SFMTA Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) > December 3, 2009, minutes
City and County of San Francisco
Regular Meeting Minutes
Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.
1. Call to Order / Roll Call
SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Janel Sterbentz, Susan Vaughan, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser
SFMTA CAC members absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent and Ruth Wheeler
2. Adopt minutes of October 19 and November 5, 2009:
On motion to adopt the minutes of October 19: Adopted
On motion to adopt the minutes of November 5: Adopted
3. Public Comment:
Jane Bolig stated that the CAC should review the proposed Taxi Industry Reform Options before they are presented to the SFMTA Board. CAC members should attend taxi town hall meetings.
David Pilpel stated that he filed an appeal on the SFMTA service changes.
4. Report of the chairman: Daniel Murphy
Chairman Murphy stated that SFMTA Board Chairman Tom Nolan is working on a tribute to Norman Rolfe. Mr. Murphy stated that ED/CEO Nat Ford asks that anyone who spots a parking control officer who fails to cite parking violators report the employee to the SFMTA. The Chief of Police mandated officer training for ride-along patrols on Muni. Street inspectors can issue quality-of-life citations to violators.
5. Staff report (Discussion/Action)
The staff report was provided.
David Pilpel stated that 58 employees received layoff notices, effective January 23, 2010. Chairman Murphy stated that there would be an FAC meeting in January 2010 to review budget options.
6. Capital Investment Plan update (Discussion/Action) Darton Ito
Darton Ito, manager, Capital Planning, stated that the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) was ratified by the SFMTA Board in 2008 with a requirement that the CIP be reviewed and adopted every two years.Staff is developing a prioritization system, tied to long-range planninggoals, as a decision-making tool. The next CIP will include updated individual projects, revised funding projections and funding applied to specific projects. Some of the capital projects will need to be deferred due to funding delays or other resource constraints.
David Pilpel stated that prioritization should stress reducing operation costs.
Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation:
The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Capital Projects Scoring Draft be modified to give additional weight to highly cost-effective projects, despite achieving a limited number of the goals set forth in the scoring criteria.
On motion regarding the Capital Projects Scoring Draft and cost-effective projects: Adopted
Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation:
The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Capital Project Scoring Draft be modified to give additional weight to projects that reduce the operating expenses of the Agency.
On motion regarding the Capital Projects Scoring Draft and reduction in operating expenses: Adopted
7. FY10 Q1 Service Standards presentation (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox
Travis Fox, manager, Organizational Analysis and Reporting, reviewed the FY10 Q1 service standards and goals.
Sue Vaughan asked about measurements for parking control officers. Joan Downey stated that measurements for parking control officers sounded like quotas, and that is not a message to circulate. Ms. Downey stated that headways should be listed in the report.
Chairman Murphy stated that a report on pedestrian injuries should be included.
8. Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Strategies (Discussion/Action) Marty Mellera
Marty Mellera, manager, Environmental Design, Capital Programs and Construction, stated that the S. F. Board of Supervisors has to develop greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2012. The SFMTA has done an outstanding job reducing particulate matter and carbon dioxide emissions. The city needs to change commute behaviors. The SFMTA is partnering with the Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to interface with various groups.
9. Resolution honoring Norman Rolfe (Discussion/Action)
Chairman Murphy stated that he would draft a letter recognizing Norman Rolfe. Dan Murphy moved the following recommendation:
The SFMTA CAC authorizes the Chairman to draft text for a recognition award, on the SFMTA CAC’s behalf, thanking Norman Rolfe for his nearly ten years of service on the SFMTA CAC and his decades of commitment to improving transportation in San Francisco and elsewhere.
On motion regarding scoring Capital Projects: Adopted
10. Committee reports:
11. Recommendations forwarded from the
The SFMTA CAC strongly recommends that the SFMTA look into cost-effective software to automate general signups.
On motion regarding 091116.02: Adopted
The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Metro maps posted in vehicles and elsewhere make it clear that non-key stops are, in fact, stops, and contain the name of the stop. The SFMTA CAC further recommends that key stops be designated not by larger icons, but by the widely recognized blue ADA icons, indicating wheelchair accessibility.
On motion regarding 091116.03: Adopted
The SFMTA CAC recommends that, until budget is available for new and improved signage in Muni vehicles, signs that are explicitly incorrect or out-of-date be removed from vehicles.
On motion regarding 091116.04: Adopted
The SFMTA CAC recommends that trilingual etiquette rules be added in rotation to pre-recorded voice announcements as such announcements are adopted by the SFMTA’s vehicle fleet.
On motion regarding 091116.05: Adopted
12. Committee members’ questions/information requests: (Discussion)
13. Agenda planning for the next regular meeting scheduled:
The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.
14. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
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