Finance Committee - May 13, 2008

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Meeting Notice

Date:                     9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Location:                    Room 263, City Hall
Commissioners:       Alioto-Pier (Chair), Mirkarimi (Vice Chair), Ammiano, Chu, Sandoval and McGoldrick (Ex Officio)
Clerk:                          Erika Cheng



1.                   Roll Call

2.                  Approval of Minutes of the April 8, 2008 Meeting ACTION* (attachment)

3.                  Recommend the Award of a Professional Services Contract to DMJM Harris to Provide Engineering and Environmental Services for the Yerba Buena Island Ramps Project, in an Amount Not to Exceed $2,500,000 - ACTION* (attachment)

The Authority is working jointly with the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) on the Yerba Buena Island (YBI) Ramps Project.  The new ramps will connect YBI to the new Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.  All costs, including the Authority costs to administer the project, will be reimbursed by TIDA according to the terms of a memorandum of agreement (MOA).  We have undertaken the YBI Ramps Project in our capacity as the Congestion Management Agency for San Francisco and at the request of OEWD.  On March 7, 2008 the Authority issued a request for proposals (RFP) for engineering and environmental study services for the project.  The Authority received three qualified bid proposals.  The selection panel, comprised of representatives from TIDA, the Authority, Caltrans, and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), reviewed the proposals and interviewed each of the teams.  The panel recommended the award of the contract to DMJM Harris.  We are seeking a recommendation for the award of a professional services contract to DMJM Harris to provide engineering and environmental services for the YBI Ramps Project, in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.

4.                  Preliminary Fiscal Year 2008/09 Annual Budget and Work Program - INFORMATION* (attachment)

The Authority Board must adopt an annual budget for the fiscal year (FY) beginning July 1, 2008. The preliminary FY 2008/09 annual budget includes sales tax revenues, federal, state, and local grants, as well as other funding sources.  Expenditures include capital expenditures, associated financing and interest costs, and administrative and operating expenses.  The annual budget presentation includes a description of the Authority's work program for FY 2008/09.  A preliminary budget and work program is presented this month for review and comment.  The final budget will be presented to the Citizens Advisory Committee for action in May, and to the Finance Committee and the Authority Board for adoption in June. We are seeking comments from the Committee on the preliminary FY 2008/09 annual budget and work program. This is an information item.

5.                  Internal Accounting Report for the Nine Months Ended March 31, 2008 - INFORMATION* (attachment)

The Authority's Fiscal Policy directs staff to give a quarterly report of expenditures.  The Authority's Investment Policy directs that a review of portfolio compliance be presented along with the quarterly report.  We are seeking comments from the Committee on the Internal Accounting Report for the nine months ended March 31, 2008.  This is an information item.

6.                  State and Federal Legislative Update - ACTION* (attachment)

7.                  Introduction of New Items - INFORMATION

8.                  Public Comment

9.                  Adjournment


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