February 10, 2016 - 5:30pm

Closed session at 5:30pm; Regular Session at 7:00pm

A G E N D A 

5:30     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:  Santa Clara County Assessor Parcel Number 558-46-001
Agency Negotiator:  Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
Negotiating Party:  Lowell and Pamela Freudenberg
Under Negotiation:  Terms of real property transaction

2.    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to 54956.9(b): (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

•    Informational Presentation regarding the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority by Amy Hutzel, Deputy Executive Officer of the State Coastal Conservancy 
    
    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 27, 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.    Fiscal Year 2015-16 Action Plan and Budget Midyear Adjustments (R-16-14)

Staff Contact:  Kate Drayson, Administrative Services Manager                
General Manager’s Recommendation:  
1.    Adopt a resolution approving the proposed FY2015-16 Action Plan and Budget Midyear adjustments to cover new or unanticipated projects and expenses and the 3-month extension of the fiscal year. 
2.    Approve the change in eligible Land and Associated Costs expenses to include only those known at the close of escrow.

4.    Proposed New Positions and Position Reclassifications (R-16-15)

Staff Contact:  Ana Ruiz, Assistant General Manager                
General Manager’s Recommendation:  
As part of the FY2015-16 Midyear Budget Adjustments:
1.    Approve the addition of eight new positions to proceed with ramping up staff capacity to increase project delivery and enhance service delivery, as recommended by the Financial and Operational Sustainability Model (FOSM).
2.    Approve the reclassification of three existing positions to continue with the FOSM reorganization recommendations.
3.    Adopt a Resolution approving the updated Classification and Compensation Plan to reflect the addition of the proposed new job classifications per Recommendations 1 and 2 above and as further described in the staff report.
4.    Delegate to the General Manager the approval of final job descriptions for job classifications previously approved by the Board of Directors, as well as final salary range adjustments within a ten percent margin for new classifications.

5.    Sudden Oak Death-Ten-Year Update (R-16-06)

Staff Contact:  Cindy Roessler, Senior Resource Management Specialist, Natural Resources                
General Manager’s Recommendation:  
1.    Receive a presentation on the actions taken over the past ten years regarding Sudden Oak Death in the preserves and new information regarding related diseases.
2.    Authorize the General Manager to pursue additional Sudden Oak Death and related research and management responses for a total amount of approximately $524,000 in the next ten years, with funding for future fiscal year expenditures to be considered for approval by the Board during the annual budget preparation process.

    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 
•    February 9, 2016 Legislative, Funding and Public Affairs Meeting
B.    Staff Reports
C.    Director Reports
    INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDA
•    Alma College Site Rehabilitation Plan
•    La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve Public Access Projects
•    Board Retreat Debrief
    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).