View from Russian Ridge Preserve to Mindego Hill by Karl Gohl

Legislative, Funding and Public Affairs Committee

Additional Information

Consistent  with  Governor  Gavin  Newsom's  Executive Order  N-29-20, 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.


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Meeting Agenda





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 March 9, 2021 Legislative, Funding, And Public Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes

2. Designation of the Stevens Creek Nature Trail, Skid Road Trail, and White Oak Trail in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve as part of the regional Stevens Creek Trail (R-21-118)

Staff Contact: Melissa Borgesi, Planner II

General Manager’s Recommendation: Forward to the full Board of Directors the recommendation to designate the Stevens Creek Nature Trail, White Oak Trail, and Skid Road Trail in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve as part of the regional Stevens Creek Trail.

3. Bay Area Ridge Trail Designation at El Sereno Open Space Preserve (R-21-117)

Staff Contact: Arianna Nuri, Planner I, Planning

General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Recommend the Board of Directors designate 2.2 miles of the Aquinas Trail and the 1.3-miles of the Serenity Trail in El Sereno Open Space Preserve as a new segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
2. Recommend the Board of Directors designate the 0.2-mile section of the Montevina Ridge Trail from the Aquinas Trail intersection to the roadside parking area on Montevina Road as an “access route” to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.



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

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).