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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2005
5:30 PM

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

AGENDA

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

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

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

B. PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT
[Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957]

Position to be Filled: General Manager

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. Authorize the General Manager to amend the terms of a labor agreement negotiated between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715. (Evleth)
  
6. Authorize the General Manager to amend the terms of a labor agreement negotiated between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects Association (TAEA). (Evleth)
  
7. Approve Employment Agreement relating to position of General Manager.
  
8. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
9. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for June 2005
  
10. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item not on the Agenda and 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.
  
11. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Kishimoto)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

12. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of April 22, 2005.
  
13. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of May 5, 2005.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Viscom Products to provide and install video surveillance systems on 80 light rail vehicles and provide maintenance for three years, with an option to extend the contract on an annual basis for two additional years of maintenance. This contract is in the amount of $1,483,144 for the first three years and $192,400 for two additional years of maintenance.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Motorola Inc. to provide radio communication system maintenance services for three years, with an option to extend the contract on an annual basis for two additional years. This contract is in the amount of $177,000 for the first year; $184,000 for the second year; $191,000 for the third year; $199,000 for the fourth year; and $207,000 for the fifth year, for a total contract value in the amount of $958,000 over a five year period.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with Modis, Inc to implement SAPs Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) product at VTA, in the amount of $569,250 for three years, increasing the current contract authority to $869,250.
  
17. Adopt a support position for the following bills: AB 948 (Oropeza) Allows a public transit operator to use design-build contracting for a capital maintenance or capacity enhancing rail transit project if the project exceeds $25 million in cost, rather than $50 million as is the case in existing law; AB 1266 (Niello) Generally allows Caltrans to award contracts for state highway projects using design-sequencing if certain requirements are met; AB 1462 (Torrico) Allows the sale of excess property related to the Highway 84 Project through Fremont and Union City in Alameda County to be used to fund improvements to I-880 interchanges at Mission Boulevard and Warren Avenue; AB 1702 (Frommer) Transfers $500 million in proceeds generated from the issuance of $15 billion in economic recovery bonds from the General Fund to the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund to be used for State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) projects; SB 275 (Torlakson) Requires the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to update its 10-year needs assessment of the states transportation system; SB 523 (Torlakson) Makes changes to existing law to maintain the amount to be transferred monthly from the Highway Users Tax Account to the Bicycle Transportation Account at $600,000; and SCA 7 (Torlakson) Calls for placing before the voters of the state an amendment California Constitution that would extend the existing constitutional protections for loans made from the State Highway Account or the Public Transportation Account to the General Fund to loans made from these two accounts to any other state fund or account.
  
18. Approve the use of Local Program Reserve (LPR) funds in the amount of $400,000 for the Route 25 Safety Project; and authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with URS Corporation for final design services for the project for a total value not to exceed $400,000.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the City of San Jose that specifies the funding and project development responsibilities for the following Valley Transportation Plan (VTP) 2030 Highway Projects, and approve adding these projects to the VTA Capital Budget: I-280/I-880/Stevens Creek Boulevard Interchange; U.S. 101/North 4th Street/Zanker Road Interchange; U.S. 101/Trimble Road/De La Cruz Avenue Interchange; and U.S. 101/Mabury Road Interchange.
  
20. Adopt a resolution authorizing filing of applications for Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional funds to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and authorize the General Manager to execute the Funding Agreements upon receipt from BAAQMD.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to execute eight signboard lease agreements with Clear Channel Outdoor to allow for placement of billboards on VTA property for an initial term of five years each, plus five additional one-year extensions, at a rate of $1,500 per year for single-faced signs and $3,000 per year for double-faced signs. This agreement is subject to termination by VTA on 90 days written notice to accommodate transportation uses, or a sale, lease or transfer of the property.
  
22. Approve VTA funding of Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) commuter rail service in the amount of $3.6 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 2006 and $3.705 million in FY 2006 - 07.
  
23. Approve the following list of Prime and Technical Consultants: Economic Research Associates (ERA); Economic and Planning Systems (EPS); Williams-Kuelbelbeck & Associates, Inc.; BAE Urban Economics, Inc.; Strategic Economics; and David M. Dornbusch & Company, Inc., which will be valid for a five-year period; and authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts to perform economic, financial and market services for the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program and VTA Joint Development Programs with the following firms as funds become available for each project. Each contract will be for a maximum three-year period with an option for two additional years with a total value not to exceed $3,000,000 for all agreements.
  
24. Approve the following list of Prime Consultants: Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), Solomon; Bottomly Associates; HOK Planning Group; Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB) Placemaking; and the following list of Technical Consultants: ROMA Design Group; Community Design + Architecture (CD+A); Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP; Robin Chiang & Company; Field Paoli Architects; Dyett & Bhatia; Freedman, Tung & Bottomley; PGA Design, which will be valid for a five-year period, and authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts to perform urban design and transit-oriented land-use services for the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program and VTA Joint Development Programs with the following firms as funds become available for each project. Each contract will be for a maximum three-year period with an option for two additional years with a total value not to exceed $5,000,000 for all agreements.
  
 

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

25. Authorize the General Manager to amend the total authorized budget for the Golden Bay Construction, Inc. civil construction contract for Winchester Park and Ride and Campbell Parking Lot Improvements by an amount of $200,000, to accommodate unforeseen conditions, for a new authorized amount of $2,907,314. This contract is one percent federally funded.
  
26. Authorize the General Manager to execute grants of fee parcels, Public Service Easements (PSE) and easements for parcels at no cost to the City of San Jose, City of Campbell, Caltrans, Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) and various utility companies.
  
27. Authorize the General Manager to award a contract to Andys Roofing, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for re-roofing Buildings A and C at the River Oaks facility for $557,888.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #35.A.)

28. Approve $14,819,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 06 and $15,263, 000 for FY 2006 07 to provide VTAs share of Caltrain operating support; and $2.66 million for FY 2005 06 and $2.18 million for FY 2006 07 as VTAs share of the local matching funds required for Caltrains Capital Budgets for these two fiscal years.
  
29. Adopt a resolution approving the Recommended Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #35.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 #35.C.)

30. Adopt the FY 2006/2007 Service Management Plan recommendations and a resolution approving a conforming change to the tariff relating to paratransit fares.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

31. Consider additional 2000 Measure A Revenue and Expenditure Scenarios. (Cipolla)
  
32. Adopt a resolution of intention to amend the CalPERS contract to allow final compensation to be determined under Government Code �20042 One-Year Final Compensation for employees covered under the CalPERS retirement plan and publish the estimated costs of implementing the contract amendment. (Evleth)
  
33. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Consider an amendment of the CC&Rs to allow residential housing as it relates to the proposed Hyundai Riverfront Housing Site. (Requested by Vice Chairperson Chavez for San Jose Council Member Chuck Reed at the May 5, 2005 Board of Directors' Meeting)
  
34. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
35. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
36. 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)
  
37. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
38. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. Community Oriented Design Enhancement Committee (CODE) (No Meeting Scheduled)
  
39. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Consider an Ex-Officio Member Appointment from the Santa Clara County Roads Commission to South County Highway PAB as requested by Supervisor Don Gage.
  
40. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
41. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
42. ADJOURN
 
  
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