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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2003
6:00 PM

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

AGENDA

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  • 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 form at the speakers' podium and handing it to the Board Secretary.


  • Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the Chairperson or the Board Secretary reads the ordinance titles into the record.


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NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEM APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
  
2. ROLL CALL
  
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
  
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
  
 
  A. Employees of the Month for March 2003 and Supervisory of the Quarter
B. Employees of the Year
C. Safe Driving Award
  
  

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of February 6, 2003.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

6. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Granite Construction Company/CC Meyers, a Joint Venture, the lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $14,848,746 for construction of the US 101/Bailey Avenue Interchange project, which is part of the VTP 2020 Highway Program.
  
7. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with HMH, Inc. (HMH) for final design and design support during construction of the Route 101/Bailey Avenue Interchange Project by $670,000 for a new total contract value not to exceed $770,000.
  
8. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with HMH, Inc. (HMH) to provide additional funds for final design services and design support during construction of the Route 152 Safety Improvement Project, increasing the contract value by $584,822 for a new total contract value not to exceed $3,162,267.
  
9. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the City of San Jose to fund utility relocation of the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Project.
  
10. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an application with the California Resources Agency for allocation of funds from the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program for the Route 85/101 South Interchange Project, and authorize the General Manager to execute the grant agreement.
  
11. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the Attorney Services Agreement with the firm of Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos & Rudy, LLP to add $75,000, for a new not-to-exceed contract value of $975,000.
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement with the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Santa Clara County and City of San Jose for the purchase of mitigation habitat for the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly for an amount not to exceed $4.4 million; de-commit $3.8 million in funds reserved for mitigation of the I-880/Dixon Landing Road Interchange to be used for the habitat purchase and; authorize the use of $600,000 in Local Program Reserve for the habitat purchase.
  
13. Approve supplemental salary and health benefits for up to one year for eligible employees called to active military service as a result of terrorist activities or impending or actual armed conflict. These benefits shall follow exhaustion of the mandated thirty-calendar day continuation granted by law.
  
 

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

14. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with R&L Brosamer, Inc., to accommodate changes due to utility conflicts on the Capitol Light Rail Project Civil, Track, Signaling and Landscaping contract in an amount of $2,800,000 for a new authorized amount of $47,709,322.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the total authorized funding for the Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., civil construction contract from San Jose Diridon Station to Winchester Station by an amount of $2,075,000 to fund the Kingman and Meridian bridges construction change order for a new contract amount of $29,568,701. This contract is 80 percent federally funded.
  
16. Approve the final design of artist Wick Alexanders entry markers for the Hostetter, Penitencia Creek and Alum Rock Park and Ride lots in the Tasman East/Capitol Light Rail Projects.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Forrest Williams

17. Approve revised Fiscal Year 2003/04 and Fiscal Year 2004/05 Budget Assumptions.
  
18. Consistent with the 2003 State Legislative Program of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), adopt a support position for ACA 7 (Dutra), which changes the voting requirement for approving local transportation sales tax ballot measures from a two-thirds to a 55 percent majority.
  
 

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

19. Adopt Project Selection and Programming Procedures for the Valley Transportation Plan 2020 (VTP 2020), Local Streets and County Roads Program.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Manuel Valerio

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

20. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
21. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
22. REPORT FROM AD-HOC FINANCIAL STABILITY COMMITTEE (Verbal Report)
  
23. 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)
  
24. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) JPB
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
25. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
  
26. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
28. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
29. 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.
  
30. CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: Homer J. Olsen v. VTA
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case No. CV785402, Consolidated Cases)

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

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

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

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
31. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
32. ADJOURN
 
  
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Additional Board Packet Information


Board Standing Committees Summary Minutes

Congestion Management Program & Planning Committee

Administration & Finance Committee

Transit Planning & Operations Committee


2003 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

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