Board - September 26, 2017


Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 10:00 a.m.

Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: Peskin (Chair), Tang (Vice Chair), Breed, Cohen, Farrell, Fewer, Kim, Ronen, Safai, Sheehy and Yee

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

3. Executive Director’s Report – INFORMATION  report

Consent Agenda

4. Approve the Minutes of the September 12, 2017 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes  communications submitted

5. [Final Approval] Appoint Hala Hijazi to the Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*  resolution  enclosure

6. [Final Approval] Allocate $5,820,000 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for Thirteen Requests, with Conditions – ACTION*  resolution  enclosure

Projects: (Caltrain) Ticket Vending Machine Rehabilitation Program ($99,000); Transit Asset Management Plan ($420,000); Maintenance Facility State of Good Repair ($644,426); Tunnel 1 & 4 Track and Drainage Rehabilitation ($1,258,298); F40 Locomotive State of Good Repair ($388,650); Passenger Cars State of Good Repair ($785,095); Systemwide Station Improvements ($155,664); Systemwide Track Rehabilitation ($700,000); Railroad Communication System State of Good Repair ($100,000); Grade Crossing Improvements ($228,867); Napoleon Street Bridge Replacement ($220,000)

(SFMTA) California Street Laurel Village Improvement Project – Traffic Signals ($500,000); Safe Streets Project Evaluation Program ($320,000)

7. [Final Approval] Program $17,980,000 in San Francisco’s One Bay Area Grant Cycle 2 Funds to Two Projects and Amend the Prop AA Strategic Plan – ACTION*  resolution

Projects: Better Market Street ($15.980 million); Embarcadero Station: New Northside Platform Elevator and Faregates ($2 million)

End of Consent Agenda

8. [Final Approval] Authorize the Issuance and Sale of Senior Limited Tax Bonds in an Amount Not to Exceed $255 Million, the Execution and Delivery of Legal Documents Relating Thereto, and the Taking of All Other Actions Appropriate or Necessary in Connection Therewith – ACTION*  resolution

Enclosure A - Preliminary Official Statement
Enclosure B - Continuing Disclosure Certificate
Enclosure C - Amended and Restated Indenture
Enclosure D - Supplemental Indenture
Enclosure E - Official Notice of Sale
Enclosure F - Bond Purchase Contract

9. [Final Approval] Approve a New Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse Certain Expenditures from the Proceeds of Indebtedness – ACTION*  resolution

10. Downtown Extension Tunneling Study Report – INFORMATION*  presentation

In April 2017 the Board allocated Prop K funds to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) to conduct a Tunneling Options Engineering Study intended to analyze opportunities to reduce surface impacts due to construction of the Downtown Extension (DTX). The project’s environmental plans assumed “cut-and-cover” construction methods, mostly on Townsend Street and on Second Street north of Folsom Street, which have the potential for significant traffic and socioeconomic impacts. With the evolution of construction technologies and costs TJPA staff requested Prop K funds to explore lower-impact methods such as tunneling, mining and other means to reduce disruption. Due to the importance and complexity of this effort, the Board directed staff to perform enhanced oversight and required the TJPA to report back to the Board on the draft findings. Since then, the TJPA and its consultants, together with Transportation Authority staff and expert consultants, studied a broad spectrum of construction options and methodologies with the goal of minimizing construction impacts. TJPA staff will present the preliminary findings of the study to the Board at the September 26 meeting.

11. 2017 San Francisco Transportation Plan Update – INFORMATION*  memo  presentation

12. Update on ConnectSF – INFORMATION*  memo  presentation

Other Items

13. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, Commissioners may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

14. Public Comment

15. Adjournment


*Additional Materials


Items considered for final approval by the Board shall be noticed as such with [Final Approval] preceding the item title.

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