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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, August 3, 2006
5:30 PM

Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, California

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING ROOM LOCATION


AGENDA

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

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

Name of Cases: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Louis A. Scaglione, Jr., et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Nos. 1-06-CV- 065297 & 1-06-CV-065299--Complaints in Eminent Domain)

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

Name of Case: John M. Rea (Acting Director of State of California Department of Industrial Relations) and AFSCME v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (6th District Court of Appeal, Case No. H028841)

C.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:
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

D.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)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. 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 Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects Association (TAEA). (Lopez)
  
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. A. Employees of the Month for July 2006
B. Employees of the Month for August 2006
C. Presentation of Award for Financial Reporting Achievement to VTA Employee Grace Salandanan
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

A. Receive an update from the Chair of the Policy Advisory Committee Caltrain Capital Needs Subcommittee. (Verbal Report) (Burns/Kline)
B. Receive an update regarding funding for Preliminary Engineering on identified Caltrain Capital Needs.
  
9. 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 June 1, 2006.
  
12. Approve the Minutes of the Joint Meeting of VTA Board of Directors and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors of June 2, 2006.
  
13. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors Meeting of June 15, 2006.
  
14. Accept the findings of the Southern Gateway Transportation and Land Use Study. (Deferred from the June 1, 2006 Board of Directors Meeting.)
  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

15. Review the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report for April to June 2006.
  
15x. Review the Paratransit Operations Vehicles, Fueling, Facility, and Vendor Contract.
  
16. Ratify the appointment of Norma Rome representing the City of Morgan Hill and reappointments of Bill Reisinger representing the City of Milpitas; John Carpenter representing the City of Mountain View; and David Simons representing the City of Sunnyvale to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the term ending June 30, 2008.
  
17. Adopt the Authorizing Resolution permitting the transfer of eight 1992 Model Year standard diesel coaches from VTAs bus fleet, and authorize the General Manager to execute a transfer agreement with the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District for the transfer of the eight coaches, including the Federal Transit Administration grant guidelines, conditions, and statutory requirements attached to the coaches.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Funding Agreement for Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional funds with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Shuttle Program.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to increase the FY 2007 Capital Budget by $742,050 to include the FY 2005 Transit Security Grant awarded to VTA for the purchase and installation of cameras on 20 light rail vehicles and CCTV video on demand at the Great Mall/Main and Hamilton light rail stations. In addition, adopt a Resolution authorizing the submittal and execution of grant applications and agreements, certifications and assurances and other documents as necessary to obtain federal financial assistance provided by the US Department of Homeland Security Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP). No local funds are required to match this grant.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract for as needed disposal of hazardous industrial waste and industrial waste emergency response services with 21st Century Environmental Management, Inc. for a term of three years, with two additional one-year options in an estimated amount of $375,000 annually for a total of $1,875,000 over a five-year period.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to provide $90,000 to fund and implement a new express bus route from Monterey to San Jose as a pilot program.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

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

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

  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with Rajappan & Meyer Consulting Engineers, Inc. in an amount not to exceed a total of $15,400,000 for a new contract total amount of $27,049,059 and extend the contract term by two years to perform final design services for the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project to the Eastridge Transit Center.
  
23.

A. Augment budget for the Downtown East Valley Santa Clara/Alum Rock Transit Improvement Project by $600,000;

B. Authorize the General Manager to increase the contract with EIP Associates, Inc. for preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Project, by $250,000 and extend the term by 17 months; and

C. Authorize the General Manager to increase the contract with Korve Engineering, for the analysis of project alternatives and evaluation of the phased light rail concept in the EIS/EIR by $350,000, and extend the term by 17 months.

  
24. Designate Republic Properties and Green Valley Corporation as the Selected Developer and Avalon Bay Corporation and ROEM Corporation as the Alternate Selected Developer for the West San Carlos site.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #28.B.

 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 #28.C.

 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 #28.D.

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

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the Hay Group to perform an Organizational & Financial Assessment for an amount of $511,830, to be completed on or before March 2007. In addition, authorize the General Manager to include in the contract a provision to give VTA an option to request additional services as may be identified by the Board after receipt of the Assessment to further analyze or assist in the implementation of accepted recommendations. The option will be for services by the proposed team at rates no greater than those quoted in the proposal.
  
25x. Receive a report on the Joint Development Program: Developer Selection Criteria.
  
26. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
27. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
28. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Board of Directors Committee of the Whole
B. Administration and Finance Committee
C. Congestion Management Program and Planning
D. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
29. REPORTS FROM AD HOC COMMITTEES

A. Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force (Campos)
B. Project Advisory Committee (Chu)
  
31. 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)
  
30. 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)
  
31. 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)
  
32. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. South County PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
33. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
 
34. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
35. ADJOURN
 
  
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