November 9, 2006

(Revised: November 13, 2006)

AGENDA OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.


Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA

1. CALL TO ORDER: President Maureen Middlebrook
                 
2. ROLL CALL: Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino
                 
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Second Vice President Boro
                 
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 October 27, 2006

Motion
                 
  B.

Attorney’s Report

Denial of Claims
         
    1. Claim of Mitchell Hughes         Motion
    2.

Subrogation Claim of CSE Insurance

(Insured:  Nancy Brookshire)  
      Motion
                 
  C.

Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole October 26, 2006
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

 
    1. Ratification of Actions by the Auditor-Controller    
     

a.           Ratify Commitments and/or Disbursements

 
      b.           Ratify Previous Investments    
      c.           Authorize Investments        
      d.           Investment Report, September 2006     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 Negotiations
         
                   
      b. Conference with Legal Counsel
Government Code Sections 54957 (Public Employees Performance Evaluation for Officers of the District) and 54957.6 (Labor Negotiations)
        a. General Manager        
        b. District Engineer        
        c. Auditor-Controller        
        d. Secretary of the District        
        (Added:  November 13, 2006)        
                   
      c. Conference with Legal Counsel – Pending Litigation
Government Code Section 54956.9(a)
       
            1. Report of Athens Administrators          
      a. Darrell Breedlove vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District        
                 
      2.   Approve Actions Relative to Various Memoranda of Understanding with Employee Bargaining Units Whose Contracts Expired on 6/30/06 and to Non-Represented Employees (Exclusive of the Officers of the District) Regarding Salary, Health and Welfare Benefits and Other Terms and Conditions Related to District Employment Resolution
                 
  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
October 26, 2006
Chair James C. Eddie

 
    All items contained in this report are informational, as the items referring Board action were acted upon by the Board of Directors at its meeting of October 27, 2006.
                 
  B. Meeting of the Building and Operating Committee/Committee of the Whole
November 16, 2006
Chair James C. Eddie

 
      1. Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2007-B-4, Golden Gate Bridge North Approach Viaduct Suspended Maintenance Scaffolding System, to Safway Services, Inc. Resolution
                 
  C. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
October 26, 2006

Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

 
    All Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational.
                 
  D. Meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole
November 16, 2006
Chair J. Dietrich Stroeh

 
      1. Authorize a Budget Increase in the FY 06/07 Bridge Division Capital Budget Relative to Contract No. 2007-B-2, Merchant Road Improvements and Realignment Resolution
                 
      2. Approve Actions Relative to the Filing of the 2005 Grant Application with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Ferry Security Resolution
                 
      3. Receive the Independent Auditor’s Reports and the Financial Statements for the Year Ending June 30, 2006, as Submitted by Macias, Gini & O’Connell LLP Resolution
                 
      4. Approve Actions Relative to Contract No. 97-BT-8, Purchase, Delivery, Installation and Support of Software Program for Golden Gate Transit Fixed Route Bus Scheduling System, with GIRO, Inc., for Miscellaneous Costs and Training Resolution
                 
  E. Meeting of the Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole
November 9, 2006
Chair Harold C. Brown, Jr.

 
      1. Approve Adoption and Submittal of the Mini Short-Range Transit Plan for Regional Bus and Ferry Service to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Resolution
                 
  F. Meeting of the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee/Committee of the Whole
November 9, 2006
Chair Albert J. Boro

 
      1. Authorize Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Sponsorship Strategies, LLC, Relative to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 2007-D-2, Consultant to Provide Development and Implementation of a Corporate Sponsorship Program Resolution
                 
9. ADDRESSES TO BOARD:      
                 
10. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:        
                 
11. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:        
                 
12. NEW BUSINESS:          
                 
13.

COMMUNICATIONS:

         
                 
14. ADJOURNMENT:     Anthony Dedier, Darrell Schlee and Arnold Medeiros

/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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