Thursday, November 21, 2002 – 10:30 A.M.

Call to order:


Hal Bernson, Chair

Zev Yaroslavsky, Vice Chair

Yvonne Burke

James Hahn

Frank Roberts

Doug Failing, Ex Officio




28.    RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.




29.    RECEIVE report of the Chief of Staff.




30.    RECEIVE oral monthly report on the Gold Line.




31.    RECEIVE AND FILE 2002 Legislative Matrix.




32.    AWARD a six-year professional services contract to Patton Boggs, LLP for federal legislative advocacy services beginning January 1, 2003, in the amount of $3,000,000, inclusive of two one-year options.


33.      AWARD a six-year professional services contract to Capital Representation Group for state legislative advocacy services beginning January 1, 2003 for an amount not to exceed $1,287,051 inclusive of two one-year options.

34.    APPROVE execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Riverside County Transportation Commission for rideshare development and support services for Los Angeles County during the second half of FY03 and FY04 for a total amount not to exceed $625,000.



35.    ADOPT proposed policy for the expedited procurement of communications media.




36.    CONSIDER:


A.    awarding six (6) five-year contracts for firm fixed-price task orders under Bench Solicitation PS-7140-1285 to the Applied Management & Planning Group, CDSNet, Inc., the Howell Research Group, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, MSI International and the Strategic Consulting and Research Group, for professional services effective December 1, 2002, for a cumulative total not to exceed $1,477,000, inclusive of two one-year options; and

B.   authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Task Orders under these contracts for Market Research Services for a total amount not to exceed $1,477,000 over a 5-year period.

46.     YAROSLAVSKY/BURKE MOTION - that the Metro work with the preliminary engineering consultant to immediately convene a peer review panel to assess the design specs and standards for the Expo line.  Metro staff should report back during the January committee cycle on the progress made by the peer review panel and the panel’s recommendations should be presented to the Metro Board and incorporated into the preliminary engineering.


We further move that the Metro staff look at the internal structures of other transit properties that have built successful design/build rail lines and report back to the Board on internal changes that can be made to better implement design/build projects in the future.


We also move that no new RFPs for consultants or professional services contractors for the Expo line be developed or issued without approval by the Metro Board.



Consideration of items not on the posted agenda, including: items to be presented and (if requested) referred to staff; items to be placed on the agenda for action at a future meeting of the Committee or Board; and/or items requiring immediate action because of an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda.




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