MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Atrium Conference Room
One South Van Ness Ave., 2nd Floor
SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tom Nolan, Chairman
Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Vice Chairman
Shirley Breyer Black
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.
5. Executive Director’s Report (For discussion only)
6. Citizens’ Advisory Council Report
7. Public Comment
Members of the public may address the SFMTA Board of Directors on matters that are within the Board's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar.
THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR.
8. Presentation and discussion of SFMTA Operating and Capital Budgets. (Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.) (Sonali Bose and Carter Rohan)
9. Presentation and discussion of revenue opportunities. (Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.) (Sonali Bose)
10. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a one-year policy with American Merchants Casualty Company and Everest National Insurance Company for an annual premium of $2,433,000 for a $25,000,000 excess liability limit with a $5,000,000 self-insured retention level. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.) (Sonali Bose)
11. Supporting the renewal and expansion of the Greater Union Square Business Improvement District and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit ballots for the Sutter-Stockton Garage parcels in favor of renewal and expansion. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Amit Kothari)
12. 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.
RECESS SPECIAL MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. 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
13. Announcement of Closed Session.
14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session.
The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 220, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics.
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY
The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in the Atrium Conference Room at One South Van Ness Ave. Second Floor, San Francisco, CA The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible Muni lines and routes serving this location are: Muni Metro lines J Church, K Ingleside, L Taraval, M Ocean View, N Judah and T Third at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F Market; 47 Van Ness; 49 Mission Van Ness; 6 Parnassus, 7 Haight, 21 Hayes; 9 San Bruno; and 71 Haight Noriega. For information about Muni accessible services call 415.701.4485.
The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets.
To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, or to obtain meeting materials in alternative format, please contact Roberta Boomer at 415.701.4505. Providing at least 72 hours notice will help to ensure availability. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7th Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab. Public comment will be taken on each item before or during consideration of the item.
To assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 415.554.7854; or by email at email@example.com.
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at http://www.sfgov.org.
Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance