View from Russian Ridge Preserve to Mindego Hill by Karl Gohl

Planning and Natural Resources Committee

Additional Information

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. The meeting can be viewed in real-time at:  or listen to the meeting by dialing (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 (Meeting ID 816 6985 7657).

Members of the public may submit written comments to be provided to the board or register to make oral comments via Zoom by submitting a public comment form at:  

  • Requests to provide oral comment 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 via Zoom must be submitted via the public comment form. Requests to provide oral comments may also be made by leaving a message at 650-772-3614. 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. 


De acuerdo con la sección 54953(e) del Código Gubernamental y la Resolución 21-33 del Distrito Regional de Espacios Abiertos de la Península Central, y a la luz del estado de emergencia declarado la reunión será conducida en manera hibrida. Miembros del público pueden participar en la reunión por teleconferencia a través de una plataforma virtual o en persona en la Oficina Administrativa de Midpen, 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos California, 94022. Igual al público, puede ser que algunos miembros de la Comisión participen por teleconferencia.  

  1. La reunión puede verse en tiempo real en: o escucharse llamando al (669) 900-6833 o al (346) 248-7799 (Webinar 816 6985 7657) o atendiendo la reunión en persona.
  2. Los miembros del público pueden presentar comentarios escritos u orales mediante un formulario de comentarios públicos en:  
    • Los comentarios sobre asuntos no incluidos en el orden del día deben presentarse antes de que el presidente de la comisión solicite los comentarios del público.   
    • Los comentarios sobre los puntos del orden del día deben presentarse antes de que se cierren los comentarios del público sobre el punto del orden del día.   
    • Todos los comentarios estarán sujetos a las mismas normas que rigen los comentarios de los oradores en la reunión del Consejo de Administración.   
    • Todos los comentarios escritos o solicitudes de intervención deben presentarse a través del formulario de comentarios públicos. Las solicitudes de comentarios orales pueden hacerse dejando un mensaje en el 650-772-3614. No se aceptarán comentarios a través de texto o medios sociales (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).   

Cualquier comentario recibido después de la fecha límite, se proporcionará al Comité después de la reunión

Meeting Agenda




               ADOPTION OF AGENDA



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 August 2, 2022 Planning and Natural Resources Committee Meeting Minutes


  1. Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail and Parking Area Feasibility Study – Trail Alignment Options and Parking Area Conceptual Design Alternatives (R-22-111)


Staff Contact: Gretchen Laustsen, Senior Planner, Planning Department General Manager’s Recommendations: 

  1. Receive a presentation on the Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail and Parking Area Feasibility Study and provide feedback on the trail alignment options and parking area conceptual design alternatives.
  2. Consider accepting the General Manager’s recommended Trail Alignment 1 and Connectors A and

B, and the Conceptual Parking Area Design Alterative C and forward the recommendation to the Board of Directors for consideration as the project scope that would serve as the proposed project description to initiate environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act. 




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.