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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
January 9, 2003
6:00 PM

Board of Supervisors' Chambers
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, California

AGENDA

 

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  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda should complete a form located at the speakers’ podium and hand it to the Board Secretary. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their total presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes for each side of the issue. Individual speakers are requested to limit their comments to 2 minutes. If presenting handout materials, please provide 25 copies to the Board Secretary for distribution to the Board of Directors.
     
  • The Consent Agenda items may be voted on in one motion at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to discuss any of these items, please request the item be removed from the Consent Agenda by completing a form at the speakers' podium and handing it to the Board Secretary.




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  • Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the Chairperson or the Board Secretary reads the ordinance titles into the record.




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  • All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary's Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on our website and also at the meeting.

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NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEM APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
   
2. Administer Oaths of Office to newly appointed Board Members.
   
3. ROLL CALL
   
4. ORDERS OF THE DAY
   
5. COMMENTS FROM CHAIRPERSON JANE P. KENNEDY.
   
  A. Approve Board Standing Committee Appointments.

B.
Approve Appointments to the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Joint Powers Board.
   
6. COMMENTS FROM CHAIRPERSON JANE P. KENNEDY
 
  A. Employees of the Month
 
   
  B. Employee Recognition
 
   
  C. Recognize former Board Member Judy Nadler.
 
   
  D. Recognize former Board Member Jim Lawson.
 
   
  E. Recognize 2002 Board Chairperson Ron Gonzales.
   

CONSENT AGENDA

7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of December 12, 2002.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

8. Receive and file the 2002 Year-End Attendance Report.
   
9. Approve the 2003 State Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
   
10. Approve the 2003 Federal Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
   
11. Adopt a resolution amending the list of officers from whom the General Manager may designate a General Manager Pro Tempore.
   
12. Authorize the General Manager to submit Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2003 grant applications and execute grant agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program; Section 5309 Fixed Guideway/New Rail Starts/Bus and Bus Facilities Programs; and Section 3037 Job Access and Reverse Commute Program.
   
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute the documents necessary to enter into a new Lease Agreement with Diamond Parking, Inc., for use of the parking lot at the northwest corner of North First and St. James Streets in downtown San Jose. This Agreement would be for two years, with a review after that time to renegotiate the lease for a possible extension of up to two years. This lease will generate $32,400 per year in revenue to VTA.
   
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Mark Thomas & Co. for environmental analysis and final design services of the River Oaks Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge, for an amount not to exceed $450,000.
   
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the City of San Jose, FMC Corporation, Arcadia Development Company and S.I. IV, LLC that specifies the property donation and street improvement responsibilities necessary for construction of the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange project.
   
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Rajappan & Meyer, Consulting Engineers, Inc. for environmental analysis and final design services on the Route 101/Hellyer Avenue and Route 101/Blossom Hill Road interchanges for an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

 
  There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

17. Approve artists Jean Whitesavage and Nick Lyles colors for their station railing design, artist Deborah Merskys design for a shelter canopy glass project, and artist Victor Zaballas design for station paving projects for the Tasman East and Capitol Light Rail Projects.
   
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a no-cost license agreement for Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) use of parking facilities located on VTA property at the southeast corner of Benton Street and Railroad Avenue in the City of Santa Clara.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Jane P. Kennedy

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Blanca Alvarado

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Manuel Valerio

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with O. C. Jones & Sons, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $740,168 for the construction of the Santa Clara Transit Center and Parking Expansion. This project is funded 70 percent by the 1996 Measure B Transportation Service Improvement Program and 30 percent by VTA.
   
20. Authorize the General Manager to reduce the construction workscope and close out the contract with Dennis J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., for the North Division Reconstruction Project. This contract is 80 percent grant funded.
   
   
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OTHER ITEMS

21. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
22. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
23. REPORT FROM AD-HOC FINANCIAL STABILITY COMMITTEE (Verbal Report)
 
24. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B.
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
C.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E.
Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
   
25. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) JPB
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
   
26. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
   
27. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
28. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
29. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
30. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Boards jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to 2 minutes. The law does not permit Board action or extended discussion of any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances. If Board action is requested, the matter can be placed on a subsequent agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred to staff for reply in writing.
   
31. CLOSED SESSION

A. Existing Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Dick Yee, Inc.
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 797568 Complaint in Eminent Domain)

B. Existing Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Homer J. Olsen v. VTA
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case No. CV785402, Consolidated Cases)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
   
32. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
33. ADJOURN
 
   
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Additional Board Packet Information

 

Board Standing Committees Summary Minutes

Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee

Administration & Finance Committee

Transit Planning & Operations Committee

 

2003 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

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