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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
5:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

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

AGENDA

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5:30 PM CALL TO ORDER
  
1. ADMINISTER OATHS OF OFFICE to newly appointed Board Members.
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

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

Employee Organization:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

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

Title: General Counsel

6:00 PM RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. Authorize the General Manager to approve the terms and conditions of a labor agreement between VTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265.
  
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month for February 2008 and Supervisor of the Quarter
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
9. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Governance Committee Recommendation
  
10. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of January 3, 2008.
  
12. Ratify the appointment of Lane Parker to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) representing the City of San Jos´┐Ż for the term ending June 30, 2008.
  
13. Approve the VTA Sustainability Program Guidelines.
  
14. Approve a payment schedule to reimburse the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authoritys (VTA) share of the purchase of the Caltrain Right-of-Way (ROW) through projected gasoline spillover funds consistent with the schedule developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for their repayment share; and authorize the General Manager to enter into all necessary funding agreements to make the payments.
  
15. Authorize staff to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Congestion Reduction Demonstration Initiative for the Route 237/I-880 HOV Direct Connector; and authorize the General Manager to enter into all necessary agreements with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Caltrans and MTC to accept and use these funds, if awarded.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute Utility Relocation Agreements with MCI Communications Services, Inc. (MCI) in an amount not to exceed $22,300,000 and Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline, L.P. (SFPP) in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000. These Agreements are required in order to clear communication and petroleum facilities from VTAs freight rail corridor, formerly known as the WP Milpitas Line, thereby enabling the use of that corridor for future transportation-related improvements.
  
17. Receive the Progress Report for the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program for December 2007.
Attachment
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
18. Hearings - Notices of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity

Close Hearings and adopt Resolutions of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of property interests from three parcels for the Freight Railroad Relocation Project, as follows:

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2019-01, -02, -03 (APN 022-31-028) owned by Brian E. Horner

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2605-02, -03 (APN 519-1010-073-01) owned by AMB-SGP CIF-California, LLC

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2603 -01 (APN022-31-000) owned by Heirs or Devisees of Abraham Weller
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to extend the exclusive negotiating period with Green Republic, LLC, the selected developer on the West San Carlos Joint Development Project, for up to 180 days (to June 27, 2008).
  
20. Approve the recommended Debt Reduction Fund Policies which authorize the General Manager to establish the Transit Enterprise Debt Reduction Fund and Measure A Debt Reduction Fund. Further grant the General Manager the authorization to use such funds for purposes consistent with the approved policies.
Attachment 1
Attachment 2
  
21. Approve the submittal of an application for a $5 million grant from the Proposition 1B- Trade Corridors Improvement Fund to fund environmental studies for a new alignment of State Route 152; and approve the programming of $5 million in Local Program Reserve funds to serve as the required local match, pending approval of the grant by the California Transportation Commission; and authorize the General Manager to execute all necessary agreements with the State to accept and use the grant funds, if awarded.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

22. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
23. Review the Monthly Legislative History Matrix.
Attachment
  
24. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
25. 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)
  
26. 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)
  
27. 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 (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Highway PAB South
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
28. 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.
  
29. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
30. ADJOURN
 
  
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