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Regular Board Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Agenda

Call to Order
Directors

Diane DuBois, Chair
Eric Garcetti, 1st Vice Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd Vice Chair
Michael Antonovich
Mike Bonin
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker
John Fasana
Don Knabe
Paul Krekorian
Gloria Molina
Ara J. Najarian
Pam O’Connor
Zev Yaroslavsky
Carrie Bowen, non-voting member

Officers
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Acting Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel

SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEMS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014

 

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

 

NON-CONSENT ITEMS

 

CLOSED SESSION

2

3

50

7

4

 

11

5

 

12

19

 

13

37

 

14

44**

 

26

45

 

27

46

 

34

47

 

35

48

 

36

49

 

42

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE

1. APPROVE Consent Calendar Items: 2, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36, 42 and 43. Consent Calendar items are approved by one motion unless held by a Director for discussion and/or separate action.

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. APPROVE Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held February 27, 2014. 

7. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) declaring the property located at 1792 Baker Street, in the City of Los Angeles (the "Property") as surplus and authorize the sale of the property for $1,170,000 less any closing costs paid by MTA to Iona, LLC.

11. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. executing Contract Modification No. 2 to Contract No. PS4320-2897, Metro Gold Line Eastside Access – Unincorporated East Los Angeles, with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., (AECOM) to provide design and support services for a Calvary Cemetery Walking Path. This modification extends the term of the contract to one year to accommodate the additional design tasks in an amount not-to-exceed $375,795, increasing the total contract value from $1,524,498 to $1,900,293; and

B. approving additional Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS4320-2897 in the amount of $100,000. [HANDOUT] 

12. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving:

1. the addition of one voting and one ex-officio (non-voting) Active Transportation member and alternate representing Bicycle and Pedestrian issues to Metro’s legislatively mandated Technical Advisory Committee (TAC); and

2. TAC by-laws as amended; and

B. receiving and filing:

1. clarification on the Metro Board’s role in determining the TAC’s composition and appointments; and

2. expansion of the role of the TAC’s Transportation Demand Management/Air Quality Subcommittee to include sustainability issues.

13. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1) awarding seven Contract Agreements under the Countywide Planning Research Bench No. PS4540-3200 with the contractors recommended for a three-year period with two one-year options beginning May 1, 2014 for professional services not-to-exceed a cumulative total value of $2 million.

14. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving the updated Project List for Measure R Highway Subregional Program including:

1. Highway Operational Improvements in Arroyo Verdugo Subregion

2. Highway Operational Improvements in Las Virgenes/Malibu subregion

3. Interstate 405, 1-110, I-105 and SR-91 Ramp and Interchange Improvements (Southbay)

4. State Route 138 Capacity Enhancements

5. Interstate 605 Corridor "Hot Spots" Interchanges

6. Interstate 710 South and/or Early action Projects

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements for approved projects.

26. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving an increase in the Contract Modification Authority (CMA) for Contract C0990 with Metro Builders and Engineers Group LTD., in the amount of $607,000, increasing the current CMA from $782,750 to $1,389,750 for Advanced Utility Relocation for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. This action does not increase the Life of Project Budget.

27. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-1) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to approve Contract Change Order:

A. No. 73 by Caltrans for Segment 1A of the I-5 North Capacity Enhancements from SR-134 to SR-170 under Funding Agreement No. MOU.P0008355/8501 A.A4 in the amount of $549,792 which will result in an overall savings to the contract of $1.2 million; and

B. No. 81.5 by Caltrans for Segment 2 of the I-5 North Capacity Enhancements from SR-134 to SR-170 under Funding Agreement No. MOU.P0008355/8501 A/A4 in the amount of $686,585.47 without an increase in the project budget to continue soundwall construction work.

34. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) adopting staff recommended positions:

A. AB 1720 (Bloom) – Bus Axle Weight SUPPORT

B. AB 2568 (Bloom) – Succession Planning SUPPORT

C. SB 1204 (Lara) – Clean Truck and Bus Program SUPPORT

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0-1) adopting staff recommended positions:

D. SB 1298 (Hernandez) - ExpressLanes SUPPORT

35. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year contract No. PS13542006 to Images In Foil Inc. effective July 1, 2014, for fare media production services, in an amount not-to-exceed $2,500,000.

36. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving amendment of Title 6, Chapter 6-05 of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) Administrative Code (the “Code”), otherwise known as the Metro Customer Code of Conduct will become effective April 1, 2014;

B. authorizing the Chief Transit Court Hearing Officer to amend the footnotes/endnotes to the Administrative Code in order to conform to non-substantive changes in statutory authority references from time to time. The authority will become effective April 1, 2014.

42. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving the Motion by DUBOIS AND O’CONNOR that;

A. Staff conduct a formal survey among all cities within Los Angeles County to determine demand and desirability for a Community Investment Partnership Program (CIPP);

B. Metro staff work with the cities of Los Angeles County and representatives of Councils of Governments to refine provisions of the CIPP, including extending the program to all cities and unincorporated areas located within the County;

C. Staff is requested to determine what additional resources might be necessary to support this program on a Countywide basis; and

D. Staff is to report back to the Board in 90 days with a final set of implementing recommendations.

43. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving Antonovich and Garcetti Motion that the CEO:

A. Develop a comprehensive policy for Board consideration in 30 days to allow MTA to keep and attract filming in Los Angeles County;

B. Report back to the Board in 30 days with the following:

1. An assessment and reporting of the MTA’s current policies and procedures to facilitate and assist producers who are filming on MTA owned and/or controlled property;

2. An evaluation of MTA’s current contract with Hollywood Locations with a review of their performance and a side-by-side comparison on how this contract differs from other County used filming facilitators such as Film LA and;

3. A reassessment of the requisite MTA-provided safety training as to reduce training times and scope of who must be trained while not compromising safety.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NON-CONSENT

3. Chair’s Report.

4. Chief Executive Officer’s Report.

45. RECEIVE presentation from the California Public Utilities Commission on results of the Triennial Safety Review of Metro’s Rail System.

5. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) adopting a resolution authorizing the Chief Executive Officer and other Authorized Officers to negotiate and execute the loan agreement, bond, supplemental trust agreement and related documents between LACMTA and the U. S. Department of Transportation related to a $856 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the Westside Purple Line Extension Section 1. 

(REQUIRES SEPARATE, SIMPLE MAJORITY BOARD VOTE.)

19. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS RECOMMENDED (4-0) APPROVAL OF MOTION BY DIRECTORS GARCETTI, ANTONOVICH, KREKORIAN, FASANA, AND DUPONT-WALKER that the MTA Board direct the CEO to:

A. investigate the use and applicability of alternative project delivery methods for MTA’s major capital projects, including but not limited to:

1. Integrated Project Delivery

2. Construction Management/General Contractor

B. outline the necessary process for MTA to adopt any of these new methods, including but not limited to:

1. State government and/or legislation

2. Federal government review

3. Industry review

C. report back with the above information at the July 2014 Board meeting.

37. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) Directors Garcetti and Knabe Motion that the MTA Board of Directors Direct the CEO to:

A. Implement a platform to provide real-time inter-modal navigation for mobile devices, including but not limited to:

1. The ability for third-party applications to receive real-time transit data (e.g. bus and train arrivals);

2. Indoor and outdoor navigation (e.g. triangulated Wi-Fi underground and Global Positioning System augmentation);

3. Proximity awareness that support concierge services, the physically disabled, and other use cases;

B. Evaluate and implement wireless broadband Internet connectivity services across all transportation modes and stations for mobile devices with cellular and Wi-Fi;

C. Develop alternative mobile-based payment and concierge services beyond NFC to take touch-less proximity awareness and payments from mobile devices;

D. Reallocate existing funding previously awarded to similar technology programs outlined above and in MTA's receive-and-file staff report due to the lack of significant regional impact and uncertainty of implementation; this includes the following projects awarded to the City of Los Angeles:

1. Gold Line Wi-Fi;

2. Downtown L.A. Alternatives Green Transit Modes Trial Program;

3. Experience L.A.'s Historic Cultural Neighborhood Connections;

E. Incorporate the above into the Board adopted technology investment strategy that is currently being developed; and

F. Report back by July 2014, and quarterly thereafter, on the implementation of all of the above.

44. CONSIDER:

A. holding a public hearing on the proposed Resolution of Necessity; and

B. adopting the Resolution of Necessity authorizing the commencement of an eminent domain action to acquire Project Parcel W-1201 (APN 5508-007-024) for the Purple Line Westside Subway Extension, consisting of the real property and the immovable fixtures and equipment.

(REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE)

46. RECEIVE oral report on Safety Culture.

47. APPROVE the following nominee for membership on the Metro Westside/Central Service Council: Mr. David Feinberg Nominated by: Westside Cities COG (Santa Monica) Term Ending: June 30, 2017

48. RECEIVE AND FILE the Reorganizational Structure update. [HANDOUT]

49. APPROVE DuBois Motion that the Metro Board instruct the CEO to come back to the May Executive Management Committee and provide a draft of a formal Charter that outlines guidance and specifies responsibilities, authorities and activities of the committees.

END OF NON-CONSENT ITEMS

50. CLOSED SESSION:

A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – G.C. 54956.9(a)

Patricia Hudson v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. TC023672

B. Public Employment – G.C. 54957

Title: Inspector General

Consider appointment of Inspector General

C. Conference with Labor Negotiator – G.C. 54957.6

Agency Representative: Don Ott Employee

Organizations: ATU, TCU and UTU

D. Conference Regarding Potential Threats to Public Service and Facilities – G.C. 54957

While there may be no immediate threat, this is to provide the Board with a confidential update by David Edwards, Chief Information Officer, and Lindy Lee, 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

ADJOURNMENT

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