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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, August 31, 2006
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. Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Jerilyn North v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and Jon Grissom
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Number 1-06-CV-058344)

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. 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)

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. Approve the recommendation of the Board Negotiating Committee to grant a 5 percent increase, from $171,504 to $180,079, to the salary of VTA General Counsel Suzanne Gifford, effective September 1, 2006. (Gage)
  
7. ORDERS OF THE DAY
  
8. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for September 2006
  
9. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
10. 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.
  
11. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Glickman)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 3, 2006.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

13. Ratify the new appointments of Bruce Entin representing the Town of Los Gatos and Anna Brunzell representing the Town of Los Altos Hills; and the reappointment of John Sullivan representing the City of Santa Clara to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) for the term ending June 30, 2008.
  
14. Ratify the reappointment of Laura Stuchinsky to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) position representing the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
  
15. Adopt the amended Appendix of Designated Positions and Disclosure Categories of the Conflict of Interest Code for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and direct the Board Secretary to forward the revised list of designated positions to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for approval.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to increase the contract authority for technology general consulting services by the amount of $3.4 million for a new total contract authority of $6.4 million. Additionally, authorize the General Manager to increase the capital budget by $3.4 million. This additional budget and contract authority are for the purpose of implementing the TransLink� Consortium Information Management System (CIMS). VTA is serving as the contract manager for this task. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will pay all costs.
  
17. Approve Regional Measure 2 (RM2) Initial Project Report (IPR) for the TransLink� Consortium Information Management System (CIMS) as presented in Attachment A, adopt the Implementing Agency Resolution of Project Compliance as presented in Attachment B, and authorize the General Manager to execute all necessary agreements with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and other TransLink� Consortium members to implement the CIMS.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $1,859,967 with Watkin & Bortolussi, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, for construction of the Route 85/101 North Interchange Highway Planting project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) project.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Fremont, granting the City use of Temporary Construction Easements (TCE) on VTAs WP Milpitas line property, at no cost, in exchange for Citys permission to temporarily close Kato Road for future construction of the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) project.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute all the documents necessary to sell to the City of Fremont fee title to land totaling approximately 2.39 +/- acres, and a maintenance easement over 1,319 +/- sq. ft. of land, for a total purchase price of $1,574,303 plus interest for the Washington Boulevard/Paseo Padre Parkway Grade Separation Project.
  
21. Adopt a support position for Proposition 1A, which amends the California Constitution to limit the conditions under which the Proposition 42 transfer of gasoline sales tax revenues for transportation uses could be suspended by the Governor and the California State Legislature. Proposition 1A appears on the November 2006 general election ballot and requires a majority vote in order to be approved.
  
22. Adopt a support position for Proposition 1B, which authorizes the state to sell $19.925 billion in general obligation bonds to fund transportation projects to relieve traffic congestion, facilitate the movement of goods, improve air quality, and enhance the safety and security of the states transportation system. Proposition 1B appears on the November 2006 general election ballot and requires a majority vote in order to be approved.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager to: (1) amend the contract with Ruth & Going, Inc. for design support during construction of the State Route 87 North HOV Lanes Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $300,000 for a new total contract value of $7,020,709; and (2) extend the term of the contract through September 30, 2007.
  
24. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with URS Corporation to begin preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the US 101/State Route 25 Interchange Project for a total contract value of $750,000; and approve the use of $1 million of Local Program Reserve funds to provide funding for this contract and associated staff costs.
  
25. Approve the use of $200,000 of Local Program Reserve funds as the VTA share of the State Route 25 Improvement Project Environmental Review Process, and authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans to transfer the funds.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

26. Review the Proactive CMP Reviewed and Approved Projects Quarterly Status Report April through June 2006.
  
27. Approve the exemption of Congestion Management Program intersections undergoing construction from Level of Service (LOS) Monitoring during the 2006 monitoring period. Presently, these intersections are known to include: SR 87/Julian Street (San Jose), SR 87/Santa Clara Street (San Jose), I-880/Coleman Avenue Northbound (San Jose), I-880/Coleman Avenue Southbound (San Jose), Brokaw Road/Oakland Road (San Jose), and Montague Expressway/Oakland Road (San Jose).
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

28. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Bianchi Amaker Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $397,176 for construction of the Vasona Light Rail Project Soldier Pile and Lagging Wall and Miscellaneous Civil Improvements Contract.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #31.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 #31.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 #31.C.)

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

29. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
30. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
31. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
32. REPORT FROM AD HOC COMMITTEE

Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force (Campos)
  
33. 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)
  
34. 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)
  
35. 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 (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
36. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
 
37. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
38. ADJOURN
 
  
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