16-2011

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

 

The Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) met in regular session in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA, on Friday, September 23, 2011, at 10:10 a.m., President Reilly presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

Directors Absent (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

Staff Present: General Manager Denis Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire; District Engineer Ewa Bauer; Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino; Attorney David Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Transit Division Teri Mantony; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Transit Division James Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Kellee Hopper; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: Valerie Mitchell, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 21, Contra Costa; Rene Alvarado, Labor Coalition, Contra Costa; Jim Hardy, IFPTE Local 21, Contra Costa; Mark Jayne, Labor Coalition, Sonoma; Frank McMurray, Labor Coalition, Marin; Dave Gossman, Operating Engineers Local 3, San Francisco; Alex Tonisson, IFPTE Local 21; Cleveland Prince, Teamsters 856; Rafael Cabrera, TWU – 250A; Joan Wyman, Labor Coalition, Marin; Alicia Blake, Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU); Arthur Gonzalez, International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO (IAM) Local 1414; Kerry Davis, Ironworkers, Local Union (L.U.) 377 Steward; Carl Jeppesa, Inlandboatmen’s Union; Marina Secchitano, Regional Director, Inlandboatmen’s Union; Terrance Dunnigan, Ironworkers, L.U. 377

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Gerald Cochran led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Alex Tonisson, IFPTE Local 21, discussed the progress of Union negotiations, stating that 24 bargaining sessions have taken place since April 2011, with the majority of discussion regarding retiree benefits. He stated that the Labor Coalition received information in this regard only after their contract had expired in 2011. He questioned how the Labor Coalition can be expected to bargain in good faith when the District does not provide information. He stated that the District appears to have taken the position that premium sharing is desired, although the Labor Coalition was told otherwise.

Cleveland Prince, Teamsters 856, discussed comments made during negotiations, specifically, that District leadership wishes for employees to appreciate and understand what they have. He stated that workers appreciate their benefits and do not require direction to do so from management. He opined that such statements undermine morale and discourage bargaining. In addition, he stated that Union representatives were told to “get off the dime,” but that such an elitist attitude does not foster the good working relationship required for negotiating. Benefits are extremely important to workers, and all should share in required reductions. He stated that Board members and management staff need workers in order to keep the Golden Gate Bridge (Bridge) operational. When trust is high, morale is high and workers are happier.

Rafael Cabrera, TWU – 250A, discussed his position that the Board has not received correct information. He stated that all toll collection positions will be eliminated in favor of all electronic tolling. These workers have dedicated their lives to the District, while management and the Board are talking about saving money. He stated that a need exists for moral concern for the individuals being represented.

Joan Wyman, Labor Coalition, Marin, stated she is the shop steward for Customer Relations, Local 856. She described her personal experience, stating she had accepted position with the District because its benefit package was great. She provided personal details to illustrate her statements. She indicated she is one of the dedicated workers who takes offense at the attitude discussed by the previous speakers and believes the statements made by leadership of the District were condescending. She stated that it will be a hardship for many workers to have to pay more for benefits they have already earned.

Alicia Blake, IBU, stated she believes that the changes being attempted by leadership of the District are unfair. She stated that she and her family need their health plan. She stated that she works for the District because it provides the best compensation and benefits, and requested that management not cut health benefits. She stated that workers need health benefits when family members are sick.

Dave Gossman, Operating Engineers Local 3, San Francisco, stated he is the business representative for the Operating Engineers and represents three groups. He indicated that discussions have been contentious, although side table issues have been small. He stated that Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt and Captain Lisa Locati are very professional, making it possible to work out many issues. However, when money is the subject, they just say, “No.” He indicated that District employees serve as first responders, and are called upon to change work shifts from days to nights, which is very difficult. The shift differential has not been raised in quite a few years. He stated that a $.20 per hour increase has been requested repeatedly, but turned down.

Frank McMurray, Labor Coalition, Marin, stated he has been working for the District as a deckhand for 12 years. His job has many demanding aspects, one of which is assisting passengers with bicycles as they exit the ferries. He indicated the process often causes delays of up to an hour in a ferry’s scheduled arrival. He stated that, even so, he enjoys working with tourists, who often ride ferries with their rented bicycles. He stated he is upset that the Board’s position is that employees should appreciate their benefits. He indicated he works hard for his pay and benefits, and that the Board and management should appreciate the workers.

Terrance Dunnigan, Ironworkers, L.U. 377, stated he is an Ironworker for the District. He stated that the Union Coalition and the District have had 24 or 25 meetings since April 2011, and have been working hard to build consensus. He opined that the District’s Ironworkers are the finest in the transportation industry. He stated that Union members were taken aback by the statement that they should appreciate their benefits. He stated that workers should be treated with respect and dignity. He added that District workers meet the public often, and do not consider their employment to be “just a job.” He stated that their employment provides everything they need personally, but they do their work because they want to and it is not a chore. He concluded by stating his hope that the negotiators will deal fairly with employees.

Mark Jayne, Labor Coalition, Sonoma, stated that he worked for the District for 13.5 years as a mechanic in the Bus Transit Division, and for 8 years has been Shop Steward for Local 1414. He stated there is a sense of pride in working for the District, due to its being considered an American icon. He stated he takes great pride in his job, and that the workers he represents are also proud. He stated his appreciation of the need for fiscal responsibility, but it is bothersome that leadership seems to believe that workers neither understand nor appreciate their employment and its benefits. He stated that he speaks for approximately 50 mechanics in the Bus Transit Division. They do appreciate what they have, and come to work daily to meet the call. When extra service is required, they provide it.

Jim Hardy, IFPTE Local 21, Contra Costa, stated that he has worked for the District 10.5 years as a Steel Inspector in the Engineering Department. He stated he is proud to work for the District and has the same feeling of love for the Golden Gate Bridge (Bridge) as do his fellow employees. He added that he was upset to hear that District negotiators feel that employees do not appreciate their benefits. He stated that workers have earned the pay and benefits for which they work. He related examples of how much the Bridge means to him and stated that he speaks for all his co-workers.

Rene Alvarado, Labor Coalition, Contra Costa, stated he has worked for the District for 20 years. He stated his surprise that the negotiations are proving difficult. He requested that the Board and negotiators consider the personal challenges that proposed changes represent for employees. He concluded by stating that he considers his job a very good one and that employees do not take anything for granted.

Valerie Mitchell, IFPTE Local 21, Contra Costa, stated that she represents the Allied Administration Trade Union, Local 21, has worked for the District since 1993 and is now employed as an Engineering Coordinator. She stated she was upset when she heard that negotiators had proposed premium sharing for employees and that employees were directed to understand and appreciate their benefits. She stated she appreciates her benefits every day. She stated that proposals by Union members have been rejected by the District, and requested that the Board consider the significant concessions already made by the Unions.

Carl Jeppesa, IBU, stated that he is speaking today on behalf of the IBU regarding the medical plan. He stated that whenever his children need medical care, the employer-provided medical insurance plan is necessary. He stated that, as a deckhand, he has experienced a passenger dying in his arms, who was later found to have had a bad heart. He stated it is a privilege to serve the District. He concluded by stating that, with all costs rising, it is impossible for individuals to pay for medical services.

Kerry Davis, Ironworkers, L.U. 377 Steward, stated he is an Ironworker on the Bridge, having worked for the District 30 years. He stated that his job is physically challenging. He stated that he and other workers have rescued people from the Bridge. In addition, the employees’ safety record is excellent. He stated that Union members had a problem with the District’s opinion that workers do not take their jobs seriously, because they do take their jobs seriously and love their jobs. He stated that he expects to have permanent physical limitations, at least partly due to his job with the District, which is commonly referred to as being “high, heavy and hard.” He stated it may not be good for the District to try to push the proposed changes onto people in their later years, when they are about to retire.

Arthur Gonzalez, IAM Local 1414, stated that employees require dignity and respect. He stated that a contract should have been negotiated long ago. Coming to an acceptable agreement should be a joint effort, with all parties working together. Instead, employees are being insulted and subjected to degrading remarks.

Marina Secchitano, Regional Director, IBU, stated that, while it is gratifying to hear all the employees who are motivated to speak at this meeting, it is unfortunate that they feel the need to do so. She briefly described some past agreements, for example, in 2003 an agreement was made for employees to set aside 1% of wages for medical benefits. Then, in 2004, 2005 and 2006, reductions in medical benefits were imposed. She stated that they are being asked to accept further reductions now. She stated they are willing to make concessions, now that sufficient information has been received. She stated that IBU is being asked to make more concessions than other unions, and are being met with resistance and resentment by the District. She stated that premium sharing is too great a concession.

CONSENT CALENDAR

     
 

Directors STROEH/EDDIE moved and seconded to approve the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

     
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings
  a. Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 11 and September 8, 2011, and Finance-Auditing Committee of February 24, 2011;
  b. Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole of March 10 and April 7, 2011;
  c. Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee/Committee of the Whole of June 24, 2011; and,
  d.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of September 9, 2011.

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Claim of Marvin Lau

Carried

  b.

Claim of Lester Chan

Carried

  c.

Claim of Fredrick A. Darr

Carried

  d.

Claim of Richard Constable

Carried

  e.

Claim of Deanna Rowena-Truby Cozzone

Carried

  f.

Claim of Carl A. Scholz

Carried

  g.

Claim of James Robert Kean

Carried

  h.

Amended Subrogation Claim of CSAA (Insured Kella and Lee Ritchey)

Carried

  i.

Amended Subrogation Claim of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Insured: Andy Fong)

Carried

     
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
     
3.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to Laverna J. Griffin, Transportation Field Supervisor, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented a retirement gift to Laverna J. Griffin, Transportation Field Supervisor, Bus Transit Division, for twenty-one years and five months of dedicated service, and expressed her best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
4.

Presentation of Twenty-Year Service Award to Rene M. Alvarado, Terminal Assistant, Ferry Transit Division

President Reilly presented a twenty-year service award to Rene M. Alvarado, Terminal Assistant, Ferry Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
5.

Presentation of Twenty-Year Service Award to Neil P. Michelucci, Transportation Field Supervisor, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented a twenty-year service award to Neil P. Michelucci, Transportation Field Supervisor, Bus Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
6.

Presentation of Twenty-Year Service Award to Sean P. Warren, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented a twenty-year service award to Sean P. Warren, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
7.

Presentation of Twenty-Year Service Award to Daniel B. Lafragiola, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented a twenty-year service award to Daniel B. Lafragiola, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
8.

Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report are informational. Attorney Miller also reported that a Closed Session will be held just prior to the conclusion of this meeting to discuss the items listed on the Agenda as Items No. 6.B.1.a. and 6.B.1.b, as follows:

     
    "Closed Session
    "1 Conference with Labor Negotiator
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
      a. 2011 Union Coalition
      b. b. Amalgamated Transit Union, Local No. 1575.”
     
  Mr. Miller further reported that the following item, listed on the Agenda as Item No. 6.B.2., will not be discussed at this meeting:
     
    "2. Conference with Legal Counsel--Potential Litigation
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)
Report of Hanson Bridgett LLP
(One Potential Case).”
     
  He further reported that all items contained in the written Attorney’s Report are informational.
     
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
9.

District Engineer Ewa Bauer reported that all items contained in the written Engineer’s Report are informational. She added that the east Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk is now under construction, having been closed to the public effective September 13, 2011.

     
OTHER REPORTS
     
10. There were no “Other Reports.”
     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
     
11.

Authorize Execution of a Sublease Relative to Contract No. 2012-BT-3, Sublease of Lot Located at Third, Fourth, Perry and Stillman Streets in San Francisco, CA, with Imperial Parking (US), Inc., dba Impark

Directors EDDIE/STROEH
Resolution No. 2011-077
authorizes the General Manager to execute a sublease relative to Contract No. 2010-BT-3, Sublease of Lot located at Third, Fourth, Perry and Stillman Streets in San Francisco, CA, with Imperial Parking (US), Inc., dba Impark, San Francisco, CA, for $47,008.00 per month, for a period of one year, effective October 1, 2011, or upon completion of paving improvements currently underway, with two six-month renewal options, for use as a paid public parking lot.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll


     
12.

Authorize Execution of Contract Change Order No. 4 to Contract No. 2011-BT-1, San Francisco Bus Facility Construction, with Interstate Grading & Paving, Inc., for Modification to Utility Conduits

Directors EDDIE/COCHRAN

Resolution No. 2011-078 authorizes execution of Change Order No. 4 with Interstate Grading & Paving, Inc., relative to Contract No. 2011 BT-1, San Francisco Bus Facility Construction, in the amount of $75,828.00, to modify conduit details; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 11/12 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

     
13.

Approve Actions Relative to the Professional Services Agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc., Regarding Contract No. 2006-B-3, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase IIIA, North Anchorage Housing/North Pylon, for Additional Engineering Support Services

Directors EDDIE/MOYLAN

Resolution No. 2011-079 approves actions relative to the Professional Services Agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc., regarding Contract No. 2006-B-3, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase IIIA, North Anchorage Housing/North Pylon, as follows:

  a. Authorizes execution of the First Amendment to Contract No. 2006-B-3, in the amount of $1,300,000.00, for the increased scope of construction contract submittal reviews;
  b. Authorizes a $900,000.00 increase in the Contingency Fund, from $400,000.00 to $1,300,000.00;
  c. Establishes a total Project Budget in the amount of $4,600,000.00; and,
  d. Authorizes a budget increase in the FY 11/12 Bridge Division Capital Budget, in the amount of $1,300,000.00;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 11/12 Bridge Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSTAIN (1): Director Stroeh
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

     
14.

Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2012-BT-4, San Rafael Bus Lot Entrance Improvements, to Valentine Corporation

Directors EDDIE/MOYLAN
Resolution No. 2011-080
approves actions relative to Contract No. 2012-BT-4, San Rafael Bus Lot Entrance Improvements, as follows:

  a. Authorizes award of Contract No. 2012-BT-4 to Valentine Corporation, San Rafael, CA, in the amount of $58,369.00;
  b. Establishes a Contingency Fund in the amount of $5,837.00; and,
  c. Establishes a total Project Budget in the amount of $100,000.00, to be funded with $80,000.00 Federal Transit Administration grant funds (80%) and $20,000.00 District Reserves (20%);
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 11/12 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

   
15.

Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2012-BT-1, Wireless Internet Equipment Onboard Golden Gate Transit Buses, to Global Reach Corporation Limited

Directors EDDIE/STROEH
Resolution No. 2011-081
approves actions relative to Contract No. 2012-BT-1, Wireless Internet Equipment Onboard Golden Gate Transit Buses, as follows:

  a. Authorizes award of Contract No. 2012-BT-1 to Global Reach Corporation, London, England, in the amount of $243,557.75;
  b. Establishes a revised total Project Budget in the amount of $260,000.00, to be 100% funded with District Reserves; and,
  c. Authorizes a budget increase in the FY 11/12 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget, in the amount of $88,000.00, to be funded from District Reserves;
 

as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole at its meeting of September 22, 2011.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
   
16.

Authorize a Budget Transfer from the FY 11/12 District Division Operating Budget to the Bus Transit Division Operating Budget Relative to Contract No. 97-BT-8, Purchase, Delivery, Installation and Support of Software Program for Golden Gate Transit Fixed Route Scheduling System, with GIRO, Inc., for Payment of HASTUS Program Modifications and Training

Directors STROEH/SOBEL
Resolution No. 2011-082
authorizes a transfer in the amount of $108,803.00 from the FY 11/12 District Division Operating Budget to the FY 11/12 Bus Transit Division Operating Budget, relative to Contract No. 97-BT-8, Purchase, Delivery, Installation and Support of Software Program for Golden Gate Transit Fixed Route Bus Scheduling System, with GIRO, Inc.; with the understanding that $87,235.00 will be allocated for HASTUS program modifications and initial training related to the implementation of the new software program, and $21,568.00 will be allocated for additional training and payroll interface modifications.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

   
17.

Authorize Execution of a Funding Agreement Relative to the Doyle Drive Reconstruction Project

Directors STROEH/MOYLAN
Resolution No. 2011-083
authorizes the execution of a Funding Agreement with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), consistent with the Board’s November 2008 approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the SFCTA, that committed the District to providing $75 million toward the reconstruction of Doyle Drive.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

 

 

18.

Authorize Approval of a 13-Month Contract Extension to the Agreement between the Bay Area Toll Authority and ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., for Operation of the Fastrak® Regional Customer Service Center

Directors STROEH/PAHRE

Resolution No. 2011-084 approves a 13-month contract extension to the Agreement between the Bay Area Toll Authority and ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., for operation of the FasTrak® Regional Customer Service Center; with the understanding that requisite funds will be included in the FY 12/13 and the FY 13/14 Bridge Division Operating Budgets.

Adopted

AYES (16): Directors Arnold, Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown and Renée; Second Vice President Grosboll

[President Reilly departed at this time.]

   
CLOSED SESSION
   
19.

Attorney David Miller, at the request of First Vice President Eddie, stated that the Board would convene in Closed Session, to discuss the matter listed under Closed Session, as outlined above in Item No. 8.

After Closed Session, First Vice President Eddie called the meeting to order in Open Session with a quorum present. Attorney Miller reported that the Board had met in Closed Session, as permitted by the Brown Act, to discuss the matter listed above in Item No. 8. He reported that, first, regarding negotiations with the Union Coalition, instructions have been provided to the General Manager and the negotiating team as to the next steps to be taken in communicating with the Coalition leaders and meeting again in the immediate near future. The team will report back to the Board at its next meeting or sooner. Second, discussions took place with regard to pending negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union regarding small bus operations. Instructions have been given to the General Manager in this regard as well and he and the negotiating team will report back at the next Board meeting.

     
ADDRESSES TO THE BOARD
         
20. There were no “Addresses to the Board.”
     
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
     
21. There was no “Special Order of Business” to discuss.
     

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

     
22. There was no “Unfinished Business” to discuss.
     
NEW BUSINESS
   
23.
There was no “New Business” to discuss.
 
COMMUNICATIONS
   
24.
A copy of Board Agenda Item No. 13, “Communications,” is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.
   
ADJOURNMENT
   
25.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m., in memory of Celestial Dove Cassman, Robert Allen Morse, Anthony G. Cherolis, William Kelleher and Angelo Mazza.
     
     

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District