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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, April 5, 2007
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.

  • All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary’s Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is available on our website, www.vta.org, and also at the meeting.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A.Employees of the Month for April 2007
B.Resolution of Commendation for Former Ex-Officio Board Member John McLemore
  
5. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Verbal Report) (Moylan)
  
6. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
7. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
  
8. 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.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of February 16, 2007.
  
10. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 1, 2007.
  
 

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

11. Approve staff recommendations to implement the first phase of the Community Bus Program to make route and service modifications within the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, operate small-capacity buses on Line 13, and bring specified VTA contracted shuttle services in-house effective on July 2, 2007, coordinated with the delivery of 20 new small-capacity Community Buses and the quarterly service change process.
  
12. Approve a revised scope and grant amount for the City of San Joses Auto Repair Assistance Program (ARAP) in the amount of $75,000 and issue a new Call-For-Projects (CFP) for the Lifeline Transportation Program.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #20.A.)

13. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or his designee to take all necessary actions to offer, via competitive or negotiated sale, up to $33 million of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2007 Series A (2007 Refunding Bonds) to refund all or a portion of VTAs Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, 1997 Series A and to pay the costs of issuance, provided the aggregate net present value benefit equals or exceeds 3 percent.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #20.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 #20.C.)

14. Discuss the Comprehensive Operations Analysis: Draft Proposed Service Operating Plan.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

15. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Karen Antion Consulting, LLC, to provide professional services in support of the implementation of recommendations contained in the Organizational and Financial Assessment of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, for an amount up to $500,000. (Burns)
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with AccountAbilities, Inc., to provide professional services, including a senior financial manager, to implement financial management recommendations contained in the Organizational and Financial Assessment of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Professional financial management services will be provided for a period of up to 39 weeks and for an amount up to $530,400, from April 9, 2007, through January 4, 2008. Services may be terminated at any time at the discretion of the General Manager. (Burns)
  
17. Receive a presentation on the proposed California High-Speed Train System by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHRSA). (Diridon)
  
18. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
19. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
20. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A.Administration and Finance Committee
B.Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C.Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
21. 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)
  
22. 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)
  
23. 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
  
24. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

Existing Litigation - Conference with General Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Bernabe Guillen v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Superior Court Case No. 106CV059751

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
25. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
26. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
27. ADJOURN
 
  
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