Plans and Programs Committee - June 3, 2008

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AGENDA

PLANS AND PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

Meeting Notice

Date:                     10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 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 May 13, 2008, Meeting - ACTION* (attachment)

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

4.                  Recommend Appointment of Two Members 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 are two vacancies on the CAC requiring Committee action.  The vacancies resulted from the resignation of Matt Mitguard (District 4) and term expiration of Brian Larkin (District 1). Mr. Larkin has indicated that he is interested in being reappointed to the CAC. Following ongoing recruitment outreach and publicity, we received two additional applications to fill the vacant seat, since the May Committee meeting, for a total of 32 applicants.  We are seeking a recommendation to appoint two members to the CAC.

5.                  Recommend the Appropriation of $1,125,000 in Prop K Funds, With Conditions, for Geary Bus Rapid Transit Environmental Analysis and Preliminary Engineering - Part 1, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule - ACTION* (attachment)

In May 2007, the Authority Board approved the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study and its recommendations; and through approval of Resolution 07-65 appropriated $1.183 million in Prop K funds to support the environmental analysis and engineering phase of the project, and committed to appropriate an additional $1.125 million in Fiscal Year 2007/08 Prop K funds to support this phase.  The appropriation was split into two parts to remain consistent with annual allocation capacity assumed for the BRT category in the Strategic Plan. Following approval of the feasibility study, the Authority worked with study partners to refine the scope of work for the environmental study, procure professional services for this project phase, recruit individuals for a new Geary BRT Citizens Advisory Committee (GCAC), and to further advance the overall project funding plan.  In January 2008, the Authority Board approved the award of a consultant contract to Jacobs Carter Burgess in the amount of $1,800,000 for environmental and engineering services for BRT on Geary.  The Authority is leading overall project management for the environmental analysis and will be advised during this project phase by the GCAC, which was appointed by the Authority Board in April 2008.  We are seeking a recommendation for the appropriation of $1,125,000 in Prop K funds, with conditions, for Geary BRT Environmental Analysis and Preliminary Engineering - Part 1, subject to the attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule.

6.                  Recommend the Allocation of $1,493,596 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, to the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) for the Construction Phase of New Signal Contract 59, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule; and Amendment of Resolution 01-38, Project 28 (New Signals) to Allow $198,355 in Unused Prop B Funds to be Used to Fully Fund New Signal Contract 59 - ACTION* (attachment)

In June 2006, through approval of Resolution 06-63, the Authority allocated $372,000 in Prop K funds to the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) for the conceptual engineering and detailed design phases of New Signal Contract 59. The approved scope includes installation of new traffic signals at six locations, with associated controllers, conduit, wiring, poles, and curb ramps. The MTA completed the design work in December 2007, and is now requesting a combination of Prop K funds ($1,493,596) and amendment of a Prop B signals grant to allow an unused balance of $198,355 to fully fund the construction phase of Contract 59.  The total construction cost for an expanded scope of work, which now includes three additional locations, is just about $2.2 million. Two locations, 999 Brotherhood Way and 30th Avenue and Lincoln Way, were added to the project at the request of neighbors and the Board of Supervisors (BOS).  The BOS directed $150,000 from the General Fund toward the design and construction of signals at these two locations.   The third new location at 16th and De Haro Streets is being signalized to mitigate the projected traffic impacts of a private property development, and will be paid for with $350,000 in developer fees. The project schedule calls for immediate advertisement of the construction contract, with work commencing by September 30, 2008, and for project completion by September 30, 2009.  We are seeking a recommendation to allocate $1,493,596 in Prop K funds, with conditions, to the MTA for the construction phase of New Signal Contract 59, subject to the attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule; and amendment of Resolution 01-38, Project 28 to allow $198,355 in unused Prop B funds to be used to fully fund New Signal Contract 59.

7.                  Recommend the Allocation of $14,043,400 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, for Seven Annual Requests, and the Appropriation of $11,000 for Local Match for the Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood Transportation Plan, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules - ACTION* (attachment) (Annual Call - Part 1 ARFs)

Each spring the Authority issues an annual call for Prop K projects with the intent of bringing as many of the programmatic and other individual capital project allocations as we can to the Authority Board for approval in June.  This 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.  Project sponsors that can demonstrate need and project readiness can also receive allocations for individual projects and programs during the year. We are bringing a total of eight applications with a staff recommendation to support allocation of $14,043,400 and appropriation of $11,000 in Prop K funds as shown in Attachment 2. In all cases we are recommending allocation of the amount requested by the project sponsor.  Attachment 2 also highlights the need for a 5YPP amendment, cost increases, and other information that may be of interest to the Plans and Programs Committee and/or that affect scopes, schedules or budgets as reflected in the enclosed Allocation Request Forms.   The Authority has received a total of 12 applications for Part 2 of the annual call for projects, to be included as an action item on the July Plans and Programs Committee agenda. Part 2 applications have been received from BART, the Department of Public Works, the Municipal Transportation Agency - Department of Parking and Traffic, and the Department of the Environment. We are seeking a recommendation to allocate $14,043,400 in Prop K funds, with conditions, for seven annual requests, and appropriate $11,000 for local match for the Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood Transportation Plan, subject to the attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules.

 

8.                  Introduction of New Items - INFORMATION

9.                  Public Comment

10.               Adjournment

 

 

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