17-2006


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

OCTOBER 13, 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, October 13, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (15): Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (4): Directors Brown, Dufty and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro

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/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; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Captain Michael 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 EDDIE/KERNS moved approval of the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (14):     Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):      None
ABSENT (5): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Dufty and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro

     
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of September 22, 2006

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
 

There were no claims acted upon at this meeting.

     
3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2006-080 (Finance-Auditing Committee, September 21, 2006) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:
     
  a.
Ratify commitments and/or expenditures for the period August 1, 2006, through August 31, 2006, totaling $128,738.78;
   
  b.
Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period August 15, 2006, through September 11, 2006, as follows;
     
     

SECURITY

PURCHASE
DATE

MATURITY

DATE

ORIGINAL
COST

PERCENT

YIELD

FNMA Notes (Callable)
08/18/06
08/25/08
5,311,534.88
5.23
FNMA Notes
08/21/06
01/15/08
10,032,200.00
5.25

UBS Finance Delaware

Commercial Paper

08/28/06
10/05/06
7,655,340.25
5.28

UBS Finance Delaware

Commercial Paper

09/05/06
10/02/06
4,967,363.69
5.25

CBA (DE) Finance Commercial

Paper

09/07/06
10/05/06
2,978,810.01
5.26

Societe Generale NA

Commercial Paper

09/11/06
10/02/06
10,092,057.36
5.26
     
  c.
Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between September 12, 2006, and October 16, 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 August 2006 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
4.
Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for September 2006 to Suzette Norris, Administrative Assistant, Ferry Division
     
 
President Middlebrook presented the Employee of the Month Award for September 2006 to Suzette Norris, Administrative Assistant, Ferry Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
5. Announcement
     
 
General Manager Celia Kupersmith announced that she was recently interviewed for an upcoming segment on ABC’s 20/20 TV show featuring Eric Steel’s movie, “The Bridge.”  She stated this episode of 20/20 will air on Friday, October 20, 2006, at 10:00 p.m.
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
6.
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 security issues with District security personnel.  Mr. Miller further stated 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, some of the unions have not yet ratified the offer presented to the Union Coalition by the Advisory Committee for Labor Relations.  He noted that several of the unions in the Union Coalition have ratified the offer in the past few weeks, and that it is anticipated that the remaining unions will ratify the offer by the end of October 2006.  He further reported that this matter will be continued, and if agreements are reached, it will be presented to the Board of Directors for action at its meeting of October 27, 2006.
     
ENGINEER’S 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 SEPTEMBER 21, 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 September 22, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
     
9.
All Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational.
     
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION   COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2006
     
10.
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 September 22, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/ COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF OCTOBER 13, 2006
     
11. Approve Adoption of the 2006 Conflict of Interest Code
     
 

Directors PAHRE/MARTINI
Resolution No. 2006-081
approves adoption of the 2006 Conflict of Interest Code and submittal to the Fair Political Practices Commission for its approval.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (15):      Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (4):  Directors Brown, Dufty and Sandoval; 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 security issues with District security personnel.  

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 the Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt regarding security issues.  Mr. Miller stated that there would be no action taken at this time.
     
ADJOURNMENT
     
13.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.
     

 

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District