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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, January 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, CA

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen 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,
Dorris Vincent and Ruth Wheeler.
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, January 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3075
San Francisco, California


Item #


Estimated Time


Call to Order/Roll Call



Public Comment



Adopt Minutes of November 19, 2008  (Discussion/Action)



Report of the Chairman (Discussion/Action)



Curb Cuts Policies at Passenger Loading Zones (Discussion/ Action) Tom Folks



Vehicle and Station video taping protocols (Discussion/Action) Ted Unaegbu



Capital Projects Budget changes and funding for the Central Subway Project Design (Discussion/Action) John Funghi, Joel Goldberg and Lewis Ames



Maintenance and Repair plans for Historic Street Cars and Breda Light Rail Vehicles (Discussion/Action) Elson Hao



Committee Members' Questions/Information Requests (Discussion)



Schedule Upcoming Meetings and Agenda Items (Discussion)

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





Disability Access

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor.

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). 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. A bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks.

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, 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 electronic 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


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.


Accessible meeting policy – One South Van Ness Avenue

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