January 27, 2016 - 5:00pm

Closed session begins at 5:00pm; Regular meeting begins at 7:00pm

A G E N D A 

5:00     SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – CLOSED SESSION 

ROLL CALL

1.    CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS (Government Code Section 54956.8)
Property:  19100 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA (Portion of Santa Clara County APN 544-32-001)
Agency Negotiator:  Elaina Cuzick, Senior Real Property Agent
Negotiating Party:  Pam Ashford
Under Negotiation:  Terms of real property transaction

2.    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(c): (one potential case)

ADJOURNMENT
    
7:00    REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT 

    ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
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.

    ADOPTION OF AGENDA

    SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY

•    Proclamation Honoring Loro Paterson on her Retirement
•    Introduction of new staff members:
o    Stefan Jaskulak, Chief Financial Officer
o    Garrett Dunwoody, Information Systems and Technology Manager
•    Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Appreciation of MROSD Partnership, including Recognition of Jed Cyr
•    Informational Update from Peninsula Open Space Trust Regarding Alpine Ranch and Trails
    
    CONSENT CALENDAR
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:
January 13, 2016

2.    Approve Claims Report 

    BOARD BUSINESS
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.

3.    Appointment of Board of Directors Standing Committee Members for Calendar Year 2016 (R-16-08)

Contact:  Yoriko Kishimoto, Board President                        
Board President’s Recommendation:  Approve the Board President’s appointments to the Board Standing Committees, as well as approve the appointments of Board representatives to other bodies, and determine the compensation status for attendance at Board Committee meetings.

    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 
•    Planning and Natural Resources Committee January 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes
B.    Staff Reports
C.    Director Reports
    ADJOURNMENT

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).