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Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda
August 26, 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): United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 Access Code: 700-273-445 
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 July 28, 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.  
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 July 29, 2020 Board Meeting
  2. Approval of Minutes of August 3, 2020 Special Board Meeting
  3. Acceptance of Service Performance Report
  4. Acceptance of Financial Statements – July 2019 through June 2020


  1. Unmet Needs: Solicit Public Input
  2. Discussion and Possible Approval of MTA Credit Card Usage Policy No. 7.6.12


  1. Matters from Management
  2. Matters from Directors

 The Board will adjourn into Closed Session on two items:

  1. Closed session pursuant to Government Code 54957 Public Employee Appointment – Interim Executive Director
  2. Closed session pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 Conference with Labor Negotiator Agency Designated Representative: Agency Chair Unrepresented Employee: Interim Executive Director

H.  Potential Action to Appoint Interim Executive Director and Approve an Agreement and Salary Schedule for Interim Executive Director.
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. 
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