March 5, 2004

AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME.
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 Jake McGoldrick

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 February 27, 2004 - Motion

B. Attorneys Report Denial of Claims

1. Indemnity Claim of Juan A. Larios - Motion

2. Claim of Francis Linson - Motion

3. Claim of Michael A. DeFino - Motion

4. Claim of Rev. BZ Luv - Motion

5. Claim of William C. Sullivan, Sr. - Motion

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

1. Ratification of Actions by the Auditor-Controller

a. Ratify Payment of Bills

b. Ratify Previous Investments
c. Authorize Investments
d. Investment Report, January 2004 - Resolution

6. REPORTS OF OFFICERS:

A. General Manager, Celia G. Kupersmith

B. Attorney, David J. Miller

1. Closed Session
a. Conference with Labor Negotiator
Government Code Section 54957.6
Labor Coalition and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local Division No. 1575 Negotiations

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
February 26, 2004
Chair James C. Eddie

1. Authorize Execution of a First Addendum to the Sixth Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Jacobs Civil, Inc., Relative to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase II South Approach Structures, Regarding Engineering Support Services - Resolution

2. Authorize Execution of Supplement No. 7 to Change Order No. 8 for Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase II South Approach Structures, Regarding Clean Up of Lead-Contaminated Materials - Resolution

3. Authorize Adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration Relative to Contract No. 2004-FT-2, Corte Madera Ecological Reserve Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project and Related Actions - Resolution

4. Authorize Actions Relative to Contract No. 2004-BT-2, Janitorial Services for Bus Transit Facilities - Resolution

5. Declare Surplus the M.V. Golden Gate and Approve the Sale of the Ferry - Resolution

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

1. Approve Adoption of the Investment Policy, as Amended, and Amend RULE XI of the Rules of the Board - Resolution

C. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
March 11, 2004
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

1. Approve Actions Relative to the Proposed July 2004 Bus, Ferry and Paratransit Fare Increases - Resolution

2. Approve Renewal of Property Insurance Program for Bridge Physical Damage and Use and Occupancy Policy, District Buildings and Facilities Policy and Boiler and Machinery Policy - Resolution

D. Meeting of the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee/Committee of the Whole
February 27, 2004
Chair Albert J. Boro
All items contained in this report are informational.

9. ADDRESSES TO BOARD:

10. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

A. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Development of a Strategic Plan for Achieving Long-Term Financial Stability - Resolution

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.

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