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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
SPECIAL MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Beach at 9:05 a.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Minutes
On motion to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2009 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved.
4. Public Comment
5. Discussion of upcoming SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission items. (No explanatory documents.)
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer reviewed the status of the FY10 budget including the timeline for adoption.
Mark Gruberg, UTW, stated that while he understands the budget stress that the SFMTA is under, he has severe concerns about budget items related to taxi medallions as presented at the last Board meeting. He expressed doubt that a coherent proposal could occur before the May 1 approval of the FY10 budget and wondered how a budget could include revenue from a program that hasn’t been developed. Revenue estimates would be completely speculative. Mr. Gruberg stated that he is strongly against the proposals related to the sale of medallions.
Chairman Beach requested that the item be scheduled for the April 14, 2009 PAG meeting and that staff present a status report to the SFMTA Board at the April 21, 2009 meeting.
No public comment.
6. Discussion regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission.
Chairman Beach requested that staff prepare a calendar item for approval by the SFMTA Board that memorializes the Executive Director/CEO’s authority, Mr. Ford’s Director’s authority; RFP authority, and a cap for contract modifications for presentation at the April 14, 2009 committee meeting. Chairman Beach asked staff to include the authority allowed by the Administrative Code and what authority other city departments and entities have.
Amit Kothari, Director, Off-Street Parking reviewed changes to the Request for Proposals for public garages.
Mark Gleason, Teamsters Local 665, stated that his members have had experience with the current process and they strongly support the acceptance of the RFP. It is important for members to work in a well run and managed environment. The day of having a cigar box at the gate is over and Local 665 members have zero tolerance for malfeasance. Mr. Gleason expressed full support for the RFP and urged adoption.
7. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney‑client privilege.
On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved.
RECESS SPECIAL MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
8. Call to Order
Chairman Beach called the closed session to order at 10:02 a.m.
9. Roll Call
10. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on attorney‑client matters in the following case:
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
A. Meixiao Ruan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC8473698 filed on 3/27/08
11. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss attorney‑client matters in the following case:
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
__X__ As defendant or __X__ As plaintiff
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session was adjourned at 10:12 a.m.
12. Announcement of Closed Session.
Chairman Beach stated that the Policy and Governance Committee met in closed session to discuss the Ruan case with Counsel. No action was taken. The conference with legal counsel to discuss anticipated litigation did not take place.
13. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session.
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved.
Chairman Beach requested a discussion about the Drivecam contract at the April 14 meeting of the Policy and Governance Committee.
ADJOURN – The meeting adjourned at 10:29 p.m.
A tape of the closed session is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.
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