07-2006

 

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MAY 12, 2006

     
  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 12, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Acting President Moylan presiding.
     
ROLL CALL
     
 

Directors Present (10): Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan

Directors Absent (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook

[Note: On this date, there was one vacancy on the Board of Directors.]

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District 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/Bus Division Susan C Chiaroni; Deputy District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper; FasTrak Coordinator Sally Hinds; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala

Visitors Present: None

     
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
     
  Director Eddie led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
     
PUBLIC COMMENT
     
  There was no public comment.
     
CONSENT CALENDAR
     
 
Directors BORO/STROEH moved approval of the Consent Calendar.  All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:
     
 
AYES (10):    Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):      None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of April 28, 2006

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Claim of Herbert W. Hoffman

Carried

  b.

Claim of Catherine Dodd

Carried

  c.

Claim of Maria Marsella

Carried

  d.

Claim of Laura Salas

Carried

     
3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2006-032 (Finance-Auditing Committee, April 28, 2006) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:
     
  a.
Ratify commitments and/or expenditures for the period February 1, 2006, through February 28, 2006, totaling $88,763.14;
   
  b.
Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period March 14, 2006, through April 17, 2006, as follows:
     
SECURITY

PURCHASE

DATE

MATURITY

DATE

ORIGINAL

COST

PERCENT

YIELD

Goldman Sachs Commercial Paper
03/14/06
03/27/06
3,376,467.61
4.53
Canadian Imp. Bank CD
03/15/06
04/06/06
7,649,637.83
4.65
Barclays Bank CD
03/20/06
04/20/06
4,860,000
4.70

Bears Stearns Co., Inc.,

Commercial Paper

03/24/06
04/24/06
7,862,775.24
4.74

Citigroup Funding, Inc.,

Commercial Paper

03/27/06
04/26/06
3,381,561.46
4.75
Barclays Bank CD
03/28/06
05/02/06
7,000,000
4.77
Wells Fargo Bank CD
03/28/06
05/05/06
8,000,000
4.77

UBS Americas, Inc.,

Commercial Paper

03/28/06
04/28/06
6,473,385.21
4.755
Toronto Dominion Bank CD
03/28/06
04/13/06
3,500,000
4.79

Societe Generale North

American Commercial Paper

04/03/06
05/03/06
5,603,753.86
4.80

Dexia Delaware LLC,

Commercial Paper

04/07/06
05/08/06
7,505,175.66
4.75
DEPFA Bank CD
04/13/06
05/15/06
3,500,000
4.84
     
  c.
Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between April 18, 2006, and May 15, 2006, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available.
     
  d.

Accept the Investment Report for March 2006 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
4.
Approve Recognition of a New Employee Unit Comprised of Ferry Operations Supervisors to be Represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 856
     
 

General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported on a recommendation regarding the proposed formation of a new collective bargaining unit comprised of Ferry Operations Supervisors pursuant to the District’s Employer-Employee Resolution.  This unit would be represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 856 (Local 856), which includes an existing unit for Transportation Supervisors.  The Board of Directors, by Resolution No. 2006-013 at its meeting of February 24, 2006, determined that the unit of Ferry Operations Supervisors would constitute an appropriate unit for collective bargaining purposes.  Ms. Kupersmith stated that with the recent election, carried out under the auspices of the State Conciliation Service, the Ferry Operations Supervisors voted to be represented by Local 856.  Accordingly, she recommended that the Board of Directors approve the issuance of an amended certification for representation by Local 856, to represent both the Transportation Supervisors and the Ferry Operations Supervisors units.     

Directors STROEH/KERNS

Resolution No. 2006-033 approves recognition of Ferry Operations Supervisors bargaining unit to be represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 856.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
5. Announcements
     
  1.
Ms. Kupersmith stated that District staff is working with Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) staff who is working with San Francisco International Airport (SFO) staff on the use of Fastrak™ to allow travelers to pay for parking spaces in the new SFO garage utilizing their FasTrak™ transponder.  She noted that the action, which is still in negotiation, will require BATA and Board approval.  In addition, Director Boro stated that with the inception of the FasTrak™ system on the Bridge, staff had discussed this kind of application and inquired as to whether a software program would be developed that would enable public agencies to have similar capability.  In response, Ms. Kupersmith stated that this new procedure will provide a business opportunity for Fastrak™.  Furthermore, Director Ammiano stated that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has been evaluating the reasons why drivers are not taking advantage of this program and they are working on ways to entice commuters to sign up for FasTrak™.
     
  2.
Ms. Kupersmith presented a color printout of the Golden Gate Transit bus with an eye-catching wrap sign advertising the “Spare the Air” promotion, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).  She stated that the District’s bus was selected as the flagship bus to represent the Spare the Air Program and will be included in all advertisements.
     
6.
Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for May 2006 to Glen Woods, Customer Service Representative, District Division
     
 
Acting President Moylan presented the Employee of the Month Award for May 2006 to Glen Woods, Customer Service Representative, District Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
7.
Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
     
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
8.
District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that over the last eight months, the District has assisted the San Francisco District Attorney in a confidential criminal investigation of a local concrete supplier.  This effort culminated yesterday in the concrete supplier being charged with five felony counts specific to their attempt to defraud the Bridge District.  This supplier delivered over 12,000 Cubic yards of concrete to the Bridge.  The last 108 cubic yards that they delivered, before being terminated, had been adulterated.  More significantly, the supporting paperwork that accompanied those concrete trucks had been forged.  The District Attorney’s investigation was much broader than just the Bridge, yet they specifically thanked the Bridge District in their press release announcing the criminal charges.
     
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 28, 2006
     
9. Approve Actions Relative to RFP No. 2006-D-5, Interior Ferry Advertising:
  1. Reject the Sole Bid of Trans4Media; and,
  2. Authorize Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Trans4Media
     
 
General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported that the District and Trans4Media have negotiated a three-year Professional Services Agreement with two one-year options.  She stated that as part of the Agreement, the District will maintain pre-approval rights regarding size, content and location of all advertising within the vessel.  The revenue generated from this Agreement will be a 50/50 split and staff is anticipating that total revenue will be between $40,000 and $50,000 per year.  Ms. Kupersmith noted that Trans4Media will be responsible for removing all advertising at the conclusion of the Agreement.
     
 

Directors BORO/MARTINI

Resolution No. 2006-034 approves the following actions relative to RFP No. 2006-D-5, Interior Ferry Advertising:
  a.
Reject the sole bid of Trans4Media, Agoura Hills, CA, as non-responsive; and,
  b.

Authorize execution of a professional services agreement with Trans4Media for interior ferry advertising for an initial three-year term, including two successive one-year options, subject to the approval of the General Manager or designee.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 28, 2006
     
10.
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 their meeting of April 28, 2006.
     

REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 11, 2006

     
11.
Authorize the Filing of an Application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for FY 06/07 Regional Measure 2 Funds to Support Golden Gate Transit Routes 40/42, 72 and 75 Bus Services
     
 

Directors STROEH/AMMIANO

Resolution No. 2006-035 authorizes the General Manager to execute and submit an application, as well as related assurances and an allocation request, with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for FY 06/07 Regional Measure 2 funds in the total amount of $2,455,693, to support Golden Gate Transit Routes 40/42, 72 and 75 bus services.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 5, 2006
     
12.
Authorize Execution of an Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Elliott Bay Design Group Relative to RFP No. 2005-FT-6, Consultant to Provide Technical Specifications, Drawings and Contract Support for Spaulding Vessel Refurbishment, for Engineering Services
     
 

Directors EDDIE/HERNÁNDEZ

Resolution No. 2006-036 authorizes execution of an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, WA, relative to RFP No. 2005-FT-6, Consultant to Provide Technical Specifications, Drawings and Contract Support for Spaulding Vessel Refurbishment, to make modifications to the drawings and technical specifications for the refurbishment of the Spaulding class vessels, in the amount of $55,000; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Ferry Division Capital Budget, to be funded with 80% federal and 20% District funds.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
13.
Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2007-FT-1, Larkspur Ferry Terminal Channel Maintenance Dredging, to Dutra Dredging Company
     
 

Directors EDDIE/KERNS

Resolution No. 2006-037 approves the following actions relative to Contract No. 2007-FT-1, Larkspur Ferry Terminal Channel Maintenance Dredging:
  a.
Authorize award of contract to Dutra Dredging Company, San Rafael, CA, in the amount of $3,101,500;
  b.
Authorize a contingency fund in the amount of $465,225, equal to 15% of the contract award; and,
  c.
Authorize a budget decrease in the FY 05/06 Ferry Division Capital Budget in the amount of $950,000, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of May 11, 2006;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Ferry Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
14.
Ratify the Actions of the General Manager Relative to the Issuance of Change Orders to Contract No. 2006-FT-3, Dry-Docking of the M.V. Mendocino for Routine U.S. Coast Guard Inspection, Hull Maintenance and Repairs, with BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., and Contract No. 2006-FT-6, Dry-Docking of the M.V. Del Norte for Routine U.S. Coast Guard Inspection, Hull Maintenance and Repairs, with Bay Ship & Yacht Co., for Additional Work Performed on the Vessels.
     
 

Directors EDDIE/BORO

Resolution No. 2006-038 ratifies the actions of the General Manager relative to the issuance of change orders for additional work performed on the dry-docked ferry vessels as follows:
  a.
Approve change orders to Contract No. 2006-FT-3, Dry-Docking of the M.V. Mendocino for Routine U.S. Coast Guard Inspection, Hull Maintenance and Repairs, with BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., (formerly San Francisco Dry Dock), in the amount of $40,578, for additional work to the vessel’s water jets and other miscellaneous items; and,
  b.
Approve change orders to Contract No. 2006-FT-6, Dry-Docking of the M.V. Del Norte for Routine U.S. Coast Guard Inspection, Hull Maintenance and Repairs, with Bay Ship & Yacht Co., in the amount of $23,068.05, for additional work to the vessel’s bilge/ballast/firemain piping and other miscellaneous work items;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Ferry Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 12, 2006
     
15.
Approve Short-Term Adjustment to the Table of Organization in the Ferry Division
     
 

Directors PAHRE/STROEH

Resolution No. 2006-039 approves the following short-term adjustments relative to the Table of Organization in the Ferry Division:
  a.
Delete one regular part-time Ticket Agent position during Baseball season effective immediately; and,
  b.
Add one regular full-time Ticket Agent position during Baseball season effective immediately;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds for the positions are included in the FY 05/06 Ferry Division Budget.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
     
16.
Authorize a Resolution of Appreciation for  former Director Leah C. Shahum, in Recognition of her Dedicated Service to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors
     
 

Directors HERNÁNDEZ/BORO

Resolution No. 2006-040 authorizes a Resolution of Appreciation for former Director Leah C. Shahum, in recognition of her dedicated service to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (10):     Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; Acting President Moylan
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly and Sandoval; President Middlebrook
     
ADJOURNMENT
     
17.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m., in the memory of Archie George Gargaetas.
     

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District