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City and County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council

Finance and Administration Committee

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California


1.Call to Order: 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 3:17 p.m. 

2.Roll Call:

FAC Members present at Roll Call:  Daniel Murphy and Susan Vaughan

FAC Members absent:  None

CAC members, not on this committee, but also present:  Steve Ferrario

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting:

The CAC Secretary made the announcement.

4. Adopt Minutes of March 16, 2011: 

On motion to approve the minutes of March 16, 2011: Approved
Ayes – Murphy and Vaughan

              Absent – None

              Nayes - None

Public comment:


5. Report of the Chairman (For discussion only):


6. Public Comment: 


7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding SFMTA Bonds.  (Sonali Bose, CFO/Director, Finance and Information Technology)

Sonali Bose gave an overview of procedures for the SFMTA acquiring bonds and explained what the bond proceeds will be used for.  Ms. Bose stated that the SFMTA must identify projects to be financed in the bond documents.  Proposed projects include state of good repair projects for transit, such as: rail vehicle repair, track rehabilitation, signal and communications upgrades and overhead wires repair and restoration.

Ms. Bose stated that bond proceeds will be used to upgrade and City parking garages.

Public Comment:

Edward Mason commented on the bond proceeds and states that once repairs are made, staff has to maintain them.  Mr. Mason stated that when times were flushed why weren’t repairs made, during Mayor Brown’s time in office.

David Pilpel commented that it will be unlikely SFMTA will build more garages and that he is supportive in part of the parking piece, if it is legal to take over debt to the extent that it gets to a better place.

8. Discussion and possible action regarding FAC agenda planning.

Sonali Bose stated that there will be a Board workshop in November to discuss baseline expenditures and revenues.  

Public comment:

David Pilpel commented that it is more than just what we are buying is not meaningful, but what is being done as part of the request.  Mr. Pilpel would like it tied to performance indicators if it is that kind of investment.

Edward Mason stated that the organization chart reflected head count and will there be a list of what is not going to be done.

9. Committee Member requests for information (For discussion only) 


10. Schedule upcoming calendar items.  (For discussion only)
Next regular meeting: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3075

ADJOURN:  The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Yvette Torres
SFMTA CAC - Secretary



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