14-2007

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JULY 27, 2007

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 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., President Moylan presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (12): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan

Directors Absent (6): Directors Dufty, Hernández, Middlebrook, Reilly and Sandoval; Second Vice President Ammiano

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

Staff Present: General Manager Celia Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Attorney David J. Miller; 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; Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper; Director of Planning Alan R. Zahradnik; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Lynne Newhouse Segal led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

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 (12): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Dufty, Hernández, Middlebrook, Reilly and Sandoval; Second Vice President Ammiano

       
1. Denial of Claims
  a.

Claim of Carolyn Hansen

Carried

 

b.

Subrogation Claim of Farmers Insurance Group
(Insured: Rodrigo F. Teixeira)

Carried

  c.

Claim of Jian Jiang Zhao

Carried

  d.

Claim of Anne Branch Williams

Carried

  e.

Subrogation Claim of State Farm Insurance
(Insured: Miguel R. Hernandez)

Carried

  f.

Claim of Joan French

Carried

  g.

Claim of Maxine Clamage (1/27/07 Incident)

Carried

  h.

Claim of Maxine Clamage (4/28/07 Incident)

Carried

  i.

Amended Subrogation Claim of Mercury Insurance Group
(Insured: Henry Wong)

Carried

       
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
       
2.

Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for July 2007 to Jeff Dion, Administrative Assistant, District Division

President Moylan presented the Employee of the Month Award for July 2007 to Jeff Dion, Administrative Assistant, District Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
ATTORNEY'S REPORT
       
3.
Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
       

ENGINEER’S REPORT

       
4.
District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational. 
       
REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JULY 12, 2007
       
5.

Authorize Establishing a Round-Trip Special Event Ferry Fare for Ferry Service Between the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and the Sausalito Ferry Landing Over the 2007 Labor Day Weekend

Directors BROWN/KERN
Ordinance No. 2007-02
authorizes establishing the following round trip special event ferry fare for ferry service between the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and the Sausalito Ferry Landing over the 2007 Labor Day weekend, as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission traffic mitigation program for the scheduled closure of the Bay Bridge:

       
 
  Basic Fare $7.00
Age 6 and up, without allowing the use of discounts.
  Child Fare Free
Up to 2 children ages 5 and under with a fare-paying adult.  The fare for additional children is $7.00 each.
 

Adopted

AYES (12): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Dufty, Hernández, Middlebrook, Reilly and Sandoval; Second Vice President Ammiano

       
ADJOURNMENT
       
6.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m., in the memory of Silvia Solari, Julian Klugman, Pete Wilson and Otis Williams.
       

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District