MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
August 15, 2019
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara met in regular session on August 15, 2019 at the Miller Community Center, 5575 Armitos Avenue, Goleta, California. Chair Lizarraga called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Upon roll call, the following Commissioners were present: Lisa Knox-Burns, Robert Doyle, John Lizarraga and Henry Mercado. Larry Hobbisiefken and James Pearson were excused from the meeting.
Also present were Robert P. Havlicek Jr., Secretary/Executive Director, Jackie Bordon, Executive Secretary, Irene Melton, Director of Finance, John Polanskey, Director of Housing Development, Sanford Riggs, Director of Operations, and Le' Wanda Croft, Goleta Housing Manager.
There were no introductions.
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2). Government Claim by Rita Badilla.
The closed session convened at 5:02 p.m. The meeting returned to open session at 5:22 p.m.
Report from Closed Session: The Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to reject the claim of Rita Badilla.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR DRAFT 2020 PHA PLAN AND CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM ANNUAL STATEMENT/FIVE YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR FY 2020-2024: Chair Lizarraga opened the public hearing at 5:23 p.m.
Sanford Riggs, Director of Operations presented a summary of the Plan to the Board.
No public comments were received. The public hearing closed at 5:27 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Doyle, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 18, 2019. All voted aye. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
No public comments were received.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director entertained questions concerning his written report.
Commissioner Doyle suggested that we submit a grant application to the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria for the Adopt A Home program for The Residences at Depot Street.
We have received a letter of approval from State HCD to enter into the Limited Partnership Agreement for Homebase on G.
Bob reminded the Board that the Annual Picnic is schedule for Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Riverview Park in Buellton.
John Polanskey reported on the Hollister Project, a proposed 31-32 unit, two story, development for special needs clients. This is county-owned property and a decision is expected at the August 27, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting concerning an exclusive negotiating agreement to purchase the property. We have plans to meet with the immediate neighbors as soon as possible.
MTD Update - We have entered into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement and are currently working on a grounds lease. Commissioner Burns inquired about getting water from the Goleta Water District. John Polanskey stated that we do not know yet, but MTD is working on setting up a meeting with the District. He also noted that we are working closely with the Forte Ranch Neighbors.
The Executive Director shared Caretaker Training Evaluations with the Board.
APPROVAL OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT REPORTS
MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Doyle to approve the operation and management reports. All voted aye. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
Resolution No. 2808 - Approval of Expenditure List as submitted, including meeting expenses. MOTION by Commissioner Mercado, second by Commissioner Doyle to adopt Resolution No. 2808. Irene Melton answered several additional questions to the satisfaction of the board. All voted aye. Motion carried.
The Adopt A Home fundraising brochure for The Residences at Depot Street.
COMMISSIONERS' ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
Commissioner Burns attended a meeting hosted by the District Attorney on trafficked children. She will forward the information to Sanford Riggs; she also shared community concerns about Hollister Lofts. John Polanskey reported that we have plans to meet with the immediate neighbors as soon as possible.
There was no unfinished business to consider.
MOTION TO DESIGNATE COMMISSIONER DELEGATES TO ATTEND THE 2019 NAHRO NATIONAL CONFERENCE. Commissioner Mercado expressed interest in attending. MOTION by Commission Burns, second by Commissioner Doyle to designate Henry Mercado as Commissioner Delegate to attend the conference. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2809 - Setting forth the Authority's intent to issue Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds for the financing of Parkside Garden Apartments. MOTION by Commissioner Doyle, second by Commissioner Burns to adopt Resolution No. 2809. All voted aye. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Doyle to adjourn the meeting at 6:22 p.m. Meeting adjourned.
John P. Lizarraga
Robert P. Havlicek Jr.