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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Thursday, October 4, 2007
4:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING TIME

Board of Supervisors' Chambers
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, California

AMENDED

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

Employees of the Month for October 2007 and Supervisor of the Quarter
  
5. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
  
6. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
  
7. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Appoint Nominating Committee for the election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for the 2008 Board of Directors. (Chu)
  
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 30, 2007.
  
10. Ratify the appointment of Judi Kirkham to the Citizens Advisory Committee position representing the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council. (Lawson)
  
11. Adopt a Resolution: 1) 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; 2) Further amending Section 5.4 to change the voting requirement to permit a majority of the quorum to pass an item, provided that if the number of votes approving any recommendation is less than a quorum, then the minutes of the meeting shall contain a notation that the item was passed by less than a majority of the total appointed membership; and amending Section 4.1 to require that the PAC Chairperson also shall bring this to the attention of the Board during his/her verbal report to the Board; and 3) Amending Section 4-17 of the VTA Administrative Code to allow implementation of these modifications. Further, if this action is adopted by the VTA Board, recommend that the quorum and voting requirement modifications be agendized for the next PAC meeting to establish an effective date and for formal adoption by the PAC into its bylaws. (Lawson)
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
12. Authorize the General Manager to renew benefit contracts with Kaiser, PacifiCare, Valley Health Plan, Delta Dental, Pacific Union Dental, Vision Service Plan, and Custom Benefits Administrators for VTA employees and retirees for calendar year 2008. (Lopez)
  
13. Authorize the General Manager to amend the Route 85/101 (North) Interchange construction contract with FCI Constructors/Pavex Joint Venture by an amount of $1,800,000 for a new contract amount of up to $64,200,000, and authorize an adjustment to the current 1996 Measure B Capital Program Budget appropriation for fiscal year 2008. (Collins)
  
14. Approve the re-programming of $4.5 million in Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds to projects listed; and authorize the General Manager to execute the appropriate funding agreements with Caltrans, as needed; and approve the resolution to receive federal funding for the State Route 87 Landscaping project. (Ristow)
  
15. Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Freight Railroad Relocation and Lower Berryessa Creek (FRR & LBC) Project and approve the Project. (Ristow)
Attachment A
Attachment B
  
16. Approve the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) alternative as the preferred near-term development strategy for the Santa Clara/Alum Rock Transit Improvement project, pending environmental analysis. (Ristow)
  
17. Continue VTAs existing practice to sell Youth Monthly Passes to school districts and other entities at prices established by the Board of Directors. Direct staff to continue the practice of working with school districts and cities to market VTAs fare media and services to the youth. (Mikolajczyk)
  
18. Retain the resolution establishing rates and fares for VTA adopted by the Board of Directors on June 7, 2007, to enable staff to evaluate the impacts of the reduction in the price of Youth Monthly Passes. (Mikolajczyk)
  
19. Retain the resolution establishing rates and fares for VTA adopted by the Board of Directors on June 7, 2007. (Mikolajczyk)
Attachment A
Attachment B
Attachment C
Attachment D
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

20. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
21. MONTHLY LEGISLATIVE HISTORY MATRIX
 
22. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
23. 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)
  
24. 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)
  
25. 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
  
26. 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 (Mitchell Block) located in downtown San Jose.

Negotiators for VTA: Jerry Mikolajczyk, Chief Financial Officer
Roberta Notrangelo, Manager of Real Estate

Negotiating parties: Jeffrey S. Kuhn, Managing Principal, Financial Leadership Group, LLC
William T. Brooks, Attorney at Law, Brooks & Hess
John H. Blake, Attorney at Law, Hannig Law Firm

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment.

B. 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

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

Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
27. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
28. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
29. ADJOURN
 
  
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