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Board of Directors Meeting

August 09, 2000


Summary Minutes

1. CALLED TO ORDER at 5:34 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Members Present: Alvarado, Chavez, Eakins, Gonzales, LeZotte, Lucas, McHugh, McLemore (Ex-Officio), Noe, Powers, Springer, Valerio, Woody

Members Absent: Beall (Ex-Officio)


There were no Orders of the Day.


There were no Public Presentations.

4. Proposed VTA Sales and Use Tax Measure

Members Noe, McHugh and Ex-Officio Member McLemore
took their seats at 5:37 p.m.

Adopted Resolution No. 00.08.48 on a vote of 11 ayes to 1 noes to 0 abstentions calling for a special election to be consolidated with the statewide election to be held on November 7, 2000, to authorize VTA to impose a sales and use tax for transit purposes for a period of 30 years, incorporating the amendments to the capital funding element for at least two future rail transit corridors to be determined by major investment studies adding to that element: 1) continuation of Downtown/East Valley to the Guadalupe line; 2) Vasona Light Rail from Winchester to Vasona Junction; and, 3) begin initial study of a BART connection from Santa Clara through Palo Alto to San Mateo County; to take effect upon the expiration of the current County of Santa Clara 1996 Measure B half cent sales tax.

ADJOURNED at 8:00 p.m. to VTA Board of Directors Workshop scheduled 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2000, at the San Jose Hyatt, 1740 North First Street, San Jose, California, and subsequently, to the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.