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RTA BOARD AGENDA

Wednesday, January 7, 2014

***NOTE THE LOCATION***


ATASCADERO CITY HALL

6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, California

RTA starts at 8:30 am


The AGENDA is available/posted at: http://www.slorta.org
President: Shelly Higginbotham Vice President: Debbie Arnold
Board Members:
Frank Mecham (First District -- SLO County)
Bruce Gibson (Second District -- SLO County)
Adam Hill (Third District -- SLO County)
Lynn Compton (Fourth District -- SLO County)
Debbie Arnold (Fifth District -- SLO County)
Jim Guthrie (Arroyo Grande)
Tom O’Malley (Atascadero)
John Shoals (Grover Beach)
Jamie Irons (Morro Bay)
Steve Martin (Paso Robles)
Shelly Higginbotham (Pismo Beach)
Jan Howell Marx (San Luis Obispo)
 CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
 PUBLIC COMMENTS: This portion of the agenda is reserved for any members of the public to directly address the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board on any items not on the agenda and within the jurisdiction of the Board. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker. The Board will listen to all communication, but in compliance with the Brown Act, will not take any action on items that are not on the agenda.
Joint San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) and
San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Session
  1. SLOCOG AND RTA BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS
A-1

 ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Elect President and Vice President (ACTION ITEM -- VOICE VOTE -- APPROVE).

 Motion and  Vote

 Motion and  Vote
 
 Motion and Vote 
A-2

  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT (ACTION ITEM -- VOICE VOTE -- APPOINT PAST PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT, AND VICE PRESIDENT).

 Motion and Vote 

 RTA Board Meeting

The RTA Board Meeting will start immediately following
the joint SLOCOG-RTA meeting
  1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER, ROLL CALL
  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Committee reserves this portion of the agenda for members of the public to address the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority Executive Committee on any items not on the agenda and within the jurisdiction of the Committee. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker. The Committee will listen to all communication, but in compliance with the Brown Act, will not take any action on items that are not on the agenda.
  1. INFORMATION AGENDA
A-1   Executive Director's Report (Receive)
  1. ACTION AGENDA
B-1  Budget Adjustment (Action)      Motion and Vote
B-2  Facility Siting Analysis (Action)           Motion and Vote
  1.  CONSENT AGENDA: (Roll Call Vote) the following items are considered routine and non controversial by staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the RTA or public wishes an item be removed. If discussion is desired by anyone, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately. Questions of clarification may be made by RTA Board members, without the removal of the item from the Consent Agenda. Staff recommendations for each item are noted following the item.

 Motion and Vote

C-1  RTA Board Meeting Minutes of November 5, 2014 (Approve)   Motion and Vote
C-2 Agreement with Grover Beach for Security Camera System (Approve)
C-3 Authorize Executive Director to Execute Contract for SRTP Study (Approve)
C-4 Authorize Executive Director to Execute Contract for ITS Project (Approve)
C-5 FTA Annual Certifications and Assurances (Approve)
C-6  Resolution Authorizing Executive Director to Submit Application for Rural Transit Program Funds (Approve)     Motion and Vote
C-7 Authorize Executive Director to Negotiate Purchase of Used Over-the-Road Coaches (Approve)
C-8 Authorize Executive Director to Submit Application for FTA 5307 Fund Allocated to the Santa Maria Urbanized Area (Approve)
C-9 Resolution Authorizing Executive Director to Submit Application for Low Carbon Transit Operations Grant Funds (Approve)
C-10  Report on RTA Performance Standards, July-October 2014 (Receive)
 Adjourn RTA Board Meeting Open Session to SLOCOG Board Meeting
     
  1. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

    Next regularly-scheduled RTA Board meeting on November 5, 2014
SLOCOG Board Meeting

The SLOCOG meeting agenda is provided under separate cover
RTA Board Closed Session

The RTA Closed Session will start immediately following the SLOCOG meeting
  1. CLOSED SESSION ITEMS
D-1 PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Gov. Code Sec. 54957, (b)(1).)
Title: Executive Director
D-2 CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR (Gov. Code Sec. 54956.8):
Agency Negotiators: Geoff Straw
Under Negotiation/Discussion: Price and Terms of Payment
Properties: 179 Cross Street, San Luis Obispo, CA (APN: 053-257-032)
Negotiating Party: LTC of SLO, Ltd.
  1. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
    Next regularly-scheduled RTA Board meeting on March 4, 2015
CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
ARROYO GRANDE | ATASCADERO | GROVER BEACH
MORRO BAY | PASO ROBLES | PISMO BEACH
SAN LUIS OBISPO | SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7
, 2014

***NOTE THE LOCATION***
ATASCADERO CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Atascadero City Hall, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero    California    93422
SLOCOG starts at 8:30 a.m.

The AGENDA is available/posted at: http://www.slocog.org
President: Shelly Higginbotham Vice President: Debbie Arnold
Board Members:
Frank Mecham (First District – SLO County)
Bruce Gibson (Second District – SLO County)
Adam Hill (Third District – SLO County)
Lynn Compton (Fourth District – SLO County)
Debbie Arnold (Fifth District – SLO County)
Jim Guthrie (Arroyo Grande)
Tom O’Malley (Atascadero)
John Shoals (Grover Beach)
Jamie Irons (Morro Bay)
Fred Strong (Paso Robles)
Shelly Higginbotham (Pismo Beach)
Jan Howell Marx (San Luis Obispo)
Timothy Gubbins (Ex-Officio, Caltrans District 5)
Individuals wishing accessibility accomodations at this meeting, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), may request such accomodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment by contacting SLOCOG offices at 781-4219. Please note that 48 hours advance notice will be necessary to honor your request
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND
SAN LUIS OBISPO REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
JOINT MEETING
1.  CALL TO ORDER AND  ROLL CALL
2.  SLOCOG AND SLORTA BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS
  1.  WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS
  2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Elect President and Vice President (ACTION ITEM - VOICE VOTE - APPROVE).
  3.  PRESENTATION:  Plaque of Appreciation to Outgoing President Shelly Higginbotham
  4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT (ACTION ITEM - VOICE VOTE - APPOINT PAST PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT, AND VICE PRESIDENT
3. ADJOURN TO SAN LUIS OBISPO REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (RTA) BOARD MEETING
4. ADJOURN THE RTA BOARD MEETING & RECONVENE THE SLOCOG BOARD MEETING
 SLOCOG Board Meeting
I.  CALL TO ORDER AND  ROLL CALL
II.  PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any member of the public may address the Council for a period not to exceed three minutes on any item of interest not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the Council. The Council will listen to all communication, but in compliance with the Brown Act, will not take any action on items that are not on the agenda.
III. BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS
  A-1  Interagency Assignments (VOICE VOTE)
  1. California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG) Representation (APPOINT REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE).    Motion and Vote    Motion and  Vote
  2. National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Representation (APPOINT REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE). 
  3. Rail Committees:
    1. Los Angeles - San Diego - San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency Representation (APPOINT REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE).    Motion and Vote
    2. Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC) Representation (APPOINT REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATES).  
IV. PUBLIC HEARING
  B-1

 Coast Rail Corridor Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS & EIR) (VOICE VOTE - ACCEPT PUBLIC COMMENTS AND DIRECT STAFF TO RESPOND IN FINAL DOCUMENT).  Peter Rodgers

 Motion and Vote

  B-2

 Draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) (VOICE VOTE - RECEIVE TESTIMONY AND PROVIDE COMMENTS). Steve Devencenzi

V. TRANSPORTATION ITEMS
  C-1  San Luis Obispo (SLO) Regional Rideshare Program Update (INFORMATION - RECEIVE INFORMATION). Stephanie Hicks
  C-2  Transit Needs Assessment Update (VOICE VOTE – BRING TO ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND AUTHORIZE SUBMISSION TO CALTRANS). Eliane Wilson    Motion and Vote
  C-3  International Perspectives on Paratransit Approaches (VOICE VOTE – REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS AS INFORMATION). Eliane Wilson     Motion and Vote
VI.

 CONSENT AGENDA (INFORMATION AND ACTION ITEMS - ROLL CALL VOTE): The following items are considered routine and non-controversial by staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the COG or public wishes an item be removed. If discussion is desired by anyone, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered separately. Questions of clarification may be made by COG Board members without removal from the Consent Agenda. The recommendations for each item are noted in parenthesis.

 Motion and Vote

  D-1  Minutes of Meetings:
  1. SLOCOG Minutes - December 3, 2014 (APPROVE)
  2. Executive Committee Minutes - December 10, 2014 (INFORMATION)
  3. Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC) Minutes, Technical Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) Minutes, and Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) Minutes - December 17, 2014 (INFORMATION)

 Motion and Vote

  D-2 FY 2014/15 SLOCOG Executive Director Employment Contract Amendment (APPROVE AMENDMENT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, PROVIDING A 3% MERIT INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015). Ronald De Carli
  D-3  Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) on US 101 in Five Cities Area (APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION AS OUTLINED BELOW). Jessica Berry
  1. Concur/Support Caltrans to initiate PID for Avila Beach Drive interchange and Spyglass climbing lane extension to be completed in the time frame for the 2016 STIP.
  2. Concur/Support Caltrans to initiate PID for ramp consolidation and active managed shoulder with technical support provided by SLOCOG retained consultant – with a goal of completion for 2016 STIP, subject to reevaluation of scope and timeframe.
  3. Authorize Executive Director to extend contract with Wallace Group (and Kittelson Associates, Inc.) to do additional coordination and technical services

  Motion and Vote

  D-4 Rideshare 511 Marketing Partnership with KSBY-TV (APPROVE STAFF’S RECOMMENDED MARKETING PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH KSBY-TV IN THE AMOUNT OF $48,000). Stephanie Hicks
  D-5 Correspondence, Press Releases and News Articles (REVIEW AND FILE). Ronald De Carli
VII.  BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
  Next SLOCOG meeting: February 4, 2015