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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005
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. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
   
4. CLOSED SESSION

A. 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.

B. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

Employee Organizations:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265

VTA Designated Representatives:
Kaye L. Evleth, Chief Administrative Officer

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

Title: General Manager

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
   
4.X. 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 Public Interest Law Firm
LLP is available for public inspection pursuant to Section 54957.5 upon request.
   
5. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for December 2004

B. Employees of the Month for January 2005

C. Recognize 2004 Board Chairperson Donald F. Gage
   
8. COMMENTS FROM CHAIRPERSON JOE PIRZYNSKI

A. Appoint a Member of the VTA Board of Directors and an alternate to represent VTA on the Governing Body Liaison for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan

B. Appoint a Member of the VTA Board of Directors to represent VTA on the Dumbarton Policy Committee
   
8.X. Approve a Transition Employment and Settlement Agreement to replace the current employment agreement between VTA and the General Manager, and authorize the Board Chairperson to execute the same on behalf of the Board. (Gage)
   
9. 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.
   
10. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Sandoval)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of December 9, 2004.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

12. Ratify the appointment of Luis Mendez to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing Pedestrians.
   
13. Consider adoption of a resolution amending the Policy Advisory Committee bylaws, as indicated, with modifications requested by that committee; adopt a resolution amending the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) bylaws, as indicated, with minor modifications requested by staff; and amend the VTA Administrative Code, as indicated, to permit the specified modifications to the PAC bylaws.
   
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute various construction contract change orders with RGW Construction for construction of the Route 237/880 Interchange Stage C, Phase II project for a new contract amount of $27,500,000, an increase of $482,911 over the current level of authority delegated to the General Manager.
   
15. Authorize the General Manager to submit federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2005 grant applications and execute grant agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds; Section 5309 Fixed Guideway, Bus/Bus Facility, and New Rail Starts funds; and Section 3037 Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Program Funds.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

16. Approve the programming of $475,000 in Community Design & Transportation (CDT) Program Planning Grants.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with San Jose Signal Electric Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $393,695 for furnishing and installing new light emitting diode (LED) LRT signal module assemblies and train approaching symbol signs. This project is 80 percent federally funded.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #25.A.)

18. Approve the 2005 Federal Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

2005 Federal Legislative Program
   
19. Approve the 2005 State Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

2005 State Legislative Program
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #25.B.)

20. Approve the Joint Development Policy and Developer Selection Process.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #25.C.)

21. Authorize the General Manager to amend the R&L Brosamer, Inc., construction contract to accommodate the final contract close-out adjustments on the Capitol Light Rail Project Civil, Track and Landscaping Contract in an amount of $440,678 for a new authorized amount of $48,150,000.
   
   
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OTHER ITEMS

22. Approve the prioritized list of projects to be submitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for the Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Program. (Gonot)
   
23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Consider the following alternative actions concerning a December 9th, 2004 referral from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

1. Direct staff to conduct an abbreviated study of phasing the BART to Silicon Valley Project over the next four months at an estimated cost of $325,000; or
2. Direct staff to conduct an expanded study of phasing the BART to Silicon Valley Project over the next 10 months at an estimated cost of $935,000; or
3. Direct staff not to study a phased alternative.
   
24. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
25. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
   
26. 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)
   
27. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

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

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