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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, December 1, 2005
9:00 AM

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 or not on the agenda should complete a blue card located at the public information table and hand it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or before the item is heard. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting and are asked to limit their comments to 2 minutes. The amount of time allocated to speakers may vary at the Chairperson's discretion depending on the number of speakers and length of the agenda. 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 blue card at the public information table and handing it to the Board Secretary staff prior to the meeting or prior to the Consent Agenda being heard.

  • 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, www.vta.org, and also at the meeting.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ROLL CALL

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

Name of Case: Bernard Justiniani vs. VTA
WCAB No. SJO 229737/738/39/40/41
B. Conference with Legal Counsel Existing Litigation
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: VTA v. Buck Consultants, Inc., et al.,
U.S. District Court No. C5-02797 JW

C. Conference with Legal Counsel Anticipated Litigation
Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c) (2 cases)

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

Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
6. AWARDS AND COMMENDATION

A.Employees of the Month for December 2005.
B.Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Jamie Gardner.
C.Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Sharon McElligott.
D. Recognize Outgoing Board Members
  
7. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
8. 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.
  
9. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Kishimoto)
 

CONSENT AGENDA

10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of November 3, 2005.
 
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or Chief Financial Officer to execute the Fifth Supplemental Indenture to the 1997 Bond Indenture (Supplemental Indenture).
  
12. Approve amendments to Rail, Highway and Program-wide project budgets for a net decrease of $1.3 million as detailed in the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) Semi-Annual Report for December 2005. Recommend that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approve funding for construction of the Route 152B-Phase II project to widen Route 152 across Old Llagas Creek Bridge in Gilroy in order for construction to begin next summer.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Addendum to a Sublease Agreement between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Hynix Semiconductor America, Inc. to extend the term for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Project office space through March 31, 2007, at a monthly rate of $1.60 per square foot for a total annual rent of $760,973.
  
14. Approve the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan (EEO/AAP) for the period beginning January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008 in accordance with federal and state civil rights regulatory requirements.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a cooperative agreement with the City of San Jose and Yerba Buena OPCO, Inc. that specifies the funding and project development responsibilities for the U.S. 101 Corridor Improvement between the U.S. 101/Interstate 280/Interstate 680 Interchange and the U.S. 101/Yerba Buena Road Interchange.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) execute a cooperative agreement with the City of Milpitas that specifies the funding and project development responsibilities for the Calaveras Boulevard Widening Project; 2) approve adding this project to the VTA Capital Budget; and 3) approve the use of $150,000 in Local Program Reserve Funds as the VTA share of project funding.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Nolte Associates to prepare a Project Study Report (PSR) for the Calaveras Boulevard Widening Project for a total contract value of $325,000.
  
18. Authorize the General Manger to amend the contract with HMH, Inc., for final design and design support during construction of State Route 152 Project, increasing the approved contract value by $325,000 for a new total contract value of $3,776,796; and to extend the term of the contract through December 2007.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. for final design of State Route 152/156 Interchange Project, to increase the approved contract value by $400,000 for a new total contract value of $3,351,384; and to extend the contract term through Fall 2008.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

20. Approve the programming of Santa Clara Countys Regional Improvement Program share of the 2006 State Transportation Improvement Program.
  
21. Approve the proposed process and criteria for programming Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds to local streets and roads rehabilitation projects in Federal Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

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

REGULAR AGENDA


22.Adopt the VTA 2000 Measure A Transit Program with a Revenue and Expenditure Plan that establishes a new 30-year, quarter-cent, local sales tax supporting the construction and operation of the 2000 Measure A projects.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #26.A

 There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #26.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 #26.C

23. Authorize the General manager to execute a contract with Rodan Builders, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $297,000, for construction of the Cerone Wash Building Improvements Project.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

24. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
25. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
26. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
27. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
C. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
28. 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)
  
29. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) and TASK FORCE

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South
E.I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
F. RIDE Taskforce
  
30. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
31. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
32. ADJOURN
 
  
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2005 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

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