January 12, 2007
(For Board: January 26, 2007)

 

REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS COMMITTEE

 

Honorable Board of Directors
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway
  and Transportation District

Honorable Members:

A meeting of the Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee was held in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, California, on Friday, January 12, 2007, at 9:45 a.m., Acting Chair Martini presiding.

Committee Members Present (7): Acting Chair Martini; Director Sandoval; President Moylan (Ex Officio). Acting Chair Martini appointed Directors Cochran, Eddie, Kerns and Stroeh Committee Members Pro Tem for this meeting only.

Committee Members Absent (5): Chair Pahre; Vice Chair Hernández; Directors Grosboll, McGoldrick and Newhouse Segal

Other Directors Present (0): None

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/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; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala

Visitors Present: None

   
1. Approve Adoption of Master Ordinance 2007
   
 

In a memorandum to the Committee, Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino and General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported that the Master Ordinance serves as a repository for actions taken by the Board of Directors (Board) establishing tolls, service charges and transit fares; prescribing rules and regulations governing use of the Golden Gate Bridge, its approaches and facilities, including the District’s bus and ferry systems. The report stated that the Board of Directors, by Resolution No. 2001-01 at its meeting of January 26, 2001, approved a new annual numbering and recodification system for ordinances and the Master Ordinance. With this system, each individual ordinance adopted during the calendar year is incorporated into a newly adopted Master Ordinance in January of the subsequent year. The report also stated that each annual Master Ordinance includes an Appendix that indexes all of the individual ordinances adopted throughout the current calendar year. The report noted that adopting the Master Ordinance on an annual basis makes this document a more useful resource to members of the Board, staff and the public, as well as allows the District to more efficiently administer the ordinance system.

The report described the seven ordinances that were adopted by the Board of Directors in 2006, all of which were incorporated into Master Ordinance 2007. The report further stated that Master Ordinance 2007 makes minor, non-substantive edits and updates, including a definition for the TransLink® Card, as well as corrects an inconsistency in which future increases to special event ferry fares are determined. A copy of the staff report, including a draft redlined version of proposed Master Ordinance 2007, is available in the Office of the District Secretary. The final approved version of Master Ordinance 2007 will be available on the District’s web site.

At the meeting, Ms. Tarantino summarized the annual procedure of recodification of each year’s ordinances into the Master Ordinance, and requested approval to adopt Master Ordinance 2007.

Staff recommended, and the Committee concurred by motion made and seconded by Directors STROEH/EDDIE to forward the following recommendation to the Board of Directors for its consideration:

RECOMMENDATION

The Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee recommends that the Board of Directors approve adoption of Master Ordinance 2007 and repeal Master Ordinance 2006.

Action by the Board – Ordinance
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

   
 
AYES (7):    Acting Chair Martini; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Kerns, Sandoval and Stroeh; President Moylan (Ex Officio)
NOES (0):    None
ABSENT (5): Chair Pahre; Vice Chair Hernández; Directors Grosboll, McGoldrick and Newhouse Segal
   
 

[Note:  The above recommendation was forwarded to the Board of Directors meeting of January 12, 2007, for action.]

   
2. Approve Adoption of the 2007 Rules of the Board, as Amended
   
 

In a memorandum to the Committee, Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino and General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported that the Board publishes the Rules of the Board to govern its proceedings pursuant to Section 27144, Chapter 8, Part 3, Division 16, of the Streets and Highways Code, and the District’s Resolution No. 20, dated April 10, 1929, as amended.

The report stated that the Board, at its meeting of February 28, 2003, authorized the establishment of a new annual review for updating the Rules of the Board (Resolution No. 2003-015), incorporating all amendments adopted by the Board of Directors during the previous calendar year. Each annual Rules of the Board includes an Appendix that indexes the individual amendment(s) adopted throughout the calendar year. The report noted that updating the Rules of the Board on an annual basis makes this document a more useful resource and effective resource to members of the Board, staff and the public.

The report described the amendment that, during the year 2006, was approved by the Board of Directors and was incorporated into the 2007 Rules of the Board. The report also stated that staff recommends that the 2007 Rules of the Board be adopted. A copy of the staff report, including a redlined version of the Rules of the Board and an Appendix describing the individual amendment, is available in the Office of the District Secretary. The final approved version of the 2007 Rules of the Board, as amended, will be available on the District’s web site.

At the meeting, Janet Tarantino summarized the staff report, noting that one amendment was made to the Rules of the Board during calendar year 2006, which named specific positions within the District that are authorized to transact business through the Local Agency Investment Fund.

Staff recommended, and the Committee concurred by motion made and seconded by Directors KERNS/COCHRAN to forward the following recommendation to the Board of Directors for its consideration:

RECOMMENDATION

The Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee recommends that the Board of Directors approve adoption of the 2007 Rules of the Board, including amendments approved by the Board of Directors during the year 2006.

Action by the Board – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDA

   
 
AYES (7):    Acting Chair Martini; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Kerns, Sandoval and Stroeh; President Moylan (Ex Officio)
NOES (0):    None
ABSENT (5): Chair Pahre; Vice Chair Hernández; Directors Grosboll, McGoldrick and Newhouse Segal
   
 

[Note:  The above recommendation was forwarded to the Board of Directors meeting of January 12, 2007, for action.]

   
3. Public Comment
   
 

There was no public comment.

   
4. Adjournment
   
 

All business having been concluded, the meeting was declared adjourned at 9:48 a.m.

   

 

Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Michael F. Martini, Acting Chair
Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee