October 10, 2008
(Revised: October 16, 2008)

SUMMARY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING OF OCTOBER 10, 2008

   
1.
Authorized execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Platinum Advisors, LLC, relative to Request for Proposals No. 2009-D-4, State Legislative Advocacy Services, in the amount of $72,000 per year for a three-year term, with two one-year options exercisable by the General Manager or her designee.
 
2.
Approved support of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District’s one-quarter percent sales tax initiative (Measure Q) to fund the passenger train and pathway project.
 
3.
Authorized execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., relative to Request for Proposals No. 2009-D-2, Banking and Associated Financial Services, in the amount of approximately $225,000 for a five-year term.
 
4.
Approved a change to the commission structure paid to third party vendors who sell Golden Gate Transit fare media from a percentage-based commission of 4% to a sales commission of $1.00 per magnetic stripe ticket sold.
 
5.
Authorized the elimination of “Frequent Ferry Rider” ticket books, effective December 31, 2008; and, approved the transition to TransLink® as the sole method of receiving Golden Gate Ferry frequent rider discounts.
 
6.
Authorized execution of an agreement with MARIN.ORG/MIDAS, in the amount of $93,230 per year, for a five-year term, to provide data communication services to the District, with an option to extend this agreement on an annual basis thereafter, exercisable by the General Manager or her designee.
 
7.

Approved a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System project.

   

 

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District