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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2004
NOTE TIME CHANGE
9:00 AM

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

AGENDA

 

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
   
3. ROLL CALL
 
4. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

Powell v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(WCAB No SJO 0246672)

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

Name of Case: Estate of Mary Tong (deceased) v. VTA
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Number CV816714)

C. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to
[Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(3) (C)] one potential case.

Written communication from Morrison & Foerster
LLP is available for public inspection pursuant to Section 54957.5 upon request.

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

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

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

A. Employees of the Month for December 2004

B. Recognize Outgoing Board Members
   
8. 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.
   
9. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Sandoval)
   
10. Approve the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Extension Project through the following actions:

1. Certify that the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR):
a. meets the requirements of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA);
b. represents the independent judgment of the Lead Agency; and
c. was presented to the Board of Directors and that they reviewed and considered it.

2. Adopt:
a. Findings;
b. Facts in Support of Findings; and
c. Statement of Overriding Considerations.

3. Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan.

4. Adopt the Recommended Project Description and Approve the BART Extension to Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara Project.
   
11. Adopt a preliminary draft of a Long-Term Capital Investment Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan for review and comment by the public and stakeholders over the next three months. After review of public comments a final draft would be presented for Board action on March 3, 2005.
   

CONSENT AGENDA

12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of November 4, 2004.
   
13. Approve the Minutes of the Board Workshop Meeting of November 5, 2004.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

14. Appoint Ellen Sally Probst to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing Seniors.
   
15. Approve the appointments of Diana Nguyen and Community Options; and further, approve the re-appointments of David Grant, Marjorie Jensen, David Julian, Aaron Morrow, Barbara Rhodes, and Thomas Slack to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for a two-year term.
   
16. Adopt a resolution amending the Technical Advisory Committee and Citizens Advisory Committee bylaws, as indicated; and the VTA Administrative Code, as indicated, to permit the specified modifications to the Technical Advisory Committee and Citizens Advisory Committee bylaws.
   
17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a $93,000 one-year extension for the contract with Driver Alliant Insurance Services, Incorporated (formerly Robert F. Driver Company, Incorporated), to continue to provide insurance brokerage and loss control service for VTA operations. Including this extension, the total contract value will be $357,555.
   
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Parking Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) and San Jose Arena Management (SJAM) for HP Pavilion event parking use for a term of two years with a provision to extend the Agreement for two additional one-year terms subject to the General Managers approval.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

19. Authorize the use of $6,700,00 in Local Reserve (LPR) funds for landscaping on the Interstate 880 Widening, State Route 85/U.S. 101 (North) Interchange and the State Route 87 HOV Projects.
   
20. Approve the proposed policy changes for the Bicycle Expenditure Program.
   
21. Approve the adoption of the revised Tier 1 Bicycle Projects and Schedules.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with George Bianchi Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $898,176 for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Completion Contract improvements. Additionally, authorize a 25 percent allowance for change order growth, for a total not-to-exceed value of $1,122,720.
   
23. Approve artist Dayton Claudios revised concept proposal for his entry markers CODE project for the Santa Clara Caltrain Transit Center.
   
24. Approve artist Diana Pumpelly Bates concept proposal for a shelter canopy glass CODE project on the Vasona Light Rail Project.
   
25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in an amount of $599,300 for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Diridon Water Tower Reinstallation. This contract is 64 percent federally funded.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #34.A)

26. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Route 152 Improvements Project B, Phase 1, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) project.
   
27. Adopt a resolution amending the current tariff relating to fare credit for transfers from Caltrain to VTA service.
   
28. Amend Rail, Highway and Program-wide project budgets as detailed in the attached 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Semi-Annual Report for December 2004. (Transit Planning and Operations Committee rquested placement on the Regular Agenda)
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #34.B)

29. Adopt the Draft Valley Transportation Plan 2030 (VTP 2030) as Santa Clara Countys long-range countywide transportation plan.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #34.C)

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

30. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
31. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
32. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
   
33. 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)
   
34. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

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

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
   
36. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
   
37. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
   
38. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
39. ADJOURN
 
   
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