November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

Costano Elementary School Gym
2695 Fordham Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

A G E N D A 
 
7:00 SPECIAL 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 November 1, 2016 and November 9, 2016 Minutes
 
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. Acceptance of a Public Trail Easement between the City and County of San Francisco and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve in Exchange for a Quitclaim of Open Space Easement over City and County of San Francisco lands located between University Avenue and the Preserve in the Cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park (San Mateo County Assessor Parcel Numbers 063-590-060, 096-230-150, 093-590-030, 093-590-050, and 093-590-060); an Amendment to the Comprehensive Use and Management Plan to include the Public Trail Easement; a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of East Palo Alto on the management and operation of the trail; and Certification of the Initial Study, Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. (R-16-146)
 
Staff Contact: Michael Williams, Real Property Manager and Gretchen Laustsen, Planner III
General Manager’s Recommendations: 
1. Adopt a Resolution approving the Initial Study, Mitigated Negative Declaration, and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
2. Adopt a Resolution authorizing the General Manager to accept the Public Trail Easement from the City and County of San Francisco, to quitclaim the Open Space Easement to the City and County of San Francisco, and to execute all other documents needed for this transaction.
3. Approve an Amendment to the Comprehensive Use and Management Plan as recommended, and designate the property interests conveyed to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District as an addition to Ravenswood Open Space Preserve.
4. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of East Palo Alto on the management and operation of the trail.
5. Indicate the intention to withhold dedication of the Public Trail Easement at this time.
 
INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM
Neighborhood Public Meeting Survey – Summary of Results 
 
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. 

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