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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 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. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

A. 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 Jose.

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.

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

Title: General Manager

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. Approve the recommendation of the Board Negotiating Committee to grant an increase to the salary of VTA General Manager Michael T. Burns, effective July 1, 2007. (Gage)
  
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for June, July and August 2007
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
9. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
10. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and 2000 Measure A Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC) Chairpersons Report. (Schulter)
  
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.
  

CONSENT AGENDA

12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of June 7, 2007.
  
13. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors Meeting of June 21, 2007.
  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

14. Ratify the appointment to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee to the non-voting position representing the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition of Corinne Winter as the member and Jerri-Ann Meyer as the alternate member. The appointments are for the term ending June 30, 2008.
  
15. Adopt a support position for SB 286 (Lowenthal).
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to amend the I-880/Coleman Avenue Interchange Construction contract with FCI Constructors Inc./Pavex Joint Venture by an amount of $800,000 for a new contract amount of $51,599,485.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Pacific States Environmental, Pacific Contractors Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $634,604 for contaminated soil stockpiling, demolition of six (6) buildings and installation of security fencing for property acquired from the Union Pacific Railroad located at the Newhall Yard. Also, in lieu of the 15% change order contingency delegated to the General Manager, authorize a contingency amount of $200,000 for additional contaminated material excavation work, if necessary.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Granite Rock Company DBA, Pavex Construction Division, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $957,613 for the construction of the San Martin Parking and Roadway Expansion Project improvements.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts and future options for Aerial Photography, Right-of-Way Engineering and Survey Services with the following seven firms: 1) Towill, Inc.; 2) BKF Engineers; 3) HMH Engineers; 4) Geomatic Transportation Services, Inc.; 5) TY Lin International; 6) David Evans and Associates, Inc.; and 7) Rail Surveyors and Engineers. Contracts will be limited to no more than seven years in duration, and the total amount of all contracts shall not exceed $11,500,000.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute Cooperative Agreements with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), covering environmental, design, right of way, construction and landscaping phases of projects.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Parsons Transportation Group for final design and construction support services of the Interstate 880/State Route 237 Highway Planting Project, increasing the approved contract value by $360,000 for a new total contract value of $6,155,139 and extending the contract term through December 31, 2009.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to amend the Memorandum of Understanding with Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to continue operation of the Monterey to San Jose Express for two years at a cost not to exceed $35,000 per year. Further, authorize the General Manager to propose continued funding for this service in future biennial budgets and, with budget approval, enter into any subsequent amendments.
  
23. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the submittal and execution of grant applications and agreements, certifications and assurances and other documents as necessary to obtain federal financial assistance in the amount of $1,186,349 provided by the US Department of Homeland Security Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) under the FY2006 Transit Security Grant Program for security enhancements at various locations.
  
24. Adopt a Resolution to execute a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Service Provider Subgrant in the amount of $282,907 with the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), a Joint Powers Agency and WIA One-Stop Operator, to fund a Maintenance Career Ladder Training Program under the Workforce Investment Act. The California Labor and Workforce Development Agencys Employment Development Department provided these WIA funds for the purpose of establishing and conducting a pilot Maintenance Career Ladder Training Program.
  
 

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

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

  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Board of Directors Committee of the Whole (COW).

(See Agenda Item #31.A.)

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #31.B.)

25. 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. (Deferred from the June 7, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting.)
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #31.C.)

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 #31.D.)

26. Approve the changes to the Downtown East Valley (DTEV) Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project (Project) through the following actions: 1) Certify that the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR): a] meets the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); b] represents the independent judgment of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) as the Lead Agency; and c] was presented to the VTA Board of Directors for review and consideration; 2) Adopt: a] Findings of Fact; and b] Statement of Overriding Considerations; 3) Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and 4) Amend the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project as described in the Final SEIR. (Deferred from the May 3, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting.)
  
27. Receive a presentation on the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA). (Connolly)
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

28. Authorize the Chair to send a letter of support for the Transportation Agency for Monterey Countys (TAMC) proposed rail service extension to Pajaro, Castroville and Salinas. (Lawson)
  
29. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
30. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
31. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Board of Directors Committee of the Whole
B. Administration and Finance Committee
C. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
D. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
32. 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)
  
33. 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)
  
34. 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
  
35. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
36. ADJOURN
 
  
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