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File #: 22-1020    Version: 1 Name: Adoption of a Resolution Appointing the City’s Director and Alternate Directors to the California Transit Systems Joint Powers Authority (CalTIP)
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 5/23/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - CONSENT ITEM: Adoption of a Resolution Appointing the City's Director and Alternate Directors to the California Transit Systems Joint Powers Authority (CalTIP)
Attachments: 1. 2022-05-23_ATT 1_Resolution_Transportation CalTIP Appiontment.pdf
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CC - CONSENT ITEM: Adoption of a Resolution Appointing the City’s Director and Alternate Directors to the California Transit Systems Joint Powers Authority (CalTIP)

 

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Meeting Date:  May 23, 2022

 

Contact Person/Dept.: Mike Tobin/Transportation

 

Phone Number:  310-253-6593

 

Fiscal Impact:  Yes []    No [X]                                          General Fund:  Yes []     No [X]

 

Attachments:   Yes [X]     No []   

 

Commission Action Required:     Yes []     No [X]    Date:

Commission Name:          

 

Public Notification:   (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (05/18/2022);  

 

Department Approval:  Rolando Cruz, Chief Transportation Officer (05/11/2022)

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RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends the City Council adopt a resolution appointing the Transportation Operations Manager, Ali Showkatian, as the City’s Director to the California Transit Systems Joint Powers Authority (CalTIP) Board; and to designate Transit Operations Safety & Training Coordinator, Hector Calvinisti and Transportation Administration Manager, Nick Szamet, as the City’s first and second Alternate Directors, respectively.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

On April 20, 1987, the City Council authorized the City of Culver City to join the California Transit Systems Joint Powers Authority (CalTIP) to obtain liability coverage and risk management services through jointly pooling resources with the other transit agencies that are members of CalTIP.  CalTIP has provided competitive and stable rates and needed risk management services to Culver CityBus since that time.  

 

On September 26, 2011, the City Council approved and adopted Resolution No. 2011-R080 accepting changes to the California Transit Systems Joint Powers Authority (hereinafter CalTIP) Agreement for the purpose of jointly funding tort liabilities and other losses and providing risk management services to reduce such losses.

 

On July 8, 2019, the City Council approved and adopted Resolution No. 2019-R057 accepting recent administrative changes to the CalTIP Joint Powers Agreement, bringing the Agreement up-to-date with current laws and best practices applicable to the risk management joint powers authorities.  The amended Agreement also provides flexibility to the Board of Directors to change its structure and function from time to time, as needed.   

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

It is necessary to identify the primary and alternative representatives to the CalTIP Board of Directors by position and name; this designates them as approved to represent the City and vote in matters presented to the Board. 

 

The Transit Operations Manager, Ali Showkatian, is responsible for all operational elements of the fixed-route transit service and Dial-a-Ride programs and represents the City in the greater statewide transit community.  Staff recommends Ali Showkatian be appointed as the City’s Director to CalTIP.

 

The Transit Operations Safety & Training Coordinator, Hector Calvinisti, as the Department’s Chief Safety Officer, is responsible for management and implementation of all safety and security programs and training for all Department employees. Staff recommends Hector Calvinisti be appointed as the City’s First Alternate Director to CalTIP.

 

The Transportation Administration Manager, Nick Szamet, is responsible for operating and capital budgets, grant administration, long-range financial planning, monitoring local, state and federal legislation, and representing the City in the regional transit community. This position also functions as the Title VI Administrator for the Department.  Staff recommends Nick Szamet be appointed as the City’s Second Alternate Director to CalTIP.

 

 

FISCAL ANALYSIS

 

The adoption of the proposed Resolution does not create a fiscal impact for the City.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

1.                     Proposed Resolution

 

 

MOTIONS

 

That the City Council:

1.                     Adopt a Resolution appointing the Transit Operations Manager, Ali Showkatian, as the City’s Representative Director to the CalTIP Board; and to designate the Transit Operations Safety & Training Coordinator, Hector Calvinisti, and the Transportation Administration Manager, Nick Szamet, as the City’s first and second Alternate Directors, respectively.