July 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

Special Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.; Regular Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

6:00 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:  Santa Clara County APN: 575-11-022
Agency Negotiator: Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
Negotiating Party: Rod Hibner, Agent Kelly Williams Realty
Under Negotiation: Terms of real property transactions

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

• Introduction of Staff
o Elissa Martinez, Land & Facilities Administrative Assistant
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 the Minutes for the July 6, 2016 and July 13, 2016 Board meetings

2. Approve Claims Report

3. Approval of the Inclusion of an Advance Refunding of the Callable Portions of the 2011 Bonds with the 2007 Bonds, in the 2016 Green Bonds (Refunding), and an Associated Revised Schedule (R-16-94)

Staff Contact:  Lisa Tulee, Senior Management Analyst, General Manager’s Office
General Manager’s Recommendation: Authorize the General Manger to direct staff to include advance refunding of the callable portion of the 2011 Bonds and to take the actions described in the Revised Schedule for the 2016 Green Bonds, so as to obtain significant future cash savings.

4. Establishing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Tax Levy for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s General Obligation Bonds - Series 2015A and Series 2015B (R-16-92)

Staff Contact:  Andrew Taylor, Senior Accountant
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt Resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for each of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties to establish an ad valorem property tax levy of $0.60 per $100,000 (or $0.0006 per $100) in assessed value for the District’s General Obligation Bonds – Series 2015A and Series 2015B (Measure AA).

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.

5. Informational Presentation regarding the Highway 17 Wildlife Passage and Bay Area Ridge Trail Crossing Project. (R-16-84)

Staff Contact: Julie Andersen, Resource Specialist III, Natural Resources Department
General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive an informational presentation regarding the Highway 17 Wildlife Passage and Bay Area Ridge Trail Crossing Project.

6. Resolution in Support of “Santa Clara County Traffic Relief & Road Repair Initiative” by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (R-16-91)

Staff Contact: Shelly Lewis, Public Affairs Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Adopt a resolution in support of the sales tax measure put forth by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on the ballot for the November 8, 2016 statewide general election.

7. Update on El Corte de Madera Creek Watershed Protection Program (R-16-93)

Staff Contact: Julie Andersen, Resources Specialist III, Natural Resources
General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive an update on the Watershed Protection Program at the El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve.

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
• July 19 2016 Real Property Committee Meeting
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).