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

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC)

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
425 Geneva Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 244
San Francisco, CA

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser

Council Members not members of this Committee:
Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey,
 Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe and Dorris Vincent.

The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows:
Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council
1 So. VAN NESS AVENUE- 7th Floor -SAN FRANCISCO-CA. 94103-5417

Phone 415-701-4666    FAX 415-701-4502

City & County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens' Advisory Council
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety Committee (EMSC)

 Regular Meeting

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
425 Geneva Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 244
San Francisco, California


Item #


Estimated Time


Call to Order/Roll Call



Public Comment



Adopt Minutes of January 28, 2009  (Discussion/ Action)



Report of the Chairman (Discussion/ Action)



Geneva Historic Car Enclosure (Discussion/ Action) Lisa Chow



Phasing in of Muni Metro East and the future re-rail of the Green Division (Discussion/ Action) John Byrd and Anthony Bryant



Balboa Park Tour  (Discussion/ Action) Frank Markowitz



Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion)



Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion/ Action)
Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 at 4:00 p.m.






Notices of meeting and agenda are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA’s website at

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th floor, during regular business hours.

Members of the Citizens' Advisory Council who are not members of the EMSC may attend Committee meetings.

In the event that a quorum of the entire Council is present, the Committee shall act as a Committee of the Whole.  A vote of the Committee of the Whole does not constitute final Council action; the full Council must ratify all Committee action.

Disability Access

The meeting location is near the Balboa Park Station at 425 Geneva Avenue, in Conference Room 244, San Francisco. From the lobby, turn right into the hallway.  Conference Room 244 is the last room down the hall on the right side.

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. BART and the SFMTA’s J-Church, K-Ingleside and M-Ocean View lines travel to the Balboa Park Station. Accessible SFMTA bus lines to the Balboa Park Station are the 9X 9AX 9BX, 26-Valencia, 29-Sunset, 36-Teresita, 43-Masonic, 49-Van Ness, 54-Felton and the 88-BART Shuttle. For more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730.

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location.

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language nterpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 hours in advance of need at 415-701-4666.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing lectronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples’ business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples’ review.

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA’s website at

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at   

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at

Lobbyist Ordinance

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA  94102, telephone 415-252-3100, fax 415-252-3112, or visit their website at

Accessible meeting policy – One South Van Ness Avenue

telephone311 Free language assistance / 免費語言協助 / Ayuda gratuita con el idioma / Бесплатная помощь переводчиков / Trợ giúp Thông dịch Miễn phí / Assistance linguistique gratuite / 無料の言語支援 / 무료 언어 지원 / Libreng tulong para sa wikang Tagalog / คว“มช่วยเหลือท“งภ“ษ“โดยไม่เส’ยค่าใช้จ่าย


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