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July 7, 2021

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT

BOARD OF PORT COMMISSIONERS

Chris Stephens, Chairman

Michael Blumenberg, Vice Chairman

Brian Brennan, Secretary

Jackie Gardina, Commissioner

Everard Ashworth, Commissioner

 

Brian D. Pendleton, General Manager

Todd Mitchell, Business Operations Manager

Andy Turner, Legal Counsel

Jessica Rauch, Clerk of the Board

 

PORT COMMISSION AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021

 

TELECONFERENCE

5 TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS

 

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT OFFICE

1603 ANCHORS WAY DRIVE

VENTURA, CA 93001

 

CLOSED SESSION – 6:00PM

REGULAR MEETING – 7:00PM


IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE STAY AT HOME ORDER AND THE COUNTY OF VENTURA HEALTH OFFICER DECLARED LOCAL HEALTH EMERGENCY AND BE WELL AT HOME ORDER RESULTING FROM THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, THE VENTURA PORT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES ACT, THE GOVERNOR’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION, AND THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 25-20 ISSUED ON MARCH 12, 2020 TO ALLOW ATTENDANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE PORT COMMISSION BY TELECONFERENCE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE BROWN ACT.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

WATCH THE MEETING LIVE

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SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT VIA EMAIL

If you do not wish to speak live but would like to submit a written comment on a specific agenda item, please do so via email by 4:00PM on the day of the meeting. Please submit your comment to the Clerk of the Board at jrauch@venturaharbor.com.

When sending an email, please indicate in the subject line, the agenda item number (i.e. General Public Comment or Consent Item A). Written comments should be no more than 1000 characters in length.  Written comments will be distributed to the Commissioners and will be posted as a supplemental packet on the District’s website at https://venturaharbor.com/board-meetings-minutes/.

PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE AT THE MEETING USING ZOOM

To speak on a specific agenda item during the live Zoom meeting, please fill out the Public Comment Slip and email the Clerk of the Board at jrauch@venturaharbor.com by 4:00PM on the day of the meeting so you can participate appropriately. You can use one (1) comment slip for multiple items.

If you decide to speak during the meeting and did not fill out a Public Comment slip, attendees can dial *9 if on the phone or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom.


CLOSED SESSION – 6:00PM

CALL TO ORDER: By Chairman Chris Stephens.

ROLL CALL: By the Clerk of the Board.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS (3 minutes)

The Public Communications period is set aside to allow public testimony on items only on the Closed Session Agenda. Each person may address the Commission for up to three minutes or at the discretion of the Chair. Attendees can dial *9 or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom if they would like to speak during public comment periods.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

  1. Public Employee Performance Evaluation per Government Code Section 54957(b)(1): General Counsel: Andy Turner, Lagerlof LLP.

ADJOURNMENT


OPEN SESSION – 7:00PM 

CALL TO ORDER: By Chairman Chris Stephens.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: By Chairman Chris Stephens.

ROLL CALL: By the Clerk of the Board.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA (3 minutes)

Consider and approve, by majority vote, minor revisions to agenda items and/or attachments and any item added to or removed/continued from the Port Commission’s agenda. Administrative Reports relating to this agenda and materials related to an item on this agenda submitted after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public review at the Port District’s office located at 1603 Anchors Way Drive, Ventura, CA during business hours as well as on the District’s website – www.venturaharbor.com.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (3 minutes)

The Minutes of the June 16, 2021 Regular Meeting will be considered for approval.

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS (3 minutes)

The Public Communications period is set aside to allow public testimony on items not on today’s agenda. Each person may address the Commission for up to three minutes or at the discretion of the Chair. Attendees can dial *9 or use the ‘raise hand’ function in Zoom if they would like to speak during public comment periods.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT (3 minutes)

Closed Sessions are not open to the public pursuant to the Brown Act. Any reportable actions taken by the Commission during Closed Session will be announced at this time.

BOARD COMMUNICATIONS (5 minutes)

Port Commissioner’s may present brief reports on port issues, such as seminars, meetings and literature that would be of interest to the public and/or Commission, as a whole. Port Commissioner’s must provide a brief summary and disclose any discussions he or she may have had with any Port District Tenants related to Port District business.

STAFF AND GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS (5 minutes)

Ventura Port District Staff and General Manager will give the Commission updates on important topics or items of general interest if needed.

LEGAL COUNSEL REPORT (5 minutes)

Legal Counsel will report on progress of District assignments and any legislative or judicial matters.

CONSENT AGENDA: (5 minutes)

Matters appearing on the Consent Calendar are expected to be non-controversial and will be acted upon by the Board at one time, without discussion, unless a member of the Board or the public requests an opportunity to address any given item. Approval by the Board of Consent Items means that the recommendation is approved along with the terms set forth in the applicable staff reports.

a) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Swift Chip, Inc.

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Swift Chip, Inc. not to exceed $100,000 to provide Information Technology services from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

b) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Carpi & Clay, Inc.

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Carpi & Clay, Inc. in the amount of $60,000 to provide the District with Federal Advocacy Services from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

c) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with K&L Gates

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with K&L Gates in the amount of $60,000 to provide legislative, regulatory and policy advocacy for Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

d) Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Recommended Action: Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore in the amount of $50,000 to provide Human Resources legal services from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

e) Adoption of Resolution No. 3419 Updating the Ventura Port District Human Resources Manual

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3419 updating the Ventura Port District Human Resources Manual and rescinding Resolution No. 3381.

f) Receive and File the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Annual Report

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners receive and file the annual report for the Ventura Shellfish Enterprise (VSE).

g) Adoption of Resolution No. 3420 Approving the MOU/CBA with Teamsters 186 Representing the Courtesy Dockmaster Unit

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3420, approving the Memorandum of Understanding Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Ventura Port District and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 186, representing all regular full-time employees classified as the Port District Courtesy Dockmaster.

STANDARD AGENDA:

1. Adoption of Resolution No. 3421 Approving the FY2021 – 2022 Final Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3421 approving the FY2021–2022 Ventura Port District Final Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan.

2. Finding for Contract for EV Charging Station Grant Application

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners find, based upon the evidence presented below, that sole-source partnership and procurement with “PlemCo Response to Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Call for Projects” via AssetWorks to pursue one or more grant opportunities for procurement and installation of electric vehicle charging stations in Ventura Harbor Village meets the Sole Source Procurement exception to competitive bidding under the District’s Procurement and Purchasing Policy.

3. Approval of the Ventura Port District Public and Civic Engagement Plan

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners review, discuss and approve the Ventura Port District Public and Civic Engagement Plan as part of the Ventura Port District’s 5-Year Objectives.

4. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement with Associated Transportation Engineers

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve a Professional Services Agreement with Associated Transportation Engineers not to exceed $35,000 to provide traffic counts, parking surveys and parking plan implementation from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

5. Adoption of Resolution No. 3422 Approving the Updates to the Board of Port Commissioners Protocols and Policies Manual

Recommended Action: Roll Call vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners adopt Resolution No. 3422 approving the updates to the Board of Port Commissioners Protocols and Policies Manual and rescind Resolution No. 3315.

6. Ventura Port District Operations Update as it Relates to COVID-19

Recommended Action:  Informational. (Verbal Report)

That the Board of Port Commissioners receive an update on:

a) The COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program; and,

b) Status of Ventura Port District operations.

ADJOURNMENT

This agenda was posted on Friday, July 2, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. at the Port District Office and online at www.venturaharbor.com – Port District Business – Meetings and Agendas.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Ventura Port District at (805) 642-8538 or the California Relay Service at 711 or (800) 855-7100. Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility. (28 CFR 35.10

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