September 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Special Meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.; Regular Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

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. CLOSED SESSION: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. Government Code Section 54957(b)(1)
    Title of Employees:  Controller
General Counsel
                                     General Manager

CLOSED SESSION: CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS. Government Code Section 54957.6
Agency designated representatives: Board of Directors
Unrepresented Employees:  District Controller
                                      General Counsel
                                      General Manager

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

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 September 14, 2016 Minutes

2. Approve Claims Report

3. Agreement with Grassroots Ecology (formerly Acterra Stewardship) for Native Planting and Interpretive Work at Cooley Landing (R-16-116)

Staff Contact: Tina Hugg, Senior Planner, Planning Department
General Manager’s Recommendation: Enter into an agreement with Grassroots Ecology in the amount of $90,000 to manage volunteer service projects for native plant restoration and interpretive work during a three-year period at Cooley Landing Park, which includes portions of Ravenswood Open Space Preserve. The full scope of work is eligible for Measure AA reimbursement.

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.

4. Public Hearing to Receive Public Comments on the Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (R-16-117)

Staff Contact:  Lisa Bankosh, Planner III, Planning Department
General Manager’s Recommendation:  Receive public comments on the Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report.

INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDA
• Highway 17 Wildlife Crossing and Bay Area Ridge Trail Crossing Open House, Summary of Public Comments, and Next Steps

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

ADJOURNMENT
*Times are estimated and items may appear earlier or later than listed. Agenda is subject to change of order.

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).