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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:30 p.m.


Call to Order


Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chair
Gloria Molina, Vice Chair
Michael D. Antonovich
John Fasana
Mel Wilson
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


A. report responding to the October 25, 2012 Board Motion directing staff to provide a report on accelerating the Airport Metro Connector project including a detailed action plan and recommended advocacy efforts; and

B. the letter by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) that identifies three general areas (Crenshaw/LAX Line Aviation/Century Station, eastern edge of the Central Terminal Area or the LAWA proposed Intermodal Transportation Facility) for a potential connection between our light rail system and LAWA’s proposed Automated People Mover system. [HANDOUT]

17. RECEIVE AND FILE report responding to the July 26, 2012 Board Motion directing staff to develop an Implementation Plan that addresses rail connections to five Southern California airports: Burbank Bob Hope (BUR), Long Beach (LGB), LA/Ontario International (ONT), Los Angeles International (LAX) and LA/Palmdale Regional (PMD).

18. APPROVE the proposed updates and new projects for the Measure R Highway Operational Improvement funding for the Arroyo Verdugo and Las Virgenes/Malibu Subregions, and for Interstate 405, I-110, I-105, and SR-91 Ramp and Interchange Improvements (South Bay).

19. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. award and execute a cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) Contract No. PS4720-3004 to Cambridge Systematics, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $7,662,203 for Gateway Cities Transportation Strategic Plan Phase II; and

B. executing individual contract modifications as required, but not to exceed a total of up to 15% of the total contract amount to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that may arise during the performance of the contract.

20. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. execute contract modification No. 12 to Contract No. PS4340-1939 with URS Corporation to address public comments on the I-710 South Corridor Project Draft EIR/EIS, incorporate project changes, changes in state and federal approval requirements, evaluate a Preferred Alternative, re-circulate the Draft EIR/EIS and complete the Final EIR/EIS, in an amount not to exceed $9,190,276, increasing the total contract amount from $29,521,327 to $38,711,603, and a contract extension of 27 months;

B. execute contract modification No. 6 to Contract No. PS4340-1940 with Moore Iaconfano Goltsman, Inc., for the continued facilitation of community outreach services through the completion of the Final EIR/EIS, in an amount not to exceed $863,028, increasing the total contract amount from $2,329,284 to $3,192,312, and a contract extension of 24 months;

C. increase Contract Modification Authority for PS4340-1939 by $919,028 and PS4340-1940 by $86,303, thus increasing total contract modification authority from $2,521,000 to $3,526,331, to cover the cost of any unforeseen issues that may arise during the performance of the contracts;

D. execute any necessary agreement(s) with third parties (e.g. Gateway Cities Council of Governments, Gateway Cities, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) to provide coordination and technical support for the completion of the EIR/EIS and the development and implementation of individual I-710 Early Action Projects, in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000, increasing the total amount from $900,000 to $3,400,000 for FY12 through FY15.


A. allowing the County to receive Measure R equity funds;

B. requiring the cities of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, and the County of Los Angeles to jointly develop a recommended project list for the next five years that will allow the County to "catch up" with its population share for the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Highway Operational Funds; and

C. requiring all other subregions that receive Highway Operational Funds to continue developing future recommended projects using the needbased, instead of population-based, methodology.

22. RECEIVE AND FILE I-605/SR-91/I-405 Corridors “Hot Spots” Feasibility Study and project development strategy.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute modification No. 3 to Contract No. PS40102178-19-01-01 with Arellano Associates to provide outreach services for the High Desert Corridor environmental clearance for an additional term of 24 months in the firm-fixed amount of $699,944 increasing the Total Contract Value from $598,939 to $1,298,883; and

B. approving Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS40101178-19-01-01 with Arellano Associates in the amount of $100,000.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to:

  1. execute modification No. 2 to Contract No. PS-4370-2622 with KOA Corporation (Contractor) in the firm-fixed amount of $1,090,851 to complete the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R) for the East San Fernando Valley North-South Rapidways project increasing the total contract value from $4,556,307 to $5,647,158; and
  2. increase Contract Modification Authority to Contract No. PS4370-2622 in the amount of $218,170;

B. approving changing the name of the project from East San Fernando Valley North/South Rapidways to East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridors; and

C. receiving and filing the alternatives being moved forward into the DEIS/R.

25. AMEND the Funding Agreement between the Gold Line Construction Authority and the MTA for Phase 2A to increase funds associated with CEQA/NEPA compliance, preliminary engineering and planning for Phase 2B along with revised conditions for payment of such funds based upon milestones.


26. AUTHORIZE the CEO to amend the Gold Line Foothill Extension Funding Agreement to allow projected savings on MTA Project Costs to pay for MTA requested operational and safety betterments and other MTA Projects Costs. MTA will cap its Project Costs at $173.6 million.


27. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to enter into an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with a joint venture of Polis Builders, Ltd., The McGregor Company, and St. Nicholas Foundation, Inc. to develop a mixeduse joint development project on a set of MTA-owned and private parcels situated immediately adjacent to the Vermont/Santa Monica Station on the Metro Red Line; and amend the FY13 budget to allow any deposits that may be collected from Developer to offset support costs.

28. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to sell approximately 80,000 square feet of surplus property located adjacent to the Orange Line Right-of-Way, west of the Balboa Orange Line station, in Van Nuys to George E. Moss, or his assign, in accordance with the Purchase Term Sheet.

29. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. execute a one (1) year Exclusive Negotiation Agreement and Planning Document, with an option to extend for up to an additional one (1) year, with McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. (“MBS”), or a development entity controlled and managed by McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. that is reasonably approved by the Chief Executive Officer, to, among other things, explore the feasibility of developing a grocery store/market and associated parking on 1.56 acres of Metro property (the “Site”) located on the south side of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue between Fickett and Matthews Streets, in Boyle Heights; and

B. terminate an existing Joint Development Agreement with MBS to develop and construct on the Site a mixed-use project containing 73 affordable apartments and approximately 3,250 square feet of retail space.

30. ADOPT the Conceptual Development Guidelines for 1.95 acres of Metro property located south of Cesar Chavez Avenue between Soto and Matthews Streets in Boyle Heights.

31. ADOPT the "Conceptual Development Guidelines" for the Metro Gold Line 1st/Soto Station site and the Metro-owned parcel on the opposite corner.

32. ADOPT the Conceptual Development Guidelines for the Metro Gold Line Mariachi Plaza Station site and the Metro-owned parcel on the southeast corner of Bailey Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

33. AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. execute a twenty-four-month Exclusive Negotiating Agreement, with an option to extend for up to two additional (6)-month terms, with Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation of California (CBRCC) to:

  1. explore the feasibility of developing a Master Plan for a proposed mixed-use development to co-exist with the Metro Division 7 Maintenance and Operations facility and the adjacent West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station site, both located north of the Pacific Design Center Campus in the City of West Hollywood, and
  2. negotiate the key terms and conditions of a Joint Development Agreement and Ground Lease(s) which respect MTA’s interests relating to both interim and long-term operational and fiscal requirements associated with the proposed facilities and development; and

B. amend the FY13 budget to allow any deposits that may be collected from CBRCC to be expensed to cover any out-of-pocket costs that may be incurred. These deposits are currently estimated at $50,000.

34. AMEND FY13 Budget to add one new Civil Rights Analyst position at the H1L pay grade for Civil Rights Programs Compliance Division to oversee federal grant subrecipient compliance with Federal Transit Administration Civil Rights regulations and guidance.

35. RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail Update through December 2012.

36. RECEIVE AND FILE reports on a business plan to deliver the High Desert Corridor (HDC) Project as a public-private partnership in the form of a toll concession with upfront public funding, and the feasibility of including other development opportunities and uses in the HDC.

37. RECEIVE AND FILE report on budget themes and performance metrics.


38. RECEIVE oral presentation on Crenshaw/LAX Community Benefits Program Update.


39. RECEIVE oral report on SCAG implementation of MAP 21 Transportation Alternatives Program (formerly known as TEA).

40. RECEIVE oral report on Highway Program Project Budget and Schedule Status.

41. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.

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.