March 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

Meeting to be held in the Multipurpose Room at La Honda Elementary School

450 Sears Ranch Road, La Honda, CA 94020



The Board President 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 Board of Directors on items not on the agenda. If you wish to address the Board, please complete a speaker card and give it to the District Clerk. Individuals are limited to one appearance during this section.



• Staff Introductions
o Leslie Chan, Planner II, Planning Department

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 Board Meeting Minutes:
February 24, 2016

2. Approve Claims Report

3. Certification for the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Bridge Projects in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).(R-16-24)

Staff Contact:  Bryan Apple, Planner II, Planning Department        
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution approving the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program for the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve Bridge Projects, in accordance with CEQA.

4. Contract Amendment for Consultant Services to Finalize the Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Plan (includes the Bear Creek Stables Site Plan and Alma College Site Rehabilitation Plan) and Environmental Impact Report (R-16-25)

Staff Contact:  Lisa Bankosh, Planner III, Planning Department       
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve a contract amendment with Populous, Inc., for an amount not-to-exceed $122,545, increasing the total contract amount to $392,425, to finalize the Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve Plan and Environmental Impact Report.

The President will invite public comment on agenda items at the time each item is considered by the Board of Directors. Each speaker will ordinarily be limited to three minutes. Alternately, you may comment to the Board by a written communication, which the Board appreciates.

5. Proposed Purchase of the Cunha Trust property as an addition to La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, located at 4150 Sears Ranch Road in unincorporated San Mateo County (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 083-361-080, 083-361-110, and 078-290-050) (R-16-27)

Staff Contact:  Elish Ryan, Real Property Planner III and Michael Williams, Real Property Manager        
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Determine that the recommended actions are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as set out in the staff report.
2. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of the Cunha Trust property.
3. Adopt the Preliminary Use and Management Plan as described in Attachment 4 to the staff report.
4. Authorize the General Manager to amend the existing Grazing Lease with Wilson Cattle Company and/or AGCO Hay Company to include pasture lands associated with this property.
5. Adopt the attached Resolution authorizing the General Manager to file, upon close of escrow, a notice of Williamson Act nonrenewal with San Mateo County for Assessor’s Parcel Number 078-290-050.
6. Indicate the intention to withhold dedication of the Cunha Trust property as public open space at this time.

6. Final Design Approval of the Weather Shelters and Summit Stair for the Mount Umunhum Summit Project  (R-16-26)

Staff Contact:  Damon Adlao, Capital Project Manager        
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Direct the General Manager to make any desired final adjustments to the final draft design of the summit and trailhead weather shelters, summit stair, and associated updated cost estimate for the Mount Umunhum Summit Project.
2. Confirm the removal of a third weather shelter at the east summit.
3. Direct the General Manager to proceed with the production of construction documents, which will form the basis for permit submittals and a Request for Bids package.

7. Ten-year Status Report and Recommended Continuation of a Slender False Brome Integrated Pest Management Program (R-16-21)

Staff Contact:  Coty Sifuentes-Winter, IPM Coordinator, Natural Resources        
General Manager’s Recommendation: Continue the Slender False Brome Program on District preserves and nearby private parcels for an approximate program cost of $1,250,000 over the next ten years.

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 factual information; request staff to report back 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

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).