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Legislation Committee

September 14, 2007 10:45 AM

or immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Operations Comm., 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 March 5, 2008 3:46 PM. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge at that time.
For assistance, please contact Martha Silver, msilver@mtc.ca.gov, 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.

Chair

Jon Rubin

Vice Chair

Ken Yeager

Members

Tom Azumbrado+ Dean J. Chu Dorene Giacopini+ Anne Halsted Sue Lempert James P. Spering Amy Worth

Ex Officio

Bill Dodd*** Scott Haggerty***

Ad Hoc

All Other Commissioners

Staff Liaison

Randy Rentschler

1. 

Roll Call

2. 

Minutes of July 13, 2007 Meeting

Action: Commission Approval

• 2_MinutesJuly.doc

3. 

Consent Calendar

a. 

Advisory Committee Appointments

Resolution No. 3516, Revised

Action: Commission Approval

• 3a_Advisory_Comm_Appts.doc

b. 

Revised Public Participation Plan - Resolution No. 3821

Following its 45-day comment period and public hearing on June 8, 2007, the revised plan is presented for approval

Action: Commission Approval

• 3b_Att-1RevDRAFT_PPPstrikeouts_July_20-2.doc

• 3b_PPP-Att-2-CommentsResponses.doc

• 3b_PPPApprovalMemo.doc

• 3b_PPPReso.doc

4. 

Elderly & Disabled Advisory Committee*

EDAC?s Work Plan for 2007-09

Presented by: U. Vogler/P. Branson

Action: Information

• 4_EDACworkplan.doc

5. 

Legislative History*

Review of pertinent legislation from Sacramento and Washington, DC

Presented by: R. Long

Action: Information

• Sept.doc

6. 

FY 2007-08 State Budget Update*

Presented by: R. Long

Action: Information

• 6_AttA_FinalBudget_STAFunding_Email.xls

• 6_AttB_FY_2008_Transit_Shares_3YearAvgEmail.xls

• 6_AttC_Transit_Security_Distribution.xls

• 6_FY2007-08StateBudget.doc

7. 

State Legislation*

AB 15 (Houston) Vasco Road Median Barrier Study

Presented by: R. Long

Action: Commission Approval

Recommended position: Support

• 7_AB15support.doc

8. 

Legislative Representation for FY 2007-09*

Government Relations, Inc.(Thomas J. Bulger)

Presented by: R. Rentschler

Action: Committee Approval

• 8_BulgerContract.doc

9. 

Federal Legislation*

a. 

FY 2007-08 Appropriations

Presented by: R. Rentschler

Action: Information

• 9_2008Federal_AppropsMemo.doc

• 9_FederalAppropsAtts.xls

b. 

Tom Bulger?s Report

Report from MTC?s advocate in DC

Presented by: R. Rentschler

Action: Information

• 9b_BulgerJuly-Aug.doc

Next meeting

October 12, 2007 10:45 AM

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

+ Non-voting member.

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 or chairperson. 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.

Record of Meeting: MTC meetings are tape-recorded. Copies of recordings are available at nominal charge, or recordings may be listened to at MTC offices by appointment. Audio casts are maintained on MTC?s Web site for public review for at least one month.

Sign Language Interpreter or Reader: If requested three (3) working days in advance, sign language interpreter or reader will be provided; for information on getting written materials in alternate formats call 510/817-5757.

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.

Transit Access to the MetroCenter: BART to Lake Merritt Station. AC Transit buses: #11 from Piedmont or Montclair; #59 or #59A from Montclair; #62 from East or West Oakland; #88 from Berkeley. For transit information from other Bay Area destinations, call 511 or use the TakeTransitSM Trip Planner at www.511.org to plan your trip.