA Meeting Calendar (ADOPT THE CALENDAR YEAR 202 1 MEETING CALENDAR).
      b)Office Closure during Christmas and New Year Holidays (APPROVE – Closure of SLOCOG Office between December 24, 20 20 [Christmas Eve observed] and January 1, 202 1 [New Year’s Day Holiday observed] -- December 24, 2020 through January 1, 2021)Peter Rodgers
     D-3Rideshare Biannual Progress Update (RECEIVE INFORMATION). Mallory Jenkins
     D-4Amended SLOCOG Conflict of Interest Code (APPROVE RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE AMENDED CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE AND ADOPTING THE FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION’S MODEL CODE) . Peter Rodgers/Lori Kramer
      Consent Agenda – Programming Division Items:
     E-1Applications for State Planning and Partnership Grants (APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION ) . Sarah Woolsey
      A.Authorize transmittal of San Luis Obispo Regional Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) mitigation program application (Grant #1) and support match commitment of approximately $22,940 from future Sustainable Communities Strategies allocated funds, if awarded
      BAuthorize transmittal of Regional Bicycle Wayfinding Program grant application(s) (Grant #2) and support match commitment of $20,073 from the Regional State Highway Account, if awarded
     E-2FY 20/21 State of Good Repair (SGR) Project List Resolution (APPROVE SLOCOG FY 2020/21 STATE OF GOOD REPAIR [SGR] PROJECT LIST AND ADOPT GOVERNING BODY RESOLUTION [ATTACHMENT A]). Tim Gillham
     E-3Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for US 101 Central Coast Coalition (DIRECT THE PRESIDENT TO EXECUTE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING [ A TTACHMENT A ] WITH THE CENTRAL COAST COALITION AND RESPECTIVE AGENCY PARTNERS ). Stephen Hanamaikai
     E-4Renewal of SLOSAFE Contract with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) (APPROVE RESOLUTION [ ATTACHMENT A ] AND AUTHORIZE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR , PETER RODGERS , TO FORMALIZE AGREEMENT WITH CHP). Tim Gillham
     E-5Three - Year Service Contract with EcoInteractive (AUTHORIZE SLOCOG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE SERVICE CONTRACT TOTALING $173,472 for a three - year service contract for the EcoInteractive Project Tracker and product modules listed in Exhibit A and B ). John DiNunzio
     E-6Federal Reauthorization: H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act (INFORMATION). Tim Gillham
     E-72020 Bicycle Use Survey (Draft) & Active Transportation Partnership Program Update (APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS). John DiNunzio / Isaac Golf
      1.Accept Draft Survey, circulate for comments and seek validation.
      2.Obtain feedback on the Partnership Program and integrate Strategies, Tactics and Ways . Forward into the next two years of the program.
      Consent – Planning Division Items:
     F-1Regional Traffic Count Program Contrac(APPROVE REGIONAL TRAFFIC COUNT CONTRACT WITH NDS FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,500). Daniel Audelo
     F-2Regional Early Action Program (REAP) Regional Funding Project Ranking Criteria and SLOCOG Executive Director REAP Funding Agreement Authorization
    (A. ENDORSE PROJECT RANKING CRITERIA. B. AUTHORIZE THE SLOCOG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH LOCAL JURISDICTIONS AND THE ASSOCIATION OF MONTEREY BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS IN ORDER TO APPROVE DISBURSEMENT OF REAP GRANT FUNDING .)Sara Sanders
     F-3Goals & Objectives for the Coast Rail Corridor Study (APPROVE THE DIRECTION FOR THE STUDY [DRAFT GOALS & OBJECTIVES] ) . Anna Devers
     F-4REACH (INFORMATION). Peter Rodgers
      Consent Agenda – Correspondence & News Item
     G-1Correspondence, Press Releases and News Articles (INFORMATION – REVIEW AND FILE). Peter Rodgers / Sean Macias
    VII. CLOSED SESSION:
     H-1Closed Session: Personnel: Executive Director’s Annual Performance Evaluation (Government Code Section 54957(b)).
    VIII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS & BOARD REPORTS
    IX.ADJOURNMENT
      
    Next SLOCOG meeting: October 7, 2020, Wednesday