Board - April 26, 2016


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016; 11:00 a.m.

Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: Wiener (Chair), Mar (Vice Chair), Avalos, Breed, Campos, Cohen, Farrell, Kim, Peskin, Tang and Yee

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

3. Executive Director’s Report – INFORMATION report

4. Approve the Minutes of the March 22, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

Items from the Finance Committee

5. Adopt Positions on State Legislation – ACTION*  resolution

6. Award Three-Year Consultant Contracts, with an Option to Extend for Two Additional One-Year Periods, to Arup North America Ltd., Iteris, Inc., Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, for a Combined Amount Not to Exceed $2,000,000 for On-Call Transportation Planning Services and Authorize the Executive Director to Negotiate Contract Payment Terms and Non-Material Contract Terms and Conditions – ACTION*  resolution

7. Amend the Adopted Fiscal Year 2015/16 Budget to Decrease Revenues by $3,616,773 and Increase Expenditures by $23,347,827 for a Total Net Decrease in Fund Balance of $26,964,600 – ACTION*  resolution

Items from the Plans and Programs Committee

8. Appoint Bradley Wiedmaier to the Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  resolution

9. Allocate $48,000 in Prop K Funds and $1,684,954 in Prop AA funds, with Conditions, for Four Requests, and Appropriate $262,000 in Prop K Funds for Two Requests, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules – ACTION*  resolution

Items for Direct Board Consideration

10. Plan Bay Area Update – INFORMATION  presentation

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are currently developing Plan Bay Area 2040 (PBA 2040), the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy that adopts a land use vision and a transportation system to govern the region's growth and investment through 2040. In October 2015, the Transportation Authority adopted goals and objectives for our participation in the PBA 2040 process and approved a list of projects and programs for MTC and ABAG to consider for inclusion in PBA 2040. Since then the agencies have adopted goals and performance measures, ABAG has been developing draft growth scenarios, and MTC has been evaluating how the largest of the nominated projects perform in moving the region toward its targets, including modeling the projects’ costs and benefits. At the April Board meeting, ABAG and Planning Department staff will provide an update on PBA 2040, in particular on the proposed land use scenarios and what they would mean for San Francisco. We will also provide a preview of MTC’s initial project performance results and a look ahead at related items we anticipate bringing before the Board as MTC and ABAG move toward adoption of the final preferred scenario, anticipated this September.

11. Update on the Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study – INFORMATION*  presentation

The Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study (RAB) is a multi-agency program studying transportation and land use alternatives in the most rapidly growing areas of the City, including South of Market, Mission Bay, and Showplace Square/Lower Potrero Hill. In anticipation of the Downtown Rail Extension, the electrification of Caltrain, and High-Speed Rail, the City is studying how best to coordinate these projects in a unified vision for the area rather than building each project independently. The first phase of the RAB has prepared conceptual design alternatives for four different project components, in addition to a study of overall land use considerations and opportunities for placemaking. Susan Gygi from the San Francisco Planning Department will provide an update on Phase 1, which is in the midst of its second round of public outreach.

12. Recognize Vince Harris, Director of Capital Programs & Construction at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, for Ten Years of Service to the City and County of San Francisco – INFORMATION

Other Items

13. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, Board members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

14. Public Comment

15. Adjournment


* Additional materials


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