View from Russian Ridge Preserve to Mindego Hill by Karl Gohl

Board of Directors

Additional Information

Special Meeting at 5 p.m.

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.


1. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at: or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (Meeting ID 823 5153 2203).

2. Members of the public may provide written or oral comments by submitting a public comment form at: 

  • 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. 

Meeting Agenda



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.



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

1.Electric Bicycle (E-Bike) Policy Evaluation (R-22-78)

Staff Contact: Brad Pennington, Area Superintendent, Foothills

General Manager’s Recommendation: Review the findings of various studies and surveys regarding electric bicycle use (e-bikes) on paved and unpaved trails in open space lands and consider the following recommendations:

1. Approve Class 1 and Class 2 e-bike access on limited improved trails at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve.

2. Approve Class 1 and Class 2 e-bike access on limited improved trails at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

3. Approve one of the following:

  • a. Direct the General Manager to prepare for the implementation of Class 1 e-bike access on all District trails where bicycles are allowed.
    • i. Staff would return at a later date with appropriate environmental review for Board consideration and adoption of this option.
  • b. Affirm the prohibition of e-bikes on District trails except for specifically designated trails in recommendations 1 and 2 above.
  • c. Direct the General Manager to implement an Unpaved E-Bike Pilot Program on select District Preserves to evaluate the effects on District lands.
    • i. Staff would return at a later date with a recommended process and plan for carrying out an Unpaved E-Bike Pilot Program on District lands.


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


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 - 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022

Meeting minutes are generally available 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). See Midpen meeting minutes.

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