SFCTA Board - May 24, 2016


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016; 11:00 a.m.

Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: Wiener (Chair), Mar (Vice Chair), Avalos, Breed, Campos, Cohen, Farrell, Kim, Peskin, Tang and Yee

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

3. Executive Director’s Report – INFORMATION  report

4. Approve the Minutes of the April 26, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

Items from the Finance Committee

5. Adopt Positions on State Legislation – ACTION*  resolution

Items from the Plans and Programs Committee

6. Appoint Asher Butnik and Alexander Post to the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  resolution

7. Allocate $9,599,451 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, for Three Requests, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedules – ACTION*  resolution

Items for Direct Board Consideration

8. Development of a Transportation Sales Tax Expenditure Plan – INFORMATION*  attachment 1  attachment 2  presentation

At its May 17 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (BOS) passed a resolution (Attachment 1) calling for the Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), to lead development of a San Francisco Transportation Expenditure Plan to specify the use of revenues from a potential new half-cent sales tax for transportation for potential consideration for the November 2016 ballot. The Expenditure Plan would build and expand on the recommendations of the San Francisco Transportation Plan and Transportation 2030 Report (which recommended an additional half-cent sales tax as one of a suite of four revenue measures) as well as existing planning and prioritization efforts. To develop the Expenditure Plan, we will be seeking input from city and regional transit agencies serving San Francisco, members of the public, and other key stakeholders over the next eight weeks before the BOS and Mayor would need to act to place the measure on the ballot. Drawing upon the resolution and in close collaboration with the SFMTA, we have developed draft principles (Attachment 2) to guide development of the Expenditure Plan. At the Board meeting, we will provide information on the schedule and process to place a sales tax ordinance on the November 2016 ballot, outline a public engagement strategy, and present the draft principles. We will be seeking input and guidance from the Board, particularly on the public engagement strategy given the tight timeline.

Other Items

9. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

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

10. Public Comment

11. Adjournment


* Additional materials


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