Special Board of Directors Meeting/
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
2nd Floor Board Room
1600 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
12:00 p.m. (Closed Session)
1:00 p.m. (Special Meeting/Budget Workshop)
Board of Directors: Ryan “Rocky” Fernandez, President (Director Ward IV)
H. E. Christian Peeples, Vice President (Director at Large) Elsa Ortiz, Director Ward III
Joe Wallace, Director Ward I Jeff Davis, Director Ward V
Greg Harper, Director Ward II Joel B. Young, Director at Large
Please set cell phones and pagers on silent mode as a courtesy to those in attendance
Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation:
(Government Code Section 54956.9 Subdivision (a))
Claim of Li Xiong Li, No. 11-07-2906-04
Claim of Jie Chen, No. 11-07-2906-01
Ayala v AC Transit, ACSC Case No. RG08414102, Claim No. 07-3930
Conference with Real Property Negotiator:
(Government Code Section 54956.8)
Property: 901-1001 66th Avenue, Oakland, CA
Negotiator (City of Oakland): Frank Fanelli
Negotiator (Property Owner): Negotiator (AC Transit): Rick Fernandez, General Manager
Kenneth C. Scheidig, General Counsel
Under Negotiation: Instructions to negotiator regarding pricing and terms of
Conference with Labor: (Government Code Section 54957.6)
Agency Negotiator: General Manager
Employee Organization: Paratransit, Local 192, ATU Local 192,
AFSCME, Local 3916; IBEW, Local 1245
Labor Negotiations – Board Officers: (Government Code Section 54957.6)
Committee Negotiators: Director Davis, Chair
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Public Employee Performance Evaluation: (Government Code Section 54957)
Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel
Title: District Secretary
Any person may directly address the Board at this time on any item of interest to the public that is within the
subject matter and jurisdiction of the Board. Speakers wishing to address a specific agenda item will be invited
to address the Board at the time the item is being considered. All individuals addressing the Board should limit
their comments to 2 minutes.
Items listed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and may be enacted by one motion/one
vote. If discussion is desired, an item may be removed from the Consent Calendar and will be considered
1. Finance and Audit Committee (July 29, 2009 Meeting) Recommendations:
a. Finance and Audit Committee minutes of June 24, 2009.
b. Retirement Board minutes of June 5, 2009 (GM Memo No. 09-182).
c. Monthly report on subsidies and revenues (GM Memo No. 09-183).
d. Adoption of Resolution No. 09-046 authorizing the General Manager to submit a
grant application to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for
Regional Measure 2 funds for real time transit information (GM Memo No. 09-
e. Authorization for the Purchasing Department to release a solicitation for
consultant(s) to perform program management/project controls services for the
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project (GM Memo No. 09-195).
2. External Affairs Committee (July 29, 2009 Meeting) Recommendations:
a. External Affairs Committee minutes of June 10, 2009.
b. Legislative Report (GM Memo No. 09-179).
c. Report on the development and maintenance of local community contacts
(Requested by Vice President Peeples – 3/25/09) (GM Memo No. 09-141).
d. Contract extension with Suter, Wallauch, Corbett and Associates for local and
state legislative advocacy services for a period of up to six months (GM Memo
3. Rider Complaint Committee (July 29, 2009 Meeting) Recommendations:
a. Report on the new organizational structure pertaining to the Customer Relations
Department (Requested by Directors Harper – 6/8/09) (GM Memo No. 09-168).
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b. Overview of the customer feedback process (Requested by Director Harper –
6/8/09) (GM Memo No. 09-169).
c. Rider Complaint Committee minutes of September 10, 2008.
4. Board Matters
a. Consider approving Board of Directors minutes of July 29, 2009 (without
b. Consider approving Board of Directors minutes of August 18, 2009.
c. Consider authorizing Director Young to attend the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC on September 23-26,
2009 (DS Memo No. 09-213).
d. Consider authorizing Vice President Peeples to travel to Washington, DC to attend
the Building One America Conference and meetings with the District’s Federal
advocacy representatives on September 15-18, 2009 (DS Memo No. 09-215).
e. Consider authorizing the General Manager to attend the American Public
Transportation Association’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on October 4-7, 2009
(GM Memo No. 09-216).
5. Consider approving amendments to Board Policy 312 – Budget Policy (GM Memo No.
6. Consider receiving update on the Draft FY 2009-10 and 2010-11 Biennial Budget (GM
Memo No. 09-192a).
Staff Contact: Lewis Clinton, Jr., 891-4752
7. Consider setting public hearings on September 23, 2009 at the District General Offices
and on September 30, 2009 at the California School for the Blind Theater in Fremont
regarding the implementation of the Draft 2009 Service Adjustments Plan (GM Memo
No. 09-161a) [Continued from June 24, 2009 Board of Directors meeting].
Staff Contact: Nancy Skowbo, 891-4716
8. Consider receiving informational report regarding the matching funds associated with
funding agreements with the California Transportation Commission for allocations of FY
2008-09 and FY 2009-10 Proposition 1B State Local Partnership Program Account
funds (GM Memo No. 09-197a) (Requested by Board of Directors – 7/29/09).
Staff Contact: Jim Gleich, 891-7185
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9. Consider adoption of Resolution No. 09-044 approving a reduction in compensation for
members of the Board of Directors (Requested by Director Davis – 6/24/09) (DS Memo
No. 09-186a) [Finance Committee recommendation of July 29, 2009, to select Option 1 provided in the
report with the matter to be reviewed further in June 2010].
Staff Contact: Linda Nemeroff, 891-7284
10. Report on actions(s) taken during Closed Session [Will be reported after the conclusion
of Closed Session.]
Board/Staff Comments (Government Code Section 54954.2)
Linda A. Nemeroff
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