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Kate Parker

Board President

Marty Blum


H. Edward Heron


Dale Francisco

Mayor Pro-Tempore

Annette Cordero

Iya G. Falcone

Dr. Robert Noel

Roger L. Horton

Susan Deacon

Grant House


Helene Schneider


Das Williams



J. Brian Sarvis, Ed.D.


James L. Armstrong

City Administrator




Stephen P. Wiley

City Attorney



Special Joint Meeting of the Board of Education and City Council


Friday, February 27, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Administration Center

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 Clerk’s Office in City Hall, the District’s Administration Center Lobby, at the Reference Desk of the Main Library and online at: http://www.SantaBarbaraCa.gov and http://www.sbsdk12.org.


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 City Administrator’s Office at (805) 564-5305 or the Superintendent’s Office at (805) 963-4331.


Agenda Report


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 Mayor and Board of Education President will acknowledge requests to speak on a topic not on the agenda, but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council and the School Board.  Persons wishing to address the Council and Board 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:     Kate Parker, Board of Education President

Marty Blum, Mayor


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


6.         Update on Joint City/School District 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, regarding the following subjects:

·         Field Scheduling and Monitoring

·         Field Maintenance

·         Afterschool Programs

·         Ranger Program


7.                  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:

·         Recycling and Waste Reduction

·         Water Conservation


8.         Report on Status of City Projects


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

·         Safe Routes to School Project

·         City Construction Projects Near School Campuses

·         Proposed Major New Private Development Projects Near School Campuses or Properties

·         Plan Santa Barbara


9.         Report on Status of School Districts’ Projects


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

·         Career Technical Education Pathways

·         Student Achievement

·         Next Steps on Implementation of Measures H & I


10.              Report on Status of Work Underway to Resolve Overlapping City and School District Land Title Interests at Various School Campuses


See written report prepared by Don Irelan, City Senior Real Property Agent.


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 Robert Patterson, PARC Foundation Board Member and Co-chair of The Armory Project Steering Committee, and Don Olson, City Special Projects Manager.


12.              Presentation on Response to State Budget Crisis and Economic Crisis


Presenters:     Eric Smith, Deputy Superintendent

                        Bob Peirson, City Finance Director


PowerPoint presentations will be provided at the meeting.


13.              Presentation on the School Districts’ and City’s Collaboration in Response to Youth Violence 


Presenters:     J. Brian Sarvis, Superintendent

Jim Armstrong, City Administrator


A PowerPoint presentation will be provided at the meeting. 


14.       Additional Matters for Placement on a Future Agenda


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


15.       Adjournment of Joint Meeting