Dr. Laura Malakoff

Board President

Marty Blum


Kate Parker


Grant House

Mayor Pro-Tempore

Annette Cordero

Das Williams

Nancy Harter

Roger L. Horton

Dr. Robert Noel

Iya G. Falcone


Dale Francisco


Helene Schneider



J. Brian Sarvis, Ed.D.


James L. Armstrong

City Administrator




Stephen P. Wiley

City Attorney



Special Joint Meeting of the Santa Barbara

Board of Education and City Council


Friday, February 29, 2008, 1:30 p.m.

Administration Center Board Room

720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Public Comments - Public comments on listed agenda items will be taken during the time each item is considered.  Public comments on non-agenda items are taken under a separate agenda heading.  Persons wishing to address the Board and the Council are requested to turn in a “Speaker Card” prior to the agenda item.  Individuals will normally be limited to a maximum of three minutes. If the speaker needs more time, s/he may submit written comments.


Estimated Time – The time at which each item is scheduled is an estimate only.  The Board and the Council may consider and act on an agenda item in a different order, or an item may be considered earlier or later than the estimated time. Additionally, discussion of agenda items may be postponed to a future meeting. All persons interested in an item listed on the agenda are advised to be present throughout the meeting to insure that they are present when the item is called.


Reports/Attachments – Copies of the report and any attachments relating to items on this agenda are available for review in the District’s Administration Center Lobby, the Clerk’s Office in City Hall, at the Reference Desk of the Main Library and online at: and


Accessibility – In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the meeting or need this agenda provided in a disability-related alternative format, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (805) 963-4331 or the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564-5305.




Order of Business:


1.         Call to Order and Roll Call:  1:30 P.M.


2.         Pledge of Allegiance


3.         Spanish Translation/Traduccion en Espanol and Headsets for Hearing Impaired


Translation of today’s meeting in Spanish is available to the public. Please indicate if you wish translation. Para la reunión de esta noche hay intérprete disponible para traducción al español.  Por favor, indique si desea los servicios de interpretación.


            Headsets for hearing impaired are available.  Please indicate if you need a headset.


4.                  Public Comments


During this time, the Board of Education President and the Mayor will acknowledge requests to speak on a topic not on the agenda, but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the School board and City Council.  Persons wishing to address the Board and Council are requested to complete a “Speaker Card” prior to this agenda item.  Comments on regular agenda items are taken at the time the item is considered.


5.         Statement of Purpose for Joint Meeting


Presenters:     Laura Malakoff, Board of Education President

Marty Blum, Mayor

Agenda Report

Agenda Items:  Items 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are based on written reports.  Presentations will be made on items 13 and 14.  Please note that the Board of Education and/or City Council may give staff direction on any of these items, but will not be taking final action.


6.         Update on Joint City/School Districts Programs and Agreements


See information in the written report prepared by Sarah Hanna, City Recreation Program Manager, and David Hetyonk, School Districts’ Director of Facilities and Operations, on behalf of the Joint Use Committee.


7.         Progress Report in Preparation for the City to Vacate Street Easements on Santa Barbara School Campuses


See information in the written report prepared by Don Irelan, Senior Real Property Agent, City Public Works Department.


8.                  Report on School Districts and City Collaboration on Environmental and Sustainability Programs


See information in the written report prepared by City and School District staff on the following:

·         School Districts Integrated Pest Management

·         Recycling and Waste Reduction

·         Water Conservation








9.         Report on Status of City Projects


See written reports prepared by City Public Works Staff for information on the following:

·         Safe Routes to School Project


10.       Report on Status of School Districts Projects


See written reports prepared by District Staff for information on the following:

·         Career Technical Education

·         Facilities Master Plan Update

·         Civic Center Use of School Districts Property

·         Construction Projects (Bond Funds/Developer Fees/Deferred Maintenance)


11.       Report on the Status of Efforts to Acquire the National Guard Armory and the Fremont Hall Army Reserve Center


See the written reports prepared by Bob Patterson, PARC Foundation Board Member and Co-chair of The Armory Project Steering Committee, and Don Olson, City Special Projects Manager.


12.              Report on the Status of the School Board's Direction with Respect to the Hidden Valley Property


See the written report prepared by the Districts’ staff.  A verbal update will be provided at the meeting by Superintendent Brian Sarvis based on direction given by the Board of Education at its meeting on February 26, 2008.  


13.       Presentation on the Districts' Fiscal Matters


Presenter:       J. Brian Sarvis, Superintendent


14.       Presentation on the School Districts and City Collaboration in Response to Youth Violence 


Presenters:     Jim Armstrong, City Administrator

                        J. Brian Sarvis, Superintendent


Topics include the status of current activities and programs, and opportunities under consideration by the following:

·         School Districts

·         City Parks and Recreation Department

·         City Police Department


15.       Additional Matters for Placement on a Future Agenda


            This is an opportunity for Board and Council Members, and the Superintendent and City Administrator, to consider other matters of mutual interest for placement on an agenda for a future meeting.


16.       Adjournment of Joint Meeting