March 12, 2010

 

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, March 12, 2010, at 9:45 a.m., Chair Pahre presiding.

Committee Members Present (6): Chair Pahre; President Boro (Ex Officio)
Chair Pahre appointed Directors Cochran, Eddie, Reilly and Stroeh Pro-Tem Members for this meeting only.

Committee Members Absent (5): Vice Chair McGlashan; Directors Elsbernd, Newhouse Segal, Sanders and Snyder

Other Directors Present (0): None

Staff Present: Acting General Manager and District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala

Visitors Present: None

     
1.

Approve the Recodification of the Rules of the Board

In a memorandum to Committee, Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino and General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported on staff’s recommendation to approve the recodification of the Rules of the Board (Rules) to incorporate amendments approved by the Board of Directors (Board) in calendar year 2009.

The report stated that the Board publishes the Rules to govern its proceedings pursuant to the Streets and Highways Code and the District’s Resolution No. 20, dated April 10, 1929, as amended. The Board, by Resolution No. 2003-015 at its meeting of February 28, 2003, authorized the establishment of a new annual review and updating of the Rules.

During the year 2009, the Board approved three amendments to the Rules, as follows:

 

1.

Allows the President, in consultation with the General Manager, to cancel a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board if there are no items regarding Board review or action prior to the next regularly scheduled Board meeting;
  2.
Authorizes investment in instruments permitted by California Government Code Section 53601, subject to additional restrictions set forth in the Investment Policy; and,
  3.

Designates the authorized signatories for bank accounts maintained by the District’s current banking account structure.

     
 

A copy of the staff report is available in the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

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 (Board) approves the recodification of the Rules of the Board, to incorporate amendments approved by the Board in calendar year 2009, as summarized below:

 

a.

Allows the President, in consultation with the General Manager, to cancel a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board if there are no items regarding Board review or action prior to the next regularly scheduled Board meeting;
  b.
Authorizes investment in instruments permitted by California Government Code Section 53601, subject to additional restrictions set forth in the Investment Policy; and,
  c.

Designates the authorized signatories for bank accounts maintained by the District’s current banking account structure.

Action by the Board at its meeting of March 12, 2010 – Resolution
NON-CONSENT CALENDAR

     
  AYES (6): Chair Pahre; Directors Cochran, Eddie, Reilly and Stroeh; President Boro (Ex Officio)
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Vice Chair McGlashan; Directors Elsbernd, Newhouse Segal, Sanders and Snyder
     
2.

Public Comment

There was no public comment.

     
3.

Adjournment

All business having been concluded, the meeting was declared adjourned at 9:46 a.m.

   

 

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Barbara L. Pahre, Chair
Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee