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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, June 7, 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. ROLL CALL
 
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
4. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
  
5. 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.
  
6. HEARING - NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPROVE THE CITY OF SAN JOS� NORTH SAN JOS� DEFICIENCY PLAN

Close hearing and approve the City of San Jos� North San Jos� Deficiency Plan.
Attachment
  

CONSENT AGENDA

7. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of April 27, 2007.
  
8. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of May 3, 2007.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Adopt a support position for AB 256 (Huff), AB 945 (Carter), and SB 445 (Torlakson); and further, adopt an oppose position for SB 204 (Dutton).
  
10. Authorize the General Manager to submit federal Fiscal Year 2007 grant applications and execute grant agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula; and Section 5309 New Starts, Fixed Guideway, and Bus/Bus Facility funds.
  
11. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2008 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.
  
12. Authorize staff to submit an application for $1 million in Transportation, Community and System Preservation (TCSP) Program funds (�1117 of Pub L. 109-59) for conceptual engineering and environmental clearance for the realignment of State Route 152, and if successful in obtaining funds, authorize the General Manager to enter into all necessary agreements with Caltrans and/or the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to accept the grant.
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement with MFS Investment Management (MFS) and terminate the agreement with Pyramis Global Advisors (Pyramis) for the management of the International Growth Equity Index Fund portfolio of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)/Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Pension Plan assets.
  
14. Authorize staff to submit applications to the Intelligent Transportation Systems Operational Testing to Mitigate Congestion (ITS-OTMC), Value Pricing Pilot (VPPP) Program and the Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program grant programs for the Silicon Valley Comprehensive Mobility Initiative. Authorize the General Manager to enter into all necessary agreements with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Caltrans and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to accept and use these grants.
  
15. Amend the authorization granted to the General Manager on October 7, 2004 to execute task order contracts for the preparation of environmental compliance documents and other environmental support services for highway, transit, and related facility project and approve an increase in the total value for all agreements from $2,400,000 to $4,800,000.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Five-Year Lease with Bright Horizons Childrens Center for occupancy of the Tamien Child Care Center at a rental rate of $75,000 per year with two-percent annual increases and a six-month termination notice.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Mark Thomas & Company to provide preliminary engineering, environmental planning and final design services for the I-880 Improvements (State Route 237 to US 101) project for a total contract value not to exceed $7,500,000 and an initial contract term through August 31, 2011.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with HMH Engineers to provide preliminary engineering, environmental planning and final design services for the US 101 Operational Improvements Project (I-280/680 to Tully Road), for a total contract value not to exceed $6,000,000 and an initial contract term through December 31, 2009.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with URS Corporation to provide preliminary engineering and environmental planning services for the US 101 Improvements Project State Route 85 to Embarcadero Road, for a total contract value not to exceed $2,500,000 and an initial contract term through December 31, 2009.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with Mark Thomas & Company, Inc. for Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Document services for the I-280/I-880/Stevens Creek Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $2,330,000 for a new contract value of $2,816,025; and extending the term of the contract through December 31, 2010.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract amendment with URS Corporation increasing the contract value by $3,900,000 to perform preliminary engineering and environmental services for the US 101 Widening Project, from Monterey Road to State Route 129 for a total contract value of $4,650,000 and extending the contract term through August 31, 2010.
  
22. Approve amendments to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) - Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Pension Plan.
  
23. Adopt a resolution designating positions from which VTAs appointees to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) - Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Pension Plan Board of Pensions will be made, and authorize the General Manager to make those appointments. Additionally, authorize the General Manager to appoint Gerald A. Rosenquist, former Chairperson to the Board of Pensions, as the jointly-selected seventh Pension Board member.
  
24. Authorize amendments to VTAs 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and 401 (a) Money Purchase Plans to incorporate provisions authorized or mandated by federal regulations and to make clarifications to certain administrative provisions of the Plans.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

25. Review the Proactive CMP Reviewed and Approved Projects Quarterly Status Report January through March 2007.
Click Here for MP3 Audio Version(right click on link to save file to local desktop)
  
25. Review the Proactive CMP Reviewed and Approved Projects Quarterly Status Report January through March 2007.
  
26. Approve project priorities for the FY 2008 Countywide Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 program.
  
27. Approve the programming of Local Program Reserve (LPR) funds to projects.
  
28. Approve the Draft 2006 Monitoring and Conformance Report and Conformance Findings.
Attachment
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

29. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the County of Santa Clara Office of the Sheriff for law enforcement services for a period of five years at current staffing levels for a total estimated contract value of $19,100,000.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #37.A.)

30. Approve invoking an exemption under CEQA, P.R.C. �21083 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) for the purpose of establishing and modifying fares and adopt a resolution establishing rates and fares for VTA bus, light rail, and paratransit services effective July 1, 2007.
  
31. Adopt a resolution approving the Recommended Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 as revised herein.
  
32. Consider the following amendments to the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) bylaws proposed by the PAC: 1) Amend the quorum requirement from presence of 9 members (majority of total authorized membership) to presence of a majority of filled membership positions and 2) Change the votes required to pass an item from majority of total authorized membership to majority of quorum; and further, advise staff which, if any, of these proposed or other modifications to the PAC bylaws the Board wants submitted for formal adoption at a subsequent meeting.
  
33. Authorize the General Manager to negotiate and execute a contract amendment with Karen Antion Consulting, LLC (KAC), increasing the contract value by $350,000 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 a total contract value of $500,000, and extending the term of the contract through April 30, 2008.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #37.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 #37.C.)

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

34. Approve design changes to the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Extension project to Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara through the following actions: 1) Certify that the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR): a] Meets the requirements of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); b] Represents the independent judgment of the Lead Agency; and c] Was presented to the VTA Board of Directors and that they reviewed and considered it; 2) Adopt: a] Findings; b] Facts in Support of Findings; and c] Statement of Overriding Considerations; 3) Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and 4) Adopt the Recommended Project Description. (Gonot)
Attachment A
Attachment B
Attachment C
Attachment D
  
35. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
36. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
37. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A.Administration and Finance Committee
B.Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C.Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
38. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED MINUTES) FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A.Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B.Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC)
C.Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D.Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E.Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
39. 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)
  
40. 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
D Highway PAB South
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
41. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

A. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

VTA Designated Representatives:
Bill Lopez, Chief Administrative Officer
Robert Escobar, Manager, Office of Employee Relations

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

B. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code 54956.8]

Property: Block bounded by North First Street, North Market Street, Santa Clara Street and West St. John Street located in downtown San Jos�.

Negotiator for VTA: Roberta Notrangelo, Manager of Real Estate

Negotiating parties: The Mitchell Family, Owners, acting through an exclusive listing by CB Richard Ellis.

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code 54956.8]

Property: Northerly portion of VTAs WP Milpitas line, approximately 3 miles in length

Negotiator for VTA: Roberta Notrangelo, Manager of Real Estate

Negotiating parties: Laura Giraud, Right of Way Division Manager, BART

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

D. Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]

Title: General Manager

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
42. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
42.X. Approval of the Labor Agreement Between Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 101, VTA Chapter. (Lopez/Escobar)
  
43. Authorize the General Manager to take all necessary actions to purchase the Mitchell Block (property bounded by North First Street, North Market Street, Santa Clara Street, and West St. John Street in downtown San Jos�). (Verbal Report) (Burns)
  
44. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Purchase Agreement and all other documents necessary to convey approximately three miles of former Western Pacific Railroad Road (WPRR) right-of-way to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for $20,089,756. (Gonot)
  
45. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
46. ADJOURN
 
  
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