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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, January 4, 2007
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. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
  
3. ROLL CALL
 
4. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: William Burton vs. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
WCAB No. SAL 97158

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

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

A. Employees of the Month for January 2007

B. Resolution of Commendation for Congressman Richard Pombo

C. Resolutions of Commendation for Outgoing Board Members
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

Receive a presentation from 1stAct Silicon Valley. (Burns)
  
9. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Approve Appointments to Board Standing Committees.
  
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 December 14, 2006.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

13. Approve amendment of the FY 2007 Operating Budget, augmenting the total appropriation by $6.7 million to fund increasing operating costs, along with a net increased estimate of $26.2 million in operating revenues; approve amendment of the FY 2007 VTA Enterprise Capital Budget to reduce $1.5 million in grant funding, to be funded from VTA Enterprise funds; the two actions result in a net projected increase in Operating Reserves of $18.0 million; and further, approve amendment of the FY 2007 Measure A Capital Budget, increasing appropriations by $45.0 million. This Item requires an affirmative vote of at least eight Directors.
  
 

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 #24.A.)

14. Approve the 2007 State Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
  
15. Approve Amendment No. 19 to the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara defining the Baseline Scope, Schedule, and Cost Estimate for two Caltrain Pedestrian Underpass projects at the Palo Alto Station and the California Avenue Station, in accordance with Article V of the Master Agreement. Delegate authority to the General Manager to amend a cooperative agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JBP) in the amount of $13.85 million for construction of Pedestrian Underpasses at the Palo Alto Station and the California Avenue Station contingent upon the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approving 1996 Measure B funding for the two projects.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and amend the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara related to the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program to define the financial terms and responsibilities to complete the Program.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Funding Agreement with Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA) and City of Fremont (City) in an amount not to exceed $8.9 million for Final Engineering Services related to the I-880/Mission Boulevard Interchange Project. Under the proposed agreement, VTAs financial obligation would be limited to $4.45 million and would substantially complete final engineering for new Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) facilities and related improvements that are necessary for the widening of Mission Boulevard (State Route 262) and for the grade separation of Warren Avenue in Fremont.
  
18. Amend the VTA Capital Budget by increasing both total expenditures and revenue by $700,000 each to reflect the Phase II of the Santa Clara Station Area Plan.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute Easement Deeds to various utility companies and impacted private property owners at no cost, to complete the transfer of properties acquired in connection with the construction of the Guadalupe Corridor Highway and Light Rail Projects.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.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 #24.C.)

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

20. Adopt the Transit Sustainability Policy and Service Design Guidelines.
  
21. Receive a report on the Caltrain Capital Priorities Study.
  
22. Approve agreement with AFSCME to allow VTAs 401 (a) Deferred Compensation Plan to continue to be available to AFSCME-represented employees, and amend the Plan accordingly.
  
23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
24. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

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

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
(No Meeting Scheduled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
28. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
29. ADJOURN
 
  
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