Board Meeting - December 13, 2018



Thursday, December 13, 2018
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416
San Francisco, CA

9:30 a.m.


Mohammed Nuru, Chair
Jeff Gee, Vice Chair
Michael Hursh
Jane Kim
Boris Lipkin
Edward Reiskin
Nadia Sesay
Tony Tavares

Executive Director
Mark Zabaneh

Nila Gonzales


201 Mission St. #2100
San Francisco, California 94105
415-597-4615 fax



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, 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 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

If you need to use the services of a language interpreter, contact TJPA by calling 415.597.4620 or at 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 Solicitamos un aviso previo de tres días hábiles para atender su solicitud. 


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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.




1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Communications

4.  Board of Director’s New and Old Business

5.  Executive Director’s Report

6.  Citizens Advisory Committee Update

7.  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.



8.  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. 

(8.1)     Approving the Minutes of the October 2, 2018 meeting

(8.2)     Approving the Minutes of the November 8, 2018 meeting

(8.3)     Approving an easement agreement, granting Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) certain rights necessary for construction, maintenance, and use of certain PG&E-owned electric facilities infrastructure within the subterranean levels of the transit center.  

(8.4)     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 pre-negotiated rate of $111,000. 

(8.5)     Authorizing the Executive Director to execute an amendment to extend the agreement for Federal Advocacy Services with Carpi & Clay, Inc. for one year at the pre-negotiated rate of up to $163,000. 

(8.6)     Authorizing the Executive Director to finalize negotiations for and execute an intergovernmental agreement with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection to provide plan review and field inspection services for retail tenant improvements. 

(8.7)     Authorizing the Executive Director to complete negotiations and execute a lease agreement with Foundation Food Services, Inc. (d/b/a Foundation Cafe) for about 1,108 square feet of commercial/retail space on the ground level of the new transit center (space number 141) for a 10 year term. 

(8.8)     Authorizing the Executive Director to complete negotiations and execute a lease agreement with Mr. East, Inc. (d/b/a Tycoon Kitchen) for about 687 square feet of commercial/ retail space on the ground level of the new transit center (space number 121) for a 15 year term.


9.  Presentation by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Peer Review Panel, LPI, and Thornton Tomasetti on the Temporary Closure of the Salesforce Transit Center. 

10.  Approving a Resolution to certify the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final SEIS/EIR) for refinements to the previously approved Downtown Rail Extension (DTX) component of the 2004 Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown Extension/Redevelopment Project (Transbay Program), other transportation improvements associated with the Transbay Program, and future surplus land development adjacent to Transbay Program components (together, the “Project”); adopt California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Findings for the Project; approve amendments to two previously adopted Transbay Program mitigation measures; adopt and incorporate into the Project all of the mitigation measures and improvement measures within the responsibility and jurisdiction of the TJPA that are identified in the Final SEIS/EIR; adopt the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Project; select the site at 689–699 Third Street and 180 Townsend Street as the preferred location for the Third and Townsend Streets ventilation/egress structure; and, approve the Project.

11. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with URS Corporation to increase the budget for Phase 1 Program Management / Program Controls services by $720,000 for a not-to-exceed total contract amount of $34,750,000 to support the completion of Phase 1 through June 2019.

12.  Authorizing the Director of Design & Construction for the Transbay Transit Center, SF Public Works, to execute a contract modification to the Bus Storage Facility Construction Contract with Ghilotti Construction Company for additional construction services, increasing the contract value from $21,608,720 up to $24,708,720 (a potential total increase of $3,100,000), to extend the substantial and final completion dates to October 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019, respectively, and to close-out the Contract.  

13.  Annual review of Board Policy No. 009, Investment Policy and Board Policy No. 017, Debt Management Policy.   




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