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Board of Directors Meeting

November 02, 2000
4:11 PM

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

Agenda

 

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NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. ORDERS OF THE DAY

3. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month

B. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation recognizing Ralph A. Qualls, Jr. for his accomplishments and public service to the City of San Jose.

4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

A. This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Board’s 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.

B. Hearing – Notices of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity – Capitol Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Capitol Light Rail Project, pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

1. 7612/Margaret Ma Tam, et al/APN: 591-28-008
2. 7652/Anthony Traina and Marie Traina, Trustee/APN: 592-06-020; 592-06-019
3. 7656/Li Lin/APN: 592-07-018
4. 7661/Florence Merlino and Genevieve Merlina Trustee/APN: 254-06-021
5. 7683/Capitol Manor, Inc./APN: 484-05-059
6. 7684/260 North Capitol Avenue Apartments/APN: 484-10-049
7. 7695/Thanh Nguyen and Minh Nguyen/APN: 484-45-001
8. 7710/Lucy Picollo, Trustee/APN: 484-20-010
9. 7712, 7730, 7732/Dorothy Porfido/APN: 484-20-011, 484-20-025, 484-20-031
10. 7719/Habibollah, Zakerani/APN: 484-45-116
11. 7734/Henry Ho and Be Thi Ho/APN: 484-20-030
12. 7736/ Nola Kendall, Trustee/APN: 484-20-029
13. 7739/Jum Shuhtai and Yuli Chou/APN: 484-43-108
14. 7740/Wen Lu and Chen Jean Lu/APN: 484-20-027
15. 7741, 7743/Lakeshore Investors LLC/APN: 484-43-116, 484-43-109
16. 7691, 7693/ROEM Development/APN: 484-44-003, 484-44-011, 484-44-012, 484-44-057

C. Hearing – Notices of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity – Vasona Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Vasona Light Rail Project, pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

1. V013/Tony Casho, Trustee/APN: 259-38-014
2. V014/John R. Perry and Brenda Perry/APN: 259-38-012 and 259-38-013
3. V015/Carolyn H. Starbird, Trustee/APN: 259-38-022, 259-38-023 and 259-38-024

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of October 5, 2000.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

6. Approve the recommended appointments and re-appointments to the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

7. Authorize the General Manager to enter into an agreement with Trapeze Software Group for an upgrade of Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) scheduling and runcutting software for an amount not to exceed $650,000.

8. Authorize the General Manager to implement the following changes to the benefits program for employees represented by SEIU – 715, CEMA, TAEA, and non-represented employees and revise the necessary documents to implement them: 1) add a $5,000 monthly maximum benefit option to the Voluntary (optional, employee paid) Long Term Disability Plan; 2) terminate the existing Voluntary Life Insurance Program and offer a Voluntary (optional, employee paid) Life Insurance Program that provides life insurance in increments of $10,000 to a maximum of $120,000; 3) offer employees the option to contribute to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account with a maximum contribution of $2,000/year and a minimum contribution of $10/pay period; and, 4) provide a reimbursement of 50% of the lowest single medical premium for employees (with other coverage) who waive medical coverage.

9. Authorize the General Manager to execute service agreements for Financial Advisory Services with the following firms: 1) Peter J. Ross, Inc.; 2) Macquarie Corp. Finance; 3) Milliman & Robertson, Inc. (actuarial services only); 4) Schiff Consulting Group; 5) Booz Allen & Hamilton; and, 6) Public Financial Management. Each contract shall be for a one-year period with an aggregate value not to exceed $500,000 for all five agreements. Further authorize the General Manager to extend each contract on an annual basis for up to a maximum of five years and for an aggregate amount as budgeted for each extension year for financial advisory services

10. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the General Manager to borrow funds from the California Transit Finance Authority (CTFA) in an approximate amount of $37 million, but in no event more than $40 million to reimburse VTA for certain capital expenditures.

11. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with BrightStar Inc. for SAP support to add $1,400,000 for a new not to exceed contract amount of $2,550,000; amend the contract for Modis Idea Integration Inc. for SAP support to add $1,400,000 for a new not to exceed contract amount of $1,400,000; authorize the General Manager to expend up to an additional $4,050,000 for general ISG consulting and support services, as needed, among BrightStar Inc., Modis Inc., Hall Kinion, Systems Consulting Consortium, Transnational Computer Technology, Compaq, F1, Playatec, and Prosource XL; and, augment the Fiscal Year 2000-2001 operating budget by $7,265,000 to cover anticipated expenditures for these contracts through June 20, 2001.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the Tasman West Light Rail Project Cooperative Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board for an amount not to exceed $700,000 in order to close-out remaining construction and administrative support costs. The final amendment will increase the total agreement value to an amount not to exceed $5,100,000.

13. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Milpitas for the construction of the Tasman East Light Rail Project in the City of Milpitas.

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute additional contracts to supplement the existing list for on-call General Planning Support Services, as needed, with the following firms: STV, Inc., Ken Kay Associates, and EDAW, Inc. Each contract will be for an initial three-year period, with options for two successive one-year extensions. In addition, authorize an increase of $1.5 million to the original total amount of $2.5 million, approved by the Board of Directors in May 1999, for all general planning support services contracts.

15. Approve the recommendations of the Downtown Light Rail Alignment Study. The three specific recommendations are: 1) move forward into conceptual engineering with two light rail alignment alternatives in downtown San Jose; 2) implement enhanced bus service in the near-term; and, 3) advance the concept of a Transit Streets Program.

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the contract with the Macro Corporation for consulting and engineering services for the Advanced Communications System increasing the approved contract amount by $530,000 for a new contract value not to exceed $2,008,000; and extending the contract term from October 1, 2001 through August 2002. Further, authorize the General Manager to continue to have authority to amend this contract up to $100,000.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Woody

17. Approve and recommend that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors modify the annual update of the Measure B Transportation Program Revenue and Expenditure Plan to increase the Community Oriented Design Enhancements (CODE) budget on highway projects from 1.5% to 2% of construction costs. This recommendation would increase the Highway Project CODE budget from $4.6 million to $6.2 million, and the total CODE Program budget from $12.1 million to $13.7 million. (Alvarado/Eakins)

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Wattis Construction Company, Inc., the lowest responsive bidder, in the amount of $178,990 for construction of the San Tomas Expressway Modification project, a portion of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program project for improving Highway 17.

19. Approve the FY 2001-02 Budget Assumptions.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Nadler

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - McHugh

There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by Transit Planning and Operations Committee.

OTHER ITEMS

20. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

Adopt a support position for Proposition 35, relating to the use of private contractors for engineering and architectural services for public works projects. (McHugh)

21. REPORT ON 1996 MEASURES A and B (Verbal Report)

Approve the formation of three Highway Program Policy Advisory Boards. (Evanhoe)

22. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

23. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

24. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS (Verbal Report)

A. Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
B. Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Joint Powers Board
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

25. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (Verbal Report)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail Policy Advisory Board
B. Vasona Light Rail Policy Advisory Board
C. Fremont/South Bay Commuter Rail Project Policy Advisory Board
D. Caltrain Policy Advisory Board
E. Downtown/East Valley Policy Advisory Board

26. REPORT FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE (Verbal Report) (Alvarado)

27. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

28. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

29. ANNOUNCEMENTS

30. CLOSED SESSION

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Arrillaga, Peery, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV773138--Complaint in Eminent Domain)


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

Amoit vs. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. DC-97351439)

C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code 54956.8]

Property: Three parcels owned by the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). Parcel V039 is a portion of Cahill Street located between San Fernando Street and the former Crandall Street. Parcels V020 and V022 are located on each side of San Fernando Street adjacent to the Caltrain yard and westerly of the Diridon Station

Negotiators for Purchaser, VTA: Scott Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer; James E. Pierson, Planning Development Director; Ron Pang, Sr. Real Estate Agent

Negotiator for Seller, Union Pacific Railroad: Richard Gooch, Director of Special Properties

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

Employee Organization:
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

Agency Designated Representatives:
Kaye Evleth, Director of Human Resources
Frank T. Martin, Director of Operations
Candice Gonzalez, Manager, Office of Civil Rights

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

Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

31. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

ADJOURNMENT to the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, Thursday, December 14, 2000, at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.