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March 17, 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, MARCH 17, 2021

 

TELECONFERENCE

5 TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS

 

VENTURA PORT DISTRICT OFFICE

1603 ANCHORS WAY DRIVE

VENTURA, CA 93001

 

CLOSED SESSION – 6:45PM

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

Join a Zoom 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 – 6:45PM

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. Conference with Real Property Negotiators – Per Government Code Section 54956.8:
a)  Property:

Negotiating Parties:

 

Under Negotiation:

1583 Spinnaker Drive #212

Brian D. Pendleton, Todd Mitchell, Andy Turner

Randy Patrick dba Mindful Wealth Planners LLC

Terms of New Office Lease Agreement

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 March 3, 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 Office Lease Agreement Amendments No. 7 and 8 for GSA National Park Service

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners approve Lease Amendments No. 7 and 8 to add an additional five (5) year option to the existing lease and to execute the option at Block A and Block D between the Ventura Port District dba Ventura Harbor Village and GSA / National Park Service for the premises located at 1431 Spinnaker Drive and 1691 Spinnaker Drive #204, 206, 208,101B and 103.

 

STANDARD AGENDA:

1) Adoption of Resolution No. 3410 Extending and Concurrently Ending the COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Adopt Resolution No. 3410 further extending and concurrently ending the COVID-19 Ventura Harbor Rental Abatement and Deferment Program (Covid-19 Program) effective June 30, 2021; and,
  2. Approve the Deferred Rental Repayment Schedule for Harbor Tenants who have or will participate in the Covid-19 Program and/or City Ordinance 2020-024 (Temporary Eviction Moratorium) in the following manner:
    1. A minimum of 40% of rent deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic shall be repaid by December 31, 2021
    2. The remaining (up to 60%) rent deferred shall be repaid by June 30, 2022 by making equal, monthly payments on the same day monthly rent is due beginning with the January 2022 rent payment.

 

2) Emergency Declaration to Dredge the Inner Harbor and Stub Channel

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners:

  1. Review the conditions giving rise to the Declaration of Emergency set forth in Resolution No. 3409;
  2. Receive a report as to the actions taken in response to the emergency; and
  3. Find and determine that the emergency has been abated and the dredging is complete.

 

3) Ventura Shellfish Enterprise Next Steps

Recommended Action:  Roll Call Vote.

That the Board of Port Commissioners direct the General Manager to:

  1. Provide support for the establishment of a Southern California Aquaculture Opportunity Area proximate to Ventura Harbor by NOAA;
    1. Provide all studies, reports, data gathered as part of the VSE project to NOAA;
    2. Complete all tasks required for completion of the Ventura Port District’s Sea Grant as may be amended in concurrence with California Sea Grant by August 31st, 2021
  2. Formally withdraw Ventura Port District applications for the VSE project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and California Coastal Commission;
    1. Seek opportunities to collaborate with the aquaculture industry to establish sustainable aquaculture farms that can land product in Ventura Harbor;
    2. Authorize continued advocacy efforts at federal, state and local levels for the establishment of sustainable aquaculture farms in the Santa Barbara Channel proximate to Ventura Harbor.

 

4) 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 IN HONOR OF HARBOR PATROLMAN PAUL KORBER

This agenda was posted on Friday, March 12, 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 35.102.35.104 ADA Title II)

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