Board Meeting – December 12, 2019

TRANSBAY JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

Thursday, December 12, 2019

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416
San Francisco, CA

 

REGULAR MEETING
9:30 a.m.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mohammed Nuru, Chair
Jeff Gee, Vice Chair
Cheryl Brinkman
Matt Haney
Michael Hursh
Boris Lipkin
Nadia Sesay
Tony Tavares

 

Executive Director
Mark Zabaneh

 

Secretary
Nila Gonzales

 

 

425 Mission Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, California 94105
415-597-4620

 

ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY

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, N‑Judah, and T-Third at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47‑Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6 Parnassus; 21-Hayes; 9‑San Bruno; and 71‑Haight Noriega. For more information about MUNI services call 311.

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 or NGonzales@TJPA.org, 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 or NGonzales@TJPA.org 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 2100 during regular business hours and are available online at www.TJPA.org.

If you need to use the services of a language interpreter, contact TJPA by calling 415.597.4620 or at info@TJPA.org. We require an advance notice of three business days to accommodate your request.

Si necesita usar los servicios de un intérprete de idioma, comuníquese con TJPA llamando al 415.597.4620 o en info@TJPA.org. Solicitamos un aviso previo de tres días hábiles para atender su solicitud.

如果您需要使用语言口译员,请联系TJPA,电话:415.597.4620,或电子邮件: info@TJPA.org。我们需要您在三个工作日之前告知,以满足您的要求

To assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, 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 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.

 

9:30 – REGULAR MEETING

ORDER OF BUSINESS

1. Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Communications

4.  Board of Director’s New and Old Business

5.  Executive Director’s Report

  • Facility Operations Update
  • Quarterly Financial Reports
  • San Francisco County Transportation Authority Peer Review Panel Final Report follow up

6. Construction Closeout Update

7. Citizens Advisory Committee Update

8. 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.

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE TRANSBAY JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR THE CHAIR.

CONSENT CALENDAR

9.  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.

(9.1)     Approving the Minutes of the November 14, 2019 meeting.

(9.2)     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute an assignment and novation of the agreement for Independent Auditing Services from Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co. to Eide Bailly.

(9.3)     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute an amendment to extend the agreement for State Advocacy Services with Townsend Public Affairs, Inc. for one year at the rate of $111,000.

(9.4)     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute a Professional Services Agreement with lowercase productions, LLC to provide wayfinding signage consultation services for a term not to exceed two years, and at an initial cost not to exceed $100,000, as may be amended to add additional services and increase the budget by an additional $100,000 (up to $200,000 total) based on funding availability.

(9.5)     Annual review and approval of Board Policy No. 009, Investment Policy and Board Policy No. 017, Debt Management Policy.

REGULAR CALENDAR

10.  Presentation of the audited Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 and the Report to the Board of Directors.

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION

CLOSED SESSION

11.  Call to Order

12.  Roll Call

13.  CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION
(Paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Gov. Code Section 54956.9)

Name of case:  Webcor/Obayashi Joint Venture v. Transbay Joint Powers Authority, San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-18-570621.

Name of case: Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc. v. Webcor Builders/Obayashi Corp., A Joint Venture, et al., San Francisco County Superior Court Case No. CGC-18-566431
(consolidated under Case No. CGC-18-570621).

Name of case:  Pacific Structures v. Shimmick Construction Company et al., San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-18-564434 (consolidated under Case No. CGC-18-570621).

Name of case:  Desert Mechanical v. WOJV et al., San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-19-573549 (consolidated under Case No. CGC-18-570621).

Name of case: Bratton Masonry, Inc. v. Skanska USA Building, et al., San Francisco County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-19-575545.

Name of case:  Fisk Electric Company v. WO, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 3:18-cv-07671.

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING

14.  Announcement of Closed Session.

ADJOURN

 

 

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