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1.  Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Beach at 9:00 a.m.

2.  Roll Call


  • Cameron Beach
  • Shirley Breyer Black
  • Jerry Lee

3. Approval of Minutes

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2009 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved.

4. Executive Director’s Report

  • Ongoing activities

No ongoing activities to report.

5. Public Comment

No public comment.

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

  • Measurement of Service Standards

Travis Fox, manager, Organizational Analysis and Reporting, presented the staff report. 

No public comment.

  • 37-Corbett route changes

Julie Kirschbaum, manager, Service Planning reviewed proposed changes to the 37 Corbett route. 


John Mayle stated that the intersection of Masonic and Upper Terrace has problems with congestion, parking, delivery vehicles and the intersection has experienced numerous accidents.  Adding the 37 Corbett adds fuel to the fire.   Every 15 minutes, buses block traffic.  This lasts until midnight.   There is low ridership on the 37 Corbett and the buses are noisy.  Mr. Mayle expressed appreciation for the SFMTA’s consideration of residents’ concerns. 

Bob Levy stated that the current situation is not reasonable. Buses are getting stuck and then the operators start honking their horns.  The SFMTA needs to take into stakeholder’s issues into account.  There is no room for an operator to drive a bus.  Ridership is scant after 7 p.m.  Mr. Levy suggested moving the line to Roosevelt which is a wide and not hilly street just one block away.  

7.  Discussion regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission. 

  • FY2010 MTAB meeting schedule

No public comment.

The Policy & Governance Committee recommended cancelling the March 16, July 20, August 17, October 5 and December 21 regular meetings.  PAG also recommended holding a special meeting on March 23 in lieu of the March 16 meeting.

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 Beach called the closed session to order at 9:50 a.m.

10. Roll Call


  • Cameron Beach
  • Shirley Breyer Black
  • Jerry Lee

Also present: Roberta Boomer, board secretary

11.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the SFMTA Policy & Governance Committee will meet in closed session to discuss:


Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION- The closed session was adjourned at 10:42 a.m.

12. Announcement of Closed Session.

Chairman Beach announced that the Policy and Governance Committee met in closed session to discuss the performance evaluation of the Executive Director/CEO.  The committee took no action.

13. 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 10:44 a.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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