Board Meetings


Regular Meetings of the Board of Directors

There is a public meeting of the Board of Directors on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise posted. The agenda and materials are available at least 72 hours in advance. To receive meeting announcements, email with subject line: Add to Board Notice List.

Next Meeting:

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors
January 21, 2021

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, via Zoom teleconference

How to join:

If you are using a computer to join the meeting please click this link[1]. A computer video camera is not required to participate. If you do not have access to a computer or internet during this meeting, or if your computer does not have audio, you can call in by phone: (669) 900-6833 and enter the meeting ID 896 7573 3636 when prompted. If participating by phone only, you will not be able to see presentations or other participants. The teleconference will begin 10 minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin for those who may need assistance or orientation to the technology.


1.       Call to Order
2.       Approval of Agenda
3.       Introduction of Guests and Staff
4.      Public Comment- The Board will hear comments on items that are not on the agenda. The Board cannot act on an item unless it is an emergency as defined under Government Code Sec. 54954.2.

5.       Consent Agenda

The Board of Directors approves:

5.1.     December 18, 2020 Draft Regular Meeting Minutes

The Board of Directors receives into record:

5.2.    December 22, 2020 RCD letter responding to Grand Jury Report: “Ransomware: It is Not Enough to Think You Are Protected”

5.3.    Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report from California Association of RCDs

5.4.    January 13, 2021 Memorandum to LAFCo, “Information for Adoption of Sphere of Influence”

6.       Regular Agenda

6.1.     Presentation by Doug Silverstein (Circular SMC Co-founder)- “Circular SMC: a community alliance to reduce single use plastics.”

6.2.    Presentation by Jarrad Fisher (San Mateo RCD Program Manager)- “Water for Farms, Fish and People: an innovative program to protect water resources.”

6.3.    Board will discuss and consider possible action regarding LAFCo adoption of Sphere of Influence.

6.4.    Board will consider allocation of 7% of 2020 earnings for eligible employees to the Employer Sponsored 401K Plan.

6.5.    Board will consider contracting with Tukman Geospatial for mapping and GIS analysis services to produce a suite of deliverables related to wildfire risk mapping as a part of the Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network’s Landscape Database and Vegetation Mapping Project in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

6.6.    Board will consider contracting with Storesund Consulting for the Butano Creek Streamflow Improvements Project.

6.7.    Board will consider Resolution 2021-1: Approval to Submit Proposal for Funding to National Association of Conservation Districts’ Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative Program.

6.8.    Executive Director’s report

6.9.    NRCS report

6.10.    Directors’ reports

7.       Adjourn Meeting

      The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors will be February 18, 2021.



Public records that relate to any item on the open session agenda for a regular board meeting are available for public inspection.  Those records that are distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting are available for public inspection at the same time they are distributed to all members, or a majority of the members of the Board.


Board Meetings Document Archive