Board Meeting – April 9, 2009



Thursday, April 9, 2009
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place , Room 416
San Francisco, CA

9:30 a.m.


Nathaniel Ford, Chair
Elsa Ortiz, Vice Chair
Mark Church
Michael Cohen
Chris Daly
Bijan Sartipi

Executive Director
Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan

Nila Gonzales

201 Mission St. #2100
San Francisco, California  94105
415-597-4615 fax


The Transbay Joint Powers Authority meeting will be held in Room 416, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street.  Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are:  Muni Metro Lines J‑Church, K‑Ingleside, L‑Taraval, M‑Oceanview, and N‑Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-line; 47‑Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 21-Hayes; 9‑San Bruno; and 71‑Haight Noriega.  For information about MUNI accessible services call 923‑6142.

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible.  Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons.  There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets.

If you require the use of an American Sign Language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Nila Gonzales at (415) 597-4620, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact Nila Gonzales at (415) 597-4620 at least 72 hours in advance of need.  Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 201 Mission St. Suite 1960 during regular business hours.

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252‑3112 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.



1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Communications

4.  Board of Director’s New and Old Business

5.  Executive Director’s Report

6.  Public Comment

Members of the public may address the Authority on matters that are within the Authority’s
jurisdiction and are not on today’s calendar.



7.  All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, and will be acted upon by a single vote.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.

7.1     Approving the Minutes of the March 12, 2009 meeting.

7.2     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with SF Public Utilities Commission to provide As-Needed Design Review Services for a maximum compensation of $225,000 and for a period not to exceed five years.

7.3     Authorizing payment of current and future eligible and approved relocation assistance claims over $100,000 in the aggregate for Resource and Design, Inc.

7.4     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Clifford Associates, Inc., to modify the Agreement to extend the term of the Agreement for an additional two years without increasing the maximum compensation under the Agreement.

7.5     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement for real estate appraisal services with Carneghi-Blum & Partners, Inc. for a maximum compensation of $425,000 and for a period not to exceed three years.

7.6     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Professional Services Agreements with any or all firms on the real estate economics bench as long as the total compensation under all bench agreements does not exceed $500,000.

7.7     Approving the recommended applicant, Jul Lynn Parsons, to serve as a member of the TJPA Citizens Advisory Committee to fill one of the three remaining vacant seats.


8. Approving the proposed Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program and authorizing its release for public review and comment.

9.  Authorizing the amendment of Contract No. 08-04-CMGC-000, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) Services for the Construction of the Transbay Transit Center Building and Related Structures, with the joint venture of Webcor Builders and Obayashi Corporation, to place an enforceable SBE utilization goal of 17 percent on the contract.

10.  Authorizing the Executive Director to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with SFMTA to provide project planning, engineering support, detailed design, construction engineering, construction administration and inspection for a maximum compensation of $2,282,979 and for a term to commence on the effective date of the Agreement and to terminate on December 31, 2014.

11.  Adopting a Fifth Addendum to the Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown Extension/Redevelopment Project FEIS/EIR for public right-of-way vacations for the Transit Center and its design modifications, and authorizing the Executive Director to submit a public right-of-way vacation application to the City and County of San Francisco to vacate those areas required for the Transit Center, including the design modifications.

12.  Approving the updated Initial Project Report dated April 9, 2009 and a Resolution of Project Compliance for the allocation of Regional Measure 2 Funds in the Amount of $5,000,000 for the Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension Project.

13.  Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for professional design and construction administration services for the Transit Center Building and Related Structures with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000, to perform geotechnical testing and analysis of alternate means and methods for soil improvements and shoring wall construction.

14.  Approving the draft FY 2009-10 Annual Anticipated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Level (AADPL) for the DBE Program and authorizing the release of the draft FY 2009-10 AADPL for public review and comment.

15.  Presentation on the TJPA FY 2009-10 budget outlook pursuant to Board Policy No. 003.


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