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Legislation Committee

2013-01-11 10:45:00.0

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(or immediately following the Operations Committee meeting, whichever occurs later) Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Lawrence D. Dahms Auditorium 101 Eighth Street Oakland, California 94607
The Legislation Committee recommends legislative policy, represents the Commission in the legislative process and oversees MTC's public information and public participation programs.
This agenda was updated 2013-01-10 18:44:10.0. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge at that time.
For assistance, please contact Martha Silver,, 510.817.5604
This meeting will be audiocast on the MTC Web site during the meeting, and an audio file will be available for approximately one month after the meeting date.


Scott Haggerty

Vice Chair

Sam Liccardo


Anne W. Halsted Jake Mackenzie Joe Pirzynski Jean Quan James P. Spering Vacant Non-voting members: Tom Azumbrado+ Dorene Giacopini+

Ex Officio

Adrienne Tissier*** Amy Rein Worth***

Ad Hoc

All Other Commissioners

Staff Liaison

Randy Rentschler


Confirm Quorum


Consent Calendar


Minutes of December 14, 2012 Meeting*

Action: Approval

• 2a_MinutesDec.pdf


Legislative History++

Presented by: R. Long

Action: Information

• 2b_LegisHistory_Jan2013.pdf


State Legislation


FY 2013-14 State Budget++

Overview of the transportation elements of the Governor's budget proposal

Presented by: R. Long

Action: Information

• 3a_BudgetMemo.pdf

• 3a_BudgetMemo_Handout_1-11-13.pdf


SCA 4 (Liu)*

Constitutional amendment to lower the 2/3 vote threshold for local transportation taxes to 55%

Presented by: R. Long

Action: Commission Approval

Recommended position: Support and Seek Amendments

• 3b_SCA4_Support.pdf


State & Federal Advocacy Meetings*

Discussion of legislative advocacy meetings planned for Sacramento & Washington, D.C

Presented by: R. Rentschler

Action: Information

• 4_LegislativeVisits.pdf


Federal Legislation*


Tom Bulger's Report

Report from MTC's advocate in Washington, D.C.

Presented by: R. Rentschler

Action: Information

• 5_DC-Report_Dec2012.pdf


Other Business/Public Comment/ Adjourn

Next meeting

2013-02-08 10:15:00.0

Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Lawrence D. Dahms Auditorium 101 Eighth Street Oakland, California 94607

* Attachment sent to committee members, key staff and others as appropriate. Copies will be available at the meeting.

** All items on the agenda are subject to action and/or change by the Committee. Actions recommended by staff are subject to change by the Committee.

*** MTC's chair and vice-chair are ex-officio voting members of all standing committees.

+ Non-voting member

++ Items will be distributed at the meeting.

A quorum of this committee shall be a majority of its regular non-ex-officio voting members (4).

Every member of the Commission who is not otherwise designated as a member of this committee is an ad hoc non-voting member. Although a quorum of the Commission may be in attendance at this meeting, the committee may take action only on those matters delegated to it. The committee may not take any action as the full Commission unless this meeting has been previously noticed as a Commission meeting.

The vote of an ex-officio member shall count to satisfy a committee quorum if there are not sufficient regular members of the Committee in attendance. In addition, an ad hoc non-voting committee member who is a voting member of the Commission may be designated by the committee chairperson as a voting member for this particular committee meeting if an additional voting member is needed for a committee quorum.

Public Comment: The public is encouraged to comment on agenda items at committee meetings by completing a request-to-speak card (available from staff) and passing it to the committee secretary. Public comment may be limited by any of the procedures set forth in Section 3.09 of MTC's Procedures Manual (Resolution No. 1058, Revised) if, in the chair?s judgment, it is necessary to maintain the orderly flow of business.

Meeting Conduct: If this meeting is willfully interrupted or disrupted by one or more persons rendering orderly conduct of the meeting unfeasible, the Chair may order the removal of individuals who are willfully disrupting the meeting. Such individuals may be arrested. If order cannot be restored by such removal, the members of the committee may direct that the meeting room be cleared (except for representatives of the press or other news media not participating in the disturbance), and the session may continue.

Record of Meeting: MTC meetings are recorded. Copies of recordings are available at nominal charge, or recordings may be listened to at MTC offices by appointment. Audiocasts are maintained on MTC's Web site for public review for at least one year.

Transit Access to the MetroCenter: BART to Lake Merritt Station. AC Transit buses: #11 from Piedmont and Montclair; #26 from MacArthur BART; #62 from East or West Oakland; #88 from Berkeley. For transit information from other Bay Area destinations, call 511 or use the 511 Transit Trip Planner at to plan your trip.

Parking at the MetroCenter: Metered parking is available on the street. No public parking is provided at the MetroCenter. Spaces reserved for Commissioners are for the use of their stickered vehicles only; all other vehicles will be towed away.

Accessibility and Title VI: MTC provides services/accommodations upon request to persons with disabilities and individuals who are limited-English proficient who wish to address Commission matters. For accommodations or translations assistance, please call 510.817.5757 or 510.817.5769 for TDD/TTY. We require three working days' notice to accommodate your request.

Accessibility and Title VI in Chinese characters

Acceso y el Titulo VI: La MTC puede proveer asistencia/facilitar la comunicaci�n a las personas discapacitadas y los individuos con conocimiento limitado del ingl�s quienes quieran dirigirse a la Comisi�n. Para solicitar asistencia, por favor llame al n�mero 510.817.5757 o al 510.817.5769 para TDD/TTY. Requerimos que solicite asistencia con tres d�as h�biles de anticipaci�n para poderle proveer asistencia.