As a member of certain statewide and multi-jurisdictional organizations, SBCAG is committed to collaborating with other agencies and actively participating in decision-making processes that affect the region and beyond.
Members of the Board of Directors are appointed to serve on the following state and regional committees and boards:
- California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG)
- Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC)
- Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN)
Board of Directors also serve on the following SBCAG committees:
- Executive Committee
- Highway 154 Safety Committee
- North County Subregional Committee
- South Coast Subregional Committee
Appointed Directors represent SBCAG and advocate for the interests of the county locally and statewide. The organization is proud to have the following representatives appointed to serve on important committees and boards.
Listing of Committees
State and Regional
Appointed SBCAG Directors: Jenelle Osborne & Alice Patino (Alternate)
CALCOG is an association of the 38 regional councils of governments that exist within the state. CALCOG’s role has taken on increased importance as the role of regional agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations like SBCAG have expanded in recent years. In particular, CALCOG has assisted in communicating with state agencies like the Air Resources Board and Strategic Growth Council that have regulatory and funding responsibilities that directly impact our Regional Transportation Plan—Sustainable Communities Strategy required by SB 375. In addition, CALCOG provides a unified voice for regions with the legislature and the administration in implementing existing transportation funding programs and advocating for increased funding at the state level for transportation infrastructure needs.Go to Calcog
Appointed SBCAG Directors: Das Williams & Paula Perotte (Alternate)
LOSSAN The Los Angeles–San Diego–San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency was formed through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) and is composed of Regional Transportation Planning Agencies and transit agencies along the Pacific Surfliner rail corridor, which extends from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. In 2012, state legislation was adopted that allowed for the transfer of responsibility for administering the Pacific Surfliner to pass from the state (Caltrans) to the LOSSAN JPA, and on July 1, 2015, the LOSSAN agency began directly managing the Pacific Surfliner, the second busiest passenger rail service in the country.
Voting membership of the agency includes appointed and elected representatives from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Orange County Transportation Agency, Ventura County Transportation Commission, SBCAG, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District and the San Diego Association of Governments. SBCAG became a member of LOSSAN in 2001. In November 2013, LOSSAN executed an agreement with the Orange County Transportation Agency to act as the LOSSAN Managing Agency. On July 1, 2015, OCTA began directly managing the service and staffing board, technical, and Executive Committee meetings.
SBCAG works closely with the OCTA staff managing agency to ensure the region’s priorities are included in any and all evaluations of service levels, schedule adjustments, and capital procurement planning. The Pacific Surfliner service is funded solely by the state—no federal or local funds are currently being used to operate the service.About Agency
Appointed SBCAG Directors: Dave King & Randy Rowse (Alternate)
The Coast Rail Coordinating Council is composed of Regional Transportation Planning Agencies and local jurisdictions along the coast rail corridor between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The CRCC advocates for the reintroduction of the Coast Daylight Amtrak service, which operated on the Coast Route until 1971.More Info
Appointed SBCAG Directors: Bob Nelson & Ariston Julian (Alternate)
CalVans is a statewide commuter and farm worker vanpool Joint Powers Authority (JPA) formed between the councils of governments in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Tulare, Imperial and Ventura. SBCAG joined CalVans in April 2011 with the goal of increasing vanpooling in Santa Barbara County. Each member agency must appoint a representative and alternate to sit on the Cal Vans board of directors.More Info
Appointed SBCAG Directors: Jenelle Osborne (Chair), Steve Lavagnino (Vice-Chair), & Das Williams (Immediate Past Chair)
The Executive Committee is comprised of the SBCAG Board of Directors Chair, Vice-chair and immediate past Chair and other members subject to approval by the Board. The committee is responsible to review and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the annual budget and overall work program, bylaws, and the Executive Director performance evaluation. The committee meets a minimum of twice per year and may schedule additional meetings as necessary.View Committee’s Agenda
Appointed SBCAG Directors: Joan Hartmann, Paula Perotte, Laura Capps, Mark Infanti & Dave King
The Highway 154 Safety Committee acts as a forum for public agencies to address safety on Highway 154. Highway 154 is a California state highway that runs between U.S. 101 in Santa Barbara through the San Marcos Pass, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Ynez Valley, and Los Olivos, and State Route 246. Ex-officio (non-voting) members include representatives from the California’s 19th Senate District, 37th Assembly District as well as representatives from the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans, District 5.
Members: Steve Lavagnino (Chair), Alice Patino (Vice Chair), Joan Hartmann, Mark Infanti, Ariston Julian, Dave King, Bob Nelson, Jenelle Osborne, and Das Williams
The North County Subregional Committee is comprised of the elected representatives appointed to the SBCAG Board of Directors by the cities of Buellton, Solvang, Lompoc, Guadalupe and Santa Maria, and Supervisors representing the 3rd, 4th and 5th Districts. Caltrans District 5 and the County Supervisor 1st District is an ex-officio, non-voting, member of the committee.
The Committee provides guidance and makes recommendations on policies to implement the North County subregion program of the Measure A Investment Plan and Ordinance. The committee also makes recommendations regarding projects to be funded by discretionary programs, excluding the Local Street and Transportation Improvement Program.View Committee’s Agenda
Members: Al Clark (Chair), Laura Capps (Vice-Chair), Joan Hartmann, Paula Perotte, Randy Rowse, Das Williams, and Dave Davis (Santa Barbara MTD)
The South Coast Subregional Committee is comprised of elected representatives appointed to the SBCAG Board of Directors by the cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Supervisors representing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd supervisorial districts. Caltrans District 5 and the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District are ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee.
The Committee provides guidance and makes recommendations on policies to implement the South Coast subregion program of the Measure A Investment Plan and Ordinance. The committee also makes recommendations regarding projects to be funded by discretionary programs, excluding the Local Street and Transportation Improvement Program.View Committee’s Agenda