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City and County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, Candlestick Conference Room #6052
San Francisco, California


1. Call to Order
Chairman Weaver called the meeting to order at 4:18 p.m. 

2. Roll Call

EMSC Members present at Roll Call:  Steve Ferrario and Daniel Weaver

EMSC Members absent: None

CAC members not on this committee, but also present: Dorris Vincent

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

The CAC Secretary made the announcement.

4. Approval of Minutes

Public Comment:

Edward Mason suggested that the minutes be revised with respect to item #6.  He moved that his comment be updated to read, “Mr. Mason inquired if the SFMTA can put information about which streets are not recommended for large vehicles.”

On motion to approve the minutes of June 27, 2012: Approved as amended

Ayes – Ferrario and Weaver

Nayes – None

Absent – None

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


6. Public Comment: 


7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding major capital project coordination and delivery between Capital Programs & Construction and Transit Services. (Vince Harris, Director, Capital Programs & Construction and John Haley, Director, Transit Services)

Vince Harris discussed his work history with the SFMTA.  Mr. Harris left the SFMTA five years ago and returned as the Director of Capital Programs and Construction over two months ago.  Mr. Harris discussed the Agency’s 20-year capital program.

Public Comment:

Edward Mason commented on the 19th Avenue project and Better Market Streets.

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the San Francisco Pedestrian Strategy.  (Frank Markowitz, Senior Transportation Planner, Sustainable Streets – Transportation Planning)

Frank Markowitz discussed the plan and proposed actions for great walking streets in San Francisco.  Mr. Markowitz stated that this plan was developed when Mayor Newsom was leaving and he signed an executive directive that called on City agencies to work together to reduce serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians.  Mr. Markowitz also discussed funding and outreach of the plan.

Public Comment:

Edward Mason commented on tree maintenance in the City.

9. Committee Members’ request for information


10. Schedule upcoming calendar items (For discussion only)

Next regular meeting:  September 26, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.  
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, Candlestick Conference Room #6052

11. Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 5:52 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Yvette Torres
SFMTA CAC - Secretary



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