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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, February 2, 2006
5:30 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 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.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Member.
  
3. ROLL CALL
 
4. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: Valley Transportation Authority v. DeAnza Properties (Santa Clara Superior County Superior Court Case No.: 1-05-CV-039006

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

Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
5. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for February 2006

B. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Jerri Cooper

C. Special Recognition to VTA Employee Jasbir Bains
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

Receive a report from the Bond Infrastructure Committee.
  
9. 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.
  
10. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Glickman)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of December 1, 2005.
  
12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of January 5, 2006.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

13. Approve the appointment of Agnews Developmental Center to the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) for a two-year term.
  
14. Ratify the appointment of Charlotte Powers to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing the City of San Jose.
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute service agreements for Financial Advisory Services with the following firms: 1) Ross Financial, San Francisco, CA debt/financial advice, 2) Bond Logistix LLC, San Francisco, CA arbitrage rebate calculations, 3) CDR Financial Products, Beverly Hills, CA interest rate swap advisory services, and 4) Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., San Francisco, CA cost allocation, and business process review. Each contract will be for a three-year period with two, one-year options. If VTA should choose to exercise these one-year options, staff will return to the Board for approval for each one-year option. The aggregate value of all four agreements will not exceed $500,000 per year, or $1,500,000 over the three-year period.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a $3.9 million cooperative funding agreement with the Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA) related to the I-880/Mission Boulevard Interchange Project. Under the proposed agreement, VTA would complete preliminary engineering for new Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) facilities and related improvements that are necessary for the widening of Mission Boulevard in Fremont and for the grade separation of Warren Avenue.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to amend an existing agreement with HNTB Corporation in an amount not to exceed $3,900,000 for a new total contract amount of $23,900,000 for preliminary engineering services related to a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the Alameda County Transportation Authority.
  
18. Approve the 2006 State Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Brian Kangas Foulk for final design and design support services during construction for the State Route 87 South HOV Lane Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $225,000 for a new contract value not to exceed $9,542,411.
  
20. Adopt a resolution designating positions from which VTAs appointees to the VTA-ATU Pension Plan Board of Pensions shall be made, and authorize the General Manager to make those appointments.
  
 

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 #23.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 #23.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 #23.C.)

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

21. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
22. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
23. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
24. 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)
  
25. 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)
  
26. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) & TASK FORCE

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
C. Downtown East Valley PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
F. Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force
  
27. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

A. Re-affirm Board Standing Committee Appointments.
B. Appointment of a 2006 APTA Committee Host Committee
  
28. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
29. ADJOURN
 
  
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