Board of Directors Meeting
August 29, 2000
1. CALLED TO ORDER at 11:00 a.m.
ROLL CALL: Members Present: Alvarado, Beall (Ex-Officio), Eakins, Gonzales, Lucas, McHugh, Noe, Valerio, Woody
Members Absent: Chavez, McLemore (Ex-Officio), Powers
Members Noe, and Woody took their seats at 11:03 a.m. and,
on Order of Chairperson Alvarado a quorum was declared.
2. ORDERS OF THE DAY
There were no Orders of the Day.
Member Lucas took his seat at 11:05 a.m.
Clarified for the record that there was no problem in scheduling a Valley Transportation Program (VTP) 2020 Workshop.
Confirmed that there was not any opposition to scheduling a VTP 2020 Workshop and assured that the VTP 2020 was a discussion item only.
3. Public Presentations
There were no public presentations.
4. Approved adopting a resolution approving the Valley Transportation Plan Comprehensive thirty-six (36) year Transportation Expenditure Plan committing State Transportation Improvement Program and Federal Funds to finance the implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, and roadway projects and programs and the thirty (30) year one-half of one percent sales tax (2006-2036) to finance transit projects, programs and operations.
Requested the August 24, 2000 correspondence be read into the record.
Expressed concern regarding transit projects being delayed.
Requested Interstate 680/880 cross-connector cost be reviewed and confirmed in the future and requested confirmation that the 30-year Plan will be reviewed once every two years.
Expressed concern regarding funding for South County projects.
Ex-Officio Member Beall took his seat at 11:20 a.m.
Requested clarification regarding Board of Directors complete authority to allocate funding.
Queried regarding funding for minor projects.
Requested clarification for funding for Highway 17 Corridor.
Requested the following for the September 7, 2000 Workshop: 1) a list of Tier 1 and 2 projects not included in 30-year plan; 2) legal answer regarding the State's process to remove/reduce funds to respond to disasters; and, 3) attendance of state and federal government. Expressed concern regarding scheduling of August 29, 2000 Workshop.
Akos Szoboszlay, Modern Transit Society, expressed concern regarding combining project subsidies.
Ellen Fletcher, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, expressed concern regarding proposed allocation of funding for bicycle projects.
Ross Signorino, Interested Citizen, stated public ill-informed of public meetings and expressed concern regarding traffic congestion.
John Carpenter, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, expressed concern regarding funding for bicycle projects.
Irvin Dawid, Sierra Club, advised that attachments were not available for public and requested postponement in voting for item.
Linda Rae Hermann, Interested Citizen, expressed concern regarding the plan, funding, and attachments not being made available.
Jeffrey B. Hare, Interested Citizen, expressed disappointment regarding lack of notice, lack of plan, lack of an action and advised of the need for better notice for meetings.
Expressed appreciation for the public's attendance and stated his confidence in Caltrans and Governor Davis.
Stated that list of projects not new and has had a lot of public input.
Requested consideration of bicycle and pedestrians and scope of projects and thanked Ellen Fletcher for her advocacy for bicycles.
ADJOURNED at 12:05 p.m. to VTA Board of Directors Workshop Thursday, September 7, 2000, at 5:00 p.m. and subsequently to its Regular Meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.