Plans and Programs Committee - July 8, 2008

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Meeting Notice

Date:                     10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Location:                    Room 263, City Hall
Commissioners:       Dufty (Chair), Peskin (Vice Chair), Daly, Elsbernd, Maxwell, and McGoldrick (Ex Officio)
Clerk:                          Erika Cheng



1.                   Roll Call

2.                  Approval of Minutes of the June 3, 2008, Meeting - ACTION* (attachment)

3.                  Citizens Advisory Committee Report - INFORMATION* (attachment)

4.                  Recommend Appointment of One Member to the Citizens Advisory Committee - ACTION* (attachment)

The Authority has an eleven-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).  CAC members serve two-year terms.  Per the Authority's Administrative Code, the Plans and Programs Committee recommends and the Authority Board appoints individuals to fill any CAC vacancies.  Neither Authority staff nor the CAC make any recommendations on CAC appointments, but we maintain an up-to-date database of applications for CAC membership.  A chart with information about current CAC members is attached, showing ethnicity, gender, neighborhood of residence, and affiliation.  There is one vacancy on the CAC requiring Committee action.  The vacancy resulted from the resignation of Matt Mitguard (District 4). Following ongoing recruitment outreach and publicity, we received five additional applications to fill the vacant seat, since the June Committee meeting, for a total of 37 applicants.  We are seeking a recommendation to appoint one member to the CAC.

5.                  Recommend Allocation of $6,973,364 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, for Nine Annual Requests, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules, and Associated 5-Year Prioritization Program Amendments - ACTION* (attachment) (

The Authority's annual call for Prop K projects allows project sponsors to incorporate the level of Prop K funding in their annual budget processes, and to put into place the staff and other resources necessary to deliver Prop K projects and programs.  This is the second round of annual applications for Fiscal Year 2008/09, comprised of nine applications.  The applications include street resurfacing projects, street repair and cleaning equipment, sidewalk repair, curb ramps, tree planting and maintenance, Embarcadero operations and maintenance, as well as a Bernal Heights street improvement project, a travel demand management (e.g., rideshare promotion) project, and a Safe Routes to Transit project in the 24th Street Mission BART Station area. Subject to funding availability, project sponsors that can demonstrate need and project readiness can also receive allocations for individual projects and programs during the year, after the annual call for applications. Attachment 1 summarizes the applications received, which have a combined request of $6,973,364 in Prop K funds.  At the May Plans and Programs Committee meeting, we distributed a list of the 11 applications received for Part 2 of the annual call for projects.  This month we are bringing nine applications with a staff recommendation to support allocation of $6,973,364 in Prop K funds as shown in Attachment 2.  For all requests, we are recommending the amount of Prop K funds requested, but have recommended special conditions as appropriate.  We are seeking a recommendation to allocate $6,973,364 in Prop K funds, with conditions, for nine annual requests, subject to the attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules and associated 5-Year Prioritization Program amendments.

6.                  Status Report on the Third Street Light Rail Project - INFORMATION* (attachment)

During the month of April 2008, $3,407,813 was expended on Phase 1 of the Municipal Transportation Agency's (MTA's) Third Street Light Rail Project. Construction activities are focused on the Muni Metro East Maintenance and Operations Facility (MME), which is now substantially complete. Activities are concentrating on acceptance testing, training, and inspections for the development of the punch list. Final acceptance and turnover of the facility is scheduled for August 1, at which time move-in and burn-in will begin. Once the facility is operational, and after a period of adjustment in which service may somewhat deteriorate, staff anticipates that there will be an improvement of service overall in the Metro system. Staff has requested that the MTA provide details for its expectations regarding service improvements. In preparation for the service changes, MTA staff is currently developing the new line and operator's schedules. Preliminary Engineering for Phase 2, the Preliminary Engineering (P.E.) for the Central Subway is now 75% complete. The project team submitted the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR) to the Federal Transit Administration on June 10. The document will be ready for printing and general distribution on July 10. After a 20-day comment period, the Planning Commission will take action on certification. The Record of Decision is scheduled for September 2008. In parallel, the project team is working towards the draft of the 95% P. E. submittal, which is scheduled for October 2008. The documents will then undergo internal Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews prior to the formal P.E. submittal, currently scheduled for November 2008. In the area of community outreach, the project team continues meetings with the community and stakeholders meetings to familiarize the public with the project. Public Art outreach meetings also continue.  This is an information item.

7.                  Introduction of New Items - INFORMATION

8.                  Public Comment

9.                  Adjournment



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