Meetings

22-2004



GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

NOVEMBER 5, 2004


The Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) met in regular session in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, California, on Friday, November 5, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., President Smith presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (10): Directors Boro, Cochran, Eddie, Martini, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Harrison; First Vice President Middlebrook; President Smith

Directors Absent (7): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray and Pahre

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Marketing and Communications Director Linda J. Mitchell; Budget and Program Analysis Manager Jennifer Mennucci; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: George and DonnaLei Sumner

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Albert J. Boro led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Directors BORO/EDDIE moved approval of the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (10): Directors Boro, Cochran, Eddie, Martini, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Harrison; First Vice President Middlebrook; President Smith
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (7): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray and Pahre

1. Approve the Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of October 22, 2004
Carried

2. Denial of Claims

a. Subrogation Claim of California Automobile Association
Inter-Insurance Bureau (Insured: Robin Hammond) Carried
b. Claim of Laurence Bingenheimer-Emich Carried

3. Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller
Resolution No. 2004-105 (Finance-Auditing Committee, October 21, 2004) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:

a. Ratify commitments and/or expenditures totaling $125,903.09;

b. Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period September 14, 2004 through October 11, 2004, as follows:

Security Purchase Date Maturity Date Original Cost Percent Yield
GECC Comm. Paper 09/15/04 09/29/04 1,999,754.93 1.60
Morgan Stanley DW Comm. Paper 09/17/04 10/06/04 999,086.94 1.73
Morgan Stanley DW Comm. Paper 09/20/04 10/20/04 7,648,701.50 1.77
GECC Comm. Paper 09/20/04 10/20/04 5,956,301.04 1.75
FHLB NOTE 09/23/04 05/18/07 3,037,000.42 2.952
FHLB NOTE 09/23/04 08/15/07 3,016,525.83 3.044

c. Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between October 12, 2004 and November 8, 2004, in the amount of $13,625,000.00, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,

d. Accept the Investment Report for September 2004 prepared by Public Financial Management.
Adopted
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT, NOVEMBER 5, 2004

4. Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for November 2004 to Jeff Atkins, Bus Operator, Bus Division

President Smith presented the Employee of the Month Award for November 2004 to Jeff Atkins, Bus Operator, Bus Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

5. Presentation of Resolution of Appreciation to George and DonnaLei Sumner

President Smith, General Manager Celia Kupersmith and Marketing and Communications Director Linda J. Mitchell presented a framed Resolution of Appreciation to George and DonnaLei Sumner, in recognition of their artistry and public service. Linda Mitchell described the contributions of the Sumners, noting that Mr. Sumner donated his artistry to create the Whale Bus, a beloved former part of the Golden Gate Transit bus fleet, and that Mrs. Sumner devoted countless hours to educating local school children about public transportation and the environment with the Whale Bus. DonnaLei Sumner recognized Linda Mitchell for her enthusiasm and support of the school program and acknowledged her professionalism over the past 20 years, expressing her gratitude to Linda in recognition of her impending retirement. Before the conclusion of the presentation, Celia Kupersmith extended an invitation the Sumners to paint another bus, as the Whale Bus Program was such a success. President Smith expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Board of Directors to Mr. and Mrs. Sumner for their valuable contributions.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT, NOVEMBER 5, 2004

6. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational. Mr. Miller further reported that a closed session would be held just prior to the conclusion of the meeting to discuss two matters of pending litigation, listed on the agenda as Item Nos. 6.B.1.a., Hugh Crandall vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District); and, 6.B.1.b., Christina King vs. District.

ENGINEER’S REPORT, NOVEMBER 5, 2004

7. No written report was presented by the District Engineer. A written report is presented to the Board of Directors by the District Engineer at the second Board meeting of the month.

 

 

REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE MEETING OF OCTOBER 21, 2004

8. All remaining items contained in this report are informational, as the item requiring Board action was acted upon by the Board of Directors at its meeting of October 22, 2004.
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF OCTOBER 21, 2004

9. All remaining Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational, as the item requiring Board action was acted upon by the Board of Directors at its meeting of October 22, 2004.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 4, 2004

10. Authorize Filling an Application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 2005 Regional Measure 2 Funds to Support Golden Gate Transit Bus Routes 40 and 42

Directors BROWN/BORO
Resolution No. 2004-106 authorizes the General Manager to file an application, related assurances and allocation request with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 2005 Regional Measure 2 funds, in the amount of $2,100,000, to support bus service on Golden Gate Transit Routes 40 and 42; and, authorizes the Auditor-Controller to adjust the operating budget revenues accordingly.
Adopted

AYES (10): Directors Boro, Cochran, Eddie, Martini, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Harrison; First Vice President Middlebrook; President Smith
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (7): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray and Pahre

REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF OCTOBER 7, 2004

11. Approve Public Outreach Effort Regarding Potential Modifications to Current Larkspur Ferry Service

No action was taken on this matter by the Transportation Committee; rather, based on direction from the Committee, staff was instructed to pursue U.S. Coast Guard concurrence with adding capacity to the M.V. Del Norte and to look into providing supplemental bus service to address overcrowding on Larkspur morning commute service, with the understanding that staff would provide an update to the Committee on the status of the U.S. Coast Guard concurrence at its December meeting, postponing any public outreach efforts until after January 1, 2004.

CLOSED SESSION

12. Attorney’s Report

Attorney David Miller, at the request of President Smith, stated that the Board of Directors would convene in closed session to discuss two matters of pending litigation, listed on the agenda as Item Nos. 6.B.1.a., Hugh Crandall vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District); and, 6.B.1.b., Christina King vs. District.

After closed session, President Smith called the meeting to order in open session with a quorum present. Attorney Miller reported that the Board of Directors met in closed session, as permitted by the Brown Act, and received a report from Counsel on a matter of pending litigation. Mr. Miller stated that relative to the matters of Hugh Crandall vs. District and Christina King vs. District, the Board had provided instructions to Counsel regarding settlement of the matters.

ADJOURNMENT

13. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m., in the memory of Richard Hongisto.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District
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