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

Finance & Administration Committee (FAC)

Regular Meeting

Monday, January 28, 2008 4:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California

1. Call to Order / Roll Call
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 4:28 p.m.

FAC Members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey.

FAC absent: Bruce Oka

SFMTA CAC Members not on this committee present: Steve Ferrario

SFMTA staff: Sonali Bose (Chief of Finance and Administration) and Debra Reed (CAC Secretary).

2. Adopt minutes of April 18th and October 17th, 2007:

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved. (Ayes – Murphy, Drennen and Humphrey)

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted on the agenda: None

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy

There will be a discussion at the January 29, 2008 CAC meeting regarding future calendar items for the CAC and subcommittees.

5. FY2009/FY2010 Budget: (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose

Sonali Bose reviewed preliminary FY 2009 Operating Budget. The chronic structural deficit is $150 million. The Agency will need $50 million for Transit Effectiveness Policy (TEP) and Muni Metro East projects. Ms. Bose discussed various funding and revenue sources. The Revenue Panel will be completing their recommendations in February 2008 to be presented to the MTA Board of Directors and Mayor Newsom. Chairman Murphy will schedule both an FAC and a CAC meeting for input on those recommendations.

Emily Drennen suggested submitting grants that could be used towards miscellaneous projects. Ms. Bose said that grants tend to be project specific. Ms. Bose is looking into alternative forms of capital funding for general projects.

Ms. Drennen said that she has not noticed significant activities for pedestrian issues, such as traffic engineers. Ms. Bose said that there have been over 300 requests for parking control officers, transit planners, and parking engineers. Chairman Murphy asked that FAC members bring suggestions for the pedestrian safety program to the next meeting.

Chairman Murphy asked about the $10 million work order to the San Francisco Police Department. Ms. Bose said that the Agency is negotiating an MOU with the SFPD for specific services.

Chairman Murphy proposed the following recommendation:

MOTION: RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board consider a wide range of options for additional advertising on Muni including advertising on MTA non-historic vehicles and infrastructure, and fare media if such advertising can raise significant revenue for the Agency. The motion passed unanimously. (Ayes – Murphy, Drennen and Humphrey)

Emily Drennen proposed the following recommendation:

MOTION: WHEREAS, the SFMTA annually pays out between $9 million to $12 million in injury and death lawsuit settlements; and

WHEREAS, The City’s Controller’s Office and the City Attorney are currently responsible for managing the collection, investigation, and settlement of SFMTA claims,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the City to develop business practices whereby the SFMTA receive adequate information about claims filed within a much shorter turn-around time and in a format that is most useful for analysis to prevent future incidents. The motion passed unanimously. (Ayes – Murphy, Drennen and Humphrey)

6. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled:

Next regular meeting: February 20, 2008, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 5:30 p.m.

• Capital Budget - Carter Rohan and Brenda Walker

• Pedestrian Safety - Peter Albert

• Revenue Panel recommendations – Sonali Bose

7. Adjournment: 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Debra J. Reed
SFMTA CAC - Secretary

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