Board - February 23, 2016


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 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 January 26, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

Items from the Finance Committee

5. Adopt Positions on State Legislation – ACTION*  resolution 1  resolution 2

Items from the Plans and Programs Committee

6. Adopt the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Local Expenditure Criteria – ACTION*  resolution

7. Appoint Peter Tannen to the Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  resolution

8. Allocate $49,341,000 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule – ACTION*  resolution  enclosure

Items for Direct Board Consideration

9. Revise the Structure of the Vision Zero Committee of the Transportation Authority – ACTION*  resolution

On February 25, 2014, through Resolution 14-58, the Transportation Authority established an ad hoc Vision Zero Committee to track and support the City’s progress toward prioritizing street safety and eliminating traffic deaths by 2024. As established, the Committee includes five members, with the Transportation Authority Chair serving as an ex-officio member. Consistent with Chair Wiener's 2016 committee assignments, we are recommending revising the structure of the Vision Zero Committee by downsizing it from five to three members to ensure that the Committee will be able to maintain quorum at its meetings.

10. Equity Strategy for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency – INFORMATION*  presentation

At the February Board meeting, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) staff will provide an update on the preliminary Fiscal Year 2017/18 recommendations from the Muni Service Equity Strategy, which is partially funded with Prop K sales tax dollars. In May 2014, the SFMTA Board adopted the Muni Equity Policy, which calls for a biennial Service Equity Strategy to be adopted on the same cycle as SFMTA’s budget and presented to the SFMTA and Transportation Authority Boards. The Service Equity Strategy builds on existing Title VI annual monitoring, uses a neighborhood-based approach to improving routes most critical to low-income/minority communities, and analyzes key indicators at all times of day including on-time performance, travel times, and crowding.

Other Items

11. 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.

12. Public Comment

13. Adjournment


* Additional materials


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The Legislative Chamber (Room 250) and the Committee Room (Room 263) in City Hall are wheelchair accessible. Meetings are real-time captioned and are cablecast open-captioned on SFGovTV, the Government Channel 26. Assistive listening devices for the Legislative Chamber and the Committee Room are available upon request at the Clerk of the Board's Office, Room 244. To request sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact the Clerk of the Authority at (415) 522-4800. Requests made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting will help to ensure availability.

The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 6, 7, 9, 19, 21, 47, and 49. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.

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