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Board of Directors - Special Meeting

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Additional Information

Consistent with Government Code section 54953(e) and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Resolution 21-33, and in light of the declared state of emergency, the meeting will not be physically open to the public and all members will be teleconferencing into the meeting via a virtual platform. To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can listen to the meeting and participate using the following methods.

THIS MEETING WILL BE VIA TELECONFERENCE ONLY

1. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at: https://openspace.zoom.us/j/88468107498 or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (884 6810 7498).

2. Members of the public may provide written or oral comments by submitting a public comment form at: https://www.openspace.org/public-comment

•Comments on matters not on the agenda must be submitted prior to the time the board president calls for public comments.

•Comments on agenda items must be submitted prior to the time public comment on the agenda item is closed.

•All comments shall be subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the board of directors meeting.

•All written comments or requests to speak must be submitted via the public comment form. Requests to provide oral comments may be made by leaving a message at 650-772-3614. Comments via text or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will not be accepted. Any comments received after the deadline, will be provided to the Board after the meeting.

4:00 SPECIALMEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

This portion of the agenda is for members of the public to comment on items not on the agenda; however, the Brown Act (Open Meeting Law) does not allow action by the Board of Directors on items not on the agenda. Individuals are limited to one comment during this section.

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

•Introduction of staff

  • Public Affairs Administrative Assistant Doungchai Burriss
  • Public Affairs Specialist II Ryan McCauley

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

CONSENT CALENDAR

All items on the Consent Calendar may be approved without discussion by one motion. Board members, the General Manager, and members of the public may request that an item be removed from the Consent Calendar during consideration of the Consent Calendar.

1.Approve the minutes for the following Board meetings:

•November 10, 2021

•December 1, 2021

•December 8, 2021

•December 9, 2021

2.Teleconferenced Board Meetings Pursuant to the Brown Act and Assembly Bill 361 (R-21-170)

Staff Contact: Ana Ruiz, General Manager and Hilary Stevenson, General Counsel

General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution affirming findings on the continued need for remote teleconferenced public meetings pursuant to AB 361.

3.Adoption of a Resolution Approving the 2021 San Mateo County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (R-21-173)

Staff Contact: Brandon Stewart, Land and Facilities Department Manager

General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the 2021 San Mateo County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan as follows:

•Volume 1 – Planning Area Wide Elements; and

•Volume 2 - Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Annex Plan

4.Resolution for Grant Funding from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Specified Grants Program (R-21-175)

Staff Contact: Deborah Hirst, Grants Program Manager, Administrative Services

General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to apply for funding from the Local Assistance Specified Grants Program that is administered through the California Department of Parks and Recreation and enter into two grant agreements totaling $10,000,000 for the following two projects: (1) Cloverdale Ranch Land Conservation Project ($8,000,000) and (2) Highway 17 Wildlife and Trail Crossings Project ($2,000,000).

 

5.Resolution for Measure K Grant Funding from San Mateo County (R-21-176)

Staff Contact: Deborah Hirst, Grants Program Manager, Administrative Services

General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Manager to enter into a grant agreement for $500,000 of San Mateo County Measure K grant funding for the proposed Cloverdale Ranch Land Conservation Project.

6. Purisima-to-the-Sea Regional Trail and Parking Area Project Vision and Goals (R-21-174)

Staff Contact: Gretchen Laustsen, Senior Planner, Planning Department

General Manager’s Recommendation: Review and confirm the revised Purisima-to-the-Sea Regional Trail and Parking Area Project vision and goals, including modifications as directed by the Board of Directors during the December 1, 2021 Special Board meeting, to guide the future selection of a preferred regional trail alignment and development of conceptual parking area design alternatives.

BOARD BUSINESS

Public comment on agenda items at the time each item is considered by the Board of Directors.

7.Agricultural Policy Development (R-21-169)

Staff Contact: Kirk Lenington, Natural Resources Manager

General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive a presentation from staff and partners on collaborative and joint agricultural conservation actions occurring on the San Mateo County coastside, including the role, contributions, and expertise that each partner brings to this work, and based on this information, provide direction on the elements of the Agricultural Policy to clarify the role of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in furthering its expanded mission on the San Mateo Coast, which states:

To acquire and preserve in perpetuity open space land and agricultural land of regional significance, protect and restore the natural environment, preserve rural character, encourage viable agricultural use of land resources, and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.

No Board action required.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS –Reports on compensable meetings attended. Brief reports or announcements concerning activities of District Directors and staff; opportunity to refer public or Board questions to staff for information; request staff to report to the Board on a matter at a future meeting; or direct staff to place a matter on a future agenda. Items in this category are for discussion and direction to staff only. No final policy action will be taken by the Board.

A. Committee Reports

B. Staff Reports

C. Director Reports

ADJOURNMENT

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – CLOSED SESSION

ROLL CALL

1.CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION. Government Code 54956.9(d)1) Zellerbach v. MROSD et al.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 20-CV-365990

2.PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. Government Code Section 54957(b)(1)

Title of Employee:

Controller

General Counsel

General Manager

ADJOURNMENT

*Times are estimated and items may appear earlier or later than listed. Agenda is subject to change of order.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the District Clerk at (650) 691-1200. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

Written materials relating to an item on this Agenda that are considered to be a public record and are distributed to Board members less than 72 hours prior to the meeting, will be available for public inspection at the District’s Administrative Office located at 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, California 94022.


Regular Meeting agendas are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. Special Meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at the District Administrative Office - 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the District Clerk at (650) 691-1200. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

Minutes usually are not available until two to four weeks after a Board meeting. Please note that formal meeting minutes are not taken at Committee meetings or some Special Meetings of the Board (that is, study sessions or public workshops).