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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Beach at 9:02 a.m.
2. Roll Call
Absent: Jerry Lee – with notification
3. Approval of Minutes
On motion to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2010: unanimously approved.
4. Executive Director’s Report
Exec. Director/CEO Ford stated that on Thursday, October 14, the SFMTA will present the first rail car that went through rehabilitation. This vehicle has refurbished doors, steps and communications system. This is the first of 146 to be restored, pending identification and receipt of funding. Also, the SFMTA received $44 million in “State of Good Repair” funds from the FTA for proposed Islais Creek maintenance facility and an asset management software system.
5. Public Comment
6. Discussion of upcoming SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission items. (No explanatory documents.)
John Haley, director, Transit Services reviewed the work of the service restoration subcommittee including key assumptions used, implementation challenges and actions and strategies to reduce travel times.
Judson True, legislative aide to Supervisor Chiu, presented the draft outline and report from the finance subcommittee. The draft report will be provided to the PAG/SRWG before the Nov. 4 meeting.
Chairman Beach announced that the November PAG meeting would also be held on November 4, concurrent with the SRWG meeting.
David Pilpel suggested reversing the order to prioritize restoring night service and suggested the restoration of early morning service as well. He noted that reducing rail operating time was also a goal. The fare machines at 19th and Holloway have been removed which results in service delays. He noted that in the likely event there are no more funds to restore service that staff should develop scenarios to redistribute funds within the SFMTA.
Darton Ito, manager, Long-Range and Capital Planning, Sustainable Streets provided the overview.
No public comment.
Ricardo Olea, traffic engineer, Sustainable Streets presented the report.
No public comment.
7. Discussion regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission.
The item was removed from the agenda and no report was made.
8. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney‑client privilege.
Board Secretary Boomer stated that there would be no discussion regarding anticipated litigation in closed session.
On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved.
RECESS SPECIAL MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
9. Call to Order
Chairman Beach called the closed session to order at 10:48 a.m.
10. Roll Call
Absent: Jerry Lee
Also present: Roberta Boomer, board secretary
11. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss attorney‑client matters in the following case:
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
__X__ As defendant or __X__ As plaintiff
This item was not discussed in closed session.
12. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss:
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:
Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.
13. Announcement of Closed Session.
Chairman Beach announced that the Policy and Governance Committee met in closed session to discuss the performance evaluation of the Executive Director/CEO. The committee took no action.
14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session.
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved.
ADJOURN – The meeting adjourned at 11:21 a.m.
A tape of the closed session is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.
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