Finance Committee - April 12, 2016

FINANCE COMMITTEE  packet  agenda

Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 11:00 a.m.

Location: Committee Room 263, City Hall

Commissioners: Mar (Chair), Cohen (Vice Chair), Campos, Kim, Yee and Wiener (Ex Officio)

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Approve the Minutes of the March 8, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

3. State and Federal Legislative Update – ACTION*  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. We are recommending the following new positions this month: a seek amendment position on Assembly Bill 1851 (Gray); and an oppose position on Senate Bill 885 (Wolk).

4. Recommend Awarding 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*  memo

On January 27, 2016, the Transportation Authority issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for on-call transportation planning services to support the Transportation Authority’s work program over the next three years, up to a maximum of five years. The establishment of contracts with one or more consultant teams will enable the Transportation Authority to enlist the services of a broad range of transportation planning specialists on an on-call, task order basis. By the due date of March 3, 2016, the Transportation Authority received six Statements of Qualifications in response to the RFQ. Interviews were held between March 16 and 17, 2016. Based on this competitive selection process, the review panel, with participation from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Transportation Authority, recommends the award of consultant contracts to the five top-ranked teams: Arup North America Ltd., Iteris, Inc., Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.

5. Recommend 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.

6. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

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

7. Public Comment

8. Adjournment

* Additional materials


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