03-2012

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

FEBRUARY 10, 2012

 

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, February 10, 2012, at 10:10 a.m., President Reilly presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (19): Directors Arnold, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Sears, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

Directors Absent (0): None

Staff Present: General Manager Denis Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire; Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino; Attorney Madeline Chun; Attorney Jerrold Schaefer; Attorney Molly Lee; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Transit Division James Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Kellee Hopper; Public Affairs Director Mary Currie; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: Raymond Messier, President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1575

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director David Rabbitt led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

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

     
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings
  a. Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 12, 2012;
  b. Building and Operating Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 26, 2012;
  c. Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 26, 2012; and
  d.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of January 27, 2012.

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
  a.

Insufficient Claim of Guillermo R. Lobos

Carried

  b.

Subrogation Claim of California Casualty Indemnity Exchange
(Insured: Quentin Williams and Elise Knittle)

Carried

     
3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2012-008 (Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole, January 26, 2012) 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 December 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011;
  b. Ratifies investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period December 6, 2011, through January 16, 2012, as follows:
   
 
Security
Purchase Date
Maturity Date
Original Cost
Percent Yield
General Electric Cap Corporate Notes
01/09/12
01/09/15
3,496,360.00
2.19
HSBC USA, Inc., Commercial Paper
01/12/12
04/11/12
5,516,412.00
0.26
     
  c. Authorizes the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between January 17, 2012, and February 13, 2012, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,
  d. Accepts the Investment Report for December 2011, as prepared by PFM.
   
Adopted
     
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
     
4. Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for February 2012, to Steve Harris, Ironworker, Bridge Division

President Reilly presented the Employee of the Month Award for February 2012, to Steve Harris, Ironworker, Bridge Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
5. Report of the General Manager

General Manager Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the written General Manager’s report are informational. A copy of the General Manager’s Report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

     
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
         
6. Attorney Madeline Chun reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report are informational. A copy of the Attorney’s Report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site. Attorney Chun also reported that a Closed Session will be held just prior to the conclusion of this meeting, to discuss the following item, listed on the Agenda as Item No. 6.B.1.a.1.:
         
  "1. Closed Session
    "a. Conference with Labor Negotiator
"Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
      "1. Union Coalition
         
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
7.

Monthly Update on California Department of Transportation Project – Doyle Drive Reconstruction

District Engineer Ewa Bauer reported that, with regard to Caltrans’ Doyle Drive Reconstruction Project, the State of California has encountered difficulties in closing the deal with the D3 contractor. The agencies involved are working together to come to an agreement. The main closure and the switch-over to the new structure are now expected to take place in March 2012; however, it could be delayed until as late as August 2012. She stated that she would report to the Board as soon as information becomes available.

Discussion ensued, including the following inquiry and comment:

  • President Reilly inquired as to the funding shortfall for Doyle Drive that was reported in the San Francisco Chronicle. In response, Mr. Mulligan stated that there has been an apparent misunderstanding between the State and San Francisco Transportation Authority with respect to expectations and contributions. There is a modest shortfall at this juncture. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the funding agency are working diligently together to come to an agreement. No effect is expected to be felt by the District, as the funding agreement entered into with the District is very clear on respective responsibilities. He stated that the agreement provides for the District to be paid back with interest should the project stop. He concluded by stating that work on Doyle Drive will continue.
  • Director Campos commented that he is Chair of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and a member of the MTC. He reiterated that work on Doyle Drive will continue. He indicated that the MTC, the SFCTA, and the State of California, are committed to working together and will include the District’s best interests in discussions. He indicated that resources are being sought to cover the gap in funding and that a meeting with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee is planned to take place during the upcoming week.
   
8. District Engineer Ewa Bauer reported that all items contained in the written Engineer’s Report are informational. A copy of the Engineer’s Report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

Discussion ensued, including the following inquiry:

  • Director Pahre inquired as to the status of work on the deck above the North Anchorage House. In response, Ms. Bauer stated that the first hole in the deck will be made today. Materials will be removed in relatively small pieces and replaced with temporary surfacing. It is hoped that the temporary surfacing will be replaced with the new surfacing on Monday night, February 13, 2012.
   
OTHER REPORTS
     
9. There were no “Other Reports” to discuss.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF FEBRUARY 9, 2012
     
10. Authorize Concurrence of the Bay Area Toll Authority's Contract Change Order with ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., for Implementation of the All Electronic Tolling Payment Processing Framework and Cash Payment Network

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2012-009
approves a Contract Change Order between the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., pursuant to the Cooperative Agreement between BATA and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District for joint management of the FasTrak® Customer Service Center, in the amount of $610,460.00, for implementation of the all electronic tolling payment processing framework and cash payment network; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 11/12 Bridge Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (19): Directors Arnold, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Sears, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (0): None

     
ADDRESSES TO THE BOARD
       
11. There were no “Addresses to the Board” to discuss.
       
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
12. There was no “Special Order of Business” to discuss.
     
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
     
13.

There was no “Unfinished Business” to discuss.

     
NEW BUSINESS
     
14.

There was no “New Business” to discuss.

     
COMMUNICATIONS
 
15.
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.
 
CLOSED SESSION
 
16. Attorney Madeline Chun, at the request of President Reilly, stated that the Board would convene in Closed Session, to discuss the matter listed under Closed Session, as outlined above in Item No. 6.

After Closed Session, President Reilly called the meeting to order in Open Session with a quorum present. Attorney Chun reported that the Board had met in Closed Session, as permitted by the Brown Act, to discuss the matter listed above in Item No. 6. Attorney Chun further reported that the Board had met with the labor negotiators to receive a status report. No action was taken.

 
ADJOURNMENT
     
17.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m., in memory of Brenda Upshaw-Johnson, Tami Corl, Angelita Lacsina Pangilinan, Catherine B. Collins, Gwen E. Stoltenberg, Leila Constantine, Sarah Wadsworth and Debbie Koewler.
     

 

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District