4:00 - REGULAR MEETING
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
Chairman Flynn called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.
Chairman Flynn 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 may be removed from the meeting.
4. Approval of Minutes
On motion to approve the minutes of the July 1, 2003 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved.
6. Introduction of New or Old Business by Board Members
Director McCray acknowledged James Howard who had a heart attack on July 2 nd that required minor surgery.
7. Director's Report (For discussion only)
Over the 4 th of July holiday DPT provided over 90 Parking Control Officers to facilitate traffic and pedestrian flow for the Fireworks and the Fillmore St. Festival. Muni also provided extra service. The weekend went smoothly with no problems reported.
DPT's Engineering Division recently assisted the Department of Public Works on the removal and transport of a 500,000 pound, 105-foot section of the 4 th Street Bridge. This is the section that goes up and down to allow ships to pass underneath the bridge. On July 2nd the span was moved from its current location to the southeast corner of 3rd Street and Mission Rock where it will be retrofitted over the next 10 months. The project began in April and will run through October 2004. Muni's 3rd Street Light Rail Project's straddles this project and light rail tracks will be constructed on the Bridge as part of the retrofit. Moving the bridge section was a monumental effort and an impressive display of collaboration between city departments.
At the last board meeting, the board authorized the issuance of an amended Request for Proposals for the As-Needed System Safety Contract, which limited the term of the contract to 2 years, authorized the expenditure of $667,000 and included training for in-house personnel within the scope of services. Local 200 was sent a copy of the changes with a request for their input. The response received from 200 didn't mention the approved amendments but did ask for other considerations. Muni is happy to consider their requests but will proceed with the RFP as originally amended.
The city's budget, including the MTA budget was passed on first reading at the Board of Supervisors. Final approval is expected next Tuesday and will be signed by the Mayor subsequently. No changes have been made to the budget.
Bond Yee, Traffic Engineer, presented the Octavia Boulevard traffic changes. These changes are being recommended following extensive outreach to the community and are in accord with the project's Environmental Impact Report and Statement. A majority of the demolition has been completed. The Fell Street Ramp is the last item to be demolished. The traffic changes planned for the Boulevard allow ample room for pedestrians and bicycles as well as community open space. The construction of the Boulevard will start in January 2004.
8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report
No report was made.
9. Public Comment
Willie Ratcliffe, general contractor, presented a formal letter about Muni Light Rail. He says that promises were made by Muni that didn't happen, as African Americans have been excluded from all contracts except the maintenance building. He urged the board to follow Oakland's example of inclusion and to end the city's long-time policy of gentrification of African American neighborhoods.
Francisco DaCosta, Director of Environmental Justice Advocacy, noted that the South East sector of the city doesn't appear on tourist maps. He urged the board to do something about dust control and toxic dirt and asked that local people be given an opportunity to participate
Andrew Bozeman, SE Sector Community Development Corp, has the same concerns as the former two speakers. There has been a great deal of environmental injustice and discrimination with the contracts. He understands that Muni is forced to follow rules in awarding contracts but noted that by awarding them to firms outside of the city, we are hurting ourselves economically.
Barry Taranto thinks that Manito Velasco should be honored for the Octavia Blvd. Project for keeping the community involved. He hopes that the MTA would work with the Taxi Commission to create taxi stands that work as part of the Transit-First policy. A taxi stand is needed at 400 McAllister by the Superior Court building. He would like the MTA to cooperate with the enforcement of white and red zones at the Hilton Hotel to prevent limousines from violating the law.
Charlie Walker commented that Muni has refused to make Third Street smooth and to take care of the community. People in the neighborhood need immediate relief from the damage they are suffering from the construction. DPT should stop giving people tickets. There is no adequate transportation for older people.
Wedrell James has lived in the Bay View Hunter's Point neighborhood all his life. He noted that no contractor from his neighborhood has received a sizeable contract. He added that black people get contracts all over the United States because they pay taxes but are not afforded an opportunity to obtain construction work. San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal cities in America but blacks not part of economic base. Youth are on the streets and are not allowed to contribute.
Chairman Flynn asked for a report at the next regular meeting on the Third Street issues raised today.
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 401 VAN NESS AVE. #334.
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 as are or will be available in payment of the following claims against the MTA:
A. Tom & Sheila Larsen, Unlitigated Claim #0303509, filed on 4/24/033 for $5,427.91
B. State Farm/Christina Rohla, Unlitigated Claim #0303985, filed on 6/2/03 for $5,965.24
C. Auto Club/Guy Gottschalk, Unlitigated Claim #0302414 filed on 1/23/03 for $6,448.66
D. CSE Insurance, Unlitigated Claim #0303929 filed on 5/28/03 for $8,281.65
E. Marisela Marquez, Unlitigated Claim #0301974 filed on 12/16/02 for $9,500
F. State Compensation Insurance Fund, Superior Ct. #418281, filed on 11/22/02 for $9,500
G. John Chandler, Unlitigated Claim #0301355, filed on 10/24/02 for $10,000
H. Berta Vitogan, Superior Ct. #408362 filed on 5/28/02 for $10,000 (DPT)
I. Loretta Johnson, Superior Ct. #323787, filed on 8/15/01 for $14,606.26
J. Douglas Avery, Superior Ct. #3417825, filed on 3/6/02 for $22,500
(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications:
A. 30-MPH SPEED LIMIT - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, central lanes only, between Fell and Market Streets.
B. 15-MPH SPEED LIMIT - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, between Hayes and Market Streets.
C. NO TURNS - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, at Haight Street; Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, at Fell Street; and Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Oak Street.
D. NO LEFT TURNS - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, southbound, at Market Street; Freeway off-ramp, Octavia Boulevard northbound, at Market Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and southbound, at Haight Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and southbound, at Page Street; Octavia Boulevard, northbound and southbound, at Oak Street; Octavia Frontage Road, southbound at Haight Street; Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and southbound at Page Street; Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and southbound, at Oak Street; and Octavia Frontage Road, northbound and southbound, at Fell Street.
E. MULTIPLE LEFT TURN LANES - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, northbound, at Fell St.
F. MULTIPLE RIGHT TURN LANES - ESTABLISH Oak Street, eastbound, at Octavia Blvd.
G. RIGHT TURN ONLY - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Market Street; Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, at Fell Street; and Waller Street, eastbound, at Market Street.
H. NO TURN ON RED - ESTABLISH Haight St., eastbound and westbound, at Octavia Blvd; Page St., eastbound and westbound, at Octavia Blvd; Market St., Octavia Blvd., Freeway Intersection, all approaches; and Oak St., eastbound, at Octavia Blvd.
I. ONE-WAY STREET - ESTABLISH East Octavia Frontage Road, northbound, between Hayes and Market Streets; West Octavia Frontage Road, southbound, between Hayes and Market Streets; Lily Street, westbound, between Laguna Street and Octavia Boulevard (reverses direction); Rose Street, eastbound, between Gough Street and Octavia Boulevard (reverses direction; Elgin Park, southbound, between Duboce Avenue and McCoppin Street; and McCoppin Street, eastbound, between Elgin Park and Market St.
J. MUNI BUS ZONE - RESCIND Haight Street, north side, from Octavia Street to 60 feet easterly (nearside).
K. MUNI BUS ZONE - ESTABLISH Haight Street, north side, from Octavia Street to 80 feet westerly (farside).
L. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - ESTABLISH Octavia Boulevard, both sides, between Hayes and Market Streets; Fell Street, north side, between Frontage Road and Octavia Boulevard; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Market Street to 140 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Haight Street to 40 feet northerly; Rose Street, north side, from Octavia Frontage Road to 30 feet easterly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Haight Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Page Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, east side, from Oak Street to 40 feet northerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Fell Street to 24 feet southerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Oak Street to 40 feet southerly; Lily Street, south side, from Octavia Frontage Road to 24 feet westerly; Octavia Frontage Road, west side, from Haight Street to 60 feet southerly; Oak Street, both sides, from Gough Street to 22 feet easterly; and, Oak Street, both sides, from 98 feet west of Franklin Street to 149 feet westerly.
M. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM AND 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - ESTABLISH Oak Street, south side, from Octavia Boulevard to 150 feet westerly;
N. TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - REVOKE Oak Street, north side, from Octavia Street to Laguna Street.
O. RIGHT TURN ONLY - ESTABLISH Octavia Frontage Road, southbound at Fell Street.
P. TOW-AWAY LANE MUST TURN LEFT - ESTABLISH Oak Street at Laguna Street.
Q. BLUE ZONE - REVOKE Oak Street, south side, from Gough Street to 28 feet easterly.
R. BLUE ZONE - ESTABLISH Gough Street, west side, from Oak Street to 26 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (DPT)
(10.3) Requesting that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's certification, that it is more economical to contract for security guard services for DPT offices at 1380 Howard Street than to provide the same services with City employees for fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (DPT)
(10.4) Recommending that the Board of Supervisors concur with the Controller's determination that it is more economical to contract for paratransit services than to provide the same service with City employees for the period of fiscal year 2003-04. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and certification.) (MUNI)
(10.5) Authorizing the Director to execute Contract Amendment No. 6A to extend the Master Agreement with the San Francisco Conservation Corps until April 30, 2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (DPT)
(10.6) Authorizing the Director of the Parking Authority to execute a Waiver and Release Agreement with Josef Norris authorizing him to create a mural on the north and west walls of the Performing Arts Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and Agreement.) (PA)
No public comment.
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar:
ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns
11. Adopting an overall annual goal of 27 percent for DBE contracting in DOT-assisted contracts for federal fiscal year 2003-2004. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and analysis.)
No public comment.
On motion to approve:
ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Casey, Flynn, Kasolas, McCray and Vaughns
ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:42 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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