May 11, 2007
(For Board: May 25, 2007)

REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

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

Honorable Members:

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

Committee Members Present (5): Acting Chair Hernández; Directors Grosboll, Newhouse Segal and Sandoval; President Moylan (Ex Officio)
Committee Members Absent (4): Chair Pahre; Directors Martini, McGlashan and McGoldrick
Other Directors Present (5): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Middlebrook, Reilly and Stroeh

Committee of the Whole Members Present (10): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; President Moylan
Committee of the Whole Members Absent (9): Directors Brown, Dufty, Kerns, Martini, McGlashan, McGoldrick and Pahre; Second Vice President Ammiano; First Vice President Boro

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Division Susan C. Chiaroni; 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 Karen B. Engbretson

Visitors Present: None

 

   
1.

Approve a Name Change for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District – Amalgamated Retiree Health and Welfare Plan

In a memorandum to Committee, Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino, Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Teri Mantony, Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire, Attorney for the District Madeline Chun and General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported on staff’s recommendation to approve a name change for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District – Amalgamated Retiree Health and Welfare Plan (Plan).

The report stated that the District is in receipt of a letter from John Hink, Plan Administrator, to the Secretary of the District, dated March 20, 2007, requesting that the word, “Retiree,” be deleted from the Plan’s name, given the fact that the Plan is maintained for the benefit of both retirees and active employees in the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local No. 1575 (ATU).

The report also stated that the Plan’s Board of Trustees, at its meeting of January 31, 2007, adopted Resolution No. 3-07, recommending that the District and the ATU make this name change. It is recommended that the District also approve this name change by a resolution. A copy of the staff report is available in the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

At the meeting, Joseph Wire summarized the staff report, noting that the ATU’s legal counsel proposed the name change.

Staff recommended, and the Committee concurred by motion made and seconded by Directors MOYLAN/GROSBOLL 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 a name change for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District – Amalgamated Retiree Health and Welfare Plan, by deleting the word “Retiree” from the Plan’s title, as the Plan is maintained for the benefit of both retirees and active employees in the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local No. 1575 (ATU).

Action by the Board – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

AYES (10): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; President Moylan
NOES (0): None

   
2.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

   
3.

Adjournment

All business having been concluded, the meeting was declared adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

   

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Sabrina Hernández, Acting Chair
Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee