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03 March 21, 2008 Riverside Orange Corridor Authority83270 JS/JSt./CB/AM/JH Riverside Orange Corridor Authority (ROCA) Date: Time: Friday, March 21, 2008 10:00 a.m. Where: City of Corona — City Hall City Council Chambers — First Floor 400 South Vicentia Avenue Corona, California 411 MEMBERS • Jeff Miller Steve Adams Richard Dixon ROCA Chairman RCTC OCTA RCTC Carolyn Cavecche ROCA Vice Chairman OCTA Bill Campbell John Tavaglione Foothill/Eastern TCA and OCTA RCTC EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Jerry Amante Peter Herzog Michael A. Perovich Cindy Quon Foothill/Eastern TCA Foothill/Eastern TCA Caltrans District 8 Caltrans District 12 For further information, please contact Wendy Knowles, Orange County Transportation Authority Clerk of the Board, at (714) 560-5676. B.01.28.01 AGENDA Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting (ROCA) City of Corona — City Hall City Council Chambers - First Floor 400 South Vicentia Avenue Corona, California Friday, March 21, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should contact the Orange County Transportation Authority Clerk of the Board, telephone (714) 560-5676, no less than two (2) business days prior to this meeting to enable OCTA to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting. Agenda Descriptions The agenda descriptions are intended to give notice to members of the public a general summary of items of business to be transacted or discussed. The posting of the recommended actions does not indicate what action will be taken. The Committee may take any action which it deems to be appropriate on the agenda item and is not limited in any way by the notice of the recommended action. Public Comments on Agenda Items Members of the public wishing to address the Committee regarding any item appearing on the agenda may do so by completing a Speaker's Card and submitting it to the Clerk of the Board. Speakers will be recognized by the Chairman at the time the agenda item is to be considered. A speakers comments shall be limited to three (3) minutes. Call to Order ROCA Chairman Miller Pledge of Allegiance ROCA Vice Chair Cavecche Special Calendar There are no Special Calendar matters. Page 1 of 3 AGENDA Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting (ROCA) Consent Calendar (Items 1 and 2) All matters on the Consent Calendar are to be approved in one motion unless a Committee member or member of the public requests separate action on a specific item. 1. Approval of Minutes Of the November 30, 2007, Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting. 2. Proposed Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting Calendar for the Year 2008 Laurena Weinert, Orange County Transportation Authority, Assistant Clerk of the Board Overview Presented is the proposed Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting calendar for 2008, depicting the meeting dates for the year, which will coincide with the State Route 91 Advisory Committee meeting dates. Recommendation Adopt the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting calendar for the year 2008. Regular Calendar There are no Regular Calendar matters. Discussion Items 3. Regional Transportation Plan Update Michael Litschi, Section Manager of Long Range Strategies, Orange County Transportation Authority 4. Update on Riverside County — Orange County Geotechnical Efforts Tony Rahimian, President, RMC Inc. 5. ROCA Members' Reports 6. Public Comments 7. Closed Session There is no Closed Session scheduled. Page 2 of 3 AGENDA Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting (ROCA) 8. Adjournment The date of the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting will be determined under Item 2 and will be held at the Orange County Transportation Authority Headquarters, 600 South Main Street, First Floor — Room 154, Orange, California. Page 3 of 3 MINUTES Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting (ROCA) ROCA Members Present Jeff Miller, Chairman Carolyn Cavecche, Vice Chair Jerry Amante for Jim Thor Bill Campbell Peter Herzog Michael A. Perovich John Tavaglione Cindy Quon ROCA Members Absent Steve Adams Richard Dixon Other Attendees Anne Mayer, RCTC, Executive Director Arthur T. Leahy, OCTA, Chief Executive Officer Paul Taylor, OCTA, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Steve DeBaun, RCTC, Legal Counsel Kennard R. Smart, Jr., OCTA, General Counsel Laurena Weinert, OCTA, Assistant Clerk of the Board Mary Burton, OCTA, Deputy Clerk of the Board OCTA and RCTC staff and members of the General Public Call to Order The November 30, 2007, meeting of the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority was called to order by ROCA Chairman Miller at 10:35 a.m. at the Orange County Transportation Authority Headquarters, 600 South Main Street, First Floor, Room 154. Pledge of Allegiance Member Herzog led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Special Calendar There were no Special Calendar matters. Consent Calendar (Item 1) 1. Approval of Minutes A motion was made by Member Tavaglione, seconded by Member Campbell, and declared passed by those present, to approve minutes of the February 2, 2007, Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting. Regular Calendar There were no Regular Calendar matters. November 30, 2007 Page 1 of 4 MINUTES Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting Aft Discussion Items 2. Update on Geotechnical Studies Tony Rahimian, Project Manager Consultant from RMCE, provided an overview on the major investment study corridor findings, and Corridor B geotechnical study is underway to determine the feasibility of constructing a tunnel. Paul Guptill, Senior Principal Engineering Geologist from Kleinfelder, reported on the study's objectives, core hole sites and logistical challenges, United States Forest Service permit requirements, tunnel alignment, schedules, and the Metropolitan Water District's coring called "Central Pool Augmentation". There was additional discussion regarding: • The core hole sample is about four inches in diameter and five feet in length. • Measuring the rate of drilling is an indicator of how easily the rock can be drilled. • To understand the rock conditions, the depth of the drilling is below the invert of the proposed tunnel. In addition, the different drilling elevations at the sites dictates how deep to drill. • There is a risk of vandalism at the coring sites. • The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) boring efforts data is comparable; however, the difference is that the geotechnical coring is determined by the tunnel corridor alignment. • MWD preliminary boring findings are that the groundwater pressures are lower than expected, and the rock quality is poor; yet, it could be engineered. 3. Riverside - Orange County Transportation Improvements and Regional Transportation Plan Update Kia Mortazavi, OCTA Executive Director of Planning, distributed to the Members a matrix of the major investment study status report. Mr. Mortazavi went over the report's policy direction and status on the State Route 91, Foothill/Eastern toll road, Corridors A and B, High -Speed Ground Transportation, and Ortega Highway. Mr. Mortazavi commented that OCTA is in the process of updating the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). As part of this effort, the Federal Highways Administration provided preliminary comments that in order to pursue the $15 million for the geotechnical borings, Riverside and Orange Counties have to commit to full funding of the Corridor B project in. the RTP. 41110 November 30, 2007 Page 2 of 4 MINUTES Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting (ROCA) 3. (Continued) There was additional discussion regarding: • Concerns regarding the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) comments of having full funding in place for Corridor B or it will not eligible for the $15 million. • Concerns about the Corridor B project being part of the RTP and having air quality standards tied to it. • RTP draft plan public release is on December 6, 2007, and adoption is in June 2008. • The recommendation is to place Corridor B in the RTP strategic plan, which are for projects under study and can be amended in the plan later. • The definition for using the $15 million funds was restricted to doing geotechnical study on Corridor B. • The major investment study consensus was that a new corridor was needed, and the exact alignment is still premature. • Congressman Calvert will need a strong collective effort with Riverside and Orange Counties' lobbyist in Washington as well as the elected officials regarding FHWA comments. 4. ROCA Members' Reports Member Amante distributed a handout regarding support of the extension of the 241 toll road. 5. Public Comments There were no public comments. 6. Closed Session There was no Closed Session conducted. November 30, 2007 Page 3 of 4 MINUTES Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting (ROCA)® 7. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority is yet to be determined and will take place in Corona, California. ATTEST Laurena Weinert OCTA Assistant Clerk of the Board Jeff Miller ROCA Chairman November 30, 2007 Page 4 of 4 OCTA March 21, 2008 To: Riverside Orange Corridor Authority /ahy,� From: Arthur T. et i Executive Officer Subject: Proposed Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting Calendar for the Year 2008 Overview Presented is the proposed Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting calendar for 2008, depicting the meeting dates for the year, which will coincide with the State Route 91 Advisory Committee meeting dates. Recommendation Adopt the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting calendar for the year 2008. Discussion The 2008 Riverside Orange Corridor Authority (ROCA) calendar has been prepared by the Orange County Transportation Authority Assistant Clerk of the Board with input from the ROCA Chair and is presented for approval and adoption. The proposed calendar takes into consideration various agencies' calendars, events, and conferences. A listing of those dates is provided as Attachment A. The proposed 2008 meeting calendar schedule is provided as Attachment B. Summary Approval is requested for the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority meeting calendar, which sets dates for the upcoming year of 2008. Orange County Transportation Authority 550 South Main Street/P.O. Box 14184/Orange /California 92863-1584 / (714) 560-OCTA (6282) Proposed Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Meeting Calendar Page 2 for the Year 2008• Attachments A. Pertinent Agencies' 2008 Event and Conference Schedules B. 2008 Meeting Calendar for the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority Pregared by: Laurena Weinert Assistant Clerk of the Board (714) 560-5443 ATTACHMENT A PERTINENT AGENCIES' 2008 EVENT AND CONFERENCE SCHEDULES THE FOLLOWING DATES WERE CONSIDERED IN PREPARATION OF THE PROPOSED 2008 RIVERSIDE ORANGE CORRIDOR AUTHORITY MEETING CALENDAR: League of California Cities' Legislative Action Days (April 16 - 17, 2008) League of California Cities Mayors' and Council Members' Executive Forum (June 4 - 6, 2008) League of California Cities Mayors' and Council Members' Advanced Leadership Academy (June 6 - 7, 2008) League of California Cities' Annual Conference (September 24 - 27, 2008) League of California Cities' Legislative Briefings (November 2008 - dates TBD) National League of Cities Congressional City Conference (March 8 - 12, 2008) Orange County Board of Supervisors' Board Meetings (Tuesdays) Orange County Transportation Authority Board Meetings (2nd and 4th Monday each month) Riverside County Transportation Commission Commission Meetings (2nd Wednesday of the month) South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board Meetings (1st Friday each month) Mobile Source Committee (3`d Friday each month) Southern California Association of Governments Executive Committee, Administration Committee, Policy Committees and Regional Council meetings (1st Thursday each month) Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Board Meetings (4th Friday each month) Committee Meetings (2"d Friday each month) • ATTACHMENT B 2008 MEETING CALENDAR for the RIVERSIDE ORANGE CORRIDOR AUTHORITY March 21, 2008 (3rd Friday) 10:00 a.m. City of Corona — City Hall City Council Chambers - First Floor 400 South Vicentia Avenue Corona, California May 30, 2008 (5th Friday) 10:00 a.m. Orange County Transportation Authority Headquarters — First Floor, Room 154 600 South Main Street Orange, California August 15, 2008 (3r Friday) 10:00 a.m. City of Corona — City Hall City Council Chambers - First Floor 400 South Vicentia Avenue Corona, California December 19, 2008 (3rd Friday) 10:00 a.m. Orange County Transportation Authority Headquarters — First Floor, Room 154 600 South Main Street Orange, California