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Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, Union Square Conference Room
San Francisco, California


1. Call to Order:

Vice Chairman Dan Weaver called the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m. 

2. Roll Call:

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call:  Mark Ballew, Katie Haverkamp, Marc Salomon, Susan Vaughan, Dorris Vincent, Dan Weaver, Roland Wong, and Frank Zepeda

SFMTA CAC members absent at Roll Call: Colbert Tse

SFMTA CAC members absent:  Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, and Daniel Murphy

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

The CAC Secretary made the announcement.

4. Approval of Minutes: 

Council member Ballew moved that the minutes be amended with respect to item #7, to include “public access to subway restrooms”, and change “plans for opening restaurants for allowing vendors in the subway” to “plans for allowing vending machines or private vendors in the subway”.

Public Comment:

David Pilpel suggested correcting the spelling of Nelson/Nygaard’s name.

On motion to approve the minutes of December 6, 2012 as amended: Approved

Ayes –Ballew, Haverkamp, Salomon, Vaughan, Vincent, Weaver, Wong, and Zepeda

Nayes – None

Absent – Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, and Tse

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

Vice Chairman Weaver gave an update on Daniel Murphy.

Roberta Boomer introduced Candace Sue, the Director of Communications.  Ms. Sue will attend a future meeting to discuss her role and communication plans for the Agency.

Roberta Boomer distributed an updated list of CAC agenda topics for 2013 which included the schedule for discussion.

6. Public Comment: 

Edward Mason commented on the Transportation Authority’s projects related to transit, for example, the realignment of the M Oceanview line to Park Merced and the Daly City BART station.

David Pilpel agreed with Mr. Mason’s comments regarding Transportation Authority projects.  Mr. Pilpel commented on the SFMTA’s notification to the public regarding the reduction of service between Christmas and New Years Eve and the extra service provided for New Years’ Eve            .

7. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the SFMTA 2013 Legislative Program. (Kate Breen, Government Affairs Manager, Government Affairs)

Kate Breen discussed the goals of the SFMTA 2013 Legislative Program and summarized priority issues and measures.  State and local legislative issues anticipated for the coming year include: Board of Supervisors’ legislation; the state budget; revenue measures; contracts; grants; Central Subway; Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); SFpark; Transportation Code amendments; Taxi legislation; the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP); and the Transportation Sustainability Program (TSP).

Colbert Tse arrived at 6:22 p.m.

Public Comment:

Henry Pan inquired about the Transit Fare Inspectors’ authority.

David Pilpel commented on future legislative updates; the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; and regional and state allocation formulas.

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Real Estate Vision Plan. (Jason Gallegos, Real Estate Development Manager, Finance & Information Technology)

Jason Gallegos presented an overview of the Real Estate and Facilities Vision Report.  The SFMTA owns, operates, and maintains many facilities which include:  operation and maintenance facilities; transit-supportive facilities, non-transit facilities; and parking garages and lots.  Many of the key transit facilities are either operating at or beyond capacity and will not be able to accommodate future fleet growth.  Some are at or near the end of their useful life with some approaching 100 years in age making them seismically vulnerable.  Some have inefficient location of functions and relocation needs due to expiring leases or are inadequate with outdated equipment.

The vision plan addresses growth of vehicles and facilities; division recommendations; real estate development or improvements; and cost and funding.

Public Comment:

Henry Pan inquired about historic preservation issues for facilities that would be rehabilitated.

Edward Mason commented on the Upper Yard and possible future uses.

David Pilpel commented on the vision plan and suggested that this plan be presented to the Planning Commission.

9. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendations from the Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC).

(This item was continued to the next meeting.)

Motion 121127.01

      The SFMTA CAC recommends that the On-Street Parking Management Plan recently adopted by the SFMTA Board of Directors be reconsidered and further discussed at a public meeting of the Board.

      The SFMTA CAC itself, as well as members of the public, did not have an opportunity to present their positions on this matter in a public forum within a SFMTA Board meeting.

10. Committee Members’ request for information. (For discussion only)

  • Katie Haverkamp would like to know if the vintage streetcars can run on the N line tracks.
  • Sue Vaughan would like to know the SFMTA’s participation in the One Bay Area Plan.
  • Sue Vaughan would like to know the SFMTA’s participation in the planning of the Warriors stadium.
  • Sue Vaughan stated that there seemed to be no correlation between Nextbus announcements and bus arrivals between Christmas and New Years’ Eve and she would like to know what happened.
  • Marc Salomon would like to know about the process used by staff regarding reduced service between Christmas and New Years’ Eve; what public outreach measures were used to alert the public; and whether these cuts were 5% or more.

Public Comment:

David Pilpel commented on the One Bay Area Plan and the Warriors stadium.

11. Schedule upcoming calendar items.  (For discussion only)
Next regular meeting:  Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, Union Square Conference Room #7080

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ADJOURN:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Yvette Torres
SFMTA CAC – Secretary



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