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Board of Directors Special Board Meeting Agenda – May 12, 2021


Board of Directors
Special Board Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021                                                                                          1:30 p.m.

Complete Agenda Background (PDF)

MTA Board of Directors

Saprina Rodriguez, Chair
Jim Tarbell, Vice Chair
Bruce Richard
Tess Albin-Smith
Eric Dahlhoff
Maureen Mulheren
Josefina Dueňas

Due to the Shelter In Place Order issued by Mendocino County Public Health on March 17, 2020, and pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-25-20, members of the MTA Board of Directors will participate in this meeting via teleconference or videoconference.

Executive Order N-29-20 further provides that a legislative body that holds a meeting via teleconference and allows members of the public to observe and address the meeting telephonically or otherwise electronically, consistent with notice and accessibility requirements as set forth in the Order, shall have satisfied any requirement that the body allow members of the public to attend the meeting and offer public comment. Such a body need not make available any physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment.

Members of the public may participate by:

Wed, May 12, 2021 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (PDT)
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MTA Board of Directors welcomes participation in its meetings. Comments shall be limited to three (3) minutes per person so that everyone may be given an opportunity to be heard. To expedite matters and avoid repetition, whenever any group of persons wishes to address the MTA Board of Directors on the same subject matter, the Chair may request that a spokesperson be chosen by the group. This item is limited to matters under the jurisdiction of the Mendocino Transit Authority which are not on the posted agenda. Public criticism of the MTA Board will not be prohibited. No action shall be taken.


1. Approval of Minutes of March 31, 2021 Board Meeting

2. Acceptance of Service Performance Report

3. Acceptance of Financial Statements – July 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021


1. Unmet Needs: Solicit Public Input

2. Discussion and Possible Approval of Draft Operations Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

3. Discussion and Possible Adoption of Resolution #2021-08 Amending Resolution #2021-06 Approving the Amended Project Title for FY 20-21 LCTOP Application to Purchase Zero Emission Bus to Replace Old Gas-Powered Bus (Capital) and System Wide Fare Free Rides (Operations)

4. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ukiah East-West Connecting Route

5. Adoption of Resolution #2021-09 Approving Mendocino Transit Authority Record Retention Schedule


1. Recruitment of Transit Vehicle Operators


1. Matters from Management

2. Matters from Directors


Anticipated adjournment is 3:30 p.m.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Mendocino Transit Authority complies with AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA). Upon request, MTA will attempt to reasonably accommodate individuals with
disabilities by making meeting material available in appropriate alternate formats pursuant to Government Code Section 54953.2 and Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132). Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact Heather Lindsteadt at Mendocino Transit Authority by calling (707) 234-6447 or by email at at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.