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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 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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  • 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. Any document distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will also be made available to the public at the time of distribution. Copies of items provided by members of the public at the meeting will be made available following the meeting.

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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. Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

Name of Cases:

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Scaglione, Mamone, et al.
(Santa Clara Superior Court No.: 1-06-CV-065297) (Eminent Domain)

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Scaglione, et al.
(Santa Clara Superior Court No.: 1-06-CV-065299) (Eminent Domain)

6:00 PM RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
  
3. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
4. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
5. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for April 2008 and Supervisor of the Quarter
B. Adopt Resolution of Commendation for Outgoing Alternate Board Member Kansen Chu
C. Special Recognition to VTA Employee Rayfield Halsell
  
6. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

A. Review the Measure A Revenue and Expenditure Plan Update Process and Policy Guidance.
  
7. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
8. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Moylan)
 

CONSENT AGENDA

9. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of March 6, 2008.
  
10. Appoint Assistant General Counsel Kevin D. Allmand as Acting General Counsel for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and establish a salary differential consistent with VTA policy. Also, authorize the General Manager to take all necessary actions to recruit candidates for the position of General Counsel, for consideration by the Board.
  
11. Authorize the General Manager to execute a sole-source procurement agreement with VenTek Transit, the original equipment manufacturer of VTAs Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs), in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000 to replace and upgrade components of 269 TVMs used by VTA and Caltrain to support Translink´┐Ż; and further, authorize the General Manager to execute a fund transfer agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to receive grant funding for the TVM Upgrade Project. (Note: Motion must be approved by at least 2/3 of the Board (8 members).
  
12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a fixed fee contract with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (BAH) for the amount of $108,010 to perform a needs assessment and develop functional requirements for the replacement or potentially, remanufacturing and upgrading of VTAs bus fare collection system (Phase I). Additionally, to authorize an option in the amount of $265,390 to provide engineering services in support of procurement, installation, and testing of such equipment (Phase II) for a maximum amount not to exceed $373,400.
  
13. Receive the Proactive CMP Reviewed and Approved Projects Quarterly Status Report October 2007 through December 2007.
Attachment
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a funding agreement for $2,051,000 with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) which specifies the roles and responsibilities to implement ramp metering on three freeway corridors in Santa Clara County.
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
15. 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 two parcels for the Freight Railroad Relocation Project, as follows: (Note: Motion must be approved by at least 2/3 of the Board (8 members).

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

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2603 (APN 022-31-000) owned by Heirs or Devisees of Abraham Weller
  
16. 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 five parcels for the Freight Railroad Relocation Project, as follows: (Note: Motion must be approved by at least 2/3 of the Board (8 members).

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2222 (APN 086-28-041) owned by Limar Realty

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2223 (APN 086-28-035) owned by Hoffman Investments

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2224 (APN 086-28-040) owned by Union Bank

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2606 (APN 519-1010-085-01) owned by Sirebrenik-Schwarzblatt

Property ID/Assessors Parcel Number/Owner
B2220 (APN 086-26-000) owned by Heirs or Devisees of Tito L. de la Roza

Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Exhibit E
Exhibit F
  
17. Receive a Report on West San Carlos Joint Venture Public Meetings.
  
18. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or his designee to agree to the terms of and execute documents relating to a negotiated sale, up to $201 million of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2008 Series A (2008 Bonds) to refund $199 million aggregate principal amount of VTAs 1985 Equipment Trust Certificates and 2005 Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds and to pay the costs of issuance; and, further authorize the General Manager or his designee to amend existing liquidity agreements for 1985 Equipment Trust Certificates and 2005 Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, and/or convert the 2005 Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds to a one-year term mode, as alternative courses of action.
  
19. Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager or his designee to agree to the terms of and execute documents relating to a negotiated sale, up to $260 million of Measure A Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds or Notes, 2008 Series A (Refunding Bonds) to refund $236 million aggregate principal amount of Measure A 2006 Series A-D Sales Tax Revenue Bonds and to pay the costs of issuance; and, further authorize the General Manager or his designee to convert the Measure A 2006 Series A-D Sales Tax Revenue Bonds to a one-year term mode either on a stand alone basis or through a structured trust, as an alternative course of action.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

20. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
21. Review the Monthly Legislative History Matrix.

Attachment
  
22. REPORTS (UNAPPROVED 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 (No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Highway PAB South
E. I-680 Sunol SMART Carpool Lane Policy Advisory Committee
  
26. 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.
  
27. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
28. ADJOURN
 
  
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