12-2006


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JULY 28, 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, July 28, 2006, at 10:12 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.
     

ROLL CALL

     
 

Directors Present (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (5): Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Murray and Pahre; First Vice President Moylan

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

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; 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/Bus Division Susan C. Chiaroni; Deputy District Engineer and Acting District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: None

     

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

     
 

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

     

PUBLIC COMMENT

     
  There was no public comment.
     
CONSENT CALENDAR
     
 
Directors STROEH/KERNS moved approval of the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:
     
 
AYES (12):     Directors Cochran, Dufty, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Eddie, Murray and Pahre; First Vice President Moylan
     
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of July 14, 2006

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Claim of George Hall

Carried

  b.

Claim of Jamil Shaikh

Carried

  c.

Subrogation Claim of Paragon Subrogation Services

(Insured:  Bernabe Villacis)

Carried

  d.

Insufficient Claim of Anna Suarez

Carried

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
3. Announcement
     
 
Ms. Kupersmith stated that the District’s Holiday Ornament program was given a special acknowledgement by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association as part of their Toll Excellence Awards Program.  She commended Procurement and Retail Operations Director Lori Murray, Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper and Public Affairs Director Mary Currie for their efforts in developing the program to increase District revenue.
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
4.

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 pending workers’ compensation litigation listed on the agenda as Item No. 6.B.1.a., James Johnson vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.  

Mr. Miller noted that, with regard to Item Nos. 6.B.1.b., Labor Coalition Negotiations and 6.B.2., Approve Actions Relative to Various Memoranda of Understanding with Employee Bargaining Units Whose Contracts Expire 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, the Memoranda of Understanding with various bargaining units were not ratified.  The union coalition sessions are continuing and if an agreement is reached, it will brought to the Board of Directors for action at its meeting of August 11, 2006.

     
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
5.
Acting District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational.
     
REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JULY 13, 2006
     
6.

It should be noted that there was an action item from the July 13, 2006 Transportation Committee that was inadvertently left off the Board Agenda entitled, Approve the Advisory Committee on Accessibility Membership and Voting Requirements, and that item will be placed on the August 11, 2006 agenda of the Board of Directors for action.

All other 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 July 14, 2006.

     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JULY 13, 2006
     
7.
All 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 July 14, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JULY 14, 2006
     
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 July 14, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION   COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JULY 27, 2006
     
9.
Approve the Issuance of a Request for Proposals for Corporate Sponsorship Program Development
     
 

Directors BORO/STROEH

Resolution No. 2006-061 approves the issuance of a Request for Proposals for consultant services to analyze the potential for a corporate sponsorship program and implement said program if directed.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (13):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (5): Directors Ammiano, Eddie, Murray and Pahre; First Vice President Moylan
     
CLOSED SESSION
     
10. 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 pending workers’ compensation litigation listed on the agenda as Item No. 6.B.1.a., James Johnson vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District).

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, to hear a report and a recommendation from the Finance-Auditing Committee with regard to the case of James Johnson vs. District, a workers’ compensation claim.  He stated that the Board unanimously provided settlement authority for disposition of this matter.
     

ADJOURNMENT

     
11.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m., in the memory of Patricia Roberts, Harold Driscoll, Anna Compton and Martin Nejasmich.
     

Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District