April 16, 2004
(Revised: 4/20/04)

AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 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 Janet Reilly

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 April 9, 2004 - Motion

6. REPORTS OF OFFICERS:

A. General Manager, Celia G. Kupersmith

B. Attorney, David J. Miller

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

1. Report of Sterling and Clack
a. Reynaldo Mancilla vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District; and,
b. Patrick Evans vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

b. Conference with Labor Negotiator
Government Code Section 54957.6

1. 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 Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee/Committee of the Whole
April 9, 2004
Chair Maureen Middlebrook

1. Approve an Amendment to Rule XV of the Rules of the Board Pertaining to Public Hearing Procedures - Resolution

B. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
April 22, 2004
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

1. Authorize Filing Grant Applications with the Federal Transit Administration for Fiscal Year 2004 Sections 5307 and 5309 Funds for Operating and Capital Assistance - Resolution

2. Authorize Filing a Grant Application with the State of California, Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2004 Federal Operating Assistance Funds to Support West Marin Bus Service - Resolution

3. Authorize Filing a Grant Application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 2005 Transportation Development Act and State Transit Assistance Funds to Support Bus, Ferry and Paratransit Services - Resolution

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

C. Meeting of the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee/Committee of the Whole
April 23, 2004
Chair Albert J. Boro

1. Approve Support of AB 2737 Relative to Public Agency Tort Liability Reform (Added 4/20/04) - Resolution

9. ADDRESSES TO BOARD:

10. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

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), or (800) 735-2922 (Voice).