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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2004

5:30 PM CLOSED SESSION

6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE AND TIME


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/ROLL CALL
 
2. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
  
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: Nam Van Pham v. Santa Clara County Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case CV810820)

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

Name of Case: Grzegorz Ciesielski v. Santa Clara County Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case CV804795)

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

Employee Organizations:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265

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

A. Employees of the Month for January 2004

B. Recognize Outgoing Board Members

C. Recognize 2003 Board Chairperson Jane P. Kennedy
  
7. COMMENTS FROM CHAIRPERSON DONALD F. GAGE

A. Approve Board Standing Committee Appointments.

B. Appoint a new member of the VTA Board of Directors to represent VTA on the Governing Body Liaison for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural community Conservation Plan.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

8. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of December 4, 2003.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with FCI Constructors, Inc/Pavex Joint Venture, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $44,173,465 for construction of the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Project in the City of San Jose. The contract award is contingent upon final action on the sale of GARVEE Bonds by the California Transportation Commission anticipated in January 2004. The project is 97 percent federally funded.
  
10. Adopt a support position for Regional Measure 2, which deals with San Francisco Bay Area bridge tolls.
  
 

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

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

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item # 20.A.)

11. Approve the 2004 State Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
  
12. Approve the 2004 Federal Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
  
13. Adopt a Financial Stability Strategy, which includes revenue enhancement measures recommended by the Ad Hoc Financial Stability Committee.
  
14. Consider amendment to Fare Tariff Resolution 03.06.09 relating to the San Jose State University Transit Access Program
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item # 20.B.)

15. Approve the programming of Santa Clara Countys Regional Improvement Program (RIP) share of the 2004 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item # 20.C.)

16. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., (Securitas) to provide armed and unarmed security and protective services for all VTA facilities and selected transit centers and light rail station platforms. The term of the contract is three years with two one-year options in the amount of $16,247,700 for the first three years of the contract. Further, authorize the General Manager, at his discretion, to exercise the two one-year options for an amount of $12,157,600 for the fourth and fifth years of the contract.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

17. Endorse Proposition 56, the Budget Accountability Act (Requested by SEIU 715).
  
18. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
19. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
20. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
21. 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)
  
22. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
23. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
C. Caltrain PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Downtown/East Valley PAB
E. Highway PAB South
  
24. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
25. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
26. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
27. 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.
  
28. ADJOURN
 
  
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