View from Russian Ridge Preserve to Mindego Hill by Karl Gohl
Additional Information

Special meeting starts at 6:00 PM

Regular meeting starts at 7:00 PM

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 be conducted in a hybrid manner. Individuals can attend in-person or via Zoom. Some board members may be teleconferencing into the meeting via a virtual platform. Members of the public can listen to the meeting and participate using the following methods.

1. In-person at the Midpen Administrative Office – 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022.
2. Viewing the meeting in real-time at or listening to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (Meeting ID 811 9015 0798).

Members of the public may submit written comments to be provided to the board or register to make oral comments as follows:
• Requests to provide oral comment must be submitted prior to the time public comment on the agenda item is closed.
• Requests to provide oral comments may be made by:
     o Submitting a request through the public comment form at: for those attending via Zoom.
     o Submitting a request via the paper-based public comment form at the meeting for those attending in-person.
• Written comments may be submitted via the public comment form at:
• Comments via text or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will not be accepted.
• All comments shall be subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the board of directors meeting.
• Any comments received after the deadline, will be provided to the Board after the meeting.

Meeting Agenda



1. EXISTING LITIGATION, 2 Cases (Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1))

1. Ashford v. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Number 22CV407741

2. Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District v. Ashford; Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Number 23CV410606






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. 



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 December 14, 2022 Board meeting minutes  

2. Claims Report    

3. Extension to an Agreement with the City of Mountain View to provide the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District with Radio Dispatch Services (R-23-28) 

Staff Contact: Deborah Bazar, Management Analyst II, Visitor Services Department General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize the General Manager to approve a five-year contract extension with the City of Mountain View to provide 24-hour radio dispatch services for a total not-to-exceed contract amount of $1,553,034.  Annual not-to-exceed amounts would be as follows: $281,060 for Fiscal Year 2023-24 (FY24), $295,113 for FY25, $309,869 for FY26, $325,362 for FY27, and $341,630 for FY28. 



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

4. Legislative Position Recommendations (R-23-29)

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the recommended list of legislative positions for the 2023 state legislative session. 

5. Oral Presentation – Human Resources Department Overview 

Staff Contact: Candice Basnight, Human Resources Manager  General Manager’s Recommendation: No Board action required. 


6 Oral Presentation Public Affairs Department Overview 

Staff Contact: Kori Skinner, Public Affairs Manager   General Manager’s Recommendation: 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



*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.