January 2021 BPAC Agenda

Thursday, January 21, 2021; 6:00-8:00 pm
Teleconference
View and download the full agenda packet [1MB PDF].

Commissioners

Reginald K Burnette Jr, Andrew Campbell, Grey Gardner, Jesse Jones, Michael Lok, Phoenix Mangrum, David Ralston, Patricia Schader, Dianne Yee

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 [PDF], all participants will join the meeting via phone/video conference and no teleconference locations are required.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

To join the meeting:

  • By video conference—please click on this link to download Zoom and open the meeting on a computer or smart phone at the noticed meeting time.
  • By phone—please dial at the noticed meeting time (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 (408) 638-0968 or +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (253) 215-8782 or +1 (346) 248-7799 or +1 (301) 715-8592 or +1 (312) 626-6799 or +1 (646) 876-9923
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To comment in the meeting:

  • In the Zoom video conference—click the “Raise Your Hand” button to request to speak when Public Comment is being taken on an eligible agenda item. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted. Instructions on how to “Raise Your Hand” are here.
  • By phone—please call on one of the above listed phone numbers. You will be prompted to “Raise Your Hand” by pressing *9 to speak when Public Comment is taken. You will be permitted to speak during your turn, allowed to comment, and after the allotted time, re-muted. Please unmute yourself by pressing *6.

If you have any questions, please email Noel Pond-Danchik, staff liaison to the commission.


AGENDA

TimeItem #Topic
6:001Teleconference Protocol/Roll Call/Determination of Quorum/Introductions (10 minutes)
6:102Open Forum / Public Comment (below) (10 minutes)
Members of the public may comment on any issue within BPAC’s subject matter jurisdiction. Comments on a scheduled agenda item will be heard with that item. The BPAC’s Open Forum Committee tracks Open Forum issues raised by the public. The Committee reviews the public comments on a periodic basis to identify policy issues for discussion by the Commission. To request City services, please contact the City of Oakland Call Center (311).
6:203Approval of meeting minutes (below) (5 Minutes)
Seek motion to adopt the December 2020 BPAC minutes.
6:254Nominations & Elections for BPAC Chair and Vice Chair (below) (10 minutes)
Staff will facilitate nominations and elections for 2021 BPAC Officers, following the process described in BPAC’s By-Laws.
6:355Commissioner Transition and Committee Appointments (below) (10 minutes)
The BPAC Chair will welcome the new commissioners and thank the outgoing commissioners. New commissioners will have a chance to introduce themselves. Commissioners will be given the opportunity to volunteer for, switch, or remove themselves from the Commission’s committees and liaison positions.
6:456Biannual Paving Update (25 minutes)
Sarah Fine, Complete Streets Paving & Sidewalks Program Manager, will report on implementation of the adopted 2019 3-Year Paving Plan, including an updated schedule for the remainder of the plan. See Oakland’s 3-Year Paving Plan – Year 1 in Review.
7:107OakDOT Budget and Organizational Update (25 minutes)
Ryan Russo, OakDOT Director, and Ariel Espiritu-Santo, OakDOT Agency Administrative Manager, will provide an overview of the current organization including updates to department leadership, the vacancy rate, and 2020 accomplishments. Additionally, Mr. Russo and Ms. Espiritu Santo will provide an update on the Fiscal Year 21-23 budget process that is underway. See the OakDOT organizational chart.
7:358Committee Report Back (below) (10 minutes)
Committees of the BPAC will provide brief updates to the Commission. A list of active committees and report backs from committees are here.
7:459Three-month agenda look-ahead, suggestions for meeting topics, announcements (below) (10 minutes)

2. Open Forum / Public Comment

  • Robert Prinz noted that OakDOT is requesting funding for a mini street sweeper at the 2/2/2021 City Council meeting. Commissioner Jones noted she is planning to attend to speak in support of the item.
  • Tim Courtney with Safe 8th Street requested that traffic calming be coordinated with the paving of 8th Street in West Oakland. They are particularly interested in speed humps and traffic circles.
  • Commissioner Yee inquired about developers working in the public right-of-way and associated issues with that construction. These issues can be reported through 311.

3. Approval of meeting minutes

A motion to adopt the Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting minutes from December 17, 2020 was made (Schader), seconded (Burnette), and approved, with Commissioners Ralston and Lok abstaining. Adopted minutes online at oaklandbikes.info/BPAC.

4. Nominations & Elections for BPAC Chair and Vice Chair

Jason Patton, OakDOT staff to the Commission, facilitated nominations and elections for 2021 BPAC Officers, following the process described in BPAC’s By-Laws.

For the Chair position, Commissioner Campbell was nominated by Commissioner Mangrum, and Commissioner Schader seconded the nomination. Commissioner Campbell accepted the nomination. No other nominations were made. In a roll call vote, eight commissioners voted in support of Commissioner Campbell being the 2021 BPAC Chair, with Commissioner Campbell abstaining.

For the Vice-Chair position, Commissioner Schader was nominated by Commissioner Jones, and Commissioner Gardner seconded the nomination. Commissioner Schader accepted the nomination. No other nominations were made. In a roll call vote eight commissioners voted in support of Commissioner Schader being the 2021 BPAC Vice-Chair, with Commissioner Schader abstaining.

Jason Patton congratulated Commissioner Campbell on his election to 2021 BPAC Chair and Commissioner Schader on her election to 2021 BPAC Vice-Chair.

Speakers other than Commissioners: None.

5. Commissioner Transition and Committee Appointments

Chair Campbell welcomed the new commissioners, Mike Lok and David Ralston, and the new commissioners introduced themselves. Leaders from each of the BPAC’s committees provided an overview of their committee’s work and purpose. Liaisons to other bodies explained how they monitor the work of those other bodies and report back to the BPAC. Commissioners and members of the public were then given the opportunity to volunteer for, switch, or remove themselves from the Commission’s committees and liaison positions. A list of active committees was included in the agenda packet and on this page.

Summary of Discussion

  • Open Forum Committee: Commissioner Jones and Schader will continue with this Committee, as will Midori Tabata.
  • Infrastructure Committee: Commissioners Burnette and Yee will continue. Commissioners Schader and Ralston will join the Committee. Commissioner Mangrum will step down.
  • Planning Commission Review Committee: Commissioner Burnette joined this Committee.
  • Bicycle Pedestrian Police Relations Committee: Commissioners Mangrum and Burnette will continue. Commissioner Schader will step down.
  • Strategic Plan Task Force: Commissioner Campbell, Gardner, and Jones will continue with the Task Force.
  • Legislative Committee: Commissioner Lok will join. Commissioner Mangrum will continue.
  • Liaison to Affordable Housing & Infrastructure Bond Public Oversight Committee: Commissioner Ralston will fill this role.Liaison to the Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities: Commissioner Schader will fill this role.
  • Speakers other than Commissioners: None

8. Committee Report Back

Committees of the BPAC provided brief updates to the Commission. A list of active committees was included in the agenda packet and on this page.

Summary of Discussion

  • Strategic Plan Task Force: Chair Campbell explained the BPAC’s process over the past two years to develop and adopt annual Strategic Plans. Each of those processes included a special meeting early in the calendar year to workshop the plan, and these special meetings were facilitated by Yvonna Cazares from the Mayor’s Office. This year the Commission will have the Strategic Plan Task Force develop a draft update to the Strategic Plan for the BPAC’s consideration. Commissioner Jones will be reaching out individually to Commissioners to gather information for the process.
  • Infrastructure Committee: The next meeting will be February 4, 3:30pm.
  • The Legislative Committee met on December 29 to continue discussion of legislation to expedite traffic safety improvements, including speed reduction and rapid response initiatives.
  • The public is welcomed and encouraged to participate in Committee meetings.
  • Speakers other than Commissioners: None

9. Three-month look-ahead, suggestions for meeting topics, announcements

February

  • Recommendation from the Legislative Committee
  • BPAC Strategic Plan
  • Major Development Projects Update (tentative)

March

  • Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Grant (AHSC) 2021 Applications
  • Previous AHSC Grant Application Updates
  • Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Projects
  • Bike to Work Day Planning (tentative)

April

  • Biannual Report from Strategic Planning (tentative)
  • Meeting with Warren Logan, Transportation Advisor to the Mayor (tentative)

Suggestions for meeting topics

  • General Plan updates underway by the Planning Department (Ralston)
  • OakDOT’s grant applications to the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Comprehensive Investment Plan (Yee)

Announcements

  • Commissioner Jones reported back on Open Forum comments regarding Telegraph Ave.
    OakDOT is requesting funding from City Council to purchase a mini street sweeper.
    There are two surveys out regarding Telegraph Ave in the Northgate neighborhood.
    One survey was created by OakDOT and it is intended for residents of the neighborhood.
    The second survey was created by Bike East Bay and WOBO and it is intended for the general public.
  • Caltrans District 4 has released a draft Pedestrian Plan. To review and comment, see:
  • The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released applications for a 2021 Transportation Justice Fellowship. They are due February 1, 2021.
  • Project information for the West Oakland Link project is available online. In late January, the meeting presentation, a voice recording of the meeting and all comments received (by January 8) will be up on the project website. Comments are still welcome.

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