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Meeting Name: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting Agenda status: Final Revised
Meeting date/time: 12/2/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
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2021-0720 3.Oral Report / PresentationRECEIVE remarks by the Chair.   Not available Not available
2021-0721 4.Oral Report / PresentationRECEIVE report by the Chief Executive Officer.   Not available Not available
2021-0659 19.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. OP749030003367 with Clean Energy, for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations at divisions 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 & 18, for a not-to-exceed amount of $5,285,439 for the five-year base period, and $5,623,284 for the five (5), one-year option terms, for a combined not-to-exceed amount of $10,908,723, effective March 1, 2022, subject to resolution of all properly submitted protest(s), if any.   Not available Not available
2021-0771 9.1.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Hahn, Solis, Garcetti, Sandoval, and Dutra that the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to: A. Program an additional up to $2 million toward the Open and Slow Streets Grant Program Cycle Four, to be awarded to events in accordance with their scores, and B. Identify and program funding sources, including Prop C 25%, for the additional funds to be provided in Cycle Four.   Not available Not available
2021-0665 24.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. EXECUTE scope modifications (Attachment A) to align with the move towards reimagining public safety; B. EXECUTE Contract Modification No. 9 to Contract No. PS560810024798 with RMI International, Inc. for a six (6) month (April -September 2022) extension to the period of performance inclusive of scope modifications, for an amount not-to-exceed $19M, increasing the total contract price from $120,453,758 to $139,453,758; and extend the period of performance from April 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022; and C. EXERCISE one (1) six-month option (October 2022 - March 2023), for an additional amount not-to-exceed $19M, increasing the total contract price from $139,453,758 to $158,453,758, only if necessary to complete the procurement process of a new contract award.   Not available Not available
2021-0672 25.ContractCONSIDER: A. SEEKING scope of work modifications (Attachment D) to align with the move towards reimagining public safety; B. AUTHORIZING up to $75.2M for the remaining six months of the original contract inclusive of scope of work modifications; C. EXTENDING the contract for an additional six months (Jul-Dec 2022) with a 6-month option (Jan-Jun 2023) to allow PSAC recommendations to come forward to support the new procurement and timeline and award of the contract; and D. FUNDS for the extension will be requested during the FY23 budget process. HAHN AMENDMENT: The extension of a contract with any law enforcement agency shall be conditioned on that agency having an enforced COVID vaccination mandate.   Not available Not available
2021-0745 25.1.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Bonin, Mitchell, Hahn, Solis, and Dupont-Walker that the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to: A. In February 2022, report on the status of the initiatives funded by Motion 26.2 (March 2021), including projected launch dates, program elements, input received from PSAC, and projected funding needs in FY23. B. During the development of the FY23 budget, ensure a continued minimum commitment of $40 million for the public safety alternatives outlined in Motion 26.2, in addition to rolling over unspent funding from FY22. C. In April 2022, report to the Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee with a recommended public safety budget for FY23, including proposed funding levels for police services and public safety alternatives, with consideration of the Board’s directive to realign resources. D. Consult with PSAC throughout the FY23 budget development process. WE FURTHER MOVE that the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to: E. Develop a place-based implementation strategy that identifies station locations that are good candidates for   Not available Not available
2021-0680 33.PolicyCONSIDER approving in Title 6, Chapter 6-05 of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) Administrative Code (the “Code”), otherwise known as the Metro Customer Code of Conduct (“Code”), effective January 1, 2022 either A through D or only E, as follows: A. In the Penalty Schedule, replace section “6-05-050.A-I” with “6-05-050.A-E, H, I”; B. In the Schedule concerning Violations of the Customer Code That Will Be Addressed Through Ejection, replace section “6-05-050.E-G” with “6-05-050.E”; C. In the Schedule insert a new section “Violations of the Customer Code That Will Be Addressed through Alternative Means,” and insert thereunder “6.05-050.F, G Obstruction and occupying more than one seat. First Offense or Greater, Warning, referral placement preconditioned removal, and/or other remedy Placement or Other Remedy”; and D. In the Code insert a new section “6-05-010.C. Metro and its representatives shall enforce the Code of Conduct with fairness, equity, civility, compassion and without bias.” Or SOLIS AMENDMENT: Directed the Chief Executive Officer t   Not available Not available
2021-0556 35.Motion / Motion ResponseAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to: A. NEGOTIATE and enter into a funding agreement between Metro and the City of Los Angeles in the amount not to exceed $60 million for design and construction of the LA Riverway in the San Fernando Valley. B. NEGOTIATE and conditionally enter into a Cooperative Agreement with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW), City of Los Angeles and City of Vernon for Metro to manage and coordinate on final design and construction of the LA River Path through downtown Los Angeles. The conditions to be negotiated include: 1. Accessibility to right of way owned by each entity for construction permits 2. Commitment from each entity on cooperative engagement on securing additional funding when needed; 3. Metro will partner with the City, County, and Federal agencies with ownership and responsibility in the LA River corridor in regards to the overall management structure of the completed project, but will not assume any financial responsibility for operating and maintaining the completed project. Cities and County with ownership in t   Not available Not available
2021-0698 42.Informational ReportRECEIVE AND FILE the: A. West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Funding Plan; and B. WSAB P3 Assessment Update.   Not available Not available
2021-0766 43.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Solis, Hahn, Dupont-Walker, Sandoval, and Butts that the Board of Directors direct the Chief Executive Officer to establish an aspirational policy objective for Metro to reach 48% participation by small and disadvantaged businesses on contracts and procurements by 2028, and to report back in March 2022 with recommendations to achieve the goal.   Not available Not available
2021-0767 44.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Solis, Hahn, Barger, Sandoval, and Butts that the Board of Directors direct the Chief Executive Officer to: A. Collaborate with the SGVCOG to evaluate the cost increases for the three projects and potential strategies such as value engineering to close the funding gap; B. Explore funding streams such as grant funding and other sources to help the SGVCOG secure sufficient funding to complete all three projects, with priority placed on securing full funding for the grade separation projects prior to the CTC funding allocation vote by no later than June 2022; C. Assist and collaborate with SGVCOG in developing Project Labor Agreements for the two grade separation projects to prioritize partnerships with labor in expeditiously advancing construction of the grade separation projects and the employment of Los Angeles County workers; D. Report back on all directives in March 2021 2022.   Not available Not available
2021-0769 45.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Garcetti, Solis, Kuehl, Bonin, and Mitchell that Metro develop VMT reduction and mode shift targets consistent with and supportive of those in the OurCounty Plan and SCAG RTP/SCS for Board adoption as part of the annual Sustainability Plan update in September 2022. WE FURTHER DIRECT the CEO to: A. Include in the Long Range Transportation Plan, Sustainability Plan, and regular reports on the progress of each, financially unconstrained analysis providing options to meet the above goals; and, B. Include, and present to the Board for consideration, VMT reduction and mode shift projections in project alternatives, operations budgets, program performance, or similar actions that allocate resources toward climate change reduction. WE FURTHER DIRECT the CEO to use the VMT reduction and mode shift targets of the 2019 OurCounty Plan, as follows, for interim planning and forecasting purposes: · 2025 Targets: o Reduce average daily VMT per capita to 20 miles o Increase to at least 15% all trips by foot, bike, micromobility, or public transit · 2035 Targets:    Not available Not available
2021-0768 46.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Barger, Najarian, and Solis that the Board of Directors: A. Reaffirm the importance of the partnership with the California High Speed Rail Authority for the delivery of the Link Union Station project and urge continued dialogue for release of the $423 million in state funding; B. Establish a new agency policy that prioritizes the early delivery of additional, strategic, California High Speed Rail (CHSR) capital projects in Los Angeles County rail corridors that currently serve and/or will one day serve regional and inter-city rail, consistent with the State Rail Plan, if and when new sources of state and federal funding become available, and so long as pursuit of those funding sources would not create competition with established Board transit priorities; C. Amend the Board’s state legislative program to include advocacy and support for a new dedicated funding program for the early delivery of strategic CHSR capital projects in Los Angeles County that would help realize the goals of the State Rail Plan and Metrolink’s SCORE program, facilitating i   Not available Not available
2021-0742 47.ResolutionCONSIDER making the following findings: Pursuant to AB 361, the Metro Board, on behalf of itself and other bodies created by the Board and subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, including Metro’s standing Board committees, advisory bodies, and councils, finds: The Metro Board has reconsidered the circumstances of the state of emergency, and that: A. The state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person, and B. State or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing. Therefore, all such bodies will continue to meet via teleconference subject to the requirements of AB 361.   Not available Not available
2021-0536 49.ContractAPPROVE a long-term advertising purchase, up to 12 months, at Culver City Station from HBO, generating up to $400,000 plus, estimated net revenues for Metro. This is not a title sponsorship, and will not affect Culver City Station’s title nor the adjacent private property’s title, Ivy Station.   Not available Not available
2021-0752 2.MinutesAPPROVE Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held October 28, 2021.   Not available Not available
2021-0601 5.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 4 to the Metro Rideshare Program Support Contract No. PS42183000 with Innovative TDM Solutions (ITS) to exercise the second, one-year option in the amount of $630,555, increasing the total contract value from $2,462,863 to $3,093,418 and extending the period of performance from February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023.   Not available Not available
2021-0684 6.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. AWARD a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. FS73888-2000 to Navarro’s Towing, the lowest responsive & responsible bidder, for Metro Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) towing services in the amount of $7,530,460 for Beat 3 & Beat 43 for 56 months, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any; B. AWARD a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. FS73888-2001 to Classic Tow, dba Tip Top Tow, the lowest responsive & responsible bidder, for FSP towing services in the amount of $7,581,984.20 for Beat 5 & Beat 17 for 56 months, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any; C. AWARD a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. FS73888-2002 to Neighborhood Towing 4U, the lowest responsive & responsible bidder, for FSP towing services in the amount of $7,926,007.32 for Beat 6 & Beat 39 for 56 months, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any; D. AWARD a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. FS73888-2004 to Bob & Dave’s Towing, the lowest responsive & responsible bidder, for FSP towing services in the amount of $8,243,687.38 for Beat 18 & Beat 38 for 56 months, subject to re   Not available Not available
2021-0666 7.ProgramAPPROVE: A. PROGRAMMING of up to $60,514,000 in Regional Transportation Improvement Program funds to the proposed projects and the program amendments shown in Attachment A; and B. SUBMITTAL of the 2022 Los Angeles County Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) to the California Transportation Commission (CTC).   Not available Not available
2021-0521 8.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 13 to Contract No. AE5999300 with WSP USA Inc. to provide additional environmental technical work during the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) in the amount of $1,302,845, increasing the Total Contract Value from $28,484,036 to $29,786,881, and extend the period of performance through June 30, 2022.   Not available Not available
2021-0630 9.ProgramCONSIDER: A. AWARDING $5 million to 13 new Open and Slow Streets events scheduled through December 2023 (Attachment B-1); and B. REPROGRAMMING of any Cycle Three and FY 2020 Mini-Cycle Funding not expended by December 31, 2021 towards the next highest scored event(s) applied for in Cycle Four (Attachment B-1).   Not available Not available
2021-0667 10.ProjectCONSIDER: A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Antelope Valley Line Service and Capacity Improvement Project, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and file the Notice of Determination for the Project with the Los Angeles County Clerk and the State of California Clearinghouse; B. ADOPTING, in accordance with CEQA, the: 1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and 2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan; and C. FINDING that the Project meets all Public Resources Code Section 21080 (b)(10) requirements and is declared statutorily exempt under CEQA, and AUTHORIZING Metro staff to file the Notice of Exemption for the Project with Los Angeles County Clerk and the State of California Clearinghouse.   Not available Not available
2021-0673 13.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a seven-year, firm fixed price Contract No. PS41236000, to The Unisource Group, Inc. to provide employee health benefits consulting and actuarial services in the amount of $781,000 for the three-year base period, $265,950 for option year one, $240,600 for option year two, $265,950 for option year three and $240,600 for option year four, for a combined amount of $1,794,100, effective February 1, 2022, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.   Not available Not available
2021-0685 17.ProgramAPPROVE up to $1,526,932 in additional funding to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) FY-2021-22 budget to pay for Metro’s share to partially restore Metrolink commuter rail service, effective December 2021.   Not available Not available
2021-0461 18.AgreementCONSIDER: A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or their designee to execute a ten (10)-year lease agreement with four (4) five-year options commencing May 1, 2022 with the City of Azusa (“Lessor”), for the System Security and Law Enforcement (SSLE) office for 8,206 rentable square feet located at 890 The Promenade in Azusa at a rate of $20,555 per month with escalations of three percent (3%) annually and approximately $2,865,318 in tenant improvements for a total of $5,443,930 over the initial term with four 5-year options, if needed. B. AMENDING the FY22 budget to include an additional $1,920,878 for FY2022 and one-time tenant improvements (initial lease costs).   Not available Not available
2021-0731 23.Informational ReportADOPT the Public Safety Mission and Value Statements (Attachment A).   Not available Not available
2021-0675 27.BudgetCONSIDER: A. ESTABLISHING a Life of Project (LOP) budget in the amount of $156,437,550 million for the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation Project; and B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to approve the award of and execute all contracts and agreements within the LOP budget for the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation Project.   Not available Not available
2021-0677 28.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute Modification No. 26 to Contract No. AE58083E0129 with Gannett Fleming, Inc. for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, for the final design of advanced utility relocation for DWP Design Package 2&3, in the amount of $1,926,053, increasing the total Contract amount from $74,851,987 to $76,778,040.   Not available Not available
2021-0670 29.ContractAUTHORIZE: A. The exercise of the two-year option for Contract No. AE35279 with Kal Krishnan Consulting Services/Triunity Engineering and Management Joint Venture (KTJV), a small business prime, in the amount not-to-exceed $27,461,365 for FY23 and FY24, increasing the authorized total funding limit from $73,644,591 to $101,105,956; and B. The CEO or designee to execute individual Contract Work Orders (CWOs) and Contract Modifications within the Board authorized contract funding amount.   Not available Not available
2021-0596 32.ContractAUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 5 to Bench Contract Nos. PS44432001 through PS44432010 to: A. INCREASE the contract value by $3,000,000, increasing the contract value from $18,955,568 to $21,955,568; and B. AWARD AND EXECUTE task orders for a not-to-exceed total authorized amount of $21,955,568.   Not available Not available
2021-0694 34.Federal Legislation / State Legislation (Position)CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING the State and Federal Legislative Report; B. ADOPTING the proposed 2022 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A; and C. ADOPTING the proposed 2022 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B.   Not available Not available
2021-0743 41.Motion / Motion ResponseAPPROVE Motion by Directors Krekorian, Garcetti, Kuehl, and Sandoval that the Board direct the Chief Executive Officer to report back in 90 days on: A. An action plan to stabilize the current fleet size including actions for how to identify, prioritize, and address new mechanisms of theft as they arise. B. An action plan to address equitable access in the current program and in any future form of the program. This plan shall include recommendations on issues such as serving people who may be unbanked, addressing the digital divide, and keeping fare cost low. C. A plan to provide uninterrupted service as the next iteration of the program is determined and executed. D. A plan to convene an industry forum (as was performed for Metro Micro) to bring together academics, cities with existing bike share programs, community stakeholders, and industry experts to provide recommendations on advancing Metro Bike Share beyond the current contract in one of several forms including but not limited to: 1. Continuing Metro Bike Share as a contracted service, 2. Operating the program In-house wit   Not available Not available
2021-0722  Informational ReportRECEIVE General Public Comment   Not available Not available