SFMTA Board > Parking Authority Commission March 2, 2010, minutes
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
Vice President McCray called the meeting to order at 3:36 p.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.
President Nolan announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He 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. He also advised that cell phones that are set on “vibrate” cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the “off” position.
4. Approval of Minutes
On motion to approve the minutes of the January 5, 2010 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved (Nolan-absent).
6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Commissioners
7. Executive Director’s Report (For discussion only)
8. Public Comment
THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE PARKING AUTHORITY COMMISSION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR.
9. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to negotiate and finalize agreements for Contract #SFMTA 2008/09-30, Management of the Parking Facilities for Groups A, B and C for final approval by the SFMTA Board of Directors and the Parking Authority Commission. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee)
Commissioner Heinicke stated that he needed to recuse himself on the item.
Marlene Samson stated that Pacific Park Management has done a good job with reaching out to minority vendors. If they should they lose the bulk of their garages, it will affect small businesses. Non-San Francisco based companies reach the 25% goal by manipulation. They don’t live up to the expectation of involving minorities.
Behailu Mekbib, Pacific Park Management, stated that they have submitted a letter regarding their concerns. They are a 100% minority-owned business and employ 90% minorities. Other firms are national companies. This action will destroy local minority businesses.
Fred Naranjo stated that if Pacific Park Management goes out of business, he will lose them as a client. Minority companies need to thrive and not just under an umbrella company. This is their livelihood and we need to protect that. We are about doing the right thing for people of color, especially small businesses.
Sam Tadesse, stated that this action will take away 15 years of hard work by a minority business and he urged the Board to take that into consideration.
Charlie Walker stated that this was an open bid. He thanked the Board for making a decision after all the hoopla.
Fred Bekele expressed appreciation to the Board for recommending that the RFP go forward. This is a true LBE program. Our security guard, janitorial, accounting companies are local businesses. In the true sense of diversity and participation of local businesses, he urged the Board to award the contract.
Shelley Bell stated she has a problem with this process. In November, staff said they were going back out to bid. Bidders were told to wait and then there was a lack of information. We then find out that the item is on the agenda. She urged the Board to table the item.
Jed Silver stated that they are doing a study on minority participation to determine barriers to African American participation. He requested background information. He expressed hope that the Board can table this item so people can understand the selection process and the weight given to various aspects of the proposal.
At this point in the meeting, Vice President McCray recessed the PAC meeting and reconvened the SFMTA Board meeting to go into closed session. Following the adjournment of the SFMTA Board meeting, the Parking Authority Commission meeting was reconvened.
On motion to approve:
ADOPTED: AYES – Black and McCray
NAYES – Beach, Lee and Oka
RECUSED - Heinicke
ABSENT – Nolan
The motion failed adoption.
ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:53 p.m.
A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Parking Authority Commission.
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