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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Thursday, November 3, 2005

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

Summary Minutes

1.

CALLED TO ORDER at 5:32 p.m.

   
2.

ROLL CALL

Board Members Present: Beall (Ex-Officio), Campos, Casas, Chavez, Cortese, Gonzales, Kniss, Livengood, Matthews, McLemore (Ex-Officio), Pirzynski, Williams

Board Members Absent:    Chu

Alternate Board Members Present: Kennedy, McHugh, Sandoval

Alternate Board Members Absent: Kerr, Yeager

*   Alternates do not serve unless participating as a Member.

A quorum was present.

   
3.

ADJOURNED TO CLOSED SESSION at 5:33 p.m.

Exiting Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Feist
(Santa Clara Superior Court Section Court No.:   1-02-CV806209) (Eminent Domain)

Alternate Board Members Sandoval and McHugh took their seats at 5:34 p.m.
Vice Chairperson Chavez took her seat at 5:35 p.m.

 

RECONVENED TO OPEN SESSION at 5:40 p.m.
   
4.

ADJOURNED TO CLOSED SESSION at 5:33 p.m.

Exiting Litigation – Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Feist
(Santa Clara Superior Court Section Court No.:   1-02-CV806209) (Eminent Domain)

Alternate Board Members Sandoval and McHugh took their seats at 5:34 p.m.
Vice Chairperson Chavez took her seat at 5:35 p.m.

 

RECONVENED TO OPEN SESSION at 5:40 p.m.
   
5.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

Noted adjournment in memory of VTA Employee Silas Jue and Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks.

Noted that staff requested Agenda Item #13., Recommended VTA Quarter-Cent Sales Tax Scenario be deferred.

Accepted Orders of the Day.

   
6.

AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A.         Employees of the Month for November 2005

Presented awards to Maria Valero, River Oaks Administration, and   Joe Colapietro, Guadalupe Operations, as our Employees of the Month for November 2005, and Doug Willis, as the Supervisor of the Quarter of 2005.   Ramona Barrientos, Cerone Overhaul and Repair, Employee of the Month for November 2005 was not able to attend.

Board Member Campos left her seat at 5:47 p.m.

B.             Investment Policy Certification of Excellence

Presented award to Manny Bagnas, Investment Manager.

Board Member Campos took her seat at 5:49 p.m.

   
7.

REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Provided a report highlighting:   1) California Transit Association Conference,   2) Employee Survey,  3) Committee for Transit Accessibilities two listening sessions,  4)  Vasona Extension Parking, 5)  bid opening for Transit Mall Platform Retrofit, 6) River Oaks Bicycle and Pedestrian Project, and 7) Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA).

Ex-Officio Member Beall took his seat at 6:06 p.m.

   
8.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Craig Gartner, City of Gilroy CouncilMember, thanked Board of Directors and staff for the service to Walmart in the City of Gilroy.

Jerry Grace, Interested Citizen, stated that he likes the new City Hall, is pleased with the last few meetings he has attended, and is pleased with everything going on at VTA.

   
9.

Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairperson’s Report

Yuriko Kishimoto, PAC Chairperson, provided a report regarding the October 13, 2005 PAC Meeting and noted the following items were discussed:   1) PACwelcomed General Manager, Michael T. Burns, 2) unanimously passed a motion regarding the  2005 Santa Clara County Congestion Management Program, 3) discussed the VTA recommended quarter-cent sales tax scenario, and 4) highlighted members’ comments regarding the sales tax.

   

CONSENT AGENDA

10.

Approved the Minutes of the Board of Directors’ Workshop Meeting of  September 16, 2005.

   
11.

Approved the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 29, 2005.

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

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

   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

12.

Approved the 2005 Santa Clara County Congestion Management Program (CMP).

   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

 

There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.

   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
13.

(Deferred to the December 1, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting)

Adopt the VTA 2000 Measure A Transit Program with a Revenue and Expenditure Plan that establishes a new 30-year, quarter-cent, local sales tax supporting the construction and operation of the 2000 Measure A projects.

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Forrest Williams

14.

Authorized the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joints Power Board (JPB) that specifies the funding arrangements and project management responsibilities of each agency for adding Translink� add-value capabilities to VTA and Caltrain Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs).

   
15.

Adopted an Initial Project Report for Regional Measure 2 funds for Translink� Ticket Vending Maching Integration; certified and acknowledged that certain conditions as set forth in the attached resolution will be adhered to; and further, adopted  Resolution No. 05.11.20 authorizing the General Manager to execute a grant agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for Regional Measure 2 funds for the Translink� Ticket Vending Machine Program.  

   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Cindy Chavez

 

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 - David Cortese

 

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

   
   
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OTHER ITEMS

16.

ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Requested staff agendize the challenge of financing strategies for the Tamien Transit Oriented Development (TOD) for the December 1, 2005 Board of Directors' Meeting.

   
17.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

ACCEPTED as contained in the Agenda Packet.

   
18.

SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A.                Administration and Finance Committee                        

 Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

B.                Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee

Accepted  as contained in the Agenda Packet.                       

C.                Transit Planning and Operations Committee

Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

   
19.

REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A.  Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)

Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

B.  Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

There was no report from the Citizens Advisory Committee.

C.  Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

D.  Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

E.  Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)

Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

   
20.

REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

Advised the Board Members that the Reports from the Joint Powers Boards (JPBs) & Regional Commissions were placed in front of them on the dais.

A.  Peninsula Corridor JPB

On order of Chairperson Pirzynski, there being no objection, the Peninsula Corridor JPB report was received and filed.

B.  Capitol Corridor JPB

On order of Chairperson Pirzynski, there being no objection, the Capitol Corridor JPB was received and filed.

C.  Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

On order of Chairperson Pirzynski, there being no objection, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) report was received and filed.

   
21.

REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) –

A.             Vasona Light Rail PAB 

There was no report from the Vasona Light Rail PAB.

B.             Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB 

Accepted as contained in the Agenda Packet.

C.         Downtown East Valley PAB

There was no report from the Downtown East Valley PAB. 

D.         Highway PAB – South

There was no report from the Highway PAB – South.

E.         I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee

On order of Chairperson Pirzynski, there being no objection, I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee report was received and filed.

   
22.

REPORT FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Accepted the Nominating Committee Report recommending the following slate of officers for the 2006 Board of Directors: Chairperson, Cindy Chavez and Vice Chairperson, Dean Chu, for a term of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

   
23.

ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON

Elected for the 2006 Board of Directors: Chairperson, Cindy Chavez and
Vice Chairperson, Dean Chu, for a term of January 1, 2006 through
December 31, 2006.

   
24.

REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

Adopted the Year 2006 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

   
25.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Provided a report regarding the RIDE Task Force highlighting:   1) October 19, 2005 Meeting, 2) the November 2, 2005 Meeting, 3) recommendations received,   4) December 14, 2005, and 5) invitation for all to attend the RIDE Task Force Meetings.

Requested the RIDE Task Force Report be agendized in future Agendas.

Commended Chairperson Pirzynski for his leadership.

   
26.

ADJOURNED at 6:30 p.m. in memory of VTA Employee Silas Jue and Civil Rights Leader Rosa Parks.

   
   
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