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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021


***BOARD MEETING - ZOOM WEBINAR ***
(This Meeting will be held via Teleconference/Zoom Webinar,
and participation is remote/virtual only)

SLOCOG starts at 9:30 a.m
(Regional Transit Authority [RTA] Special Board Meeting immediately follows)

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


  
President: John PeschongVice 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)John Headding (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 SLOCOG 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 continuing increase of Coronavirus (COVID - 19) cases and in accordance with AB 361 , which amends Government Code §54953 to allow local legislative bodies to hold virtual meetings after September 30, 2021 , if certain criteria is met, t he SLOCOG Board m eeting for October 6, 2021 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.Board members will receive a private link via their emails to access the Zoom meeting.
 3.Members of the Public: To Watch and Participate in Live Public Comment: 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_NvnNEI2vTU - XfscE39EIhA
HOW TO COMMENT:

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

***Note: Members of the public can submit comments via
Zoom webinar – Verbal, Live, in Real Time 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 you 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, October 4 , 2021.
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, October 4 , 2021.

SLOCOG BOARD AGENDA
October 6, 2021
  
I. FLAG SALUTE, CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
II. Teleconferenced Public Meetings: Submittal of a Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to implement teleconferenced public meetings during the proclaimed local emergency related to COVID - 19 pursuant to AB 361 (ROLL CALL - ADOPT RESOLUTION). Peter Rodgers
Motion and Vote
 
Adopt Resolution approving the following:
 

a)Based on the recitals in the resolution, the SLOCOG Board finds that holding in person public meetings would present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees; and
  b)SLOCOG staff is directed to return at the next regularly scheduled board meeting after adoption of this resolution with an item for SLOCOG Board to review and, if appropriate, renew the findings required by AB 361 to continue to hold public meetings under its provisions
III. PUBLIC COMMENTSAny 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.
IV.DIRECTOR REPORTS
 1. SLOCOG Executive Director
 2. Caltrans District 5 Director
V.
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 co nsidered 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:

 A-1SLOCOG Board Minutes – September 1, 2021 (APPROVE )
 A-2Executive Committee Minutes – September 15, 2021 (INFORMATION)
 A-3Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) Minutes -- September 22 , 2021 (INFORMATION)
 A-4Technical Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) Minutes - September 22 , 2021 (INFORMATION)
 A-5Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) Minutes - September 22, 2021 (INFORMATION)
 A-62023 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Steering Committee Meeting Notes – September 13, 2021 (INFORMATION)
  
Consent Agenda – Programming Division Items:

 B-12022 Transit Needs Assessment Update (ACCEPT INFORMATION AND SUBMIT TO CALTRANS). Sarah Woolsey
 B-22022/2023 Unmet Transit Needs Study Schedule, Methodology, Definitions, and Criteria (APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION:
  a)APPROVE RESOLUTION [ATTACHMENT A] ADOPTING SCHEDULE, METHODOLOGY, DEFINITIONS, AND CRITERIA [EXHIBITS A & B] FOR THE 2022 /23 UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS PUBLIC OUTREACH AND REVIEW PROCESS
  b)APPROVE DRAFT FLYERS FOR DISTRIBUTION). Sarah Woolsey
 B-32022/23 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants (APPROVE STAFF RECOMMEDATION ). Sarah Woolsey
  A.Authorize preparation and transmittal of San Luis Obispo Region Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Mitigation Program application (Grant #1) and support match commitment of approximately $25,912 from future Sustainable Communities Strategies allocated funds, if awarded.
  B.Authorize preparation and transmittal of US 101 North County Multimodal Corridor Plan application (Grant #2) and support match commitment of between $55,000 and $120,000 from Regional State Highway Account funds, if awarded.
 B-4American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Section 5307 Split Allocations (APPROVE $2.1M ARPA SPLIT ALLOCATIONS FOR TRANSIT PROVIDER S [TABLES 2, 3, & 4 ). Stephen Hanamaikai
 B-5Regional Homeless Safe Parking Pilot Program – Status Update ( APPROVE EXPENDITURE PLAN INCLUDED IN APPENDIX A – “FINANCIAL PROGRAMMING” [Page B - 5 - 4] ). John DiNunzio
 B-6North County Capital Projects and Corridor Plan (APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION). John DiNunzio
  1)Receive status update on north county capital projects
  2)Approve draft schedule and scope of work for US 101 North County Multimodal Corridor Plan (Attachment 1)
 B-7Central Coast Coalition (CCC) Federal Legislative Assistance MOU (RETROACTIVELY APPROVE CCC FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANCE MOU) . Tim Gillham
  
Consent Agenda - Planning Division Items:

 C-12021 Title VI Policy Statement and Plan (ADOPT RESOLUTION A MENDING THE TITLE VI POLICY STATEMENT AND PLAN). Anna Devers
  
Consent Agenda – SLOCOG Administrative Office & Regional Rideshare Items :

 D-1Year-to-date Financial Report and Overall Work Program (OWP) and Budget Amendment No. 1 (RECEIVE AND FILE YEAR - TO - DATE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS [ATTACHMENTS A AND B]; APPROVE FY 2021/22 OWP BUDGET AMENDMENT NO. 1 [ATTACHMENT C]). Lori Kramer
 D-2SLOCOG “Walkshop” – Postponed (RECEIVE INFORMATION). Peter Rodgers / Mallory Jenkins
 D-3SLOCOG Executive Director Employment Contract Amendment 3 (APPROVE ATTACHED AMENDMENT 3 TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, PROVIDING A 3 % MERIT INCREASE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 9, 2021, AND MODIFY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RANGE ON SLOCOG’S 2021/22 EMPLOYEE SALARY SCHEDULE ). Lori Kramer
 D-4FY 2021/22 Transportation Development Act (TDA) Funding Revisions (APPROVE FY 21/22 TDA FUNDING REVISIONS TO STA AND SGR). Lori Kramer
 D-52021 SLOCOG Transportation Development Act (TDA) Claim Filing and Administration Guidelines (ACCEPT GUIDELINES). Sarah Woolsey
  
Consent Agenda – Correspondence, News Items & Other Reports

 E-1Ride - On Transportation 2021 Annual Report (INFORMATION). Mark Shaffer
 E-2Correspondence, Press Releases and News Articles (INFORMATION – REVIEW AND FILE). Peter Rodgers / Sean Macias
VI.TRANSPORTATION AND PRESENTATION ITEMS
 F-1
2022 Fund Cycle Update (VOICE VOTE – APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION ) . Richard Murphy
Motion and Vote
  a)Receive update to initial staff recommendation (Table 1, Colum ns A & C) and provide direction.
  b)Schedule 2022 RTIP for adoption in December.
 F-2
2023 Regional Transportation P lan (RTP): Public Transportation, Survey Results, Safety, and Regional Setting (VOICE VOTE – REVIEW AND COMMENT; SUPPORT OPTION B/C [PUBLIC TRAN.]; INCLUDE NEW SECTIONS ON SAFETY/TOURISM ). James Worthley
Motion and Vote
 F-3 Legislative Update (VOICE VOTE – RECEIVE INFORMATION). Gus Khouri, Legislative Consultant / Tim Gillham
VII. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS & BOARD REPORTS
VIII.ADJOURNMENT
  
Next SLOCOG meeting: December 1, 2021, Wednesday
   
RTA BOARD AGENDA

*** VIA ZOOM WEBINAR ***

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM (following SLOCOG adjournment)


The AGENDA is available/posted at: http://www.slorta.org
 
President: John Peschong Vice 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) John Headding (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 continuing increase of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and in accordance with AB 361, which amends Government Code §54953 to allow local legislative bodies to hold virtual meetings after September 30, 2021, if certain criteria is met, the RTA Board meeting for October 6, 2021 will be virtual meetings 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 Comment: To 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_NvnNEI2vTU-XfscE39EIhA
HOW TO COMMENT:
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.
Members of the public can submit comments by:
Zoom webinar – Verbal Public Comments
See details on page 1 of this agenda under ‘How to Watch.’
Phone – Verbal Public Comments – Call: (805) 781-4833 – State and spell your name, state the agenda item number you are calling about and leave your comment/s. Verbal comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2021 (the day before the meeting) and will be limited to three (3) minutes.
Email – Written Public Comments to: info@slorta.org with the subject line “public comment.”
Include the agenda item number you 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 Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Mail – Written Public Comments
Mail to:
  Clerk of the Board, 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 Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
  
CALL MEETING TO ORDER, ROLL CALL
TELECONFERENCED PUBLIC MEETINGS: Submittal of a Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to implement teleconferenced public meetings during the proclaimed local emergency related to COVID-19 pursuant to AB-361. (ROLL CALL - ADOPT RESOLUTION)
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.
CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Gov. Code, § 54956.8.) It is the intention of the RTA Board to meet in closed session to have a conference with its Real Property Negotiator, Geoff Straw, concerning the following:
  a.Property Description: 179 Cross Street, City of San Luis Obispo.
  b.Parties with Whom Negotiating: LTC/SLO, LTD. L.P., a California limited partnership.
  c.Instructions to Negotiator: Price, Terms and Conditions.
A.CONSENT AGENDA: None
B.INFORMATION AGENDA: None
C.ACTION AGENDA: None
D.BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Next regularly-scheduled RTA Board meeting on November 3, 2021