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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, April 3, 2003
6:00 PM

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

AGENDA

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  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda should complete a form located at the speakers’ podium and hand it to the Board Secretary. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their total presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes for each side of the issue. Individual speakers are requested to limit their comments to 2 minutes. 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 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.


  • 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 and also at the meeting.

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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

Employees of the Month for April
  
5. Receive Presentation from San Jose State University's Transit Access Program.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of February 28, 2003.
  
7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 6, 2003.
  
8. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting of March 6, 2003.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Authorize the General Manager to submit a revised grant application to reprogram Federal Fiscal Year 2003 Sec. 5309 Fixed Guideway funds from the Guadalupe Light Rail Station Platform Retrofit project to the Vasona Corridor Light Rail project.
  
10. Authorize the General Manager to execute Cooperative Agreements with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), covering right-of-way activities and construction of the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Project.
  
11. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. (Biggs Cardosa) to include final design services for the Route 152/156 Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $2,635,000 for a new total contract value not to exceed $2,898,151 and to extend the term of the contract to April 3, 2006.
  
12. Adopt a support position for AB 557 (Lowenthal) Yield to transit buses, SB 760 (Scott) Lease/leaseback transactions, ACA 9 (Levine) Local government taxation. Adopt an oppose-unless-amended position for SCA 2 (Torlakson) Local transportation taxes. Adopt a watch position for AV 839 (Salinas) Public transit video recordings.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

13. Recommend the Board of Directors approve the 2002 Monitoring and Conformance Report Findings.
  
14. Approve distribution of the Draft FY 03-04 Congestion Management Program (CMP) Work Program, Budget and Member Agency Fees to Member Agencies for review and comment.
  
15. Adopt Project Selection and Programming Procedures for the Valley Transportation Plan 2020 (VTP 2020), Local Streets and County Roads Program. (Item Referred from March 6, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting.)
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the lowest responsible bidder, Bianchi Amaker Construction, in an amount of $424,032, for the restoration of residential and commercial property along Capitol Avenue that was affected by the construction of the Capitol Light Rail Project.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a sole source agreement with VenTek International in an amount not to exceed $2,650,000, for the purchase and installation of 34 Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) for the Vasona, Capitol, and Tasman East Light Rail Projects.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to exercise the two remaining one-year options of the existing contract with Central Equipment Service Company, extending the contract through June 30, 2005 for automotive dispensing equipment (non-fuel) preventive maintenance and repair services. The value of the two option years will not exceed $125,000 for the fourth option year and $128,000 for the fifth option year for a total contract amount of $614,000 for the five-year term of the contract.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a tag-on procurement contract with GE Transportation Systems in an amount not to exceed $1,411,800, for the fabrication, delivery, and testing of signal equipment for the Tamien to Lick Double Track Project.
  
20. Receive a report regarding staff recommendation to abandon an eminent domain lawsuit authorized by the Resolution of Necessity identified as Agenda Item #5, adopted by Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors on October 10, 2002, for property located at 331 North Capitol Avenue, San Jose, California, Parcel 7673 under the ownership of Jayvadan N. Itchhaporia, et al. for the Capitol Light Rail Project.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Forrest Williams

21. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with URS Corporation (URS) for preliminary engineering, environmental clearance and final design of the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract by $800,000 for a new total contract value not to exceed $7,739,322; and further, that the repayment of funds loaned by the City of San Jose Council District 10 for the project will be a high priority for the VTA Board of Directors.
  
 

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 - Manuel Valerio

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

22. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
23. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
24. CONSIDER A REPORT FROM AD-HOC FINANCIAL STABILITY COMMITTEE (Verbal Report) (Gage)
  
25. 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)
  
26. 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)
  
27. 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
  
28. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
29. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
30. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
31. 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.
  
32. CLOSED SESSION

A. Anticipated Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel

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

B. 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)

C. 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
  
33. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
34. 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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