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REVISED Regular Board Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, June 26, 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, Acting Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel

SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEMS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

 

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

 

NON-CONSENT ITEMS

 

CLOSED SESSION

2

3

74

5

4

 

6

8

 

7

12

 

9

14

 

10

24

 

11

32

 

16

39

 

17

41

 

18

49

 

19

65A, B, D

 

20

65.1

 

21

66

 

22

67

 

23

71

 

37

**72

 

**40

**73

 

47

75

 

**48

 

 

50

 

 

59

 

 

60

 

 

**61

 

 

65C

 

 

70

 

 

 

 

 

** REQUIRES 2/3 VOTE

1. APPROVE Consent Calendar Items: 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 37, **40, 47, **48, 50, 59, 60, **61, 65C, 70.

Consent Calendar items are approved by one motion unless held by a Director for discussion and/or separate action.

**Item requires 2/3 vote

CONSENT CALENDAR

2. APPROVE Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held May 22, 2014.

5. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) adopting the FY15 Proposed Audit Plan.

6. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):

A. approving the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s (SCRRA) FY 2014-15 Annual Work Program pursuant to their May 1, 2014, budget transmittalwith exceptions;

B. approving LACMTA’s share of SCRRA FY 2014-15 Metrolink funding to reflect the programming of funds as follows:

1. Up to $59,683,000 for Metrolink Operations;

2. $2,305,108 for Right of Way (ROVE Security;

3. $4,000,000 for ROTEM reimbursement;

4. $4,096,000 for Positive Train Control (PTC);

5. $8,000,000 for the Renovation and Rehabilitation Program;  and

6. $100,000 for one-time special events;

C. extending the lapsing date for funds previously allocated to SCRRA for the Renovation and Rehabilitation Program as follows:

1. FY 2010-11 from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2015 - $512,269,

2. FY 2011-12 from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2015 $2,603,996;

D. approving the FY 2014-15 Transfers to Other Operators payment rate of $1.10 per boarding to LACMTA and an EZ Pass reimbursement cap to LACMTA of $5,592,000;

E. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee to amend LACMTA's Commuter Rail Program budget as described in the financial impact section of this report and to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements between LACMTA and the SCRRA for the approved funding; and

F. authorizing the CEO to amend the adopted budget to reflect the above recommendations.

7. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price Contract Number PS56103234 with Sierra Systems, the highest evaluated proposer for a firm fixed price of $2,295,200 for an agency-wide budget systems upgrade.

9. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) adopting:

A. findings and recommendations for allocating FY 2014-15 Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 funds estimated at $24,586,480 as follows:

1. In the City of Avalon there are unmet transit needs that are reasonable to meet, and the City of Avalon chooses to use $147,850 of their Article 8 funds for their transit services; therefore, TDA Article 8 funds will be used to meet the unmet transit needs;

2. In the Antelope Valley, which includes the Cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, and in the Los Angeles County Unincorporated areas of the Antelope Valley, transit needs are met using other funding sources, such as Proposition A and Proposition C Local Return; therefore, their transit needs can be met with other funding sources. Hence, TDA Article 8 funds in the amount of $6,176,827 and $6,017,373 (Lancaster and Palmdale, respectively), may be used for street and road purposes and/or transit;

3. In the Santa Clarita Valley, which includes the City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County unincorporated areas of the Santa Clarita Valley, transit needs are met with other funding sources, such as Proposition A and Proposition C Local Return; therefore, their transit needs can be met with other funding sources. Hence, TDA Article 8 funds in the amount of $7,980,500 for the City of Santa Clarita may be used for street and road and/or transit purposes, as long as their transit needs continue to be met; and

4. In the Los Angeles County Unincorporated areas of North County, the areas encompass both the Antelope Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley, the allocation is $4,263,930 and may be used for street and road purposes and/or transit.

B. a resolution making a determination of unmet public transportation needs in the areas of Los Angeles County outside the Metro service area.

10. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. establishing  Proposition C Local Return funded Capital Reserve Accounts for the City of Compton;

B. approving extensions for existing Local Return Capital Reserve Accounts as prescribed in their Agreements for an additional three years for the Cities of Duarte and Lawndale; and

C. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements between Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Cities for their Capital Reserve Accounts as approved.

11. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. approving $1.8 billion in FY2015 Transit Fund Allocations for Los Angeles County jurisdictions, transit operators and Metro operations. These allocations comply with federal and state regulations and LACMTA Board policies and guidelines;

1. Planning and Administrative allocations of Transportation Development Act (TDA), Proposition A, Proposition C and Measure R in the amount of $71.8 million.

2. Bus Transit Subsidies of State, Local and Federal funds in the amount of $1.257 billion which includes $6.0 million for the continuation of the Tier 2 Operators Funding Program.

3. Proposition A Incentive Programs in the amount of $15.0 million which includes $210,000 increase in Hollywood Bowl Shuttle Service Program from $847,000 to $1,057,000.

4. Proposition A Local Return, Proposition C Local Return, Measure R Local Return, TDA Article 3 (Pedestrian and Bikeways) and TDA Article 8 (Street and Highways) for $459.8 million.

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to adjust FY2015 Federal Section 5307 (Urbanized Formula), Section 5339 (Bus and Bus Facilities) and Section 5337 (State of Good Repair) allocations upon receipt of final apportionment from the Federal Transit Authority and amend FY2015 budget as necessary to reflect the aforementioned adjustment;

C. approving fund exchange in the amount of $9.4 million of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus' FY2015 Federal Section 5307 formula share allocation with Metro's TDA Article 4 allocation, to be adjusted upon receipt of final apportionment and disbursed in FY2016;

D. approving fund exchange of Federal Section 5307 discretionary fund awarded to the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium through Long Beach Transit in the amount of $250,000 with Metro's TDA Article 4 allocation;

E. approving fund exchanges in the amount of $10.9 million of Metro's share of Federal Section 5307 with municipal operators' shares of Federal Sections 5339 and 5337;

F. adopting a resolution designating Transportation Development Act   and State Transit Assistance fund allocations in compliance to the terms and conditions of the allocation; and

G. upon approval, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute all necessary agreements to implement the above funding programs.

16. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute an agreement for FY15 with the California Highway Patrol to provide services in support of the Metro Freeway Service Patrol, Big Rig Service Patrol and ExpressLanes FSP programs in an amount not to exceed $1,290,000.

17. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Contract Modification No. 1 to Contract No. PS13RIITS11, with Kimley-Horn and Associates,Inc. in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000. This modification provides additional technical support for the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative, adds twelve months to the schedule, and increases the total contract value from $500,000 to $2,500,000.

CONSENT CALENDAR CONTINUED:

18. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0):

A. approving the Burbank Airport Metrolink Station Pedestrian Grade Separation Project;

B. approving the programming of $3.5 million in Measure R 3% funds for the Project;

C. amending the FY2014-15 LACMTA Budget to include the programming of $3.5 million in Measure R 3% funds for the Project; and

D. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for this action.

19. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0-1) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute a cost-plus-fixed-fee Contract No. PS2415-3269 with J.L. Patterson and Associates, Inc., for the Raymer to Bernson Double Track Project in an amount not to exceed $6,496,188, inclusive of options.  This contract is for a base of two years plus three one-year options.

20. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0):

A. approving:

1. adding two voting members and alternates representing Active Transportation, one for Bicycle issues and one for Pedestrian issues and one ex-officio (non-voting) and alternate representing Public Health 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.

21. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0):

A. recertifying $58.2 million in existing Fiscal Year 2014-15 commitments from previous Countywide Calls for Projects and authorizing the expenditure of funds to meet these commitments;

B. deobligating $8.93 million of previously approved Countywide Calls for Projects funding. Continue to prioritize 2014 and future deobligated dollars to fund the three previously approved County of Los Angeles Signal Call projects:

1. San Gabriel Valley Traffic Signal Corridors Project (#F3308);

2. Gateway Cities Traffic Signal Corridors Phase VI Project (#F3309); and

3. South Bay Traffic Signal Corridors Project (#F3310) that were not near-term priorities per the 2011 Long Range Transportation Plan Transportation Improvement Program Priority List;

C. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to:

1. negotiate and execute all necessary agreements for approved projects; and

2. amend the FY 2014-15 budget, as necessary, to include the 2014 Countywide Call for Projects Recertification and Extension funding in the regional Programs’ budget;

D. delegating to the CEO or his designee the authority to administratively approve minor changes to the scope of work of previously approved Countywide Calls for Projects projects;

E. amending the repayment schedule as requested by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for the State Route 126/Commerce Center Drive Interchange Improvement Project to allow for the exchange of federal funds for non-federal funds repayments from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 and July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017;

F. reprograming funding for the City of Culver City – Culver CityBus Clean Fuel Bus Replacement Project (#F7401) from FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 to FY 2015-16; and

G. receiving and filing time extensions for the 74 projects.

22. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0): awarding and programming cycle one of the biennial Open Streets Grant Program including fiscal years 14/15 and 15/16. Award $3.7 million to 12 Open Street events and set aside $300,000 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of these events and evaluate the costs and benefits per the June 2013 Motion 72.

23. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0-1):

A. executing Contract Modification No. 5 to Contract No. PS4330-2863 with Gruen Associates, to provide additional planning services for the Union Station Master Plan. This modification adds an additional 31 months to the period of performance in an amount not to exceed $342,000, increasing the total contract value from $5,438,381 to $5,780,381; and

B. approving additional Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS4330-2863 in the amount of $100,000.

37. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed price (FFP) Contract No. PS71702990 to Scottel Voice & Data Inc. dba Blackbox Network Systems, the highest rated proposer for implementation of the Call Center Telephone System Replacement Project for an amount not to exceed $1,314,917, inclusive of sales tax.

40. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS RECOMMENDED (3-0):

A. finding that there is only a single source of procurement to upgrade the existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to include the Exposition Phase-2 and Foothill Gold Line Extension 2A Light Rail expansions. The Board hereby authorizes purchase of the software for the sole purpose of upgrading and expanding the system already in use; and

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Modification No. 001 to Contract No. OP39603035 with Rockwell-Collins-ARINC Inc. in an amount not to exceed $3,595,795 to upgrade and expand the existing Light Rail SCADA System to:

1. integrate with the Expo-II and Foothill rail segments;

2. unify all SCADA software versions; and

3. address Management Audit Services Department compliance findings.  This action increases the total contract value from $6,178,383 to $9,774,178.

47. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving an increase in Contract Modification Authority (CMA) to Contract No. C0990 with Metro Builders and Engineers Group LTD., in the amount of $1,967,835, increasing the current CMA from $1,389,750 to $3,357,585. This action does not increase the Life of Project Budget.

48. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) considering finding that awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242 (a) will achieve private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work and components of the Southwestern Yard Project (Division 16).

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

50. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute a one-year lease agreement commencing July 1, 2014, including five one-year options, with PBR Realty, LLC for the rental of approximately 59,076 square feet of land located at 703 E. Commercial Street, Los Angeles, at an estimated rental cost of $1,719,575 over the potential six-year term of the lease if all options are exercised; and

B. authorizing the expenditure of an additional $235,000 in FY15 for improvements to the leased property consisting of fencing, lighting and paving of the land to accommodate the storage of excavated soils pending disposition at an appropriate land fill site.

59. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and approve Modification Number 24 to Contract PS33201664 with Xerox to provide TAP transition services in an amount not to exceed $2.35 million consistent with the recent arbitration determination.

60. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to negotiate and execute Contract Modifications for Contract No. OP02461010 with Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $8.2 million, increasing total contract authority from $244,121,566 to $252,321,566. This action does not increase the life-of-project budgets of the projects involved.

61. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0):

A. adopting “Grand/Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Station” as the official name for Metro Rail’s current Grand Station;

B. adopting “Los Angeles Trade-Technical College/Orthopaedic Institute for Children Station” as the official name for Metro Rail’s current 23rd Street Station;

C. adopting “Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley Station” as the official name for Metro Rail’s current Expo/La Brea Station; and

D. approving the staff plan to implement the above changes at minimal cost without using operating funds.

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

65. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0-1) AND CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

C. authorizing the Chief Executive Offer to increase the Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS114330-2636, Airport Metro Connector, with STV/PB ConnectLAX Joint Venture, in the amount of $600,000, to address unanticipated technical analysis that may arise during preparation of the Draft EIR and as part of coordination with LAWA and the Crenshaw/LAX project.[HANDOUT]

70. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) approval of Motion by Directors Bonin and Molina that the Board of Directors direct the CEO to launch in August 2014, a multi-lingual advertising campaign promoting fare subsidy programs on Metro buses, on Metro rail cars, and at Metro stations prior to the increase in Metro fares;

That the Board of Directors direct the CEO to report at the July 2014 Board with a status report on when the full public relations campaign will launch, and with a demonstration of what the promotions will look like; and

That the Board of Directors direct the CEO to report back in September 2014, as previously directed, on other potential strategies to increase awareness of and use of the subsidy programs, and with recommendations on how to make the application process easier and more accessible to the transit-dependent.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NON-CONSENT

3. Chair’s Report.

4. Chief Executive Officer’s Report.

8. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0):

A. adopting a resolution authorizing the replacement of an expiring line of credit and direct purchase agreements with respect to the Prop A 2008-A bonds;

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to finalize negotiations with the banks recommended and enter into direct purchase agreements as provided for in the resolution resulting in a combined estimated all-in cost of approximately $2.3 million for the two year terms of the agreements, versus the current cost of approximately $3.8 million over two years, for an estimated savings of $750,000 per year based on reduced bank and financing fees; and

C. authorizing the CEO to negotiate with each successively ranked proposer from the list provided if unable to reach agreement with either of the recommended proposers.

(REQUIRES, SEPARATE, SIMPLE MAJORITY BOARD VOTE)

12. SELECTION of 2nd Vice Chair.

24. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION:

A. approving the recommended federal funding award totaling $4,816,629 $4,137,891 in Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and $1,938,000 $1,937,735 in New Freedom (NF) funds.

B. approving the award of up to $942,972 in NF funds for the bottom three projects should any of the projects recommended for funding not be implemented or result in a funding balance after its implementation;

C. amending the fiscal year 2015 Budget to add the necessary revenues and expenses for the projects recommended for funding, once the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awards JARC and NF grant funds;

D. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or his designee to negotiate and execute pass-through agreements with agencies as sub-recipients approved for funding once the FTA awards JARC and NF grant funds; and

E. certifying that the JARC and NF funds were fairly and equitably distributed through a competitive selection process and that the projects recommended for funding were derived from the Board approved 2008 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) for the region.

14. FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approval of Motion by Directors Fasana and Krekorian that in an effort to generate the maximum amount of revenue from advertising, staff is directed to return to the Board and provide information on the time line and the steps necessary to re-issue a Request for Proposals.  Staff needs to include information related to potential revenue from a fixed guaranteed revenue option and a revenue sharing option and any other revenue generating opportunities.

41. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) AS AMENDED authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to award a five-year, firm fixed unit rate Contract No. PS26103117 to RMI International for private security contractor services in an amount not to exceed $42,670,252.43, inclusive of two, one-year renewal options.  Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 12 to Contract No. PS26102156 with RMI International to provide private security services for the period covering July 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014 in the amount not-to-exceed $1,780,000, increasing the total contract value from $28,408,383 to $30,188,383.

49. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Contract Modification No. 21 to Contract No. E0119 with The Connector Partnership Joint Venture Inc. to continue providing Design Support Services During Construction through December 2014 for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, for an amount not to exceed $3,661,804, increasing the total contract value from $47,447,377 to $51,109,181. This action does not increase Life of Project budget.

72. 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 permanent subsurface easements, a subsurface easement for the installation of grouting pipe, and a temporary construction easement to install, monitor and remove surface and ground movement instruments and noise and vibration monitor equipment in portions of Parcel RC-450 and RC-451 (APN's 5161-017-021; 5161-017-022, 5161-017-023 and 5161-017-033 consisting of the real property.

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

73. 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 Parcel W-2301 (APN 4334-021-059), consisting of the real property and site improvements.

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)

65. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE AND CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION AS AMENDED:

A. approving:

1. alternative A2 – 96th Street Connection as the Locally Preferred Alternative to be further evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR);

2. accommodations to the Crenshaw/LAX Line to provide grading and other site preparation work so as not to preclude the 96th Street Station.  Staff will return to the July Board meeting for approval of the Crenshaw/LAX project Design/Build contract modification for this work.  The accommodations would be funded by the Airport Metro Connector;

3. elimination of Alternative B – Through Intermodal Transportation Facility Connection and Alternative C1 – Stub-end Connection at Central Terminal Area East.  In January 2014, the Board eliminated Alternatives C3 and C4 (through LAX) from further consideration in the environmental review process;

B. continuing the consideration of Alternatives A1 and A3 as viable alternatives should the Los Angeles World Airport’s Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) adopt a preferred Automated People Mover alternative that is not consistent with Alternative A2.  A BOAC decision is anticipated in December 2014;

D. receiving and filing the Airport Metro Connector Supplemental Analysis Report completed in cooperation with LAWA. [HANDOUT]

65.1 APPROVE Knabe Amendment to Item 65 that the Board instruct the CEO to work with LAWA and the Board of Airport Commissioners to obtain their written commitment to construct and operate an automated people mover connecting the airport’s central terminal area to a planned Metro Rail Station, and to report back at next month’s (July 2014) Planning and Programming and Construction Committees, and at Committees each month thereafter until this written commitment is obtained, in order to ensure that the light rail connection to LAX that was promised to the voters in Measure R becomes a reality.

66. CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION authorizing:

A. an increase to the total contract value for Contract No. MC069, with Stantec Consulting, Inc., to provide Construction Management Support Services in an amount not to exceed $10,806,000 for the  first six months of the FY15 Work Program Funding, from $66,849,000 to $77,655,000; and

B. the Chief Executive Officer to execute individual Contract Work Orders and Modifications within the Board approved contract value.

67. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (5-0) as amended by Director Dubois the approval of  Motion by Directors, Garcetti, Molina and Bonin that the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. develop a proposed scope for studying an in-channel bike path design, with logical pedestrian linkages along ingress and egress areas, that connects the missing link from Taylor Yard to the City of Maywood;

B. recommend a project timeline and a proposed implementation strategy to advance a comprehensive bike channel study;

C. identify and receive input from key stakeholders and study participants; and

D. report back to the Board in September 2014 on the items A – C and a possible recommendation for implementation.

E. immediately initiate discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers concerning any construction within the levees and in the actual channel.

39. SYSTEM SAFETY AND OPERATIONS FORWARDED WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION approving the nominees for membership on Metro Gateway Cities, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and Westside/Central Service Councils:

A. Cynde Soto, Gateway Cities Service Council, Re-Appointment
Nominated by: Gateway Cities Council of Governments
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

B. Thomas Martin, Gateway Cities Service Council, New Appointment
Nominated by: Gateway Cities Council of Governments
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

C. John Harabedian, San Gabriel Valley Service Council, Re-Appointment
Nominated by: City of San Marino
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

D. John Harrington, San Gabriel Valley Service Council, Re-Appointment
Nominated by: City of San Marino
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

E. Devon Deming, South Bay Service Council, Re-Appointment
Nominated by: South Bay Cities Council of Governments
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

F. Ralph Franklin, South Bay Service Council, Re-Appointment
Nominated by: South Bay Cities Council of Governments
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

G. Angie English, South Bay Service Council, New Appointment
Nominated by: South Bay Cities Council of Governments
Term Ending: June 30, 2017

71. CONSIDER:

A. approving the Metro Committee Guidelines; and

B. approving the renaming of the “System Safety and Operations Committee” as “System Safety, Security and Operations Committee”  

32.     APPROVE Motion by Director Ridley-Thomas that the Board of Directors direct the Chief Executive Officer to convene a roundtable of real estate and development professionals to seek  their input on viable strategies for development of the Harbor Gateway Transit Center and to report back to the Board of Directors within 90 days with their findings and recommendations.

75. CONSIDER Najarian Motionthat the CEO direct staff to provide procurement with the necessary job description to hire a project manager within the next 30 days to begin coordinating with the various entities involved in the mitigation of the construction of the carpool lanes and widening of the I-5.

FURTHER move that my office be apprised on a weekly basis the progress of this directive and report back to the Board in July on the status of the hiring of the project manager.

END OF NON-CONSENT ITEMS

74. CLOSED SESSION:

 

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

1. Cai Hua v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. GC050156

2. Julio Cesar Muralles v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. SC116839

3. John Neiss II v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. BC498706

4. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. f/k/a Kiewit Pacific Company v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. BC545331

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

Agency Representative: Don Ott
Employee Organizations: TCU, UTU, AFSCME, TEAMSTERS

C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator – G.C. 54956.8

1. Property Description: 675 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Agency Negotiator: Eastern Marney, LLC
Negotiating Party: Carol Chiodo and Stephen Vollucci
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

2. Property Description:  Grand Central Square,
317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Agency Negotiators: Greg Angelo and Calvin Hollis
Negotiating Party: Grand Central Square Limited Partnership
Under Negotiation: Terms

3. Property Description: 5740 Arbor Vitae Street, Los Angeles, CA (SW-0101)
Agency Negotiator: Velma C. Marshall
Negotiating Party: Weiner Investment Properties
Under Negotiation: Price

D. Public Employee Performance Evaluation – G.C. 54957
Title: CEO

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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