California Indian Pink (Silene laciniata subsp. Californica)

Board of Directors

California Indian Pink (Silene laciniata subsp. Californica)
Date
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/85672602735 or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (856 7260 2735).

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 at least one hour prior to the start of the meeting. 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.

7:00 REGULAR MEETING 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.

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 January 26, 2022 Board meeting minutes

2. Claims Report

3. Quarter 2 Proposed Budget Amendments to the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2022 (R-22-20)

Staff Contact: Rafaela Duran, Budget & Analysis Manager

General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the proposed Quarter 2 budget amendments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

4. Contract with Comcast Business, Inc. for Fiber Optic Internet Services (R-22-19)

Staff Contact: Owen Sterzl, IT Program Administrator, Information Systems and Technology Department

General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Comcast Business Inc., for five years of high-speed fiber optic internet services at an annual amount of $180,000, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $900,000, based upon a cooperative purchasing agreement through the State of California CALNET contract.

5. Award of Contract for Botanical Services in Support of the Fire Safe San Mateo County-Highway 35 Evacuation Route Shaded Fuel Break Partnership (R-22-16)

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources

General Manager’s Recommendation:

  1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a multi-year contract with Avila and Associates of Concord, California to provide botanical services in support of a collaborative partnership for fuel reduction work with Fire Safe San Mateo County for a base amount of $65,950.
  2. Authorize an allowance of $3,966 for the development of mitigation measures, if deemed necessary for project implementation.
  3. Authorize a 10% contingency of $6,595 to cover unforeseen conditions and complexities, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $76,511.

6. Award of Contract for Botanical Services for Multiple Projects within the Skyline Area (R-22-15)

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources

General Manager’s Recommendation:

  1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a multi-year contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., of Oakland, California to provide botanical services to support multiple projects for a base amount not to exceed $69,170.
  2. Authorize an allowance of $14,517 for the development of mitigation measures if deemed necessary for project implementation.
  3. Authorize a 12% contingency of $8,300 to cover unforeseen conditions and complexities, for a total contract amount not-to-exceed $91,987.

7. Teleconferenced Board Meetings Pursuant to the Brown Act and Assembly Bill 361 (R-22- 21)

Staff Contact: 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.

8. Award of Contract with Vollmar Natural Land Consulting for the Preparation of Habitat Restoration Plans within the Irish Ridge Area of Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve (R-22-17)

Staff Contact: Coty Sifuentes-Winter, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources

General Manager’s Recommendation:

  1. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting to provide ecological surveys, analysis, planning, and permitting assistance for land restoration work at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve for a base contract amount of $160,820.
  2. Authorize a 10% contingency of $16,082 to cover unforeseen complexities or additional biological survey needs, bringing the total contract to a not-to-exceed amount of $176,902.

9. Renewal of Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft Corporation (R-22-18)

Staff Contact: Owen Sterzl, IT Program Administrator, Information Systems and Technology Department

General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize the General Manager to renew a five-year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft Corporation via license service provider Crayon Software Experts LLC through a cooperative purchasing agreement with the California Department of Technology for an amount not-to-exceed $526,000.

BOARD BUSINESS

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

10. Science Advisory Panel Findings on the Benefits and Impacts of Electric Bicycle Use on Open Space Trails (R-22-13)

Staff Contact: Sophie Christel, Management Analyst I, Natural Resources Department

General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive a presentation on the Science Advisory Panel findings regarding the benefit and impacts of electric bicycle use on open space lands. No Board action required.

11. Human-Mountain Lion Interaction Study and Management Plan Annual Update (Year 1) (R-22-14)

Staff Contact: Matt Sharp Chaney, Resource Management Specialist II

General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive a presentation and provide feedback on the first annual update of the five-year Human-Mountain Lion Interaction Study. No Board action required.

INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDA

  • Highway 17 Wildlife and Regional Trail Crossings Project Status Update
  • Suggested Topics for the February 16, 2022 Board Retreat

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

*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).