View from Russian Ridge Preserve to Mindego Hill by Karl Gohl

Board of Directors

Date
Additional Information

7:00 PM

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) Board meetings are held in person at the District’s Administrative Office, and by teleconference pursuant to Government Code Section 54953.

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OPTIONS
1. In person at the Midpen Administrative Office: the Board Room is open to the public during meetings of the Board of Directors.
2. Remotely via Zoom: Join the meeting conference by clicking this link: https://openspace.zoom.us/j/84956919111
3. By phone: dial (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 and enter the Meeting ID: 849 5691 9111

SUBMITTAL OF PUBLIC COMMENTS
Members of the public may submit written comments to be provided to the Board, or register to make oral comments, as follows:
     ➢ Written comments may be submitted via the public comment form at: https://www.openspace.org/public-comment.
     ➢ Requests to provide oral comment must be submitted prior to the time when public comment on the agenda item is closed as follows:
          o In-person attendance: submit a request via the paper-based public comment form at the meeting.
          o Remote attendance: submit a request through the public comment form at: https://www.openspace.org/public-comment.
     ➢ Any comments received after the deadline will be provided to the Board after the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

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

SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

Introduction of Staff
     • Jeremiah Harada, Open Space Technician
     • Daniel Simoni, Open Space Technician

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 February 14, 2024 meeting minutes

2. Claims Report


3. Quarter 2 Proposed Budget Amendments for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2024 (R-24-21)

Staff Contacts: Rafaela Oceguera, Budget & Finance Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving the proposed Quarter 2 budget amendments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024.

4. Amend a Legal Services Agreement with Jarvis Fay, LLP (R-24-22)

Staff Contacts: Hilary Stevenson, General Counsel
General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize an amendment in the amount of $55,000 to an existing agreement with the firm of Jarvis Fay, LLP to provide specialized local government legal advice and litigation services, for a not-to-exceed total contract amount of $185,000.

5. Approve the Purchase of the Tax-Defaulted “Redwood Park” Parcels as an Addition to Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve (San Mateo County Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 067-091-010, 067-093-050, 067-095-020, 067-097-080, 067-101-020, 067-101-180, 067-105-020, 067-105-110, 067-116-080, 067-117-040, 067-118-020, 067-124-070, 067-129-020, 067-133-030, 067-135-130, 067-137-080, 067-138-060, 067-139-150, 067-139-170, 067-154-090, 067-173-010, 067-175-070, 067-175-210, and 067-186-190) (R-24-23)

Staff Contact: Jasmine Leong, Real Property Specialist I, Real Property Department
General Manager’s Recommendations:
     1. Determine that the recommended actions are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as set out in this report.
     2. Adopt the attached resolution approving an Agreement with the County of San Mateo to Purchase Tax-Defaulted Property that form part of the Redwood Park “Paper” Subdivision and authorizing the General Manager or other appropriate officer to execute any and all documents necessary or appropriate to purchase the tax-defaulted properties.
     3. Adopt the Preliminary Use and Management Plan as set out in this report.
     4. Withhold dedication of the properties as public open space at this time.

6. Approve a Successor Agreement Between La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in connection with the Coastside Protection Program (R-24-24)

Staff Contact: Allen Ishibashi, Real Property Manager
General Manager’s Recommendations:
     1. Approve a Successor Agreement between La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for a fifteen-year term whereby Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will continue to pay a tax compensatory fee to the school district that increases 2% annually.
     2. Authorize the General Manager and General Counsel to approve any minor or technical changes to the Successor Agreement.

7. Contract Amendment for Construction Services with United Builders Corporation of San Jose, California for Installation of a Public-Facing Interpretive Exhibit Wall and Minor In-Wall Utility Relocations at the Administrative Office (R-24-25)

Staff Contact: Paul Kvam P.E, Senior Capital Project Manager, Engineering and Construction Department
General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with United Builders Corporation of San Jose, California to provide additional services at the Administrative Office in the amount of $42,051, bringing the total contract to a not-to-exceed amount of $347,037.

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

8. Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and Bay Trail Public Access via Rutgers Street (R-24-26)

Staff Contact: Brian Malone, Assistant General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the creation of a new public access point for the San Francisco Bay Trail and Ravenswood Open Space Preserve via Rutgers Street

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. The Agenda is subject to a 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 5050 El Camino Real, 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 - 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 clerk@openspace.org 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.