Citizens Advisory Committee - March 23, 2016


Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 6:00 p.m.

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

Members: Christopher Waddling (Chair), Peter Sachs (Vice Chair), Myla Ablog, Becky Hogue, Brian Larkin, John Larson, Santiago Lerma, John Morrison, Jacqualine Sachs and Peter Tannen


6:00 1. Committee Meeting Call to Order

6:05 2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

6:10 Consent Calendar

3. Approve the Minutes of the February 24, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

4. State and Federal Legislative Update – INFORMATION*  attachment

Every month, we provide an update on state and federal legislation and, when appropriate, seek recommendations to adopt new positions on active legislation. The attached matrix tracks the latest activity on state bills and the positions previously adopted by the Transportation Authority. At its February 9 meeting, the Finance Committee recommended the following new positions: support/sponsor position on Assembly Bill (AB) 2374 (Chiu), support positions on AB 1677 (Ting), AB 1886 (McCarty), AB 2034 (Salas), AB 2126 (Mullin), AB 2289 (Frazier), Senate Bill (SB) 1066 (Beall), and SB 1128 (Glazer); oppose positions on AB 1768 (Gallagher), AB 1866 (Wilk), AB 1964 (Bloom), AB 2049 (Melendez), and SB 1259 (Runner); and a watch position on AB 1550 (Gomez).

5. Citizens Advisory Committee Appointments – INFORMATION

The Plans and Programs Committee will consider recommending appointment of one member to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at its April 19 meeting. The vacancy is the result of the resignation of Wells Whitney. Neither staff nor CAC members make recommendations regarding CAC appointments. CAC applications can be submitted through the Transportation Authority’s website at

End of Consent Calendar

6:20 6. Adopt a Motion of Support for Allocation of $48,000 in Prop K Funds and $1,684,954 in Prop AA funds, with Conditions, for Four Requests, and Appropriation of $262,000 in Prop K Funds for Two Requests, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules – ACTION*  memo  presentation

As summarized in Attachments 1 and 2, we have six requests totaling $1,994,954 in Prop K and AA funds to present to the Citizens Advisory Committee. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Transportation Authority are requesting a total of $100,000 in Prop K District 6 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) planning funds for the Pedestrian Safety in SOMA Youth and Family Zone project. The SFMTA will use $48,000 of the NTIP funds to obtain community input to inform the Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project. The Transportation Authority will use $52,000 of the NTIP funds to develop recommendations for improving safety at three to five ramp intersections within the Zone. The SFMTA has also requested $491,757 in Prop AA funds for design work to upgrade up to 25 painted safety zones to permanent bulb-outs on Pedestrian High Injury Corridors throughout the city and $163,358 in Prop AA funds for construction of the Mansell Corridor Improvement project. San Francisco Public Works has requested $1,029,839 in Prop AA funds for construction of phase four of Chinatown Broadway Street Improvements. Finally, we are requesting $210,000 in Prop K funds for the Treasure Island Mobility Management Program for design engineering and environmental activities through Fiscal Year 2016/17 related to the implementation of congestion pricing and related transportation improvements on the Island.

6:40 7. Adopt a Motion of Support for Amendment of 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*  memo

Every year between January and April, we present the Board with any adjustments to the annual budget adopted the previous June. This revision is an opportunity to take stock of changes in revenue trends, recognize grants or other funds that are obtained subsequent to the original approval of the annual budget, and adjust for unforeseen expenditures. In June 2015, through Resolution 15-60, the Transportation Authority adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015/16 Annual Budget and Work Program. Revenue and expenditure figures pertaining to several capital projects need to be updated from the original estimates contained in the adopted FY 2015/16 Budget. The Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Policy allows for the amendment of the adopted budget during the fiscal year to reflect actual revenues and expenditures incurred. We propose that the adopted FY 2015/16 Budget be amended as shown in Attachment A.

7:00 8. Update on Plan Bay Area (PBA) 2040 – 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 region's legislatively-mandated 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 March Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting, we will provide a brief update on PBA and a look ahead at related items we anticipate bringing before the CAC, Plans and Programs Committee and Board as MTC and ABAG move toward adoption of the final preferred scenario, anticipated this September.

7:15 9. 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.

7:20 10. Public Comment

7:30 11. Adjournment

* Additional materials


Next Meeting: April 27, 2016



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