NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

NOTE: NEW DAY AND TIME

 

 

AGENDA

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2003 AT 9:00 AM

 

WILLITS CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

111 EAST COMMERCIAL STREET, WILLITS, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

 

 

A.               CALL TO ORDER – 9:00 am

 

B.               ROLL CALL – 9:00 am

 

C.               AGENDA APPROVAL – 9:05 am

 

D.              MINUTES APPROVAL – 9:10 am

 

Regular Board Minutes of December 18, 2002

Property Management Committee Meeting of November 8, 2002

 

E.               ELECTION OF OFFICERS – 9:15 am

 

F.                PUBLIC COMMENT – 9:30 am

 

Comments will be limited to three minutes per person and not more than ten minutes per subject, so that everyone can be heard.  “Public comment” time is limited to matters under the jurisdiction of the Authority that may not have been considered by the Authority previously and are not on the agenda.  No action will be taken.  Members of the public may also comment during specific agenda items when recognized by the chair.

 

G.              CONDUCT OF BUSINESS – 9:45 am

 

1.      Review of Draft CTC Presentation for January 23, 2003

 

2.      Past Reports

a)     Draft Economic Impact Study of NWP (PB Ports & Marine 9/02)

b)     Abandonment Report

c)     25 Reasons for NWP Survival (1/5/99)

d)     Its Your Railroad Too (2/17/98)

e)     Overview of NWP (10/1/97)

 

3.      Funding Workshop – Interdependence of TCRP Funds with the Following:

a)     State and Regional Economic Impact

b)     Private Sector Investors

c)     Federal and Local Funds

d)     SMART II Passenger Initiative

e)     California Western Railroad (CWR) Reorganization

f)       Port of Humboldt Bay

g)     Cost to Decommission Railroad

 

4.      Strategy Session

a)     Short Term

b)     Long Term

 

H.              STAFF REPORTS – 11:45 am

 

1.            Executive Director Douglas M. Christy

2.            General Counsel Christopher J. Neary

 

I.                 MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS – 12:00 pm

 

J.                CLOSED SESSION  – 12:15 pm

 

1.            Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)

Mass Electric vs. Rail-Ways et al, Mendocino Superior Court Case # 85230

 

2.            Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

Significant Exposure to Litigation

Government Code Section 54956.9 (b)

 

N.              ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION – 1:00 pm

 

O.              ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING ­– 1:10 pm

 

Regular Board Meeting – February 19, 2003 – 10:00 am (PST)

            Arcata City Council Chambers, 736 F Street, Arcata, Humboldt County, CA

 

P.                ADJOURNMENT – 1:15 pm