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File #: 20-62    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action:
Title: VTA BPAC Representative (Hardy)
VTA BPAC Representative (Hardy)

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) requests that cities appoint members to its Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). The VTA BPAC is comprised of one representative from each of the sixteen member agencies, which includes the City of Santa Clara. VTA BPAC members serve two-year terms starting on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the second year and may serve successive terms. The VTA BPAC advises the VTA Board on matters pertaining to funding and planning issues for bicycle and pedestrian projects and serves as the countywide bicycle advisory committee for Santa Clara County. Typical duties involve review of regional plans related to bicycling and walking, review of funding proposals for projects and consideration of specialized issues of regional or cross-jurisdictional significance.

The appointee will serve a term which will begin after the City Council appoints the City's VTA BPAC member and the VTA Board of Directors ratifies the appointment. Members must live and/or work in Santa Clara County during their term. VTA requires that the appointee be either a representative of the City's BPAC or an individual interested in bicycle or pedestrian issues and not a City or VTA staff person. Santa Clara BPAC member Rafael Rius has indicated he will no longer be a member of the VTA BPAC after December 31, 2019. As a result, VTA has requested that Santa Clara appoint a City representative to the VTA BPAC to complete Rafael Rius' term, which ends in June 2020. Staff has requested that the VTA consider an amendment to their appointment rules to allow the City Council's appointment to extend to June 2022. VTA staff indicated support for this proposal to minimize the administrative burden for Santa Clara and the VTA and to provide continuity. This proposal will be discussed at the VTA Governance and Audit Committee in March 202...

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