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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2004
5:30 PM

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

AGENDA

 

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

A. Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

B. Existing Ligation Conference with legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. SJW Land Co.
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 816174 Complaint in Eminent Domain)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
   
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
   
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
6. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Recognize Employees of the Month for October 2004

B. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Rich Golda

C. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring Elected Officials


1. Senator John Vasconcellos
2. Senator Byron Sher
3. Senator Bruce McPherson
4. Assembly Member John Dutra
5. Assembly Member Manny Diaz

D. Adopt a Resolution Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
   
7. 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.
   
8. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Sandoval)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Board Workshop Meeting of August 13, 2004.
   
10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of September 2, 2004.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Ratify the appointment of Margaret Okuzumi to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing the North County Cities.
   
12. Adopt a resolution to preserve the right to use tax-exempt bond proceeds to reimburse the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for costs incurred for capital projects and equipment purchases, if VTA, at a future date, decides to issue bonds.
   
13. Authorize the General Manager to approve the award of a contract to Free Life Enterprises for Substance Abuse Professional Services for five years. The contract value for the five-year period is $400,000.
   
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with AT & T Wireless (AT&T) for one year to provide cellular telephone service, with an option to extend the contract on an annual basis for four additional years. This contract will not exceed $230,000 for the first year with an escalation rate of 2 percent for each of the next four years, for a total contract amount not to exceed $1,196,930 over the five-year period.
   
15. Authorize the General Manager to renew benefit contracts with Kaiser, PacifiCare, Valley Health Plan, Delta Dental, Pacific Union Dental for VTA employees and retirees for calendar year 2005. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Custom Benefits Administrators for one year for flexible spending account plan administration and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance for three years.
   
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts for the preparation of environmental compliance documents and other environmental support services for highway, transit, and related facility projects with the following firms as funds become available for each project. Each contract will be for a maximum three-year period with an option for two additional years with a total value not to exceed $2,400,000 for all agreements.
   
17. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Mark Thomas & Co. for final design and design support during construction of the River Oaks Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge, increasing the approved contract value by $52,500 for a new total contract value not to exceed $570,000.
   
18. Adopt an amended permit fee schedule and policy adding charges for Restricted Area Access Permits, allowing the General Manager to enter into mutual fee waiver agreements with other public entities, and exempting projects undertaken pursuant to VTA cooperative agreements from fee collection requirements.
   
19. Reaffirm the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Investment Policy on Unrestricted and Restricted Funds and the delegation of authority.
   
20. Adopt an oppose position for Propositions 68 and 70, two competing measures appearing on the November 2004 general election ballot relating to the expansion of casino-style gambling across California.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

21. Approve the exemption of the following intersections from Congestion Management Program (CMP) Level of Service (LOS) Monitoring during the Year 2004 Cycle: I-880/Coleman Avenue (North) (CMP ID 3052) (City of San Jose); I-880/Coleman Avenue (South) (CMP ID 3053) (City of San Jose); De La Cruz Boulevard/Trimble Road (CMP ID 3090) (City of San Jose); Montague Expressway/Mission College Blvd. (CMP ID 5805) (County of Santa Clara); Montague Expressway/De La Cruz Boulevard (CMP ID 5806) (County of Santa Clara); Montague Expressway/North First Street (CMP ID 5807) (County of Santa Clara).
   
22. Approve the addition of following freeway segments on SR 87 for CMP Monitoring: between Coleman Avenue and Taylor Street; Between Taylor Street and Skyport Drive; between Skyport Drive and SR 87 split to US 101/North First Street; Between SR 87 split to US 101/North First Street to US 101. Further approve removal of CMP intersections designation from the following intersections from being a CMP intersection: Guadalupe Parkway/Coleman Avenue (CMP ID No. 3012, City of San Jose); Guadalupe Parkway/Taylor Street (CMP ID No. 3100, City of San Jose); Guadalupe Parkway/Hedding Street (CMP ID No. 3101, City of San Jose).
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

23. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contracts with TBE Group, Inc., and Baystate Subsurface Investigation, Inc. (BSI, Inc.) to provide coordination of utility conflicts and relocations consulting services for additional VTA projects requiring these services, but within the original contract amount of $6,200,000 previously authorized by the Board.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #27.A.)

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Burson Marsteller for community outreach, public education, and marketing services, for an amount not to exceed $7,700,000. The contract will be for an initial three-year period with two optional one-year extensions. Forwarded without a recommendation from the Committee. (Deferred from September 2, 2004 Board of Directors Meeting.)
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item 27.B.)

 
  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 - (See Agenda Item #27.C.)

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
   
   
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OTHER ITEMS

25. A. Response to Policy Advisory Committee referral by Board Chairperson from the August 5, 2004 Board of Directors Meeting. (Deferred from September 2, 2004.)

B. Response to request for an additional financial scenario from the August 13, 2004 Board of Directors Workshop Meeting. (Deferred from September 2, 2004.)
   
26. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
27. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
   
28. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) (September Meeting Canceled)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
F. Community Oriented Design Enhancement Committee (CODE) (No Meeting Scheduled)
   
29. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
   
30. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (September Meeting Canceled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
E. Highway PAB South (September Meeting Canceled)
   
31. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
Appoint Nominating Committee for the election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for the 2005 Board of Directors. (Verbal Report)
   
32. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
   
33. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
34. ADJOURN
 
   
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