May 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

Consistent with Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-29-20 and the March 16, 2020 Order of the Health Officer of Santa Clara County directing all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence, the Governor has allowed local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconference and to make public meetings accessible telephonically or otherwise electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and to address the local legislative body or state body to avoid public gatherings, and has suspended all contrary provisions of the Brown Act. 

1. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at: or listen to the meeting by dialing  (669) 900-6833  or (346) 248-7799 (Webinar ID 85399063215). 

2. Members of the public may provide written 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.
  •     Electronic comments on agenda may only be submitted via the public comment form. 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.



MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT Legislative, Finance, and Public Affairs committee 




Committee members: Cyr, Hassett, Kersteen-Tucker





The Committee Chair will invite public comment on items not the agenda.  Each speaker will ordinarily be limited to three minutes; however, the Brown Act (Open Meeting Law) does not allow action by the Committee on any item not on the agenda. If you wish to address the Committee, please complete a speaker card and give it to the District Clerk. Individuals are limited to one appearance during this section.


1. Approve the April 14, 2020 Legislative, Funding, And Public Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes

2. Consideration of a Commemorative Bench for State Senator Jim Beall at El Sereno Open Space Preserve (R-20-48) 

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist

General Manager’s Recommendation: Forward to the full Board of Directors a recommendation to install a commemorative bench and plaque in honor of significant supporter State Senator Jim Beall with a view over the Lexington Vista at El Sereno Open Space Preserve.

3. Paper Usage Policy Update – Revised Information (R-20-49)

Staff Contact: Korrine Skinner, Public Affairs Manager

General Manager’s Recommendations: 

  1.     Affirm the authorization of the specification of 100% recycled paper stock, when feasible, for high-quantity printing orders, including for brochure maps and the quarterly newsletter.
  2.     Update Board Policy 3.03 Section V.C, Purchase of Recycled Products to match Administrative Policy 4.03: “District staff shall purchase recycled products when the cost, suitability, and quality, taken together, provide the best outcome for the environment and best value for the public.”.



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

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).