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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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 September 2003 and Supervisor of the Quarter

B. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Chantal Stieber, an incoming senior at Lynbrook High School.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 7, 2003.
  
6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Workshop of August 15, 2003.
  
 

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

 There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

7. Authorize the General Manager to execute agreements with the Great Mall of the Bay Area Associates, L.P. (Great Mall) in an amount not to exceed $328,800 and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in an amount not to exceed $250,000 for construction of intersection improvements and railroad crossing modifications at the Great Mall Drive (Escort Drive) and Main Street intersection.
  
8. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with BFI Waste Services of Santa Clara County (BFI), the lowest responsible and responsive bidder, for solid waste and recyclable paper collection and disposal services for VTA facilities located within the City of San Jose for $240,204 for a three-year term with two one-year options in the amounts of $81,410 and $82,804 for option years four and five respectively.
  
9. Authorize the General Manager to augment the Board Authorized North Division Capital Project Budget of $37,260,000 by $3,120,000 for a revised total project budget of $40,380,000 and authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the current contract with Vitton Construction for Building C Bid Alternate #1 in the amount of $1,640,000 for a construction contract total of $5,176,000.
  
10. Authorize the General Manager to execute a three-year agreement with New Century Transportation (New Century) to provide Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) shuttle bus services in an amount not to exceed $3,708,004 with options for two additional one-year periods with escalation rates not to exceed the increase in the San Francisco Bay Area Consumer Price Index.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #16.A.)

11. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Interagency Participation Agreement with the City and County of San Francisco, acting by and through its Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD), Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit District (AC Transit), San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to form a Translink � Consortium. (Item heard by the July Committee of the Whole.)
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #16.B.)

 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 - (See Agenda Item #16.C.))

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

12. Adopt a support position for SB 916 (Perata) Bay Area bridge tolls.
  
13. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

A. Inquiry from Santa Clara County Supervisor Donald F. Gage regarding issuance of bonds secured and payable from 2000 Measure A.

B. Staff response to an inquiry dated August 14, 2003 from Santa Clara County Supervisor Donald F. Gage regarding issuance of bonds secured and payable from 2000 Measure A.

  
14. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
15. REPORT FROM AD-HOC COMMITTEES (Verbal Report)

A. Ad-Hoc Financial Stability Committee
B. Ad-Hoc Restructuring Proposal Committee
  
16. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
17. 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)
  
18. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
19. 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 (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
  
20. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Appoint Evaluation Committee to conduct annual performance evaluation for the General Manager and the General Counsel.
  
21. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
22. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
23. 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.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.
  
24. 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:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265
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

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

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel
  
24.X. Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel [Government Code 54956.9 (a)]

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. California Public Utilities Commission, Sixth Appellate District Case No. H026101

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
25. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
26. 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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