Plans and Programs Committee - February 8, 2011

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Meeting Notice

Date:                  9:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Location:                Room 263, City Hall
Commissioners:     Commissioners Campos (Chair), Chu (Vice Chair), Avalos, Chiu, Wiener and Mirkarimi (Ex Officio)
Clerk:                      Erika Cheng


1.                   Roll Call

2.                  Approve the Minutes of the January 11, 2011 Meeting - ACTION* attachment

3.                  Citizens Advisory Committee Report - INFORMATION* attachment

4.                  Recommend Appointment of Two Members to the Citizens Advisory Committee - ACTION* attachment

The Authority has an eleven-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).  CAC members serve two-year terms.  Per the Authority's Administrative Code, the Plans and Programs Committee recommends and the Authority Board appoints individuals to fill any CAC vacancies.  Neither Authority staff nor the CAC make any recommendations on CAC appointments, but we maintain an up-to-date database of applications for CAC membership.  A chart with information about current CAC members is attached, showing ethnicity, gender, neighborhood of residence, and affiliation.  There are two vacancies on the CAC requiring Committee action.  The vacancies resulted from the resignation of Jul Lynn Parsons and the term expiration of Wendy Tran.  We are seeking a recommendation to appoint two members to the CAC.

5.                  Report by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on 14-Mission Switchbacks and the Potential Extension of the 14-Mission MUNI Line to the Daly City BART Station - INFORMATION

At the January 11, 2011 meeting of the Plans and Programs Committee, Commissioner Avalos requested that San Francisco Municipal Agency (SFTMA) staff provide a progress report on the extension of the 14-Mission MUNI line to the Daly City BART Station, as well as a report on the SFTMA's current practice of turning back some 14-Mission buses before they reach the end of the line.  This is an information item.

6.                  Recommend Allocation of $35,000 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for Design of the 14th and Market Streets Curb Bulb Project, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule, and Amendment of the Bicycle Circulation and Safety 5-Year Prioritization Program - ACTION* attachment

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has requested allocation of $35,000 in Prop K funds to fund the design of a curb bulb at the northeast corner of Market and 14th Streets. This project is the second stage of implementation of the 14th Street bicycle project, previously funded by Prop K, and would extend the curb line on the northeast corner to the existing island on 14th Street. The project also includes landscaping, seating, and bike racks on the additional sidewalk space created by the new curb bulb. An existing pedestrian signal on the corner would be moved to the western edge of the new curb line, and an ADA-compliant curb ramp would be constructed. The SFMTA estimates construction costs for the project to be $165,000 and plans to submit a future request for Prop K funds from the Bicycle Circulation and Safety and Pedestrian Circulation and Safety categories to fully fund the construction phase. The SFMTA anticipates completing design in Fall 2011 and completing construction by Summer 2012. This allocation requires amendment of the Bicycle Circulation and Safety 5-Year Prioritization Program (5YPP) to reprogram $35,000 in unallocated funds from the Shared Roadway Markings (sharrows) project that are no longer needed to the subject project. We are seeking a recommendation to allocate $35,000 in Prop K funds, with conditions, to the SFMTA for design of the 14th and Market Streets Curb Bulb project, subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedule, and amendment of the Bicycle Circulation and Safety 5YPP.

7.                  Recommend Amendment of the Baseline Funding Plan for the San Francisco Municipal Agency's Central Subway Project, Affirm the Authority's Funding Commitments to the Project and Amend Related 5-Year Prioritization Programs - ACTION* attachment

In March 2010, the Authority Board adopted a baseline budget, schedule and funding plan for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority's (SFMTA's) Central Subway Project (Resolution 10-51), consistent with the requirements in the Prop K Expenditure Plan for major capital projects.  This action supports our efforts to monitor project progress, including cost and schedule trends and the project's financial status.  It also serves as a useful check point for the Authority and the SFMTA as we work together to ensure that the SFMTA can satisfy all the requirements necessary to secure a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in December 2011.  A FFGA is the FTA's official commitment of federal New Starts funds to the project, representing $942.2 million of the $1.578 billion project. On January 18, 2011, the SFMTA Board approved the full funding for the project.  SFMTA staff has requested that the Authority take a similar action, including affirming the Authority's remaining funding commitments to the project to help strengthen the SFMTA's application for a FFGA.  We are recommending amendment of the baseline funding plan for the project (Attachment 1) to reflect the full funding plan for the project (Attachment 2). The Authority has committed $232 million to the project from several fund sources.  Of this amount, $67.1 million has been allocated, leaving a remaining commitment of $76.9 million in Prop K funds and $88 million in Regional Improvement Program funds.  Further, we are concurrently recommending amendment of the Transit Facilities and Guideways 5-Year Prioritization Programs (5YPPs) which is necessary to support some capital fund reprogramming actions that enable the SFMTA to direct $28.7 million in additional Prop 1B funds to the project.  The amendments are consistent with the Prop K Strategic Plan and result in financing cost decreases for both categories.  We are seeking a recommendation to amend the baseline funding plan for the SFMTA's Central Subway Project, affirm the Authority's funding commitments to the project, and amend related 5YPPs.

8.                  Introduction of New Items - INFORMATION

9.                  Public Comment

10.               Adjournment



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