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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, February 1, 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 February 2007
B.Resolution of Commendation for Former Board Member James T. Beall
   
8. HEARING - NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY

Close Hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of fee and temporary construction easement property interests from one parcel of land owned by Gilroy Energy Center, LLC for the State Route 152 B-1 Improvement Project.

Property ID/Owner/Assessors Parcel Numbers
27327-02 & 27327-02 / Gilroy Energy Center, LLC / APN: 27327-02 & 27327-02
   
9. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
10. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Approve Appointments to Board Standing Committees.
   
11. 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.
   
12. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Verbal Report) (Glickman)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

13. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of December 14, 2006.
   
14. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of January 4, 2007.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

15. Approve the 2007 Federal Legislative Program for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

16. Review the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report for October to December 2006.
   
17. Modify the criteria used to evaluate and select projects for the Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager Fund.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

  There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
 

REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.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 #24.B.)

18. Approve the programming of $57.54 million from the 2006 STIP Augmentation Program to the Capitol Light Rail Extension Project, and; authorize allocation of $57.54 million of 2000 Measure A funds to projects and programs listed in Attachment A.
   
19. Approve the revised evaluation criteria and procedure clarification for selecting projects and awarding Community Design and Transportation Program Capital Grants.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.C.)

20. Adopt the Transit Sustainability Policy and Service Design Guidelines.
   

OTHER ITEMS

21. Receive a report on the Caltrain Capital Priorities Study.
   
22. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
23. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
24. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning
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 & 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