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1.   Call to Order

Chairman Vaughns called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m.

2.   Roll Call


  • Shirley Breyer Black
  • Mike Casey
  • Wil Din
  • Michael Kasolas
  • James McCray, Jr.
  • Cleopatra Vaughns

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 may be removed from the meeting.

4.   Approval of Minutes

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2004 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved.

5.   Communications

The Board Secretary announced that Item 10.4 had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff.

6.   Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members

Vice-Chairman Kasolas requested a staff report within 30 days that discusses the background and policy on the installation of speed humps on city streets.   He has noticed speed humps in Jordan Park, which seems to indicate a change in policy from a year ago.    He would like to know how that project got started and completed and if the MTA Board approved it.   

Chairman Vaughns stated that the board had previously requested additional information about community outreach plans for the Geary Phase I project, as well as for the peer review policy.   The Board has received both items.   Additionally, Chairman Vaughns called attention to the 2004 City Survey published by the Controller, and Muni's fair to good rating.

7. Director's Report

     -Muni Quarterly Service Standards Report

    -DPT Quarterly Service Standards Report

    -Ongoing Activities

The Board of Supervisors has passed an ordinance reaffirming their decision to increase fines for parking on sidewalks to $100.   DPT will conduct a public outreach campaign, including information on the website and fliers on vehicles.   This increase will take effect on July 1.

Muni is beginning the third year of construction on the Third Street Light Rail Project.   Phase I is on schedule to be complete by Fall of next year with revenue service by the end of 2005.   The Transportation Authority has adopted a revised final budget.   The budget has increased by $19.4 million due to the decision to use the Construction Manager/General Contractor approach to build Metro East and a significant increase in the price of steel.   Muni staff has already identified $9.9 million in other sources and are working with the Transportation Authority to find funding for the remaining budget gap.   If no other sources are found, the sale of the Kirkland yard will be considered.   The Third Street budget will be presented to the MTA Board at the next meeting.   

On May 22, staff will replace the rail on the J-Church line at Dolores Park. This project will last for one day only and Muni will run buses to substitute service.   Other maintenance work that will result in less noise for the neighbors will also be done.   Staff has posted notices and advised the community.

In celebration of "Bike to Work Week", DPT, DPW, Muni and the Bike Coalition will dedicate the opening of a Bike Bridge.   DPT is a key stakeholder in facilitating an increase in the use of bikes.

The annual Bay to Breakers and Footstock was held on Sunday.   Over 73 PCO's and 90 Muni vehicles were deployed.   Congratulations and thanks to both DPT and Muni staff who worked hard to insure coverage.   Despite the traffic impacts this race had on the city, traffic flow was smooth.

Vice-Chairman Kasolas asked that the Board be given the information that will be provided to the neighborhoods regarding the increased fine for sidewalk parking.   He also asked for DPT's policy on this matter.   Executive Director Burns replied that DPT's official policy is consistent with state law, which says that anyone parked on a sidewalk is subject to a fine.   On a practical matter, DPT responds to complaints as they recognize it's an issue in the neighborhood.  

Fred Stephens, Muni General Manager reviewed the Third Quarter Service Standards Report.   System-wide, on time performance is 71.5%.   This is short of the 85% goal but has improved by 3.5% over the last quarter.   Staffs' efforts are beginning to show results.   They have focused on operators leaving the terminal on time.   The percent of scheduled service Muni achieved this quarter is the highest percent since Muni first began keeping this record.   It is a significant accomplishment.

Chairman Vaughns expressed her pleasure in seeing a significant improvement this quarter and offered congratulations both personally and on behalf of the Board.   Muni delivered an improved product this quarter.   She asked what staff is doing to reduce accidents as the accident statistic indicates a marked increase.  

G.M. Fred Stephens commented that while the number is the same as last year, it's a high number.   Muni is focused on increasing the safety awareness and skills of operators, and to improve accountability when accidents occur.   Muni has implemented a campaign to get safety into the minds of the operators on a daily basis.   Chairman Vaughns stated that getting operator "buy in' to reduce accidents is important as this statistic is unacceptable.  

Exec. Director Burns added that Muni has established an internal task force to look at how to reduce accidents.   Labor is also being brought into this effort.   Management is looking for a culture change throughout the organization.   He will brief the board within the next two months when this initiative is more fully developed.

Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, DPT presented the Third Quarter Service Standards.   Staff has achieved significant gains with colored curb applications.   Staff cleared the backlog and is well on their way towards achieving this goal.   Staff responded to 93% of the complaints about hazardous traffic sign conditions within two hours.    As previously reported, the slump in traffic line maintenance was due to weather conditions.   94% of the time, lock-box renewals were turned around within two weeks.   The Lock-Box program has also been instrumental in the dramatic reduction in the time people spent waiting in line.

Chairman Vaughns commended DPT for an excellent report.   Executive Director Burns acknowledged D.D. Norman for his service.   Mr. Norman is returning to a senior position within the District Attorney's office.   He has done a great job while at DPT.

Gerry Norman commented that it has been a privilege and pleasure to work with the Board, DPT and with Muni.   DPT employees are the most dedicated public employees he has ever worked with and he has made valuable relationships with employees of Muni and within the City Attorney's office.   Chairman Vaughns wished Mr. Norman well and asked the Board to give a standing sign of appreciation to Mr. Norman.

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report

Dan Murphy, Chairman, CAC added their appreciation of Mr. Norman.   He has been a pleasure to work with.   Mr. Murphy reviewed a number of the CAC recommendations including the adoption of the Nelson/Nygaard Prop E Audit Report.   The CAC was impressed with the report, and thinks that their recommendations should be adopted.   They also recommend approval of the Advertising Contract and the Performing Arts Garage items.   The CAC is impressed with and commends Muni on their efforts to create jobs in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood.    They also recommend undergrounding of electric wires when converting lines from diesel to electric; installing accessible fare wayside gates and to adopt service adjustments only when the load factor clearly shows an underutilized line.   The CAC should be brought into the budget discussion earlier in the process.

The CAC has designated Steve Ferrario to be their representative to the Geary Corridor CAC.   Joan Downey, Sue Cauthen and Dan Murphy recently attended a Telegraph Hill neighborhood forum regarding traffic and transit.   Some consensus seems to be emerging about how to fix the problem with the 39-Coit and traffic congestion.   The CAC urges the MTA to consider it.   People on both sides of the issue showed great flexibility and a willingness to compromise.  

Chairman Vaughns thanked Chairman Murphy for the CAC's insightful recommendations.  

9.   Public Comment

Patrick Garcia is an employee working with Guardsmark. They are having problems with AutoReturn and with their work conditions.   There are vehicles that leak gas or smoke.   The condition of the guard shack at the front gate is bad.   There are no doors to protect guards from rain and the shack has mildew and holes in the floor. There is exposed wiring inside and no running water to use for washing their hands after using the facilities.   Most fire extinguishers are empty or haven't been checked in quite some time and the fire hydrants are grown over or rusting.   Syringes lie on the ground along with broken glass and nails.   They would like to see these items fixed.

Doug Block spoke on behalf of Tony Shillings who had to go to work.   Tony is a sight supervisor.   AutoReturn has just taken over the property from City Tow.   There is no first aid kit at site.   Tony was injured and was told that water and paper towels would take care of it.   When Guardsmark heard about a petition to address these working conditions, they didn't fix the problems but grilled people about union activities.   This is not a question of protecting workers.   Guardsmark should be replaced with a subcontractor who is responsible.

Dan Higgins is a Guardsmark employee, working at the State Building.   He has filed a lawsuit against Guardsmark.   They are required to pay 85% of the benefits that the State pays their employees.   Guardsmark makes token payments and disregards the law.   They fail to provide meal and rest breaks, and systematically fail to pay overtime.   He asks the Board to join them in telling Guardsmark to obey the law.

Deirdre Lehn, SEIU organizer, spoke about Guardsmarks' record of breaking federal laws and ignoring employee rights.   Several months ago, a female security guard approached SEIU stating that she had been forced to satisfy her manager under threat of termination.   A second woman claimed to have been dismissed because she refused to perform sexual favors. A third person reported these claims to Guardsmark.   He was suspended and escorted out of the building.   Guardsmark issued a memo saying that anyone caught speaking about sexual harassment would be fired on the spot.   They have demonstrated a disregard for the laws that are supposed to protect workers.   This company shouldn't be a beneficiary of public contracts.  

Paulette Msyzka is appalled that the City would spend money on a company that treats guards in such a manner.   The City should do something and get a better company to run security.

Jeanne Lynch is a senior with disabilities who is appalled at what happened to her while on a bus.   On her 75th birthday, a 38-Geary operator didn't pull into the curb and made no effort to lower the steps.   She fell and injured her leg.   Drivers are refusing to pull into the curb.   Muni's sensitivity training is a waste of money.   They're not complying with the rules and regulations.   The Operator Rulebook isn't in an accessible format.   She is a long-time community activist, serving on the Muni Accessibility Advisory Committee and the Senior Action Network.   Her quality of life is endangered.   Not a day goes by without phone calls from people about rude, insensitive and negligent drivers.  

John Conklin, Muni operator, stated that when shortage of money was declared, people objected to the older coaches getting new colors painted on them.   A decision was made to not paint those Orion buses until the budget mess was straightened out. Those buses are now being painted.   Do something about cars that pull in front of a bus and then stop.   Every day operators get passengers who run in front of their bus trying to get on.   Some day this will result in an accident and the operator will be charged.  

Barry Taranto thanked Muni for Bay to Breakers as it was a windfall for taxicabs.   He wishes that operators would pull into a zone when it isn't block.   A cabstand at 18th and Castro needs to be installed.   PCO's don't ticket limo drivers who park in the white zone at the Omni hotel.   DPT is having financial difficulties with the Taxi Commission.   Exec. Director Burns owes the Board a briefing on what's happening with the Taxi Commission.   Debbie Borthne is a great person and should get an award for getting groups together about taxi service at the Ballpark.

David Pilpel asked when budget would come before the Board.   The budget that the Board passed included a finding that it would contribute to achieving FY05 service standards but those standards haven't been approved.   When Prop. E was passed; the agency wanted three things - tools, time, and money.    They received all three.   It is extremely unlikely that the agency will meet on-time availability and vehicle availability.   He is discouraged to hear Fred Stephens talk only now about doing a line-by line analysis as it should have happened well before now.   Staff should provide narrative in the staff report to explain the issues so the Board can have a better, informed discussion.   As this might be Director Casey's last meeting, thank you.   Director Casey has been a diligent, independent, and thoughtful member of the Board.

Roger Bazeley observed that there is a need to increase motorist awareness of pedestrian loading and unloading zones.   Areas in the middle of a street should have pedestrian tactile strips to make them more visible and safe.   He commended DPT for their excellent application of materials in the ladder crosswalks.   A ladder crosswalk is needed in Seacliff, close to a school.   DPT should create new and clearer signage to enhance awareness of school zones.   He commended DPT for a 43% drop in pedestrian fatalities.  

Director Casey is extremely disturbed about the issues raised by Guardsmark employees.   He is quite troubled by what he sees as a pattern.   Initially, AutoReturn was reluctant to agree to card check neutrality (but should be commended for since coming around), then they were opposed to providing a living wage.   Now they have hired a notorious union busting, sexual harassing, and unconscionable corporation with objectionable practices at other locations.   It is incumbent upon them to have improved working conditions.   He requests a report at the next meeting about these damaging and dangerous conditions. Staff needs to move with all dispatch because of the potential for liability. Workers need to be assured that their issues are answered and the Board should hold AutoReturn responsible.   Chairman Vaughns commented that she is sure that Executive Director Burns and staff will look into the matter quickly and will get back to the Board.    



10.   All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board, and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board.   There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA:

  1. Allstate Ins. Co., Superior Ct. #CGC03422412, filed on 7/14/03 for $2,000
  2. David Gunther, Superior Ct. #424886, filed on 9/30/03 for $6,000
  3. Yun Chong Lu, Superior Ct. #422046, filed on 7/15/03 for $8,000
  4. Mehrdad Tony Hakimian, Unlitigated Claim #0497561, filed on 2/17/04 for $14,347.28
  5. Olga & Margarita Mikhaltchouk, Superior Ct. #415963, filed on 12/20/02 for $28,410.63


(10.2) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $35,351,840 in federal Section 5309 Fixed Guideway capital assistance for: Trolley Coach Procurement; Cable Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; MUNI Rail Replacement; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Historic rail car Rehabilitation; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment and Metro East Maintenance Facility Construction . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI)


(10.3) Authorizing the Director to apply for, accept and expend $8,857,610 in federal Section 5309 New Starts capital assistance for Muni's Third Street Phase II-New Central Subway project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (MUNI)


(10.4) Authorizing the Director to accept and expend up to $324,000 from the California Department of Transportation's Hazard Elimination Safety grant program to install Pedestrian Countdown Signals at up to 30 various arterial intersections. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and resolution.) (DPT)

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of staff.

(10.5) Accepting the work performed under Contract No. MR-1135: Presidio & Potrero Trolley Coach Facility Modifications, approving Contract Modification No. 3, which reduces the contract amount by $16,878.39, and approving the closeout of the contract with Jersey Constructors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution financial plan and contract modification.) (MUNI)


No public comment.

Director Din asked staff to be more cognizant as their resolutions don't always coincide with information in the staff report.   For example the resolutions for Items 10.2 and 10.3 mention TEA, but there's no mention of it in either staff report.   Another example is Item 10.5, where the date for the "Notice to Proceed" is stated as one date in the staff report and another in the resolution.  

Chairman Vaughns echoed Director Din's sentiments.   The quality of these reports needs to be improved.   Staff needs to pay attention to housekeeping and become more vigilant in their quality checking to provide accurate, consistent information.

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4 removed):

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns




11.   Presentation and public hearing on the final results of the Municipal Transportation Quality Review pursuant to City Charter Section 8A.107.   (Explanatory documents include a staff report and audit.)

Executive Director Burns introduced the item by saying that Prop. E requires an independent contractor to perform a quality review of the MTA's goals, objectives and service standards.   The Board approved a contract with Nelson/Nygaard to review the service standards for FY2001 and 2002 and to provide useful recommendations.   This report has been presented to the CAC who recommends adoption.   This report will also be presented to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors.

Bonnie Nelson, President of Nelson/Nygaard presented the results and recommendations of the Quality Review Audit.   Prop E included 27 service standards or performance measures.   These standards and measures provide a sense of trust between Muni and their riders and stakeholders.   They have also been extremely important as management tools.  

The goals of their review includes assessing Muni's progress, developing action plans, evaluating established goals and performance measures, assessing the potential for improving definitions, and providing independent verification to the public. In addition to the FY01 and 02 data, they also looked at some trends based on unaudited data from FY03 and 04.  

Muni has done an excellent job of fulfilling its' Prop E mandate, both in terms of meeting their goals but also in honestly and accurately reporting the data.   The areas where improvements are required have a consistent theme.   There are many transit properties that are experiencing a double-digit decline in ridership but Muni isn't.   Muni may not be meeting all its goals but Muni is holding its own in a difficult economic climate.   Ten of the 27 goals were met with another 10 of the goals having seen significant progress.   A small number of the goals have not been met and need additional changes to meet them.

Exec. Director Burns stated that staff will take the comments received from the CAC, the MTA Board, members of the public, and the Board of Supervisors and will address any changes made to the FY05 Service Standards when they are presented to the Board for adoption.

Chairman Vaughns requested a revised cover sheet that indicates the years that are covered by the audit.   Director Kasolas asked that the recommendations be returned in the form of a matrix.


Rafael Cabrera, TWU-250A, will miss "Director Mike".   He is pleased to see this report but wonders why we have to change when something is working?   We're reaching the goals so what's the sense of changing something that's not broken?  

David Pilpel noted that there is a public hearing requirement but no special notice was given.   When the Board hears an item like this, they should give special notice similar to what is given for service changes. This is a good report and all recommendations make sense and should be adopted.   They balance public accountability with cost.   Reducing the number of traffic checkers in the Service Department will make it more difficult to measure some of these standards.   He is not sure that 1A was achieved for FY01 as staff needs to average all quarters for the year and then compare it to the goal.   Future reports should include more aggressive recommendations.  

12.   Authorizing the Director to execute a Transit Advertising contract with Viacom Outdoor, from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009, with a minimum total aggregate of revenue and services of $16,175,000.   (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, contract and financial plan.)

Jose Cisneros, Deputy General Manager, Capital Planning and External Affairs reviewed the calendar item.   Revenues are paid in one of two ways, through either a minimum annual guarantee (MAG) of revenues or a percentage of the gross revenues, whichever number is higher. Over the term of the contract, Muni is likely to receive more revenue from Viacom than from Obie because Viacom offered a higher percentage from the gross receipts.   The new advertising policy that the MTA Board approved is included in the contract.

Chairman Vaughns asked Mr. Cisneros to address the issue of Obie defaulting and not meeting their financial obligations.   D.G.M. Cisneros replied that staff was told this had occurred in one situation, where Obie terminated early and wasn't able to meet the minimum annual guarantee.   Staff did a background check on all bidders and that information is reflected in the oral score.


David Pilpel thanked staff for the presentation.   Previously he had raised a concern about a Sunshine Ordinance provision but understands that the provision was amended into the agreement.   Why wasn't that provision included in the first place?   He understands that in the previous contract Muni received somewhere between $7 and $8 million, the minimum guarantee in this contract is $2.7 million.   This $5 million reduction is a significant dip and will impact the budget.   He questioned whether this contract would be in place by July 1 since it still has to go before the Board of Supervisors.   Staff should have started the process earlier.  

Andrew Gregg of Solem & Associates spoke on behalf of Obie Media. Obie contends that Muni is leaving between $4 and $7 million on the table.   If the financial concerns about Obie were so problematic, why was the score only 1.4% different?   In 1999, when the current contract was being considered, Obie was selected and asked to enter into negotiations.   Later that letter was rescinded and both companies were asked to present a "best and final offer". Obie lost on dollars alone.   Obie sells more ads per vehicle than any other provider.   He respectfully asks the Board to revisit the selection process.

Steve Shinn, Viacom, stated that his company is excited to be nominated by the selection committee. He thanked the committee and staff for their fine work and diligence.   Viacom is seeing the economy turning around, and also seeing some "sell-out" of advertising demand.   Muni will see greater revenues than the minimum annual guarantee in this contract.

Ryan Brooks, Viacom Outdoor, is disturbed to hear of Obie's complaint.   This has been a duly noticed public process that included an opportunity to protest this award.   Obie has sent a high-powered lobbyist rather than appear themselves.   The Board should move forward with the staff recommendation. Viacom is a union, San Francisco-based company with integrity.  


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns


13. Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to issue a Request for Qualifications to identify a pool of parking consultants to assess the feasibility of the potential build out of the Performing Arts Garage at a cost not to exceed $120,000 and accepting $50,000 from the San Francisco Ballet, Symphony, and Opera, to be applied to the cost of the study. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and map.)

Scott Ruble, Deputy Director, Parking Authority presented the staff report.  


Jim Reuben represents the Symphony, Opera and Ballet.   This request comes as a direct result of the demolition of the Central Freeway.   The Performing Arts organizations draw an audience from the entire region and over 1,000 parking spaces will be lost.   In addition, over 600 parking spaces are required for staff due to various union agreements.   These arts organizations want to come up with a way to move workers and patrons.


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns

14. Declaring the intent of the Parking Authority to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds of future indebtedness for exploration of potential build out of the Performing Arts Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.)

No public comment.


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns


15. Approving the Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Budget and capital improvement requests for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.)

No public comment.

Chairman Vaughns asked for an explanation about why these budgets are before the Board for a vote on May 18 when the fiscal year began on May 1.   It's an insult to ask the Board to approve these items after the fact.   We hope it will never happen again.

Director Din echoed the Chairman's sentiments and added that if there are extenuating circumstances, staff should let the Board know early on.

Ron Szeto, Acting Director, Parking Authority apologized for the delay.   The budget process started in February and went through several iterations.   He will insure that it won't happen in the future.  


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns

16. Approving the Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget and capital improvement requests for the Fifth and Mission Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.)

No public comment.


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns


17. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget and capital improvement request for the Sutter Stockton Garage.   (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.)

No public comment.


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns

18. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2004-2005 budget for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.)

No public comment.


On motion to approve:

ADOPTED:   AYES - Black, Casey, Din, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns



1.   Call to Order

Chairman Vaughns called the closed session to order at 7:08 p.m.

2.   Roll Call


  • Shirley Breyer Black (absent for Item 5)
  • Mike Casey
  • Wil Din
  • Michael Kasolas
  • James McCray, Jr. (absent for Item 5)
  • Cleopatra Vaughns

   Also present:

  • Michael T. Burns, Director of Transportation
  • Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary
  • Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney
  • Larry Williams, Deputy General Manger, HR/LR/EEO
  • Fred Stephens, General Manager, Muni
  • Mike Hursh, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance
  • Wilson Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Operations
  • Gerald Norman, Deputy Director, DPT   

3.   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.

4.   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for:


CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees

Employee Organizations:

TWU, Local 250-A


              To discuss:

              _ X _   Wages

             _ X __ Hours

              _ X __ Benefits

              _ X __ Working Conditions

              _ X __ Other     

Director Black recused herself from Item 5 and left the closed session prior to the discussion.  

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board shall meet in closed session for:


CCSF Representative: Larry Williams and/or his designees

Employee Organizations:     

TWU, Local 250-A, SEIU Locals 535 & 790, Electrical Workers, Local 6, TWU 200, IFPTE, Local 21, Laborers, Local 261, Municipal Executives, Stationary Engineers, Local 39, Teamsters, Local 853, Carpenters, Local 22, Painters, Local 4, Operating Engineers, Local 3, Sheet metal, Local 104, Glaziers, Local 718, Plumbers, Local 38 and Unrepresented employees.


              To discuss:

              _ X _   Wages

            _ X __ Hours

              _ X __ Benefits

             _ X __ Working Conditions   

              _ X __ Other     

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING - The closed session was adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

19. Announcement of Closed Session.

Chairman Vaughns announced the Board met in closed session for a conference with their labor negotiator.   She stated that Director Black recused herself from Item 5, and left the closed session prior to the discussion.   There was no action taken

20. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session.

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Black, McCray-absent).

Exec. Director Burns commented that this may be Director Casey's last meeting.   He wanted to take the opportunity to say that despite their occasional differences, he enjoyed working with Director Casey and thanked him for his contribution.

Director Casey responded by saying that he has really enjoyed working with management and staff and even though there were differences of opinion, people always remained civil and respectful.   He has seen much progress made by the MTA.

Chairman Vaughns, speaking on behalf of the board, as well as personally, thanked Director Casey and wished him well.

ADJOURN- The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.

Roberta Boomer

Board Secretary

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