Consistent with Government Code section 54953(e), 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.
THIS MEETING WILL BE VIA TELECONFERENCE ONLY
1. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at: https://openspace.zoom.us/j/89616549849 or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (Webinar 896 1654 9849)
2. Members of the public may provide written or oral comments by submitting a public comment form at: https://www.openspace.org/public-comment
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.
Any comments received after the deadline, will be provided to the Board after the meeting.
MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT LEGISLATIVE, FUNDING, AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: CYR, HASSETT, HOLMAN
ADOPTION OF AGENDAORAL 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 Committee on items not on the agenda. Individuals are limited to one comment during this section.
1.Approve the September 7, 2021 Legislative, Funding, And Public Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes
2. Grant Awards for the 2021 Grantmaking Program(R-21-172)
Staff Contact: Deborah Hirst, Grants Program Manager and Jordan McDaniel, Senior Grants & Procurement Technician
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1.Forward the recommended $91,977 increase to the original $250,000 grant program funding allocation, which would bring the total 2021 Grantmaking Program funding availability to $341,977, to the Board of Directors for approval.
2.Forward the list of recommended grant awards for the 2021 Grantmaking Program to the Board of Directors for approval.
3. Draft 2022 Legislative Program (R-21-171)
Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Governmental Affairs Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1.Review and provide input on the draft 2022 Legislative Program, which outlines proposed 2022 legislative priorities and policies.
2.Forward a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval of the Legislative Program that includes any changes requested by the Committee.
TO ADDRESS THE COMMITTEE: Public comment on agenda items at the time each item is considered by the Legislative, Funding, and Public Affairs Committee. Written public comments will be provided to the Committee prior to the meeting and posted on the District’s website at www.openspace.org. Comments that are less than 250 words and are submitted online or to the District Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org will be read into the record. Please visit openspace.org/board-meetings to learn more.
Incompliance 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 on the District’s website at http://www.openspace.org.