TEST MODE: RELIABILITY, ACCURACY AND FUNCTIONALITY ARE NOT FINALIZED.

May 7, 2004

AGENDA OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FRIDAY, MAY 14, 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 Leah Shahum

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 23, 2004 - Motion
B. Attorney's Report Denial of Claims

1. Amended Claim of Julia Greene - Motion

C. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole April 23, 2004
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

1. Ratification of Actions by the Auditor-Controller

a. Ratify Payment of Billsb. Ratify Previous Investments
c. Authorize Investments
d. Investment Report, March 2004 - Resolution

6. REPORTS OF OFFICERS:

A. General Manager, Celia G. Kupersmith
B. Attorney, David J. Miller

1. Closed Session

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

1. Report of Sterling and Clack
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 Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
April 22, 2004
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

All remaining Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational, as the items requiring Board action were acted upon by Board of Directors at their meeting of April 23, 2004.

B. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
May 13, 2004
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

1. 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

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 April 23, 2004.


D. Meeting of the Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole
May 13, 2004
Chair Harold C. Brown, Jr.

1. Approve Actions Relative to Service Changes and Expense Reduction Measures in the Ferry Division - Resolution

2. Authorize Award of Contract No. 2004-FT-8, Dry-docking for Routine U.S. Coast Guard Inspection, Hull Maintenance and Repairs, M.S. Marin, to Bay Ship & Yacht Co. - Resolution

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: Jose Pleites and Kelly Shea-Gallo


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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).