15-2008

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AUGUST 8, 2008

 

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, August 8, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., President Moylan presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, McGlashan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan

Directors Absent (5): Directors Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Pahre and Sandoval

[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/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Deputy District Engineer and Acting District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson

Visitors Present: John and Erika Brooks, Tiburon residents

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Second Vice President Tom Ammiano led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

John Brooks urged the Board of Directors to proceed with building a physical suicide deterrent system on the Golden Gate Bridge, and expressed his sorrow that his teenaged daughter, Casey Brooks, had committed suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge. He distributed to the members of the Board of Directors a bound volume of articles, reports and opinion pieces regarding suicides.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN moved approval of the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, McGlashan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (5): Directors Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Pahre and Sandoval

     
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings:
     
  a. Finance-Auditing Committee of July 25, 2008;
  b.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of July 25, 2008.

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Claim of Annette L. Stubbs

Carried

  b.

Claim of Roger Garety

Carried

     
3.
Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller
Resolution No. 2008-072
(Finance-Auditing Committee, July 25, 2008) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:
     
  a.
Ratify commitments and/or expenditures for the period June 1, 2008, through June 30, 2008, totaling $10,000.00;
     
  b.
Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period June 17, 2008, through July 14, 2008, as follows;
     
Security

Purchase

Date

Maturity

Date

Original

Cost

Percent

Yield

FHLB Tap Bonds
06/17/08
06/17/08
4,857,050.00
4.42
Toronto Dominion Certificate of Deposit
06/30/08
07/30/08
4,640,000.00
2.40
Banque National De Paris Certificate of Deposit
07/07/08
07/30/08
5,000,000.00
2.36
CBA (Delaware) Finance Commercial Paper
07/07/08
08/21/08
7,337,000.00
2.51
     
  c.
Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between July 15, 2008, and August 11, 2008, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,
     
  d.

Accept the Investment Report for June 2008 prepared by PFM.

Adopted

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
4.

Announcement

General Manager Celia Kupersmith announced that the District had issued an Expressive Activity permit to three local pro-Tibet organizations for a Tibetan Peace March across the Golden Gate Bridge on August 8, 2008, to coincide with the opening day of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She stated that the District has coordinated with the Golden Gate Security Coalition to ensure that law enforcement personnel are present during the march, which is expected to be quiet and orderly.

     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
5. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
     
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
6.
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 TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING OF AUGUST 8, 2008
     
7.

Authorize Execution of an Agreement Between the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and the Marin County Transit District for the Provision of Intercounty Paratransit Services

Directors BROWN/BORO
Resolution No. 2008-073
authorizes execution of an Agreement between the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and the Marin County Transit District for the provision of intercounty paratransit services, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.

Adopted

AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, McGlashan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Pahre and Sandoval

     
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
     
8.

Approve Amendments to Ordinance No. 2008-02, An Ordinance to Amend Master Ordinance 2008, As Amended, to Revise Bridge Tolls

Directors BROWN/STROEH
Ordinance No. 2008-03
approves amendments to Ordinance No. 2008-02, An Ordinance to Amend Master Ordinance 2008, As Amended, to Revise Bridge Tolls, as follows:

  a.
Change the effective date for the $1.00 increase for both the cash and FasTrak® toll, as well as the toll rate for Persons with Disabilities, from September 1, 2008, to September 2, 2008; and,
  b.

Clarify that the new toll rate for persons with disabilities of 50% of the cash toll applies only to two-axle vehicles.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, McGlashan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Pahre and Sandoval
     
9.

Approve Cancellation of the September 26, 2008, Board of Directors Meeting

Directors STROEH/BROWN
Resolution No. 2008-074
approves cancellation of the September 26, 2008, Board of Directors meeting, with the understanding that the one and only Board of Directors meeting in the month of September will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008.

Adopted

AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, McGlashan, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sanders and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Pahre and Sandoval

     
ADJOURNMENT
     
10.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m., in the memory of Etheleen M. Driscoll, Joseph Fernekes, Pat Dolan and Tom Carroll.
     

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District