Local government councils will consider a scope of issues today during their weekly meetings.


Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors


The board will listen to recommendations regarding the Lower Mission Creek Flood Control and Restoration Project. Potential suggestions include the allocation of $3,083,539 to local vendors Lash Construction, Inc. and Furgo West, Inc. for the project’s construction contract and inspection process.


The board will set a May 10 hearing for recommendations regarding a potential Nuclear Regulatory Commission update and report from PG&E on the seismic safety of the San Luis Obispo Diablo Nuclear Power Plant in response to the recent nuclear disasters in Fukushima, Japan.


The board will set a May 17 hearing for recommendations regarding the fourth update to the Isla Vista Redevelopment Project. The 2011-2016 project includes improving living conditions for residents within 423 acres of unincorporated county territory near UCSB’s campus, the renovation of businesses within the project area and addressing inadequate street maintenance.


Goleta City Council


The council will discuss the possible adoption of the Goleta Urban Forest Management Plan. The plan establishes guidelines for maintaining the ecological, social and economic functions of a sustainable urban forest. The council recommends the adoption of the plan.


Santa Barbara City Council


The council will listen to a staff report examining the Employee Mortgage Loan Assistance Program’s history and effectiveness. Council members Randy Rowse and Michael Self requested the presentation.


The council will listen to recommendations regarding the bidding process for food and beverage services at the Airport Terminal Gala event on June 17. Potential recommendations include waiving the formal bid process and granting catering services to Rincon Beach Club and Catering. The recommendations also include increasing the Airport Operating Fund’s finances to cover the costs of the event.