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Supporting Documents for May 2, 2024 Board Meeting

 Supporting documents for meetings are uploaded as they become available, with written documents scheduled to be posted online 24 hours in advance of the meeting.  Please note that there may be occasions when documents are received after that timeframe, particularly those submitted by members of the public. In those cases, the documents will typically be posted as they are received.  Not all agenda items will have written supporting documents, so please refer to the agenda for a complete list of items to be considered by the Boad.


7.1  Director Appointment:  Executive Director Staff Report & Applications

  • 7.1.1  Report from the Ad Hoc Committee (Vice President Bautista and Director Maitski) appointed at the April Board meeting “to establish objective criteria for evaluating candidates for the open Director position”.
  • 7.1.2  Discussion and possible action to interview candidates and appoint a successor to fill the remaining term for the seat vacated by Director McColl.

7.2  California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD):

  • 7.2.3 Discussion and possible action regarding CARCD Legislative Committee recommendations.

Consent Agenda:

5.1  Approve minutes for the February 1, 2024 Board Meeting. 

5.2  Approve minutes for the March 7, 2024 Board Meeting (ED will be requesting to continue)

5.3  Approve minutes for the April 4, 2024 Board Meeting. (ED will be requesting to continue)

5.4  Accept financial statements through March 2024.

5.11  Authorize the Executive Director to submit the Oak Woodland Conservation in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) and Non-Urban Areas of Santa Clara County a three-year grant proposal in the amount of $220,827.20 to CARCD for a block grant application to the Wildlife Conservation Board; project to be implemented with multiple partners, including but not limited to, the Loma Prieta RCD, the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, and the Institute for Historical Ecology; and to submit and execute all documents, including but not limited to agreements, amendments, payment requests, and notices, which may be necessary for the completion of the project.

5.12  Authorize the Executive Director to develop and submit an application in an amount estimated at $450,000 for a three-year USDA Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative cooperative agreement to develop and implement a regional program in collaboration with interested RCDs, local Tribes, ranching associations, grazing coalitions, land trusts, and/or public agency land managers, to identify and address barriers to accessing grazing assistance for producers, including outreach and support for reaching underserved producers.

5.13  Authorization for the Executive Director to attend the 2024 National Association of Conservation District (NACD) Pacific & Southwest Region Meeting, scheduled for September 11-13, 2024 in Anchorage, Alaska, in response to an invitation to co-present with NACD’s Equity and Outreach Program Analyst in an outreach strategies workshop that will feature NSCRCD’s Farm and Ranch Resilience Program; District expenses not to exceed $2,900, including but not limited to registration, transportation, lodging, and per diem, without additional approval by the Board of Directors.

Information Only:

5.14  Santa Clara County LAFCO; Adoption of Proposed LAFCO Budget for Fiscal Year 2024 & Notice of the June 5, 2024 Public Hearing; received April 12, 2024.

5.15   County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability; NFWF Watershed & Community Resilience Project Listening Sessions; received April 26, 2024.

5.16  Letter to Valley Water from District Counsel on behalf of District; WY 2023 Draft Mitigation and Monitoring Report; delivered April 27, 2024.