February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Special Meeting begins at 6:00pm; Regular Meeting begins at 7:00pm

6:00 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIDPENINSULA REGIONAL OPEN SPACE DISTRICT – STUDY SESSION

ROLL CALL

1. District Lobbyist Legislative Update for 2017 (R-17-22)

Staff Contact: Joshua Hugg, Legislative/External Affairs Specialist
General Manager’s Recommendation: Receive legislative briefing by Public Policy Advocates.

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 on 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 Melanie Askay, Grants Specialist

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 February 8, 2017 Minutes

2. Approve Claims Report

3. Memorial Grove Signage Plan Proposed by Save the Redwoods League Associated with an Existing Partnership at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve  (R-17-20)

Staff Contact: Alicia Halpern, Planner I
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Approve the Memorial Grove Signage Plan at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve to minimize individual donor signage and install a centralized recognition signboard based on a Committee-selected design option.
2. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a sign maintenance and replacement agreement with Save the Redwoods League.

4. Approval of Amendments to the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual (R-17-23)

Staff Contact: Candice Basnight, Human Resources Supervisor
General Manager’s Recommendation: Approve the recommended changes to the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual as set out in the staff 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.

5. Adoption of a Use and Management Plan Amendment for El Sereno Open Space Preserve Designating All Trails Open to Dogs On-Leash Except for a Trail Segment Over San Jose Water Company Property (R-17-21)

Staff Contact: Alicia Halpern, Planner I
General Manager’s Recommendation:
1. Determine that the recommended actions are categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act, as set out in the staff report. 
2. Adopt a Use and Management Plan Amendment designating all trails at El Sereno Open Space Preserve open to dogs on-leash, except a 0.3-mile portion of the Aquinas Trail over San Jose Water Company property.

6. Restructuring of Human Resources within Administrative Services, and related changes to the Classification and Compensation Plan (R-17-24)

Staff Contact: Kevin Woodhouse, Assistant General Manager
General Manager’s Recommendation: Accept a report on the classification recommendations for the Human Resources Division and adopt a resolution amending the District’s Classification and Compensation Plan to add a Human Resources Manager.

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 information; request staff to report 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

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:  City of Campbell, Assessor’s Parcel Number 412-32-014
Agency Negotiator: Allen Ishibashi, Senior Real Property Agent
Negotiating Party: Brent Dressen, Colliers International
Under Negotiation: Fee Title

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).