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05 May 16, 2001 Citizens advisory committee / Social services transportation advisory council87467 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ SOCIAL SERVICE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL TIME: DATE: LOCATION: MEETING AGENDA 1 1:30AM Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Riverside County Transportation Commission Conference Room "A" 3560 Unversity Avenue Riverside, California 92501 (909) 787-7141 COMMITTEE MEMBERS Jim Collins Judy Nieburger Peter Benavidez Chris Millen William Densmore Judylynn Gries Fortunato Penilla Mike Wertz Cindy Scheirer Andrea Puga Pat Murphy Mary Venerable Kerry Forsythe Grant Bradshaw Sherry Thibedeaux 11.36.10 i • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ SOCIAL SERVICE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Riverside County Transportation Commission Conference Room "A" 3560 University Avenue, Riverside AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Public Comments 3. Approval of Minutes 4. Bylaws of the Citizens Advisory Committee/Social Services Transportation Advisory Council Overview Last year, the Commission changed the structure and the focus of the Committee. The amended bylaws, prepared by Legal Counsel, is presented to the Committee for adoption. 5. Proposed Meeting Schedule and Location Overview The Committee, at their February 14, 2001 meeting, discussed meeting on a quarterly basis and to alternately locate the meeting site between Riverside and Coachella Valley. Presented is the proposed meeting calendar for approval. 6. FY 2001-2002 SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program Overview This item is for the Chairperson to appoint three (3) members of the Committee to the SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Ad Hoc Committee to review and rank project submittals. Citizens Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council Agenda - May 16, 2001 Page 2 7. Legislation Overview Darren Kettle, RCTC/SanBAG's Director of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs will provide an oral presentation of state and federal transportation legislation. 8. Unmet Transit Needs Hearing Testimony and Responses Overview The Commission held an unmet transit needs hearing in Blythe on March 1, 2001. Presented are the testimony received through the hearing and by mail as well as staff responses. 9. FY 2002-2008 Short Range Transit Plans Overview Presented are the plans from the transit operators (Cities of Banning, Beaumont, Corona, Riverside, Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency, Riverside Transit Agency, SunLine Transit Agency and Regional Commuter Rail) for review and approval. 10. Reports by Committee Members (Information items not for action items) 11. Adjournment The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to be held at 11:30 a.m., August 15, 2001, SunLine Transit Agency, 32505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms. • • 40 • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE / SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Minutes February 14, 2001 1. CALL TO ORDER Commissioner Phil Stack called the meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council to order at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverside Transportation Commission Offices, 3560 University Ave, Riverside, California 92501. 2. SELF INTRODUCTIONS Committee Members Present Jim Collins Peter Benavidez William Densmore Judylynn Gries Fortunato Penilla Sherry Thibadeaux Mike Wertz Cindy Scheirer Andrea Puga Pat Murphy Mary Venerable Kerry Forsythe Grant Bradshaw Committee Members Absent Judy Nieburger Chris Millen 3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEETING SCHEDULE Discussion was held on the frequency and location of the Committee meetings. It was determined that meeting on a quarterly basis will meet the Commission's direction. Also, recommended in addition to the meeting schedule was to alternately locate the meetings between Riverside and Coachella Valley with transportation to be provided to either location. Some members made inquiries on attending the meeting via video conference. Naty Kopenhaver, Director of Administrative Services, stated that Committee members may video conference, however, RCTC staff should be notified in advance so that it is posted on the agenda. Steve DeBaun, Legal Counsel, added that the Committee's meetings are governed by the Brown Act requirements, and therefore, video conference location site(s) must be included in the agenda. Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 14, 2001 Page 2 In response to Mary Venerable's question to briefly describe the tasks of the Committee, Naty Kopenhaver stated that the Committee would continue to review the Short Range Transit Plans, be part of the SB 821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Ad Hoc Committee to review and rank submitted projects, review legislation and how it affects transportation planning and programming. Tanya Love, Program Manager, further described the SRTP process wherein annually, transit operators (Riverside Transit Agency, SunLine Transit Agency, Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency, Cities of Banning, Beaumont, Corona and Riverside, and Regional Commuter Rail) must submit their plans to RCTC. The Plans will be presented to the Committee for review and recommendation. She noted that the Palo Verde Valley area uses a portion of their Local Transportation Funds for local streets and roads. Therefore, an unmet transit needs hearing is scheduled next month. The hearing testimony will be provided to the Committee. Peter Benavidez requested that the SRTP documentation also be provided on disk format. Commissioner Stack stated that the focus of the Committee was to be broader based, and more policy oriented dealing with public relations and education. legislation, Measure "A" transportation issues, and short range transit planning and programming. In response to a question on how to deal with transit operational issues that Committee members are made aware of, Commissioner Stack stated that in the event that complaints are received about operations of transit agencies, they will be referred to the transit agency. He reiterated that the Committee's responsibility does not include review and discussion of operational issues of transit agencies. At this time, Commissioner Stack opened the election of officers and three nominations for Chairperson were made. M/S (MurphyNenerable) nominated Judy Nieburger M/S (Gries/Penilla) nominated Bill Densmore M/S (Densmore/Benavidez) nominated Fortunato Penilla By a majority, Judy Nieburger was elected as the Committee's Chairperson. Three nominations were received for Vice Chairperson M/S (Collins/Densmore) nominated Fortunato Penilla. M/S IGries/ Scheirer) nominated Pat Murphy. M/ (Fortunato) nominated Jim Collins and Jim Collins respectfully declined the nomination. By a majority, Fortunato Penilla was elected Vice Chairman. With the absence of the elected Chairperson, Vice Chairperson Fortunato Penilla assumed the Chair. • • • • • Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 14, 2001 Page 3 4. PROPOSED RCTC AND SANBAG 2001-2002 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM. Darren Kettle, RCTC/SanBAG's Director of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs, gave a general overview on RCTC and SanBAG's efforts in developing their respective legislative programs for the FY 2001-2002 Legislative Cycle that generally follows the State and US Congress Legislative two-year sessions. He noted that at the State level, the energy crisis is in the forefront these days and that transportation was not a concern in Sacramento. At the Federal level, Congress passes the Transportation Enhancement Authorization Act every six years and that we are currently in the 4th year of the six - year program. This program is called the TEA21 — Transportation Enhancement Act for the 21 °` Century, which extends through the 2002/2003 Fiscal Year. For the next month or two, he will be closely watching appropriation bills to see if this region's projects can be added to upcoming bills. He welcomed the Committee members to call him if they have any questions on any transportation bills. 5. FUNDING SOURCES/AMOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PREPARATION OF THE SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLANS Tanya Love gave an overview of the Short -Range Transit Plans, funding sources and how the funds are determined and distributed. Revenue sources for transit include the Local Transportation Funds (LTF), Measure "A", State Transit Allocations (STA) and Federal Section 5307, 5309 and 5311 Funds. These funds being primarily for the provision of public transit services including operations and capital purchases such as fueling stations and buses. She then described the processes used in the distribution of funds, the percentages, how the dollar values are determined for each locality, or transit operator. She described the process for the approval of Short Range Transit Plans. On an annual basis, the operators review their needs for the following year and they then submit their plan to the Committee for review. Once all reviews are complete, the Committee and staff's input to the Plan are provided to the operator. It is then submitted to the Commission for approval in June. She noted the importance of approving the Plans by June in order for transit operators receive funding by the beginning of the fiscal year. 6. ADJOURNMENT With no other items to be discussed by the Committee, Vice Chairperson Penilla adjourned the meeting at 1:30pm. The next Committee meeting is scheduled to be held May 16, 2001 at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 3560 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 Respectfully submitted, eanne brown Administrative Services Specialist • • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE / SOCIAL SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL Minutes February 14, 2001 1. CALL TO ORDER Commissioner Phil Stack called the meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council to order at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverside Transportation Commission Offices, 3560 University Ave, Riverside, California 92501. 2. ROLL CALL * Naty Kopenhaver opened the CAC/SSTAC Meeting by introducing Phil Stack, the Chair of the AdHoc Committee for the CAC/SSTAC. Phil Stack introduced himself as a Commissioner of the RCTC, from the City of Rancho Mirage. Phil Stack welcomed all of the new members of the CAC and requested that all members introduce themselves by stating their name and whom they represent. Committee Members Present Committee Members Absent Jim Collins Peter Benavidez William Densmore Judylynn Gries Fortunato Penilla Sherry Thibadeaux Mike Wertz Cindy Scheirer Andrea Puga Pat Murphy Mary Venerable Kerry Forsythe Grant Bradshaw Judy Nieburger Chris Millen 3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEETING SCHEDULE Meeting Schedule - Quarterly Meetings were recommended with alternating locations of East County and West County with transportation provided to either location. Some members requested the availability of Videoconferencing. Naty Kopenhaver and Steve DeBaun explained the necessity of making sure the videoconference locations is posted on the agenda as required by the Brown Act. i • • Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 14, 2001 Page 2 Mary Venerable asked that the agenda be set aside pending further clarification of the full purpose of the committee, meeting schedules, and reimbursement of expenses. Naty Kopenhaver briefly described the purpose of the committee and the reviewing of the SRTP - Short Range Transit Plans, SB821 Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding and Projects, and although late in the year, legislation and how it affects transportation planning and programming. Tanya Love further described the SRTP processes. FY 2002 Call to Projects for Non Profit providers 5% of measure a sales tax and providing funds for elderly, disabled and needy transportation providers. In addition, the Unmet Needs hearing testimony will be provided to the CAC for review and input. Peter Benavidez requested that the SRTP documentation be provided on disk format. This was agreed to by SunLine and RTA. Phil Stack described that the focus of the CAC was to be broader based, and more policy oriented. He described that the major focus would be Public Relations and Education, Legislative, Measure A, SRTP, Overview and Exposure to Riverside County Transportation Programming and Projects and Unmet Transit Needs in the Palo Verde Valley. Naty Kopenhaver gave a brief history of the Riverside County Transportation Commission and the Citizen's Advisory Committee. The Brown Act was discussed and the committee was advised that in the event of complaints from the public regarding transportation issues to refer the citizen to the commission for assistance. Election of Officers - CHAIRPERSON M/S (Murphy/Venerable) nominated Judy Nieberger as Chairman. M/S (Gries/Penilla) nominated Bill Densmore as Chairman. M/S (Densmore/) nominated Fortunato Penilla as Chairman. Steve DeBaun stated that votes are by majority and that two votes be conducted but not by secret ballot. By a majority of 6 votes, Judy Nieberger was elected Chairman. Election of Officers - VICE CHAIRMAN M/S (Collins/Densmore) nominated Fortunato Penilla as Vice Chairman. M/S (Gries/ Scheirer) nominated Pat Murphy as Vice Chairman. M/ (Fortunato) nominated Jim Collins as Vice Chairman. Nomination was respectfully declined. • • • Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 14, 2001 Page 3 By a majority of 7 votes, Fortunato Penilla was elected Vice Chairman. Naty Kopenhaver described the responsibilities of the Vice Chair, and Fortunato Penilla was informed that due to the absence of the Chairperson, he was responsible for the meeting from this point forward. 4. PROPOSED RCTC AND SANBAG 2001-2002 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM. Naty Kopenhaver introduced Darren Kettle, Director of Legislative Affairs for Riverside County Transportation Commission and San Bernardino Association of Governments. Darren Kettle gave a general overview of how RCTC and SANBAG are putting together legislative programs for the 2001/2002 Legislative Cycle that generally follows the State and US Congress Legislative two-year sessions. He noted that due to the time of year and the energy crisis being in the forefront, transportation would not be a large concern in Sacramento. He went on to state that on the Federal level, Congress passes the Transportation Authorization Act every six years and that we are currently in the 4`h year of the six - year program. This program is called the TEA21 — Transportation Enhancement Act for the 21st Century, which extends through the 2002/2003 Fiscal Year. Through the next month or two, he will be closely watching appropriation bills to see if our projects can be added to upcoming bills. Darren gave a basic overview of the Draft RCTC/SANBAG 2001 /2002 State Legislative Program. 4. FUNDING SOURCES/AMOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PREPARATION OF THE SHORT RANGE TRANSIT PLANS Tanya Love gave an overview of the Short -Range Transit Plans, funding sources and how the funds are determined and distributed. Specifically, the Local Transportation Funds (LTF), Measure "A", State Transit Allocations (STA) and Federal Section 5307, 5309 and 5311 Funds. The use of these funds were described as being primarily for the provision of public transit services including operations and capital purchases such as fueling stations, and buses. She then described the processes used in the distribution of funds, the percentages, how the dollar values are determined for each locality, or transit operator. She went on to describe the process of the timeline for the Committee taking action on SRTP's. She explained that the operator would review their needs for the following year and then submit the report to the CAC for review. RCTC staff reviews all requests for specific items. Once all reviews are complete, the request is returned to the operator for completion. Once a complete SRTP is available, it is brought to the CAC for final review. Noting that if any request is sent back for further clarification it will stop the process for all operators. Citizen's Advisory Committee/ Social Services Transportation Advisory Council February 14, 2001 Page 4 She stated that if the request does not go to the Plans & Programming Committee by the 4m Monday of May it cannot go to the Commission in June and can't be funded as of July 18t. As much time as possible will be given to the Committee for review. 7. ADJOURNMENT With no other items to be discussed by the Committee, Vice Chairman Fortunato Penilla adjourned the meeting at 1:30pm. The next Committee meeting is scheduled to be held May 16, 2001 at the Riverside County Transportation Commission, 3560 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 Respectfully Submitted, Naty Kopenhaver Clerk of the Board • •