Citizens Advisory Committee - January 23, 2019

CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE  agenda  packet (update 1/23/2019)

Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 6:00 p.m.

Location: Transportation Authority Hearing Room, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: John Larson (Chair), Myla Ablog, Kian Alavi, Robert Gower, Becky Hogue, David Klein, Jerry Levine, Peter Tannen and Rachel Zack


6:00 1. Call to Order

6:05 2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

6:10 3. Election of Chair and Vice Chair for 2019 – ACTION*

As set forth in the CAC’s By-Laws, the terms of the CAC Chair and Vice-Chair expire in January of each year. An election is required to select the Chair and Vice Chair by a majority of the appointed CAC members. To be eligible for election to the Chair or Vice Chair positions, a CAC member must be nominated at the last meeting of the previous calendar year. At the November 28, 2018 meeting, John Larson was nominated for Chair, while David Klein and Peter Tannen were nominated for Vice Chair. The statements of qualifications and objectives for John Larson and Peter Tannen were submitted to the Clerk and are included as attachments to this item. A statement of qualifications and objectives was submitted for David Klein on January 22, 2019. The newly elected Chair and Vice Chair will immediately preside over the current meeting and the remaining 2019 meetings. 

6:20 Consent Agenda

4. Approve the Minutes of the November 28, 2018 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

5. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Approval of a Two-Year Professional Services Contract, with Options to Extend for Two Additional Two-Year Periods, to University of Kentucky Research Foundation in an Amount Not to Exceed $100,000 for Performance Monitoring and Analysis Services for the Congestion Management Program –ACTION* memo

6. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Approval of Three-Year Professional Services Contracts, with an Option to Extend for Two Additional One-Year Periods, to Civic Edge Consulting and Convey, Inc. in a Combined Amount Not to Exceed $300,000 for On-Call Communications, Media and Community Relations – ACTION*  memo 

7. Adopt a Motion of Support to Authorize the Executive Director to Execute all Master Agreements, Program Supplemental Agreements, Fund Exchange Agreements, Fund Transfer Agreements, Cooperative Agreements and any Amendments Thereto Between the Transportation Authority and the California Department of Transportation for Receipt of Federal and State Funds, Including an Agreement for the I-80/Yerba Buena Island Ramps Improvement Project and the Yerba Buena Island Southgate Road Realignment Improvements Project – ACTION*  memo

8. Internal Accounting and Investment Report for the Six Months Ending December 31, 2018 – INFORMATION*  memo

9. Citizens Advisory Committee Appointment – INFORMATION

The Board will consider recommending appointment of two members to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at its February 12, 2019 meeting. The vacancies are the result of the term expiration of Chris Waddling (District 10 resident) and the automatic membership termination of Peter Sachs (District 4 resident) due to four absences over twelve regularly scheduled consecutive meetings, pursuant to the CAC’s By-Laws. Neither staff nor CAC members make recommendations regarding CAC appointments. CAC applications can be submitted through the Transportation Authority’s website at

10. Progress Report for Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project INFORMATION*  memo  presentation

End of Consent Agenda

6:30 11. Update on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Review of Muni Training Procedures, Policies, Hiring Practices, and Retention of Current Operators – INFORMATION  enclosure

Last summer, Supervisor Brown requested a hearing for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to explain the significant Muni service issues that occurred this summer and what steps are being taken to address them. Several CAC members requested a similar presentation, which staff requested be coordinated with the planned Board of Supervisors’ hearing.  Materials from the hearing, which was held on December 5 at the Government Audit and Oversight Committee are included as an enclosure to this agenda packet. Don Ellison, Director, Human Resources & Payroll at the SFMTA will present the item and answer any questions the CAC may have. 

7:00 12. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $3,526,007 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds, with Conditions, for Two Requests – ACTION*  memo 

Projects: (SFMTA) Muni Metro East Expansion ($3,487,532) and Bike to Work Day 2019 ($38,475)

7:10 13. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $11,115,000 and Appropriate $500,000 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds, with Conditions, for Six Requests – ACTION*  memo  enclosure

Projects: (SFMTA) Breda LRV Overhauls ($7,500,000), Breda LRV Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Refurbishments ($3,200,000), Safe Routes to Schools Program Administration ($160,000) and Residential Transportation Demand Management Program ($195,000); (PortSF) Downtown Ferry Terminal - Passenger Circulation Improvements ($60,000); (SFCTA) Downtown Congestion Pricing Study ($500,000)

7:15 14. Adopt a Motion of Support for Approval of the Valencia Street Bikeway Implementation Plan Final Report [NTIP Planning] – ACTION*  memo  presentation 

7:25 15. Adopt a Motion of Support for Approval of the 2019 Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Local Expenditure Criteria – ACTION*  memo  enclosure  presentation

7:35 16. Adopt a Motion of Support for Approval of the 2019 State and Federal Legislative Program – ACTION*  memo (updated 1/23/2019)

Other Items

7:45 17. Introduction of New Business – INFORMATION

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

7:50 18. Public Comment

8:00 19. Adjournment

*Additional Materials

Next Meeting: February 27, 2019


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