Skip to Main Content Skip to Side Navigation Skip to Top Navigation
Home>Get Involved>Meetings>Board Packet

Board Packet

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2005
5:30 PM

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

AGENDA

 

To help you better understand, follow, and participate in the meeting, the following information is provided:

  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda or not on the agenda should complete a blue card located at the public information table and hand it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or before the item is heard. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting and are asked to limit their comments to 2 minutes. The amount of time allocated to speakers may vary at the Chairperson's discretion depending on the number of speakers and length of the agenda. 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 blue card at the public information table and handing it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or prior to the Consent Agenda being heard.
     
  • 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, www.vta.org, and also at the meeting.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or e-mail: board.secretary@vta.org or TDD: (408) 321-2330. VTA’s Home page is on the Web at: http://www.vta.org

3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134-1927
Administration 408.321.5555
Customer Service 408.321.2300

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

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

Employee Organizations:
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715
Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects (TAEA)

VTA Designated Representatives:
Kaye L. Evleth, Chief Administrative Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

B. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
[Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957]

Position to be Filled: General Manager

C. Conference with Legal Counsel Anticipated Litigation

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section
54956.9 of the Government Code. One potential case.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

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

Employees of the Month for May 2005
   
7. Approve the Downtown East Valley (DTEV) Capitol Expressway Corridor Light Rail Project (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 VTA as the Lead Agency; and c. Was presented to the VTA Board of Directors for review and consideration; 2. Adopt: a. Findings; b. Facts in Support of Findings; and c. Statement of Overriding Considerations; 3. Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and 4. Adopt the Recommended Light Rail Alternative Project Description and Approve the Project, which consists of: Phase 1A, from Alum Rock Station to Eastridge Transit Center, and Phase 1B, from Eastridge Transit Center to Nieman Boulevard. (Gonot)
Attachments
   
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. (Kishimoto)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 30, 2005.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Adopt a support position for SB 680 (Simitian), which allows the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to impose a surcharge of up to $5 on motor vehicles registered in Santa Clara County for an eight-year period to fund various transportation improvements.
   
12. Authorize the General Manager to purchase insurance coverage for Excess Liability, General and Auto Liability, Public Officials Errors and Omissions Liability, Property/Boiler and Machinery, Inland Marine for Buses, Vans and Mobile Equipment, Inland Marine for Light Rail Vehicles, and Flood exposures, for the annual Operations Program insurance renewal for an amount not to exceed $1,800,000.
   
13. Approve Work Program and Cost Share Principles for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)/Natural Community Conservation Plan (NCCP).
   
14. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2005 2006 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.
   
15. Authorize the submittal of project applications to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for programming Section 5307 Urbanized Area (UA) Formula and Section 5309 Fixed Guideway (FG) funds in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in Fiscal Years 2006 through 2008.
   
16. Approve the Interest Rate Swap Policy, which establishes guidelines for the use and management of swap transactions in connection with the issuance of new debt or the management of outstanding debt.
   
 

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. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to continue to administer the Regional Transit District Connection Discount Card Program for an additional five-year period with options for two one-year extensions.
   
   
 Go to Top
   
   

REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

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

18. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or Chief Financial Officer to take all necessary actions, enter into agreements and execute documents for VTA to issue refunding bonds in a par amount not to exceed $185 million, the proceeds of which will refund a portion of VTAs 2001 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds and pay the cost of issuance; and further authorize the General Manager or Chief Financial Officer to enter into one or more interest rate swap agreements, provided the net present value savings of the refunding bonds together with, the interest rate swap agreements, equals or exceeds 5 percent of the refunding bond size.
   
19. Authorize the General Manager to amend the Route 87 (North) HOV contract with RGW Construction by $2,115,280 for a new contract amount of $24,106,242, and affirm that change order authority delegated to the General Manager is based on the new contract amount.
   
 

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

20. Adopt the proposed process and criteria for programming Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) Funds to Local Streets and Roads Rehabilitation Projects in FY 2005-06.
   
21. Approve the programming of FY 2006 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to projects, and further approve a fund exchange with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) whereby VTA would exchange TFCA 40% funds for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds to be used to fund the Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP) projects.
   
 

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

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
   
   
 Go to Top
   
   

OTHER ITEMS

22. Consider additional 2000 Measure A Revenue and Expenditure Scenarios. (Cipolla)
   
22. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Discuss strategies for continuous improvement for VTA as we lay groundwork for a new General Manager (Vice Chairperson Chavez request from the March 3, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting.) (Deferred from March 30, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting.)
   
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. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
   
28. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheculded)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
March 23, 2005(Meeting Cancelled)
April 27, 2005(Meeting Cancelled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Community Oriented Design Enhancements (CODE) (No Meeting Scheculded)
   
29. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
30. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
31. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
32. ADJOURN
 
   
 Go to Top
   

Additional Board Packet Information

 

2005 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

 Go to Top