Open Space Committee Meeting: October 26, 2021

Oct 26 2021
October 1, 2021
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7 p.m. 

By Teleconference and Videoconference Only

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Due to the declared State of Emergency and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, and pursuant to AB 361 and Fairfax Town Council Resolution No. 21-40, this meeting will be held via teleconference only. There will be no in-person meeting location. The public can participate in the meeting in real time as follows:

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Agenda Preamble / Land Acknowledgement: The Fairfax Open Space Committee acknowledges that we are located on the un-ceded ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok people of present-day Marin County.  We honor with gratitude the land itself and all of its ancestors: past, present and emerging.


  1. Call to Order and Roll Call:  Susan Pascal Beran, Chair
  2. Approval of Agenda and affidavit of posting 
  3. Open Time for Public Expressions (The public is welcome to address the Committee at this time on matters not on the agenda.  Please be advised that pursuant to Government Code 54954.2, the Committee is not permitted to take action on any matter not on the agenda, unless it determines that an emergency exists, or that the need to take action arose following posting of the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to three minutes and a spokesperson for an organization is limited to five minutes.)
  4. Wall property brief update (discussion and possible action)
  5. Town-owned open space property still mistakenly zoned as residential zoning:  Chance Cutrano, FOSC liaison from Town Council (discussion and possible action)   Background report and attachments
  6. Measure A renewal update: Chance Cutrano, FOSC liaison from Town Council (discussion and possible action):   Attachment A  ,  Attachment B
  7. Adoption of final General Procedures for FOSC meetings (discussion and possible action): Jack Judkins
  8. Treasurer’s Report: Diego Gonzalez
  9. FOSC / SAOSC Calendar Project for 2022 (discussion and possible action): Susan Pascal Beran
  10. Update on FOSC Social Media Accounts (discussion and possible action):  Brad Handel
  11. FOSC Outreach, Merchandise, Photo Survey Project, and Nature Walks (discussion and possible action)
  12. Update on Bio-Blitz events (discussion and possible action) Susan Pascal Beran 
  13. Open Space Priorities / Photographic Portfolio Proposal (discussion and possible action): Susan Pascal Beran
  14. Update on Possible Acquisition of Tax-Defaulted Parcels on unimproved Upper Ridgeway with Marin Open Space Trust (MOST)-provided funding: Jack Judkins (discussion and possible action)
  15. Assignments and Reports from FOSC Committees / Subcommittees (discussion and possible action):  Acquisitions; Governance; Stewardship; Community Outreach & Fundraising
  16. Reports of activities from partner agencies such as San Anselmo Open Space Committee (SAOSC); Marin Conservation League’s Parks and Open Space Committee; Together Bay Area; One Tam:  FOSC representatives (discussion and possible action)
  17. Approval of FOSC Meeting Minutes from previous meetings (discussion and possible action): Michael Ardito 
  18. Next Regular FOSC Meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021:  Quorum Check, Future Agenda Items, and combined special meeting for Nov/Dec 2021 (discussion and possible action):  Michael Ardito
  19. FOSC Member Reports on Non-Agenda Items (no discussions or actions)
  20. Adjournment
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