By law, the District is required to notice the public regarding projects that meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) standard for public notification. The District also notifies the public about meetings where the public can learn and comment on projects or items of District Business.
Notice of Intent (NOI) to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Toto Ranch/Tunitas Creek Open Space Preserve Rangeland Management Project (posted 10/10/2019)
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Toto Ranch/Tunitas Creek Open Space Preserve Rangeland Management Plan Project. The project includes implementation of the Rangeland Management Plan and supporting infrastructure improvements and management practices throughout the 987-acre Toto Ranch. Proposed activities include practices to guide grazing, fence and gate repairs and installation, road repairs and maintenance, water infrastructure improvements, pond management, avoidance and minimization measures and monitoring and adaptive management.
The Rangeland Management Plan and project activities are needed to meet Midpen’s goal to “manage District land with livestock grazing that is compatible with public access, to maintain and enhance the diversity of native plant and animal communities, manage vegetation fuel for fire protection, sustain the local agricultural economy, and preserve and foster appreciation for the region’s rural agricultural heritage.”
Copies of the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and accompanying Initial Study are on file and may be reviewed at Midpen’s office, 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, California, and on our website here:
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The public review period for the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration is October 11, 2019 to November 12, 2019. "MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION" means that Midpen has tentatively concluded that the project would not have a significant effect on the environment because revisions have been made and required mitigation measures have been agreed to by Midpen. This project has not been approved or denied. It is being reviewed for environmental impacts only.
Comments regarding this document should focus on the proposed finding that the project would not have a significant effect on the environment because revisions have been made or agreed to by Midpen. If the commenter believes that the project may have a significant environmental effect, it would be helpful to identify the specific effect, explain why the effect would occur, and why it would be significant.
All comments regarding the Mitigated Negative Declaration must be made in writing and received in Midpen’s office no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of the public review period. Please reference “Toto Ranch/Tunitas Creek Open Space Preserve Rangeland Management Plan IS/MND” in any correspondence and address comments to:
Mr. Aaron Peth, Planner III
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022-1404
Comments may also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Midpen’s board of directors is tentatively scheduled to approve the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration at their regularly scheduled public meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, beginning at 7 p.m. at Midpen’s administrative office located at 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, California 94022.
Parking Citations - Proof of Indigence
In compliance AB 503 and AB 2544, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has adopted standards for the types of documentation are required to prove an individual is “indigent” for the purposes of payment of parking citations. Requirements for Proof of Indigence
On an as needed, on-going basis, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will be disposing of surplus personal property by public auction, eBay, sealed bid, or other appropriate method of disposal. More information can be found at www.govdeals.com and www.1stcapitolauction.com.