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Special Meeting
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors

THURSDAY, June 15, 2006
12:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATETIMELOCATION

Sheriff's Department
Auditorium
55 West Younger Avenue
San Jose, California


In addition, the Board of Directors meeting will be held at one teleconference location:
California State Association of Counties
1020-11th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, California

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDERROLL CALL
 
2. AJDOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

VTA Designated Representatives:
Roger Contreras, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

Employee Organization:
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715

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

VTA Designated Representatives:
Roger Contreras, Chief Financial Officer
Bill Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

Employee Organization:
Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects (TAEA)

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

Title:     General Counsel

D.  Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6(a)]

VTA Designated Representatives:
Dean Chu, Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Don Gage, Director
Madison Nguyen, Director

Unrepresented Employee:
General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

  
3. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A.    Authorize the General Manager to amend and extend the terms and conditions of a labor agreement negotiated between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 715.

B.    Adopt the Negotiation Committee’s Compensation Recommendations for VTA General Counsel.

  
4. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
5.

REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

  
6. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Board’s 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.

  

CONSENTREGULAR AGENDA

7.

Approve the Debt Policy, which establishes guidelines for the issuance and management of VTA’s debt.

  
8.

Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or Chief Financial Officer to take all necessary actions, enter into agreements and execute documents for VTA to issue bonds in a par amount not to exceed $440 million (2006 Bonds), the proceeds of which will refund VTA’s 2003A, 2004A and 2004B Measure A Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, fund additional 2000 Measure A projects and pay the cost of issuance; and, further authorize the General Manager or Chief Financial Officer to enter into one or more interest rate swap agreements.

  
9.

Approve the thirty-year Revenue and Expenditure Plan as recommended by the Project Advisory Committee.   The Expenditure Plan includes all the projects identified on the 2000 Measure A Ballot.

  
10.

Determine approximately 19,526 square feet of vacant land, subject to a survey, at the Page Mill Road Park & Ride Lot located on El Camino Real in Palo Alto is no longer necessary for VTA use, and authorize the General Manager to send a written offer to sell or lease to public agencies that may be interested in the property.

  
11.

Authorize the General Manager to execute all agreements and other documentation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, City of San Jose, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority and others as necessary to facilitate the long-term management of VTA’s Coyote Ridge Property.

  
12.

Approve the programming of FY 2007 Lifeline Transportation Program funds.

  
13.

Ratify the reappointment of Joe Walton, City of Cupertino, to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the term ending June 30, 2008.

  
14.

Adopt a support position for SB 1726 (Lowenthal), which updates state statutes related to destination head signs on public transit buses.   Adopt an oppose position for AB 2621 (Strickland), which eliminates the sales tax for the purchase of motor vehicle fuel.

  
15.

Receive Monthly Legislative History Matrix.

  

OTHER

16. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
17. ADJOURN
 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations or accessible media for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or e-mail: board.secretary@vta.org, TDD (408) 321-2330. VTA’s Homepage is located on the Web at: http:www.vta.org