Transportation Authority, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: John Larson (Chair), David Klein (Vice Chair), Ranyee Chiang, Robert Gower, Jerry Levine, Peter Tannen, Danielle Thoe, Sophia Tupuola and Rachel Zack


  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION
  3. Nominations for 2020 Citizens Advisory Committee Chair and Vice Chair – INFORMATION
    At the November 20 CAC meeting, nominations will be made for the CAC Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for 2020. Per the CAC’s By-Laws, nominations for the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall be made at the last CAC meeting of the calendar year (i.e. November 20, 2019) to be eligible for election at the first CAC meeting of the following year (i.e. January 22, 2020). A nomination must be accepted by the candidate. Self-nominations are allowed. Candidates are required to submit statements of qualifications and objectives to the Clerk of the Transportation Authority one week prior to the January CAC meeting to be included in the meeting packet. The due date is January 15, 2020. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall be elected by a majority of the appointed members at the January CAC meeting. The term of office shall be for one year. There are no term limits.

Consent Agenda

  1. Approve the Minutes of the October 23, 2019 Meeting – ACTION*
  2. Approve the 2020 Meeting Schedule for the Citizens Advisory Committee – ACTION*
    Per Article IV, Section I of the CAC’s By-Laws, the regular meetings of the CAC are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Transportation Authority’s offices. Special meetings are held as needed (e.g. due to holidays or other time constraints). The 2020 Transportation Authority meeting schedule is attached, with proposed CAC meeting dates for approval and Board and Committee meeting dates included for reference.
  3. 2019 State and Federal Legislation Summary – INFORMATION*
  4. Progress Report for Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project – INFORMATION*

End of Consent Agenda

  1. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $3,330,000 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds, with Conditions, to San Francisco Public Works for Better Market Street 5th to 8th Street Design and Bikeway Pilot – ACTION*
  2. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $1,519,125, with Conditions, and Appropriate $80,875 in Prop K Sales Tax Funds for 2 Requests – ACTION*
    Projects: (SFMTA) New Castro Station Elevator ($1,500,000); (SFCTA) Alemany Realignment Study [NTIP Planning] ($100,000)
  3. Adopt a Motion of Support for San Francisco’s Lifeline Transportation Program Cycle 5 Participatory Budgeting Program of Projects – ACTION*
  4. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Approval of the 2019 San Francisco Congestion Management Program – ACTION*
  5. Update on Caltrans U.S. 101 Deck Replacement at Alemany Circle Project – INFORMATION*
  6. Potential Regional Transportation Measure Update – INFORMATION*
    This item was carried forward from the October 23 CAC meeting to allow representatives from Voices for Public Transportation to present their proposal. Representatives from both Voices for Public Transportation and FASTER Bay Area will be present to answer any questions the CAC may have about a potential regional transportation measure under consideration for the November 2020 ballot.

Other Items

  1. Introduction of New Business – INFORMATION
    During this segment of the meeting, CAC members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.
  2. Public Comment
  3. Adjournment
*Additional Materials
Next Meeting: January 22, 2020
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The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 6, 7, 9, 19, 21, 47, and 49. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.
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