SFMTA Board > February 28, 2006, minutes
10:00 ‑ SPECIAL MEETING
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m.
2. Roll Call
Absent: James McCray, Jr. – with notification
3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.
Chairman Vaughns announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. She advised that any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. She also advised that cell phones that are set on “vibrate” cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the “off” position.
4. Executive Director’s Report
5. Citizen’s Advisory Council Report
Daniel Murphy CAC, stated that the CAC had completed its review of the budget as mandated by the charter and had previously submitted their budget recommendations. He stated that the CAC had recommended higher parking rates, specifically at the S.F. General Hospital garage.
6. Public Comment
No public comment.
THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION, AND CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CONSENT AND REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR.
7. Approving the proposed parking rates for the Lombard Street Garage, the Moscone Center Garage, the North Beach Garage, the Performing Arts Garage, the Polk Bush Garage, and the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Parking System, and authorizes the Director of the Parking Authority to implement the rates at each facility as soon as possible, but not later than April 1, 2006. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.)
Director Din proposed that the Board accept the intent of Option 2 to generate a certain dollar amount and postpone adopting specific rates until additional revenue information and the rationale behind the rates is provided.
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney stated that the best way to accomplish that would be to continue item 7 and to amend the resolution for Item 8. Ms. Friedlander stated that should the Board choose to take this course, it was possible for the Board to fulfill their obligation under Prop. E. to pass a budget by March 1 without approving specific garage rates.
No public comment.
Item 7 was continued to the call of the Chairman.
8. Approving the Municipal Transportation Agency FY 2007 Budget in the amount of $678,683,960; certifying that the FY2007 budget is adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals, objectives, and performance standards; approving increases in parking rates for Civic Center Plaza Garage, the Ellis-O’Farrell Garage, the Fifth and Mission Garage, the Golden Gateway Garage, the 16th & Hoff Garage, the Japan Center Garage, the Mission-Bartlett Garage, the Portsmouth Square Garage, the St. Mary’s Square Garage, the Sutter-Stockton Garage, the Union Square Garage, the Vallejo Street Garage, the 1660 Mission Street Garage, and the 7th & Harrison Parking Lot; approving the waiver of fares on New Year's Eve 2006; authorizing the continuance of the Class Pass program; authorizing the implementation of short-term experimental fares; authorizing an agreement with BART for use of the Fast Pass on BART in San Francisco; authorizing an agreement with BART for Muni to accept payment from BART for providing connecting bus service to BART stations; concurring with the Controller’s certification that services for parking citation processing and collection; janitorial services for metered parking lots and shop facilities; facility security services; paratransit services; parking meter collection and coin counting services; security guard services at 1380 Howard Street; and vehicle towing, storage and disposal services can be practically performed by private contractors at a lesser cost than to provide the same services with City employees. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and attachments.)
Director Kasolas requested that staff include financial information on on-line payments by credit cards in the quarterly financial report.
Director Din requested information on the status of the handheld citation machine software program problems.
No public comment.
At the request of Chairman Vaughns, Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney reviewed amendments to the budget resolution that would approve aggregate revenue increases for City-owned and Parking Authority owned garages without adopting specific rates.
On motion to approve as amended:
ADOPTED: AYES – Black, Din, Kasolas, Mezey and Vaughns
ABSENT – McCray
9. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.11(a) as to whether to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney‑client privilege.
On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (McCray-absent).
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION
1. Call to Order
Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 11:55 p.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on attorney‑client matters in the following case:
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
(3.1) Heather Buys, Superior Ct. # 400669 (Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding 4305), filed on 10/3/01, for dismissal of suit and waiver of costs, which should not exceed $14,000.
On motion to approve:
ADOPTED: AYES – Black, Din, Kasolas, McCray, Mezey and Vaughns
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session was adjourned at 12:07 p.m.
10. Announcement of Closed Session.
Chairman Vaughns announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss Buys vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case.
11. 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 was adjourned at 12:08 p.m.
A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.
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