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Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, Candlestick Conference Room


1.   Call to Order

Chairman Weaver called the meeting to order at 3:13 p.m.

2. Roll Call

EMSC members present at Roll Call:  Steve Ferrario, Dan Weaver, and      Frank Zepeda

  EMSC members absent: None

SFMTA CAC members not on this committee, but also present:  Joan Downey and Dorris Vincent

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound-producing devices during the meeting.

The CAC Secretary made the announcement.

4.    Approval of Minutes: 

The CAC Secretary moved that the second paragraph in item #8 be re-phrased. 

The revised paragraph should read, “Frank Lau discussed the communication and radio system; Central Control; and the NextBus display sign projects.”

Public Comment:


On motion to amend the minutes of March 27, 2013: Approved

        Ayes – Ferrario, Weaver, and Zepeda

        Nayes - None

        Absent – None

5.  Report of the chairman (For discussion only):


6. Public Comment: 


7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding 7th & 8th Street Improvements.  (Oliver Gajda, Transit Planner and Maurice Growney, Associate Engineer, Sustainable Streets)

Oliver Gajda discussed Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study (ENTRIPS) report and recommended alternatives for the 7th and 8th Street corridor.   The report details impacts to pedestrians; motorists; bicyclists; bike and travel lanes; and the reduction or widening of travel lanes.

Public Comment:

Edward Mason commented on the rail and wheel interfaces of the Breda cars and the wheel grinding machine at Metro East.

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the status of Enforcement Audit Recommendations.  (Camron Samii, Enforcement Manager, Security, Investigations & Enforcement, Sustainable Streets)

Camron Samii discussed the Enforcement Audit Recommendations to the City Services Auditor on the performance of the Parking Enforcement Section.  The audit focused on six key areas: 1) cost recovery; 2) staffing; 3) technology; 4) enforcement fleet; 5) systems control; and 6) customer service.

The City Services Auditor issued its findings on July 17, 2012, which included thirty-nine (39) recommendations.  Staff has implemented 51% of the recommendations and in the process of completing another 44% of the recommendations.

Public Comment:

Edward Mason commented on recovery cost for various fairs and street closures; event planning for closure on Market Street during large parades; and gridlock on Mission Street.

9. Committee members’ requests for information. (For discussion only)

  • Steve Ferrario would like to know who attended a meeting in March where decisions were made about the updated NextBus display signs; who made the decisions; when and where the meeting was; the meeting agenda; and all documents pertaining to decisions made at this meeting.  Mr. Ferrario stated that Frank Lau discussed this at the March EMSC meeting.
  • Steve Ferrario would like to know who, in the City government, came up with the Eastern Neighborhood plan.

Public Comment:


10. Schedule upcoming Meeting and Agenda Items.  (For discussion only)

Next meeting: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, Candlestick Conference Room #6053

ADJORN:  The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Yvette Torres
SFMTA – CAC Secretary



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