APCD Board Actions – March 19, 2020

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March 18, 2020 –Memorandum 

  • Closed Session
    • Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code § 54957.6) District-designated representative: Aeron Arlin Genet.
    • Employee organizations: Engineers & Technicians Association,n Service Employees International Union Local 620, and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Employees Association.
    • Unrepresented employees: Management and Confidential-Unrepresented employees.
    • Conference with Labor Negotiator (Gov. Code § 54957.6)
    • Agency-designated representative: Chair Das Williams
    • District Counsel: Rachel Van Mullem
    • Unrepresented employee: Control Officer Aeron Arlin Genet
    • Public Employee Appointment (Gov. Code § 54957(b)(1).)
    • Title: Air Pollution Control Officer.
  •  Approval of Minutes of the January 16, 2020 meeting
  • Notice of Violation Report – Receive and file the summary of notices of violation issued and penalty revenue received during the month of January and February 2020
  • District Grant Program Activity – Receive and file the following grant program related activity:
    • An update on the Old Car Buy Back Program for vehicles retired during the period of December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
    • An update on the Woodsmoke Reduction Program for fireplace and stove replacement projects during the period of December 12, 2019 through March 1, 2020
    • Summary of the emission-reduction grant agreements approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer for the period of November 26, 2019 through February 29, 2020 in accordance with Board Resolution Number 09-14.
  •  Update on Public Outreach Activities – Receive and file an update on District outreach activities.
  • Minutes of the October 23, 2019 and January 22, 2020 Community Advisory Council Meetings – Receive and file the minutes from the October 23, 2019 and January 22, 2020 meetings of the District Community Advisory Council.
  • Additional Funding for Woodsmoke Reduction Program – Approve and authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to use the remaining balance of local mitigation funds that reside in the Innovative Technologies Group fund balance account (approximately $122,000) for the District’s Woodsmoke Reduction Program.
  • Waiver of Competition for the Purchase of Equipment for the Airpointer Portable Air Monitor – Authorize the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District to purchase a benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene instrument module from Ambilabs for the Airpointer portable air quality monitoring system as a sole source procurement without being required to conduct a formal bid process, for a total cost not to exceed $42,298, including taxes.
  • Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Amendment for Office Space Reconfiguration – Authorize the following budget amendments:
    • Transfer appropriations of $25,000 from Services & Supplies Account #7460 (Professional and Special Services) to Capital Assets #8300 (Equipment)
    • Establish appropriations of $375,000 from Purpose of Fund Account #9899 (Fund Balance – Committed)
    • Increase appropriations of Capital Assets Account #8300 (Equipment) by an additional $400,000 for a total budget of $543,000.
  • Delegate authority to the Air Pollution Control Officer to sign or execute a contract with SmartOffice Interiors for the office reconfiguration services, for an amount not to exceed $255,000.
  • Received Director’s Report.
  • Received Public Comment
  • Particulate Matter and Public Health – Receive presentation from guest presenter, Dr. Phil Martien, of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on the subject of Particulate Matter and Public Health. March 18, 2020 – Memorandum
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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.