16-2009

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

OCTOBER 9, 2009

 

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, October 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., President Boro presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (14): Directors Brown, Campos, Cochran, McGlashan, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Eddie; First Vice President Reilly; President Boro

Directors Absent (5): Directors Chu, Dufty, Elsbernd, Grosboll and Kerns

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Acting Auditor-Controller Jennifer Mennucci; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z. Wayne Johnson; Acting Executive Assistant to the General Manager Sonia Pedlar; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: Kim Waldron, Local 21, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Brian Sobel led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Kim Waldron, on behalf of members of Local 21, expressed thanks for action taken in July 2009. She stated engineers have continued bargaining, with the following two items remaining to be resolved: (1) equity adjustments; and, (2) establishment of a reclassification procedure for engineers. She urged the Board to direct both.

CONSENT CALENDAR

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

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

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (6): Directors Campos, Chu, Dufty, Elsbernd, Grosboll and Kerns

     
1. Approve Minutes of the Following Meetings:
     
  a.

Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of September 10, 2009

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a. Subrogation Claim of Capital Insurance Group (Insured: Pamela and Doug Van Horn)

Carried

  b. Claim of Robyn J. Carmel

Carried

  c. Claim of Lucy Florez

Carried

  d. Claim of Ingrid Robinson

Carried

  e. Claim of James Farrell

Carried

  f. Claim of Yelena Merkuryeva

Carried

     
3.
Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller
Resolution No. 2009-082
(Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole September 24, 2009) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:
     
  a.
The Board of Directors has no commitments and/or expenditures to ratify for the period July 1, 2009, through August 31, 2009;
     
  b.
The Board of Directors ratifies investments made during the period July 14, 2009, through September 14, 2009, as follows:
     
Security
Purchase Date
Maturity Date
Original Cost
Percent Yield
FFCB Notes (Callable)
07/14/09
7/14/14
5,118,000.00
3.23
BNP Paribas Financial, Inc.
Commercial Paper
0817/09
8/20/09
1,219,984.75
0.15
FHLMC Notes (Callable)
0817/09
08/20/14
4,995,000.00
3.37
BNP Paribas Financial, Inc.
Commercial Paper
09/03/09
10/05/09
3,549,400.44
0.19
Societe Generale NA Commercial Paper
09/08/09
10/05/09
4,999,175.00
0.22
       
  c.
Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between August 4, 2009, and October 12, 2009, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures which may become available;
       
  d.

Accept the Investment Report for July and August 2009 prepared by PFM.

Adopted

       
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
       
4.

Announcements

Ms. Kupersmith reported that targeted marketing efforts are underway for Golden Gate Transit Route 72F from Sonoma to San Francisco Financial District. A six-month demonstration commute route began on September 14, 2009, with stops at park-and-ride sites in Rohnert Park, Cotati and Petaluma. She stated that the coaches assigned to this route are equipped with Wi-Fi, and it is hoped that ridership will increase. Approximately 26,500 residents of Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati and Rohnert Park received free round trip tickets by U.S. mail. She noted that newspaper ads, media outreach, bus stop sandwich boards and flyer distributions were also used. Success will be evaluated at the end of the six-month period.

       
5.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to Michael Locati, Bridge Captain, Bridge Division

President Boro presented a retirement gift to Michael Locati, Bridge Captain, Bridge Division, for thirty-four years ten months of dedicated service, and expressed his best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       

[Director Campos arrived at this time.]

       
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
       
6. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
       
ENGINEER’S REPORT
       
7. A written report is presented to the Board of Directors by the District Engineer at the second Board meeting of the month.
       
REPORTS OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
       
8.

Approve Adoption of the 2009-2012 Affirmative Action Plan

Directors PAHRE/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2009-083
approves adoption of the 2009-2012 Affirmative Action Plan (Plan); and, authorized submittal of the Plan to the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA), as required in FTA Circular 4704.1, “Equal Employment Opportunity Program Guidelines for Grant Recipients,” dated July 26, 1988.

Adopted

AYES (14): Directors Brown, Campos, Cochran, McGlashan, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Eddie; First Vice President Reilly; President Boro
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Chu, Dufty, Elsbernd, Grosboll and Kerns

       
9.

Approve Revisions to the Employee Computer Purchase Loan Program

Directors PAHRE/STROEH
Resolution No. 2009-084
approves revisions to the Employee Computer Purchase Loan Program, in recognition that the Program is outdated in its current form, as follows:

  a.
The maximum allowable loan amount would be reduced from $2,500.00 to $800.00, in response to the lower computer prices now available;
  b.
Employees would be eligible to participate once each three years so that equipment can be kept up-to-date;
  c.
Loans will have a 12-month (maximum of 24 pay periods) repayment period, as opposed to two years previously;
  d.
The Program will loan funds for the purchase of personal computer equipment primarily, most of which comes equipped with standard business software. Software purchased separately and non-factory installed is not eligible under this Program;
  e.
Computers purchased under this Program are for personal use only; and,
  f.

The procedures associated with the Computer Loan Program are streamlined, when compared to the past Program, to simplify the administrative processing of loan applications.

Adopted

       
 
AYES (14): Directors Brown, Campos, Cochran, McGlashan, Moylan, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Eddie; First Vice President Reilly; President Boro
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Chu, Dufty, Elsbernd, Grosboll and Kerns
   
ADJOURNMENT
   
10.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m., in the memory of Frank Piscitello, Marie Jeanne Pagadoy, Milagros Gomez, and Herbert F. Gabriel, Jr.

 

   

 

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District