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Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda
May 27, 2020                                                                                1:30 p.m.
MTA Board of Directors
Saprina Rodriguez, Chair
Jim Tarbell, Vice Chair
Lloyd Cross
Bruce Richard
Dan Gjerde
Tess Albin-Smith
Maureen Mulheren
 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 phone:
Call-in Number: United States (Toll Free):  1 866 899 4679
Access Code: 
Please press mute on your phone until public comments are open. The public may also submit questions via email by 5:00 p.m. on May 26, 2020.  Email comments to and these comments will be read aloud during the public comment section of the meeting and be made part of the official record of the meeting.
 Please visit to view available agenda background documents.

  1. Call to Order
  1. Public Comment

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. Minutes of April 29, 2020 Board Meeting
  1. Service Performance Report 2020 – Q1
  1. Financial Statements July 2019 – March 2020 


  1. Unmet Needs 

Action:  Solicit Public Input 

  1. CARES Federal Funding Update, COVID19 expenditures to date and estimated through May 31, 2020. 
  1. Discussion and Possible Direction FY 20/21 MTA Operating Budget. 
  1. Discussion and Possible Direction MTA Phase 1 Reopening Plan.


  1. Matters from Management                                                                               
  1. Matters from Directors

Director Gjerde provided the Mendocino County Sales Tax Recession Forecast which you can view here.
Anticipated adjournment is 3:30 p.m.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
The 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). Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in the meeting should contact the Mendocino Transit Authority by calling (707) 234-6447 at least five days prior to the meeting.         
Complete Board Agenda Packet 05/27/20  – PDF