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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 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. ROLL CALL
 
2. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

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

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

Employee Organization:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

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

Unrepresented Employee:
General Counsel


VTA Negotiators:
Don Gage, Board Member
Liz Kniss, Board Member

6:00 PM RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
3. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
4. Authorize the General Manager to approve the terms and conditions of a labor agreement between VTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 265.
  
5. Approve the recommendation of the Board Negotiating Committee to increase the General Counsels salary from $180,079 to $198,000, effective July 1, 2007.
  
6. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
7. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A.Employees of the Month for March 2008.
B.Employees of the Year for 2008.
C.Adopt Resolution of Commendation for Outgoing Board Member Kansen Chu.
  
8. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
9. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
10. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
  

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Receive and file the Meeting Record of the Board of Directors Summit of February 1, 2008.
  
12. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of February 7, 2008.
  
13. Receive the Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report for October- December 2007.
Attachment A
Attachment B
Accessible Attachment
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) amend the contract with Nolte Associates to prepare a Project Study Report (PSR) for the State Route 85/State Route 237/ El Camino Real and Middlefield Road Interchange Areas; increasing the approved contract value by $170,064 for a new total contract value of $645,169; and 2) extend the term of the contract through March 2009.
Attachment A
Attachment B
  
15. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with URS Corporation for Construction Management Services on the Freight Rail Relocation Project in the amount of $1,500,000. The term of the contract will be for one year and extend through February 2009, with options for three one-year extensions.
  
16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Water District for the combined construction of the Lower Berryessa Creek Flood Protection and Freight Rail Relocation Project improvements in an amount of $17,000,000.
  
17. Receive the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program Semi-Annual Report 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
  
19. Review and accept the Fiscal Year 2008 Quarterly Statement of Revenues and Expenses for the period ending December 31, 2007.
  
20. Review and accept the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Pension Plan Report for Fiscal Year 2007.
CAFR
  
21. Adopt a support position for AB 1221 (Ma), which allows local officials to divert property tax increment revenues to pay for new bonds for infrastructure within transit village development districts.
  
22. Adopt a support position for AB 387 (Duvall), which expands existing design-build authority for public transit agencies by allowing them to use this method of procurement for technology or surveillance projects designed to enhance transit safety, disaster preparedness or homeland security efforts.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager to execute the CALNET II Agreement with AT&T to take advantage of the favorable pricing that the State of California has negotiated for voice and data services (a variety of telephone, internet, and intranet services). Over the length of the five year agreement, along with options for two one-year extensions, it is estimated that the VTA would expend $3 million for these services. The cost and services covered in this contract were approved in the Fiscal Year 2008 and 2009 adopted budgets.
  
24. Authorize the General Manager to increase the contract authority for technology general consulting services by the amount of $3.2 million for a new total contract authority of $9.6 million. This additional contract authority is within the Biennial FY08 and FY09 approved budgets for the purpose of implementing approved projects, such as the SAP Software Upgrade, VTA Property Acquisition Tracking System, VTA Customer Mailing Information, Trapeze Comprehensive Analysis, Server Replacement, Core Switch Upgrade, and the EDMS Study. Additionally, the Congestion Management Agency (CMA) is using this contract authority for its Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) related projects such as Signal Priority and Ramp Metering.
  
25. Approve the VTP 2035 Project lists for submittal to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
Attachment A
Attachment B
Attachment C

Updated Attachment A for Agenda Item #25 and #26


Updated Attachment B for Agenda Item #25 and #26


List of VTP 2035 Constrained List Changes for Agenda Item #25 and #26


VTP 2035 Public Outreach Summary Report for Agenda Item #25 and #26


  
26. Review Fund Estimates for Valley Transportation Plan and Regional Transportation Plan.
Attachment
  
27. Review MTC Transportation 2035 (T2035) Proposed Vision Policy Strategies.
Attachment
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

28. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
29. Review the Monthly Legislative History Matrix.
Attachment
  
30. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
31. 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)
  
32. 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)
  
33. 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
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
34. 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.
  
35. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
36. ADJOURN
 
  
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