09-2005

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MAY 13, 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, May 13, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (16): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Moylan, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Attorney Madeline Chun; Deputy General Manager/Bus Division Susan C. Chiaroni; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Teri W. Mantony; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Human Resources Director Larry Daniel; Planning Director Alan R. Zahradnik; Deputy District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: Former Director Stanley M. Smith

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Second Vice President Albert J. Boro led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

[NOTE: The following item was taken out of Agenda Item order.]

1. Authorize a Resolution of Appreciation for Former Director Stanley M. Smith

 

Directors BORO/REILLY

Resolution No. 2005-035 authorizes the preparation of a Resolution of Appreciation for former Director Stanley M. Smith, in recognition of his dedicated service as a representative of the City and County of San Francisco on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Moylan, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

CONSENT CALENDAR

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

AYES (16): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Moylan, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

2. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of April 22, 2005

Carried

3. Denial of Claims

 

1. Claim of Evelyn Anderson Carried

2. Claim of Lissette Singh Carried

3. Claim of Wayne Freeman Carried

4. Claim of John Alexander Johnston Carried

4. Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2005-036 (Finance-Auditing Committee, April 21, 2005) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:

a.                   Ratify commitments and/or expenditures totaling $49,223.30;

b.                  Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period March 15, 2005 through April 11, 2005, as follows; and,

Security

Purchase Date

Maturity Date

Original Cost

Percent Yield

Sheffield Rec Corp. Commercial Paper

03/21/05

04/19/05

2,075,325.20

2.79%

Sheffield Rec Corp. Commercial Paper

03/21/05

04/19/05

5,986,515.00

2.79%

Rabobank US Finance Commercial Paper

04/05/05

06/30/05

7,714,871.85

2.97%

c.                   Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between April 12, 2005 and May 16, 2005, and all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,

d.                  Accept the Investment Report for March 2005 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

 

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT

5. Employee of the Month Award for May 2005 to Matthew Corbett, Bus Operator, Bus Division

President Middlebrook presented the Employee of the Month Award for May 2005 to Matthew Corbett, Bus Operator, Bus Division, in absentia, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

ATTORNEYS REPORT

6. Attorney Madeline Chun reported that all items contained in the Attorneys Report were informational.

ENGINEERS REPORT

7. 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 BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 21, 2005

8. All 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 22, 2005.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 21, 2005

9. All Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational, as the items requiring Board action were acted upon by the Board of Directors at its meeting of April 22, 2005.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 12, 2005

10. Authorize a 5% Increase to Regional Bus, Ferry and Paratransit Fares

Directors STROEH/KERNS

Ordinance No. 2005-02 authorizes implementation of a 5% increase to regional bus, ferry and paratransit fares, effective July 1, 2005, as outlined in the attached Ordinance.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Moylan, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

[Note: Minor errors in calculating the 5% fare increase were discovered in the staff report subsequent to the Board of Directors review of this item. These corrections were made and are reflected in the attached Ordinance.]

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 22, 2005

11. All 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 22, 2005.

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 12, 2005

12. Approve Position of Opposition to Assembly Bill 748 Which Would Eliminate the Districts Authority to Establish Bicycle and Pedestrian Tolls

a. Recommendation from the Special Meeting of the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee at its Meeting of May 12, 2005

The Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee recommended that the Board of Directors approve a position of opposition to Assembly Bill (AB) 748 which would eliminate the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation Districts (Districts) authority to establish bicycle and pedestrian tolls; with the understanding that the District has taken this position based on the Districts opposition to any effort by the State Legislation to reduce the ability of this local Board to make local decisions regarding its financial condition including the setting of toll and transit fare rates.

b. Discussion by the Board of Directors

                    Director Ammiano requested that a Roll Call Vote be taken at the conclusion of discussion of this item.

                    Director Shahum expressed her opposition to the Committees recommendation, noting that in her opinion, it is premature for the Board of Directors to take a position on AB 748 until after the Board has fully discussed and adopted a policy regarding a bicycle and pedestrian toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. She urged the Board to agendize the matter of a bicycle and pedestrian toll for discussion and action as soon as possible. She further noted that while she understands that there is strong opposition to the California State Legislature limiting the discretion of local agencies to make local decisions regarding their financial condition, there is equally strong and widespread opposition to a bicycle and pedestrian toll on the Golden Gate Bridge.

                    Director McGoldrick inquired as to why the Board was being asked to take action on AB 748 at this time, since the legislation was originally introduced in February 2005. In response, Celia Kupersmith stated that AB 748 had been completely rewritten from its original topic regarding wireless communication to a brand new bill regarding bicycle and pedestrian tolls.

                    Director Sandoval expressed his objection that a special meeting of the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee was scheduled with one weeks notice to discuss such an important issue. In response, President Middlebrook stated that she and staff felt it was appropriate to schedule the special meeting due to the timing of legislative action on AB 748, since the bill is scheduled to be heard before the Assemblys Appropriations Committee on May 18, 2005. Director Sandoval further inquired as to whether or not he could abstain from voting on the recommendation. In response, Attorney Madeline Chun stated that according to the Rules of the Board (Rule II, Rules of Order, Section D, Parliamentary Procedure), every member is required to vote unless there is a conflict or a disqualification.

c.                   Action by the Board of Directors

Approve Position of Opposition to Assembly Bill 748 Which Would Eliminate the Districts Authority to Establish Bicycle and Pedestrian Tolls

Directors BORO/KERNS

Resolution No. 2005-037 approves a position of opposition to Assembly Bill (AB) 748 which would eliminate the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation Districts (Districts) authority to establish bicycle and pedestrian tolls; with the understanding that the District has taken this position based on the Districts opposition to any effort by the State Legislation to reduce the ability of this local Board to make local decisions regarding its financial condition including the setting of toll and transit fare rates.

Adopted

AYES (11): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, Moylan, Pahre, and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

NOES (5): Directors Ammiano, McGoldrick, Reilly, Sandoval and Shahum

ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/ COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 13, 2005

13. Authorize CalPERS to Amend the Pension Plan to Allow Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Employees to Purchase Service Credit on a Pretax Basis

Directors PAHRE/KERNS

Resolution No. 2005-038 authorizes filing a resolution with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to allow District employees enrolled in the CalPERS pension plan to purchase service credit, to include, but not be limited to, prior service credit, military service credit, additional retirement service credit (new airtime option), re-deposits of previously withdrawn member contributions, time missed during a long, unpaid absence from work due to an industrial injury or long-term illness, and redeposit monies in the plan on a pretax basis through payroll deductions.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Moylan, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

ADJOURNMENT

14. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m., in the memory of Phil Spaulding and Bernard Kilkenny.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen B. Engbretson

Assistant Clerk of the Board

(In the absence of the Secretary of the District)

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Attachment: Ordinance Relative to the Proposed 5% Increase to Regional Bus, Ferry and Paratransit Fares


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-02

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND MASTER ORDINANCE 2005, AS AMENDED,

TO REVISE THE REGIONAL BUS, FERRY, AND PARATRANSIT TARIFF SCHEDULES

May 13, 2005

THIS ORDINANCE is adopted with reference to the following facts and circumstances which are found and declared by the Board of Directors:

1. On May 21, 1998, the Board of Directors adopted District Ordinance No. 361, authorizing the Five-Year Transit Fare Increase Program, which provided for annual bus, ferry and paratransit fare increases based upon increases in the Bay Area Consumer Price Index over a five-year period.

2. In mid-2002, the Board adopted a Strategic Plan for Achieving Long-Term Financial Stability, which calls for fare increases on both buses and ferries. The Board directed staff to develop a new transit fare program as a successor to the Five-Year Transit Fare Increase Program.

3. On May 14, 2004, as an immediate step in managing the Districts financial crisis, District staff developed a one-year, interim fare increase program for Fiscal Year 2005. Although past fare increases had typically been set at 5% or under, a larger increase was necessary because of the continuing significant budget shortfalls and depression in transit ridership. Accordingly, the Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 2004-02, establishing a one-year fare increase program for Fiscal Year 2005, consisting of a 10% fare increase in bus, ferry, and paratransit services.

4. The current estimate of the Districts Fiscal Year 2006 budget shortfall is $8 million, with a five-year projected budget shortfall of $108 million. Fare increases are a necessary component of meeting the Districts substantial projected shortfall.

5. Cost inflation occurs each year, resulting in higher transit costs. The preliminary Fiscal Year 2006 operating budget for District bus and ferry services shows that transit expenses will increase by over 5% compared to Fiscal Year 2005.

6. Fare recovery is still low due to continuing problems with the economy that have delayed job formation and reduced overall transit ridership. In addition, bus service reductions have resulted in decreased bus ridership. Current transit fare recovery is at 29% (26% for bus and 37% for ferry) and will fall further next year without a fare adjustment.

7. Staff continues to work on developing a new comprehensive five-year transit fare restructuring program, which will include changes to the existing complex fare structure to reduce customer confusion, improve customer convenience with the use of the Translink regional transit cashless fare card and develop a five-year strategy for achieving fare recovery and revenue-generation targets. Translink implementation, scheduled for early 2006, will impact final decisions about fare restructuring, and it is therefore premature to phase in elements of a new comprehensive transit fare increase program for Fiscal Year 2006.

8. Specifically, the components of the proposed 5% fare increase include:

(a) Bus services: A 5% increase in regional Golden Gate Transit (GGT) bus fares with a 50% discount available to seniors/persons with disabilities, a 25% discount available to youth and a 20% discount for Ride Value Discount Tickets.

(b) Ferry services: A 5% increase in Golden Gate ferry fares (including Frequent Rider Ticket Book users) with a 50% discount available to seniors/persons with disabilities and a 25% discount available to youth.

(c) Paratransit services: A 5% increase in fares for travel on District-provided paratransit services.

9. On April 12, 2005, the Marin County Transit District (MCTD) informed the District that MCTD would not consider raising local bus fares by 5% to correspond with GGTs proposed regional fare increase planned for July 1, 2005, due to the fact that MCTD is currently developing its first Short Range Transit Plan and is not considering changes to local bus fares before completion of the Short Range Transit Plan in November 2005. Therefore, the Districts proposed 5% fare increase will not apply to local travel within Marin County.

10. A public comment period on the proposed Fiscal Year 2006 transit fare increases was initiated on March 25, 2005 and ended with a public hearing on April 21, 2005. During this period 156 public comments from 63 individuals were received. Staff reviewed and categorized all public comments, prepared written responses to the primary categories, which were contained in a report to the Finance-Auditing Committee for its May 12, 2005 meeting, and considered all public comments in developing the final proposal for transit fare increases.

11. The Finance-Auditing Committee, after considering the overall financial need of the District, continued low fare recovery, and all public comments, recommended that the District adopt a 5% fare increase to regional bus fares, ferry fares, and paratransit fares, to be effective July 1, 2005. The fare increase is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act since it is necessary to meet operating expenses.

12. The Board of Directors has carefully considered the staff proposal, reviewed all public comments and considered the recommendation of the General Manager and of the Finance-Auditing Committee, concurrently with the development of the Fiscal Year 2006 annual operating and capital budgets. The Board finds that the recommended transit fare increases for Fiscal Year 2006 is consistent with the Districts mission, policy objectives and is needed to meet the Districts financial requirements.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Board hereby adopts the fare program delineated below for Fiscal Year 2006.

Section 2. Section III, Golden Gate Transit - Bus and Ferry Systems, Subsection C, Bus Transit Tariff Schedule, Paragraph 1, Adult Cash Fare, Paragraph 2, Senior or Disabled Cash Fare, Paragraph 3, Student Cash Fare, and Paragraph 4, Prepaid Discount Fares, of Master Ordinance 2005, are replaced in their entirety with the following:

C. BUS TRANSIT TARIFF SCHEDULE

The following one-way bus transit tariff schedule is established, effective July 1, 2005:

1. ADULT CASH FARE

From

To Zone

Zone

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

                     

1

$2.85

$3.25

$3.95

$4.80

$6.90

$7.60

$5.60

$6.35

$3.95

$6.35

2

$3.25

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$4.80

$5.60

$4.00

$4.00

$2.00

$3.95

3

$3.95

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$3.95

$4.80

$4.00

$4.00

$2.00

$3.25

4

$4.80

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$3.25

$3.95

$4.00

$4.00

$2.00

$3.95

5

$6.90

$4.80

$3.95

$3.25

$2.85

$2.85

$6.90

$6.00

$6.00

$6.00

6

$7.60

$5.60

$4.80

$3.95

$2.85

$2.85

$7.60

$6.90

$6.90

$6.90

7

$5.60

$4.00

$4.00

$4.00

$6.90

$7.60

$2.00

$4.00

$4.00

$6.35

8

$6.35

$4.00

$4.00

$4.00

$6.00

$6.90

$4.00

$2.00

$4.00

$5.60

9

$3.95

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$6.00

$6.90

$4.00

$4.00

$2.00

$4.80

10

$6.35

$3.95

$3.25

$3.95

$6.00

$6.90

$6.35

$5.60

$4.80

$1.95

2. SENIOR OR DISABLED DISCOUNT CASH FARE (50% DISCOUNT OFF ADULT CASH FARE--ROUNDED DOWN TO NEAREST 5 CENTS)

From

To Zone

Zone

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

                     

1

$1.40

$1.60

$1.95

$2.40

$3.45

$3.80

$2.80

$3.15

$1.95

$3.15

2

$1.60

$1.00

$1.00

$1.00

$2.40

$2.80

$2.00

$2.00

$1.00

$1.95

3

$1.95

$1.00

$1.00

$1.00

$1.95

$2.40

$2.00

$2.00

$1.00

$1.60

4

$2.40

$1.00

$1.00

$1.00

$1.60

$1.95

$2.00

$2.00

$1.00

$1.95

5

$3.45

$2.40

$1.95

$1.60

$1.40

$1.40

$3.45

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

6

$3.80

$2.80

$2.40

$1.95

$1.40

$1.40

$3.80

$3.45

$3.45

$3.45

7

$2.80

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$3.45

$3.80

$1.00

$2.00

$2.00

$3.15

8

$3.15

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$3.00

$3.45

$2.00

$1.00

$2.00

$2.80

9

$1.95

$1.00

$1.00

$1.00

$3.00

$3.45

$2.00

$2.00

$1.00

$2.40

10

$3.15

$1.95

$1.60

$1.95

$3.00

$3.45

$3.15

$2.80

$2.40

$0.95


Note: A person with disabilities who possesses a valid Regional Transit Connection Discount Card is eligible for the disabled cash fare. Upon certification by a physician, State or Federal Agency designated representative that a disabled person must travel with an attendant, the attendant will be eligible for the discount fare applicable to the disabled person, but only while accompanying such disabled person. The Regional Transit Connection Discount Card of the disabled person will be marked with an attendant logo to indicate that an attendant will be traveling with the disabled person who is eligible for the discount fare. The attendant is not eligible for a discount fare while traveling alone and will not be issued a Discount Card.

3. YOUTH CASH FARE (25% DISCOUNT OFF ADULT CASH FAREROUNDED TO NEAREST 5 CENTS)

From

To Zone

Zone

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

                     

1

$2.15

$2.45

$2.95

$3.60

$5.20

$5.70

$4.20

$4.75

$2.95

$4.75

2

$2.45

*

*

*

$3.60

$4.20

**

**

*

$2.95

3

$2.95

*

*

*

$2.95

$3.60

**

**

*

$2.45

4

$3.60

*

*

*

$2.45

$2.95

**

**

*

$2.95

5

$5.20

$3.60

$2.95

$2.45

$2.15

$2.15

$5.20

$4.50

$4.50

$4.50

6

$5.70

$4.20

$3.60

$2.95

$2.15

$2.15

$5.70

$5.20

$5.20

$5.20

7

$4.20

**

**

**

$5.20

$5.70

*

**

**

$4.75

8

$4.75

**

**

**

$4.50

$5.20

**

*

**

$4.20

9

$2.95

*

*

*

$4.50

$5.20

**

**

*

$3.60

10

$4.75

$2.95

$2.45

$2.95

$4.50

$5.20

$4.75

$4.20

$3.60

$1.45

* One Marin County Youth Discount ticket

** Two Marin County Youth Discount tickets

Note: Youth Fare for local travel within Marin County is available only through the purchase of Marin County Youth Discount Ticket Books at a rate of 20 tickets for $30.00.

4. PREPAID DISCOUNT FARES

a. Ride Value Discount Ticket Books shall be sold at a discount of 20% from the basic adult cash one-way bus transit intercounty fares (Section 1) per the following schedule. Reduced fares for Seniors, Persons With Disabilities and Students (except for Marin County Youth Discount Ticket Books) are not available through purchase of transit ticket books and are not subject to further reduction. Transit ticket books shall be applicable to ferry transit fares in accordance with Section III.D.3 of this Ordinance. These discounts are also available through TransLink.

Price of Twenty-Ticket Ride Value Discount Ticket Book (20% Discount) (effective July 1, 2005)

From

To Zone

Zone

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

                     

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

$52.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

$63.20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

$76.80

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

$110.40

$76.80

$63.20

$52.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

$121.60

$89.60

$76.80

$63.20

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

$89.60

-

-

-

$110.40

$121.60

-

-

-

-

8

$101.60

-

-

-

$96.00

$110.40

-

-

-

-

9

$63.20

-

-

-

$96.00

$110.40

-

-

-

-

10

$101.60

$63.20

$52.00

$63.20

$96.00

$110.40

$101.60

$89.60

$76.80

-

Section 3. Section III, Golden Gate Transit - Bus and Ferry Systems, Subsection D, Ferry Transit Tariff Schedule, Paragraph 1, Weekdays, Paragraph 2, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, and Paragraph 3, Use of Transit Discount Ticket Books on Ferries, of Master Ordinance 2005, are replaced in their entirety with the following:

D. FERRY TRANSIT TARIFF SCHEDULE

The following one-way ferry transit tariff schedule is hereby established, effective July 1, 2005:

1. Weekdays

Zone

2 (Sausalito) $6.45/3.20/4.85

3 (Larkspur) $6.45/3.20/4.85

Key: Adult Cash Fare/Senior or Disabled Discount Fare/Youth Fare

2. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Zone

2 (Sausalito) $6.45/3.20/4.85

3 (Larkspur) $6.45/3.20/4.85

Key: Adult Cash Fare/Senior or Disabled Discount Fare/Youth Fare

3. USE OF TRANSIT TICKET BOOKS ON FERRIES.

A. Bus transit ticket books (Ride Value Ticket Books). Twenty-ticket bus transit ticket books usable on buses shall also be usable on the ferry. The applicable bus transit discount ticket value, rounded to the nearest five cents, shall be credited and applied against the applicable ferry discount ticket value set forth below. Any difference in price shall be rounded to the nearest five cents and collected in cash. Exact change is required and no cash back will be given for higher priced tickets applied to lower priced fares.

B. Ferry transit ticket books (Frequent Rider Ticket Books). Twenty-ticket ferry transit ticket books shall be sold at a discount from the basic one-way ferry Adult Cash Fare. These discounts are also available through TransLink. Ferry transit ticket books shall also be usable on buses. The applicable Ferry transit discount ticket value shall be credited and applied against the applicable bus discount ticket value. Any difference in price shall be rounded to the nearest five cents and collected in cash. Exact change is required and no cash back will be given for higher priced tickets applied to lower priced fares.

The following prices for ferry transit ticket books are hereby established:

Zone

2 (Sausalito) $69.00 ($3.45 per ticket)

3 (Larkspur) $81.00 ($4.05 per ticket)

Section 4. Section III, Golden Gate Transit - Bus and Ferry Systems of Master Ordinance 2005, as amended, subsection H, Paratransit Tariff Schedule, is replaced in its entirety with the following:

H. PARATRANSIT TARIFF SCHEDULE

The following paratransit tariff schedule is established for paratransit service provided by the District pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, effective July 1, 2005:

From

To Zone

Zone

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

                     

1

 

$5.35

$6.60

$8.05

$11.10

$12.50

$9.45

$10.75

$6.60

$10.75

2

$5.35

     

$8.05

$9.45

     

$6.60

3

$6.60

     

$6.60

$8.05

     

$5.35

4

$8.05

     

$5.35

$6.60

     

$6.60

5

$11.10

$8.05

$6.60

$5.35

$4.75

$4.75

$11.10

$9.80

$9.80

$9.80

6

$12.50

$9.45

$8.05

$6.60

$4.75

$4.75

$12.50

$11.10

$11.10

$11.10

7

$9.45

     

$11.10

$12.50

     

$10.75

8

$10.75

     

$9.80

$11.10

     

$9.45

9

$6.60

     

$9.80

$11.10

     

$8.05

10

$10.75

$6.60

$5.35

$6.60

$9.80

$11.10

$10.75

$9.45

$8.05

 

Section 5. The Board finds that the transit fare adjustments effected by the Ordinance are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Section 21080(b)(8) of the Public Resources Code because they are for the purpose of: (a) meeting operating expenses, (b) purchasing or leasing supplies, equipment, or materials, (c) meeting financial reserve needs and requirements, and (d) obtaining funds for capital projects necessary to maintain service within existing service areas; and directs the General Manager to file a Notice of Exemption in the offices of the county clerk of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Contra Costa.

Section 6. The effective date of this Ordinance shall be July 1, 2005.

Section 7. If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other provisions or applications of the Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable.

ADOPTED this 13th day of May, 2005, by the following vote of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors:

AYES (16): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernez, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Moylan, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (3): Directors Dufty and Murray; First Vice President Harrison

Maureen Middlebrook

President of the Board of Directors

ATTEST:

Janet S. Tarantino

Secretary of the District