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1.  Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee at 10:18 a.m.

2.  Roll Call


  • Cheryl Brinkman
  • Jerry Lee
  • Bruce Oka

3. Approval of Minutes

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2011: unanimously approved.

4. Executive Director’s Report

  • Ongoing activities

No report.

5. Public Comment


6. Discussion of upcoming SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission items. (No explanatory documents.)

  • Childcare permits

Bond Yee, director and Ricardo Olea, traffic engineer, Sustainable Streets presented the staff report.

On motion to recommend keeping the age at 12, requiring ten signatures per block; applying the permit to the entire block and not a specific address but allowing the recipient to park anywhere in the RPP area; establishing a pilot program for one year with a staff report after that time and earlier reports to the Board should there be a need and for staff to craft a recommendation regarding an appropriate penalty that would apply to any permit issued under the Residential Parking Permit program:

            AYES – Brinkman, Lee and Oka

No public comment.

  • FY11 2Q Overtime Report

Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology, presented the staff report.

No public comment.

  • FY12 Budget Update and FY11 year-end projections

Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology, presented the staff report.

No public comment.

  • Strategic Plan

Bond Yee, director, Sustainable Streets and Darton Ito, manager, Long Range & Capital Planning, Sustainable Streets presented the staff report. 

No public comment.

  • Open Taxi Access pilot program

Jarvis Murray, Manager, Enforcement and Legal Affairs, Taxi Services presented the staff report.


Charles Rathbone, Luxor, stated that Luxor was an early adopter of technology.  He expressed opposition to the RFP because the end product is identical to programs already on the market and that are available for free to customers. Luxor uses “Taxi Magic” which is expensive for the company but doesn’t charge drivers or customers.  The SFMTA should not be using $400,000 in funds from the taxi industry to develop a product that is already available and in use.  The market is already addressing these needs.

Andrew Sun, Luxor Cabs, stated that new technology is always attractive and that the taxi industry is already moving rapidly so the SFMTA will get that information.  This technology should be paid for by the industry.  Products are already available to consumers, drivers and cab companies.  This moves the SFMTA down the path of owning cab companies.  The taxi industry will catch up without the SFMTA’s expenditure.

The Committee requested that the Taxi Advisory Group review the program and provide recommendations.

7.  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission. 

No items were discussed.

8. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney‑client privilege.

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved.



9.  Call to Order

Chairman Lee called the closed session to order at 12:00 p.m.

10. Roll Call


  • Cheryl Brinkman
  • Jerry Lee
  • Bruce Oka

Also present:

  • Nathaniel Ford, executive director/CEO
  • Roberta Boomer, board secretary
  • Mariam Morley, deputy city attorney
  • Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology
  • Karen Kirby, deputy city attorney
  • Dave Delbon, deputy city attorney

11.  Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss attorney‑client matters in the following case:


Anticipated Litigation:

__X__ As defendant or __X__ As plaintiff

This item was not discussed.

12. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on attorney‑client matters in the following case:


Existing Litigation:  

David Wheeler vs. CCSF, filed 9-15-2009; Superior Court 490428

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session was adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

13. Announcement of Closed Session.

Chairman Lee announced that the Policy and Governance Committee met in closed session to discuss the Wheeler case with the City Attorney.  The committee took no action.

14. 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 adjourned at 12:13 p.m.

A tape of the closed session is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.

Roberta Boomer

Board Secretary

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