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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, August 30, 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. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for September 2007
   
5. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons 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 Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 2, 2007.
   
10. Approve the recommendation of the Board Negotiating Committee to revise the General Managers compensation over a two-year period; and Amend the Money Purchase Pension Plan for the General Manager to reflect the change in contributions on behalf of the General Manager.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

11. Authorize the General Manager to amend the Route 87 (North) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) construction contract with RGW Construction by an amount of $1,250,000 for a new contract amount of up to $28,972,178, and authorize an adjustment to the current Highway Program Capital Budget appropriation for fiscal year 2008.
   
12. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) Amend the contract with Nolte Associates to perform additional traffic studies and prepare final design plans for the Carlo Street ramp conversion improvements as part of the Calaveras Boulevard Widening Project, increasing the approved contract value by $138,700 for a new total contract value of $461,693; and 2) Extend the term of the contract through December 31, 2008; and 3) Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the cooperative agreement with the City of Milpitas for project funding.
   
13. Authorize staff to submit an application for $480,000 in ��_5339 funds (SAFETEA-LU) for the preparation of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Bus Rapid Transit Strategic Plan; and if successful in obtaining funds, authorize the General Manager to enter into all necessary agreements with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to accept the grant.
   
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a five-year lease agreement, with an option for year-to-year extensions after the original lease term, with T-Mobile USA, Inc. (dba Omnipoint Communications, Inc.) for placement of wireless telecommunications equipment and co-location antenna on VTA property, at a rate of $2,500 a month with 3 percent annual increases thereafter.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

15. Review the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report Summary for FY 06/07.
   
16. Review the Proactive CMP Reviewed and Approved Projects Quarterly Status Report April 2007 through June 2007.
   
17. Approve the programming of $48,101 in Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager (TFCA 40%) funds to Segment 2 of Morgan Hills Little Llagas Creek Trail.
   
18. Approve the programming of $3,430,612 in Community Design & Transportation Program Capital Grants to projects.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #29.A.

19. Adopt a resolution: 1) Determining there is a significant public benefit in the acquisition, by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB), of eight passenger bi-level railcars (railcars) to enhance its service levels; and, 2) Approving the issuance of thePCJPB 2007 Series A Farebox Revenue Bonds, the proceeds of which will be used to purchase railcars and refund outstanding 1999 Farebox Revenue Bonds.
   
20. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or his designee to take all necessary actions to offer, via negotiated sale, up to $140,000,000 of 2000 Measure A Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2007 Series A (2007 Refunding Bonds) to refund $137,800,000 aggregate principal amount of VTAs 2000 Measure A Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, 2006 Series F and Series G (2006 Series F and G Bonds) and to pay the costs of issuance.
   
21. Adopt a resolution amending section 5.4 of the PAC bylaws to change the quorum requirement from majority of total authorized membership to majority of total appointed members or seven, whichever is greater, as approved in concept by the Board on August 2, 2007. Also, adopt a resolution amending Section 4-17 of the Administrative Code to allow implementation of this modification. To implement this change to the quorum requirement, staff recommends amending the voting requirement of the PAC bylaws to majority of total appointed members or seven, whichever is greater.
   
22. Receive VTAs Financial Update.
   
23. 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 June 30, 2008.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #29.B.

 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - See Agenda Item #29.C.

24. Adopt the revised Bus Service Operating Plan for implementation in January 2008.
Agenda Item #24 - Attachment A
Valley Transportation Authority COA Proposed Transit Network Map

Agenda Item #24 - Attachment B
Valley Transportation Authority COA Proposed Transit Network Routes

Agenda Item #24 - Attachment C
Public Input Highlights, Revised Proposal Response
   
   
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OTHER ITEMS

25. Adopt a support position for AB 1077 (Lieber). (Evans)
   
26. Authorize the General Manager to approve the terms and conditions of a labor agreement between VTA and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). (Lopez)
   
27. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

A. Receive a Report on Request for Pilot of Reduced Monthly Pass Fare for Milpitas School Students (Mikolajczyk)
B. Receive a Report on Free Transportation for Youth Under 18. (Mikolajczyk)
C. Receive a Report on Zero Fare Program. (Mikolajczyk)
   
28. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
29. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
   
30. 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)
   
31. 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)
   
32. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

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

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.

Negotiators for VTA: Jerry Mikolajczyk, Chief Financial Officer
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.

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
   
33X. Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Case: Armando Reveles v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Superior Court Case No. 107CV082231
   
34. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
35. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
36. ADJOURN
 
   
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