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05 May 3, 1989 CommissionRIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AGENDA REGULAR MEETING OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND SERVICE AUTHORITY FOR FREEWAY EMERGENCIES 2:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1989 14TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM RIVERSIDE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 4080 LEMON STREET, RIVERSIDE 92501 1. Call to Order. L. Approval of April 5, 1989 Minutes. 3. Public Comments. 4. Consent Calendar. - (All matters on the consent calendar will be approved in a single motion unless a Commission/SAFE member requests separate action on specific items.) A. D.J. Smith Monthly Sacramento Report. Receive and file. B. Citizens Advisory Committee Appointment - Redesignation. To change the Citizens Advisory Committee appointment of Arnold Dickson to the Chairman of the Riverside County Coalition for Better Transportation or his/her designated alternate. C. RCTC Quarterly Financial Report. Receive and file. D. FY 1988-89 RCTC/SAFE Budgets. For information only. E. Commissioners' Per Diem. The Budget and Finance Committee propose to increase the Commissioners' per diem to $100 per day, not to exceed $400 per month. F. Resolution of Intention Amending RCTC Employees' PERS Benefits. To adopt the Resolution of Intention amending RCTC employees' PERS benefits. Page 2 G. Resolution to Establish Money Purchase Retirement Plan 401(a) with ICMA. To approve the resolution with ICMA. H. FY 1988-89 Financial Audits. To authorize the Executive Director to execute an agreement with Ernst & Whinney in an amount not to exceed $130,000 plus out-of-pocket expenses not to exceed 15% to conduct the FY 1988-89 financial audits of the Commission, LTF, STA, SAFE, and the claimants for transit, streets and roads, and bicycle/pedestrian projects. I. Proposal to Support Billboard Ban on I-15. That RCTC support a billboard ban on the newly opened section of I-15 between Norco and Route 60, and cooperate with Supervisor Melba Dunlap to develop and implement a longer term strategy to landscape the corridor. J. Request Authorization to Retain Norm Blacher to Assist Staff Prior to Filling New Positrons. To approve contract with Norm Blacher. Also, approve transfer of funds from the RCTC Contingency Account to Professional and Specialized Services Account. 5. PUBLIC HEARING - Proposed 1989-90 RCTC, SAFE, and Measure A Budgets The Budget and Finance Committee recommends approval of the proposed FY 1989-90 RCTC, SAFE and Measure A budgets subject to findings, notations and revisions as noted in the report. 6. Transportation Development Act Items A. Unmet Transit Needs Findings. Based upon review of unmet transit needs comments and requests and review of existing services as well as service changes and new service(s) planned to be implemented, that the Commission find that there are no unmet transit needs which can be reasonably met in Riverside County and request that SCAG concur with this finding. B. City of Banning - State Transit Assistance Fund Request to Amend the Use of Allocated Funds. To approve the request from the City of Banning to use STA funds for the purchase of benches and bus stop signs for their fixed route system. Page 3 C. Local Transportation Fund Apportionments. That the Commission consider appropriate action regarding possible change to the apportionment formula following the SunLine presentation and discussion. 7. Federal Aid Urban (FAU) Programs - Revised FY's 1989-93 and 1990-94. Approve the FAU projects shown in the attached FY 1989-93 and EY 1990-94 Transportation Improvement Programs. 8. Patent Litigation Protection for Callbox Project. To: 1) approve to enter into an agreement with Laff, Whitesel, Conte, and Saret to provide review and incorporation of appropriate indemnification and patent protection language in the Bi-County SAFE RFP, prior to its approval for release, for an amount not to exceed $5,000; and, 2) to approve a SAFE budget amendment to transfer $2,500 from contingency to legal services. 9. Legal Policies and Procedures - CEQA Guidelines and Real Property Acquisitran Guidelines. Approve resolution to adopt guidelines for implementing the CEQA guidelines. 10. SCAG Related Items. A. SB 969 (Bergeson) - SCAG Reorganization. To support SB 969 with amendments discussed by B. Other. 11. Discussion of Various Transportation Funding Proposals. That RCTC discuss the issues in the staff report related to transportation funding increases to help determine direction for legislative advocacy. 12. Impact of Walled Subdivisions on Transit Use. To request all recognize that impact on the system, and that to address this staff. cities and the County of Riverside to walled subdivisions may have a negative use of transit by limiting access to the they develop and adopt appropriate policies impact as part of their subdivision review and approval process. Page 4 13. Measure A Program Items. A. Amendment No. 2 to Contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff Related to Route 91 Survey - Prevailing Wage Rate Adjustment. Legal counsel will present an oral report and a recommendation to the Commission at the meeting. B. Cooperative Agreement with Caltrans District 11 for the Route 86 Project Design. Approve the cooperative agreement with Caltrans District 11 for the Route 85 Project Design. C. General Progress Report on Measure A Highway Projects. The Executive Director will present an oral report. D. Commission Fact Finding Trips to San Diego and Santa Clara Counties' Measure A OrganTzalaTns. Mark Massman, Commission Consultant, will present an oral report at the meeting. E. Measure A Transit Subsidy Policy - Western County Area. To adopt the policies to provide Measure A funds to subsidize fares for the elderly and handicapped for public transit operators to meet their minimum fare revenue to operating cost ratio required by the State for funding eligibility under the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) Program. F. RCTC/CVAG Memorandum of Understanding. Approve the draft MOU as submitted. G. Proposal for RCTC to Secure a Commercial Line of Credit for Interim CapitaI—Financing. To approve the Budget and Finance Committee's recommendations. H Finding that Acquisition of Existing, operating Rai road Lines are "Categorically Exempt" from CEQA Requirements. To accept Helene B. Kornblatt's report and indicate its intent to determine that acquisition of the San Jacinto Branch line from the Santa Fe would be categorically exempt from the requirements of CEQA. Page 5 1g. Closed Session. A. Instruct Negotiators Regarding Acquisition of Property. 14:. Adjournment.