Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:00 a.m.
Call to Order+
Michael Antonovich, Chair
Diane DuBois, 1st Vice Chair
Richard Katz, 2nd Vice Chair
Ara J. Najarian
Michael Miles, non-voting member
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Acting Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel
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SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEMS
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMs
|** REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE|
1. APPROVE Consent Calendar Items:
2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 18.1, 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34**, 35**, 43, 45, 46, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, and 73.
**Items 34 and 35 require 2/3 vote of the Board.
2. APPROVE a) Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held July 26, 2012 and b) Minutes of the Adjourned Regular Board Meeting from July 26, 2012 held August 6, 2012.
8. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) AND CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving
revisions to the Metro Transit Project Contingency Policy.
10. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
11. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a one-year firm fixed price Contract No. PS4430-2886 to Moore & Associate, Inc. to conduct the fiscal year (FY) 2010 - 2012 independent performance review of all Los Angeles County transit operators receiving state Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 4, and operators receiving Proposition A funds in lieu of TDA Funds and Metro as the Regional Transportation Planning Entity, for the fixed price of $531,906.
12. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to renew group insurance policies covering Non-Contract, AFSCME, and Expo employees for the one-year period beginning January 1, 2013.
16. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
17. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
18. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving the proposed revised project list for the previously programmed first five years of the Measure R highway operational improvement project funding for the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion.
18.1 PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving NAJARIAN MOTION:
When Measure R was drafted, the proposed legislation included funds allocated to three Los Angeles county subregions to be used specifically for highway improvements. The "equity" funding was included in the Measure to offset the lack of major transit projects in these areas. The three subregions were defined as called out in the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP): Arroyo-Verdugo (the cities of Burbank, La Canada Flintridge and Glendale), Las Virgenes/Malibu (the Las Virgenes Cog and the unincorporated area of the County) and the South Bay COG, which includes as a member the unincorporated area of the County. The funding was based on 2000 census population for the cities and included the
With the 2008 passage of Measure R, MTA implemented a Highway Advisory Committee, which included stakeholders in the equity funds. This Committee was essentially involved in oversight of the eligibility of projects. The MTA Area Team staff began working directly with the cities, i.e., Burbank, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge in the Arroyo-Verdugo Subregion. A list of projects was developed, along with allocations and cashflows, which was approved by the Board for the first five years of allocations. There are signed agreements between the MTA and the three cities and projects beyond first five years have been planned.
From the inception of the Highway Advisory Committee until recently, there has been no mention of County involvement in the Arroyo Verdugo project
development, allocations or cashflow projections and the LRTP does not call out the County as part of the subregion. Yet this report states that MTA staff will be coming back to the Board with a recommendation on programming projects in future years for the County from Arroyo Verdugo equity funds. This attempt at policy-making is premature, given the fact that the resent assertion regarding County eligibility has not yet been vetted legally.
MOVE that County Counsel provide the legal foundation, including specific documents, detailed descriptions, with citations, as to how, in the case of the Arroyo-Verdugo Subregion, the County should have part of any encumbered funds; and
FURTHER MOVE that any reference to staff bringing back a recommendation for future programming be struck from this report and the legality of this assertion be brought back to the Board. at the December 2012 meeting.
20. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving LABONGE MOTION:
To facilitate the flow of freeway traffic and reduce congestion, it is critical that connector lanes along the US-101 and the SR-134 are implemented.
I move that the MTA Board direct the CEO to investigate the feasibility of building a connector road from US-101 northbound to SR-134 eastbound.
21. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving LABONGE MOTION:
Growing traffic congestion in the San Fernando Valley is further constrained by limited lanes on the SR-134.
I move that the MTA Board instruct the CEO to study and make recommendations on expanding the existing two lane westbound and two lane eastbound on the SR-134 at the US-101 and SR-170 interchange to add additional two lanes in each direction within the existing right-of-way.
22. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving RIDLEY-THOMAS AND MOLINA MOTION that the MTA Board of Directors direct the CEO to report back at the
January February 2013 Metro Planning and Programming Committee in writing with recommendations along with a funding strategy and timeline for moving forward with a Rail to River Bikeway along the Metro-owned right-of-way from the Los Angeles River to the West Boulevard Station for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line.
31. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving the following actions related to the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project:
32. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute annual expenditure budget plan for the FY13 Annual Work Plan for City of Los Angeles.
33. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute the following actions related to the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project:
34. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1):
35. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
43. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):
45. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(4-0) approving KNABE MOTION that the MTA Board:
46. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(4-0) authorizing staff to prepare a Proposal for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to become the Managing Agency of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Service.
54. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price contract under Bid No. 12-0047 with Engineered Machine Products, I c., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the procurement of 91 electric fan system units for an amount not to exceed $1,246,947 inclusive of sales tax.
55. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive officer to award a 24-month, firm fixed price contract under Bid Number 12-0038 to S & A Systems, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for bus data loggers for an amount not to exceed $1,501,403, inclusive of sales tax and a one year option.
56. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a fixed firm price contract under IFB No. OP39602953 with Martinez Electric Transportation Company, responsible bidder to supplv 60,000 feet of high voltage electrical cables for Metro Blue Line Traction Power Substations Replacement project for an amount not to exceed $1,100,000 inclusive of sales tax.
57. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price contract under Bid No. 10-0011 to Luminator Holding L.P., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for 75 sets of P865/P2020 light rail vehicle destination signs for an amount not to exceed $1,426,175.
58. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year, firm fixed unit rate revenue generating contract under Request for Proposal No. OP31202883 to Pacific Oil Company for used oil recycling services, for potential revenue of $1,079,250.00, inclusive of three one-year options.
59. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. MA120024 with Valley Power Systems, Inc. for the procurement of 15 engine rebuild kits for an amount not to exceed $421,367, increasing the total contract value from $2,230,779 to $2,652,146.
60. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 1 to Contract No. OP39612514 with NextBus Inc., to expand the Nextrip real-time bus arrival information system to rail through 2016 in the amount of $628,862, increasing the total contract value from $1,649,900 to $2,278,762.
61. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
63. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute modifications for the following facilities maintenance and administration maintenance contracts:
64. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving the following nominee for membership on the San Fernando Valley Service Council:
Kathryn Engel, New Appointment
Nominated by: Ara Najarian, Councilmember, City of Glendale
Term Ending: June 30, 2014
73. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED
(3-0) approving YAROSLAVSKY MOTION:
In March 2000, the MTA Board adopted a policy for Metro System Advertising. One of the key elements of this policy is the prohibition on non-commercial advertising, including public service announcements. Specifically, advertising must promote for sale, lease or other form of financial benefit a product, service, event in primarily a commercial manner for primarily a commercial purpose. Part of reason for this limitation was to ensure that our buses, trains and transit facilities are not deemed public forum. However, there is concern regarding the consequences of the policy.
The policy’s prohibition on non-commercial advertising includes advertising for non-profit organizations. The policy’s prohibition on non-commercial advertising provides an exception for governmental entities that advance specific government purposes. That exception does not apply to non-profit organizations. As a result, we are presently prohibited from accepting advertising for events such as The March of Dimes Walk, United Way, AIDS Walk Los Angeles, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Walk, etc.
Very often, non-profit organizations partner with, or are supported by, governmental entities. While our policy may be well intended, the current application of the language prohibits non-profit organizations that are partnered with or supported by governmental entities from advertising on our system. For our collective best interest, we need to reevaluate our policy.
I, THEREFORE, MOVE that the board direct staff to review the current Metro Advertising Policy and report back to the Board in 60 days on how the current policy may be amended consistent with the concerns outlined above while preserving the non-public forum status of our system.
END OF CONSENT CALENDAR
3. Chair’s Report.
4. Chief Executive Officer’s Report.
24. RIDLEY-THOMAS MOTION regarding the best practices for value capture in transit agencies:
Move that the CEO pursue the following next steps with regard to Value Capture opportunities:
44. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE FORWARDED TO THE FULL BOARD WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION DUE TO CONFLICTS authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award:
The total amount of revenue generated from these two contracts will be $110,000,000.
62. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE FORWARDED TO THE FULL BOARD WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION:
74. RECEIVE civil rights compliance update.
75. RECEIVE oral report on System Safety.
76. RECEIVE oral report on I-405 and Metro Orange Line chronology and status update.
(CARRIED OVER FROM JULY BOARD MEETING)
77. RECEIVE update on the P2550 Rail Vehicle Program.
END OF NON-CONSENT ITEMS
78. CLOSED SESSION:
A. Conference with Labor Negotiator – G.C. 54957.6:
Agency Representative: Richard Hunt
Employee Organization: ATU
A. Conference with Real Estate Negotiators – G.C. 54956.8:
Property: 9323 Bellanca Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90045
Agency negotiator: Velma Marshall
Negotiating parties: 9323 Bellanca Associates, L.P.,
a Delaware Limited Partnership
Under negotiation: price and terms.
B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Pending Litigation – G.C. 54956.9(a):
C. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – G.C. 54956.9(b):
Significant Exposure to Litigation (1 case)
D. Public Employee Performance Evaluation – G.C. 54957:
Chief Executive Officer
E. Conference Regarding Potential Threats to Public Services and Facilities – G.C. 54957:
While there may be no immediate threat, this is to provide the Board with a confidential update by Paul Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, on security related matters.
Consideration of items not on the posted agenda, including: items to be presented and (if requested) referred to staff; items to be placed on the agenda for action at a future meeting of the Committee or Board; and/or items requiring immediate action because of an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON ITEMS OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN COMMITTEE’S SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION
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