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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, October 5, 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. 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. ORDERS OF THE DAY
  
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for October 2006
B. Adopt a Resolution recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

A. Receive a presentation from 1stAct Silicon Valley. (Burns)
  
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)
 
11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 31, 2006.
 

CONSENT AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

12. Ratify the reappointment of David Kobayashi to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) representing the County of Santa Clara for the term ending June 30, 2008.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to renew benefit contracts with Kaiser, PacifiCare, Valley Health Plan, Delta Dental, Pacific Union Dental, Vision Service Plan, and Custom Benefits Administrators for VTA employees and retirees for calendar year 2007.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc. for final design and design support during construction of the State Route 152/156 Improvements, to increase the approved contract value by $610,000 for a new total contract value of $3,996,933 and to extend the contract term through June 2009.
  
15. Adopt amended Permit Fee Schedules as identified in Attachment A and Attachment B, increasing the fees to be collected for Restricted Access Permits and Construction Access Permits.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

16. Approve the Regional Measure 2 Initial Project Report for the Feasibility Study of the Santa Clara Transit Center Pedestrian/Bicycle Crossing Preferred Alternative; adopt the Implementing Agency Resolution of Project Compliance; and authorize the General Manager to execute all necessary agreements to implement the pedestrian/bicycle crossing project.
  
17. Approve the programming of approximately $4.8 million in FY 2006/07 and FY 2007/08 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds for six Bicycle Expenditure Program bicycle and pedestrian projects.
  
18. Approve an increase of $1.68 million in the Bicycle Expenditure Plan allocation for the City of Sunnyvale Borregas Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing Project to a total of $8.4 million.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

19. Approve the 2007 Mini Short Range Transit Plan.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #27.A.

20. Adopt a support position for Proposition 1C, which authorizes the state to sell $2.85 billion in general obligation bonds to fund affordable housing programs, incentives for infill development in urban areas and transit-oriented development opportunities. Proposition 1C appears on the November 2006 general election ballot and requires a majority vote in order to be approved.
  
21. Adopt an oppose position for Proposition 90, which amends the California Constitution to limit the ability of local and state governmental entities to acquire private property through the use of eminent domain. Proposition 90 appears on the November 2006 ballot and requires a majority vote in order to be approved.
  
22. Designate BRIDGE Housing and Blake Hunt Ventures as the Selected Developer and Avalon Bay Corporation and ROEM Corporation as the Alternate Selected Developer for the Capitol Light Rail Transit site.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #27.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 #27.C.

23. Augment the FY 2007 Capital Budget by $5,300,000 and authorize the General Manager to purchase up to 25 additional small-capacity buses and support equipment in the amount of $5,300,000 using a contract awarded by the State of California pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20301, which requires all capital expenditures over $25,000 to be let to the lowest responsible bidder, and Public Contract Code Section 10299(a), which authorizes local agencies to contract with suppliers awarded contracts by the State without further competitive bidding.
  
24. Adopt the Transit Sustainability Policy (TSP) and Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) Core Principles.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

25. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
26. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRI
 
27. A.Administration and Finance Committee
B.Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C.Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
28. REPORT FROM AD HOC COMMITTEE

Ridership Initiative to Develop Energy-Efficiency (RIDE) Task Force (Campos)
  
29. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Watchdog Committee
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
30. 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)
  
31. 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 (Meeting Cancelled)
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
32. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Appoint Nominating Committee for the election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for the 2007 Board of Directors. (Chavez)
  
33. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
34. ADJOURN
 
  
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Additional Board Packet Information


2007 Calendars

VTA Public Meetings AT-A-GLANCE

 

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