September 3, 2004

AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.

Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA

1. CALL TO ORDER: President Stanley M. Smith

2. ROLL CALL: Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Director Brown

4. PUBLIC COMMENT: Refer to the Public Comment Note Below

5. CONSENT CALENDAR:

A. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of August 27, 2004

Motion

B. Attorney’s Report


Denial of Claims
1. Claim of Robert Jay Hughes

Motion

2. Application for Leave to Present Late Claim and
    Proposed Claim of Louis Lamont

Motion

3. Claim of Mack McDowell

Motion

4. Application for Leave to Present Late Claim and
Proposed Claim of Barry Samuel

Motion


C. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
     August 26, 2004
     Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

1. Ratification of Actions by the Auditor-Controller

a. Pay Bills
b. Ratify Previous Investments
c. Authorize Investments
d. Investment Report, July 2004 Resolution

6. REPORTS OF OFFICERS:

A. General Manager, Celia G. Kupersmith

B. Attorney, David J. Miller

1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Pending Litigation
    Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

a. Report of Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos, Rudy, LLP
    Richard D. Allard vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation

     District

C. District Engineer, Denis J. Mulligan

7. OTHER REPORTS:

8. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

A. Meeting of the Building and Operating Committee/Committee of the Whole
     August 26, 2004
     Chair James C. Eddie

All remaining items contained in this report are informational, as the items requiring Board action were acted upon by the Board of Directors at their meeting of August 27, 2004.

B. Meeting of the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee/Committee of the Whole
     August 27, 2004
     Chair Albert J. Boro

All remaining items contained in this report are informational, as the item requiring Board action was acted upon by the Board of Directors at their meeting of August 27, 2004.

C. Meeting of the Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole
     September 9, 2004
     Chair Harold J. Brown, Jr.

1. Approve Changes to the Inter-County ADA Paratransit Service Policy

Resolution

D. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
     August 26, 2004
     Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

All Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational.

E. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
     September 9, 2004
     Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

1. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Demonstration Project with

     Celebrity Cruises to Assist in Funding Phase III Golden Gate Bridge

     Seismic Retrofit Project

Resolution

2. Approve Actions Relative to Implementation of a Marin Extended

     Inter-County Paratransit Service Fare Surcharge

Ordinance

9. ADDRESSES TO BOARD:

10. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

A. Approve Position of Support for Marin County’s Measure A – Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax

Resolution

B. Announcement by the President of the Board of Appointment of Members to the

      2004/2005 Public Education Campaign Advisory Committee

11. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

12. NEW BUSINESS:

13. COMMUNICATIONS:

14. ADJOURNMENT:

/s/Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District

Public Comment Note: Each person wishing to address the Board is requested to complete a Request-to-Speak Form for submittal to the Secretary of the District. A period of thirty (30) minutes has been allocated for public comments concerning items of interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Board. Each individual will be allotted three (3) minutes. Said time frames may be extended only upon approval of the Board.

All items appearing on the agenda are subject to action by the Board of Directors. Staff recommendations are subject to action by the Board of Directors. Staff recommendations are subject to change by the Board.

Upon request, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will provide written agenda materials in appropriate alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. In addition, the District will arrange for disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings. Please send a written request, including your name, mailing address, telephone number and brief description of the requested materials, preferred alternative format, and/or auxiliary aid or service at least two (2) days before the meeting. Requests should be mailed to: Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129; or e-mailed to jtarantino@goldengate.org; or by telephone at (415) 923-2223, or at (415) 257-4554 (TDD), or California Relay Service at either (800) 735-2929 (TDD