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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION
SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tom Nolan, Chairman
Edward D. Reiskin
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.
4. Approval of Minutes
6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members
7. Director’s Report (For discussion only)
8. Citizens’ Advisory Council Report
9. Public Comment
Members of the public may address the SFMTA Board of Directors on matters that are within the Board's jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar.
THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR.
10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board of Directors or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.
(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA:
A. Nationwide Mutual Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC11512978 filed on 8/2/11 for $2,248.11
B. Ed Klinicke vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC11515336 filed on 10/24/11 for $9,500
C. Bill Dang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC10505823 filed on 12/6/10 for $14,000
D. Thomas McHale vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC9495339 filed 12/21/12 for $22,500
E. Corey Reese vs. Superior Ct. #CGC9495180 filed 12/11/09 for $25,000
F. Curlee Bishop vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Case #CGC10496930 filed on 2/12/10 for $55,000 (998 offer)
(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications:
A. ESTABLISH – BLUE ZONE – 1100 Ocean Avenue, north side, from approximately 0 feet to 22 feet west of the bulb-out curb return at Lee Avenue.
B. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from Guerrero Street to 148 feet easterly and from Valencia Street to 167 feet westerly; and Valencia Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 19 feet southerly.
C. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME – Post Street, south side, from Franklin Street to approximately 230 feet easterly.
D. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Post Street, south side, from Franklin Street to approximately 230 feet easterly.
E. ESTABLISH – SHUTTLE BUS ZONE – Post Street, south side, from approximately 2 feet to 140 feet west of Van Ness Avenue.
F. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Geary Boulevard, north side, from Van Ness Avenue to approximately 147 feet westerly.
G. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME – Geary Boulevard, north side between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.
H. ESTABLISH – BUS ZONE – Geary Boulevard, north side, from Van Ness Avenue to approximately 147 feet westerly.
I. RESCIND – BUS ZONE – Geary Boulevard, north side, from Franklin Street to 84 feet easterly.
J. ESTABLISH – RIGHT TURN ONLY LANE – Geary Boulevard, from Franklin Street to approximately 120 feet easterly.
K. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK NARROWING – Geary Street, north side, from approximately 141 feet to 275 feet east of Van Ness Avenue.
L. RESCIND – BUS ZONE – Geary Street, north side, from approximately 141 feet to 275 feet east of Van Ness Avenue.
M. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME – Geary Street, north side from Van Ness Avenue to 275 feet easterly.
N. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME – Cedar Street, north side, between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street.
O. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Cedar Street, north side, between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street.
P. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME – Cedar Street, south side, between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street.
Q. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Cedar Street, south side, between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street.
R. RESCIND – ONE-WAY – Cedar Street, between Van Ness Avenue and the garage entrance to the Medical Office Building, approximately 290 feet west of Polk Street.
S. ESTABLISH – TWO-WAY – Cedar Street, between Van Ness Avenue and the garage entrance to the Medical Office Building, approximately 290 feet west of Polk Street.
T. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME – Van Ness Avenue, west side, from Post Street to Geary Boulevard.
U. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Van Ness Avenue, west side, from Post Street to Geary Boulevard.
V. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK WIDENING – Extend bulb-out at the southeast corner of Van Ness Avenue and Cedar Street to align with sidewalk on Van Ness Avenue and Cedar Street.
W. ESTABLISH – NO PARKING VEHICLES MORE THAN 6 FEET TALL – Lincoln Way, from 33rd Avenue to 100 feet westerly; and Lincoln Way, from 34th Avenue to 100 feet easterly.
X. ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA W, 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – Kansas Street, 400 Block, Even/West side between 17th and Mariposa Streets; and 17th Street, Odd/South side, between Kansas and Utah Streets.
Y. ESTABLISH – RIGHT TURN ONLY – Broderick Street, northbound and southbound, at Haight Street.
Z. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS – 8th Avenue and Kirkham Street, stopping Kirkham Street at 8th Avenue; and stopping Lawton Street at 8th Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.)
(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to accept and expend $180,000 of Regional Measure 2 funds for a Safe Routes to Transit project to prioritize bike corridor enhancements, bike parking and transit connections, and pilot innovative policies and treatments on and around Muni lines. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.)
(10.4) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to issue a Request for Proposals for vendor managed inventory services for rail parts and supplies, and to negotiate a contract with the highest-ranked proposer for an initial pilot contract term of two years, with an option to extend for up to three additional years at the Director of Transportation’s sole discretion. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.)
11. Amending Transportation Code Division II Sections 1106(p), 1108 and 1122, to: set the maximum rate that a taxi company may charge a driver for credit or debit card interchange fees for payment processing services at 3.5 percent; require taxi companies to accept credit and debit cards as payment for gate fees; require that credit and debit processing services offered by taxi companies be provided through a certified third party merchant contractually bound to deposit funds into an account of the driver’s choice within one business day; and allow drivers to use their own certified merchant account services provider. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and code amendments.)
12. Amending Transportation Code Section 1104, 1108, 1109 and 1114, to require that all taxi color schemes implement a system that generates electronic trip data, or affiliate with a dispatch service that provides such a system, to eliminate the requirement that drivers and medallion holders maintain paper waybills to document taxi trips, and to require that color schemes provide drivers with electronic trip data no later than December 31, 2012. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and code amendments.)
13. Amending Transportation Code Section 1113, to require that all taxi color scheme permit holders provide taxi customers with a credit and debit card payment system that is accessible to the visually impaired and that allows all taxi customers to swipe their own payment cards and choose their own tip amounts from the back seat of all taxicab vehicles by December 31, 2012. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and code amendments.)
14. Recommending that the Board of Supervisors amend Transportation Code, Division I to repeal Article 16 of the Police Code and transfer the remaining provisions of that Article to Division I of the Transportation Code; and (1) clarifying the authority of the Director of Transportation to designate staff who may enforce parking laws and deleting Section 3.1(f), which makes such designations, (2) authorizing the SFMTA to subpoena evidence and testimony relevant to its enforcement of motor vehicle for hire regulations, (3) increasing penalties for operating a motor vehicle for hire without a permit, (4) renumbering sections for clarity and (5) eliminating outdated provisions of the Business Tax and Regulations Code. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and code amendments.)
15. Amending Sections 1102, 1103, 1105, 1106, 1108, 1113, 1114 and 1117-1123 of Article 1100 of Division II of the San Francisco Transportation Code to: (1) add definitions of necessary terms and amend the definitions of A-Card Seniority and Single Operator Part-time Permit; (2) add requirements for renewal of Color Scheme permits; (3) render a permit application inactive if it is not completed within 60 days; (4) require all Gas and Gates Medallion vehicles to change shifts on Color Scheme property; (5) authorize the Director of Transportation to impose a moratorium on the issuance of Color Scheme Permits or Dispatch Service Permits; (6) prohibit retaliation for exercise of rights provided by Article 1100; (7) delete requirement that taxis taken out of service be returned to service in 30 days or be permanently replaced; (8) to make each day of the unauthorized use of a spare vehicle by a Color Scheme a separate offense; (9) require Color Schemes to report vehicle-related insurance claims received or filed to the SFMTA and to ensure that Gas and Gates Medallions are not violating laws limiting the length of a commercial driver's shift; (10) require Color Schemes to provide certain notices to the Paratransit Broker regarding In-Taxi Equipment; (11) prohibit certain practices by Drivers in connection with accepting payment by Paratransit Debit Card; (12) prohibit Drivers from tampering with required taxi equipment; (13) require that taxi security cameras be manufactured after 2006; (14) require Color Schemes to provide security camera data to the SFMTA and the SFPD; (11) make minor changes to the procedures for hearings on decisions to grant or deny permits; (15) renumber and amend Sections 1118 – 1123; (16) clarify procedures for hearings on Citations issued to Permit Holders and members of the public; (17) clarify SFMTA's procedures for providing public notice to the taxi industry; and (18) make Color Scheme Permit Holders responsible for ensuring that all Gate Fees charged for use of vehicles affiliated with the Color Scheme are within the Gate Fee cap. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and code amendments.)
16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a closed session.
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 and Administrative Code Sections 67.8 (a) (2) and 67.12 (b) (1), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission will meet in closed session to discuss real estate negotiations:
CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR
4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9 (b), and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b) (2), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss attorney‑client matters in the following case(s):
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
Anticipated Litigation: __X__ As defendant or __X__ As plaintiff
5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for:
CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR
CCSF Representative: Debra Johnson and/or her designees
Carpenters Local 22, Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glass Workers Local 718, IAM Local 1414, IBEW Local 6, MEA, SEIU Local 1021, TWU Local 250-A (7410), IFPTE Local 21, IUNA Laborers Local 261, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Painters and Allied Trades Local 1176, Plumbers Union Local 38, Sheetmetal Workers International Local 104, Stationary Engineers Local 39, Teamsters Local 853, and Teamsters Local 856
_X__ Working Conditions
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION
17. Announcement of Closed Session.
18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session.
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