Meetings


01-2005

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JANUARY 14, 2005


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, January 14, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.

ROLL CALL
 

Directors Present (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; District Secretary Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Teri W. Mantony; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Planning Director Alan Zahradnik; Deputy District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer; Acting Auditor-Controller and Capital and Grant Program Manager Nina Rannells; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Captain Michael J. Locati; Lieutenant David Rivera

Visitors Present: None

 
ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO BEVAN DUFTY
 

Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino administered the Oath of Office to Bevan Dufty, appointed to the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco.

Director Dufty addressed the Board and expressed his appreciation at the honor of serving on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors.

 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 

Director Cynthia Murray led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 

There was no public comment.

 
CONSENT CALENDAR
 

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

AYES (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

   
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of December 17, 2004

Carried

   

2.

Denial of Claims

a. Subrogation Claim of California Automobile Association
Inter-Insurance Bureau (Insured: Katherine Young)

Carried

   

3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2005-001 (Finance-Auditing Committee, December 16, 2004) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:

a. Ratify commitments and/or expenditures totaling $31,202.46;
b. Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period November 9, 2004 through December 6, 2004, as follows; and,

Security
Purchase Date
Maturity Date
Original Cost
Percent Yield
GECC Comm. Paper
11/09/04
12/10/04
5,959,615.52
2.02
Morgan Stanley DW Comm. Paper
11/09/04
12/09/04
7,662,080.42
2.02

c. Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between December 7, 2004 and January 3, 2005, and all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,
d. Accept the Investment Report for November 2004 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

 

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT

4.

Bay Area Vendor Fair 2005

General Manager Celia Kupersmith highlighted an item in her written report regarding the first annual Bay Area Vendor Fair, which is being co-hosted by the District. The Vendor Fair, being held February 10, 2005, in Oakland, CA, will serve as an opportunity for the District to promote participation of small businesses, including Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, for District contracts.

 

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

5.

Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney ’s Report were informational. Mr. Miller also reported that a closed session would be held just prior to the conclusion of the meeting to discuss a matter of anticipated litigation. He further stated that Agenda Item No. 6.B.1.a., Noble, et al. and Keck, et al. vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, has been continued to the January 28, 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT

6.

No written report was presented by District Engineer Denis Mulligan. 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 FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JANUARY 13, 2005

7.

Authorize Filing an Application and Related Assurances with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Federal Transportation Enhancement Activity Funds for Merchant Road Improvements and Committing the Necessary Local Match

Directors STROEH/SHAHUM
Resolution No. 2005-002
authorizes the General Manager to execute and submit an application and related assurances with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 2006 Transportation Enhancement Activity funds, in the amount of $283,000, to support Merchant Road Improvements; and, authorizes committing the necessary local match.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

   
8.

Authorize Filing an Application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Regional Measure 2 Funds to Support Implementation of the Golden Gate Ferry Faregates Project

Directors STROEH/SHAHUM
Resolution No. 2005-003
authorizes the General Manager to execute and submit an application, related assurances and allocation request with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Regional Measure 2 funds in the amount of $1,600,000, to support implementation of the Golden Gate Ferry Faregates capital project.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

   
9.

Authorize the Setting of a Public Hearing Relative to Establishing Golden Gate Transit Larkspur Ferry Special Event Fares to SBC Park for 2005

Directors STROEH/SMITH
Resolution No. 2005-004
authorizes the setting of a public hearing on Thursday, February 10, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, for the purpose of receiving public comment relative to establishing Golden Gate Transit Larkspur Ferry Special Event fares to SBC Park for 2005.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

   
10.

Authorize Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with OSI Collection Services, Inc., Relative to RFP No. 2005-D-4, FasTrak™ Collection Services

Directors STROEH/MURRAY
Resolution No. 2005-005
authorizes execution of a Professional Services Agreement with OSI Collection Services, Inc., of Rancho Cordova, California, relative to RFP No. 2005-D-4, FasTrak Collection Services, for the collection of outstanding toll revenue from unpaid violation notices, at a commission rate of twenty-nine percent on collections and twenty-nine percent on judgments, for a period of one year, commencing in January 2005.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

 

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

11.

Approve Reappointment of Director James C. Eddie to Serve on the Board of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District for a Four-Year Term

Directors MARTINI/AMMIANO
Resolution No. 2005-006
approves the reappointment of Director James C. Eddie to serve on the Board of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District for a four-year term, from February 1, 2005 to January 31, 2009.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Sandoval, Shahum, Smith and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Hernández, Kerns and Reilly; Second Vice President Boro

 

CLOSED SESSION

12.

Attorney’s Report

Attorney David Miller, at the request of President Middlebrook, stated that the Board of Directors would convene in closed session to discuss a matter of anticipated litigation.

After closed session, President Middlebrook 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 one matter of anticipated litigation. Mr. Miller stated that advice has been given to staff and that the matter would be continued to the January 28, 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

ADJOURNMENT

13. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m., in the memory of Sun Yu and Maria D’Andrea.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District
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