Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors

April 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m.


In-Person:   14201 Del Monte Blvd, Salinas CA 93908 - Bales Board Room



Meeting ID:      815 7357 2077


Board Members will be attending this meeting In-Person: Bales Board Room (or otherwise virtually via applicable teleconferencing provisions set forth in the Brown Act). The public may attend this meeting under either option of a hybrid format: In-person, as noted above, or Virtually.


Please see the meeting information notice at the end of this agenda for more details.


Call to Order at 9:00 a.m. in Honor of Earth Day.


Just Cause Notifications and Emergency Circumstance Requests (AB 2449)


Roll Call & Establishment of Quorum

Chair:          Jason Campbell, City of Seaside

Vice Chair:  Kim Shirley, City of Del Rey Oaks


Directors:    Leo Laska, Pebble Beach Community Services District

Bruce Delgado, City of Marina

Jerry Blackwelder, City of Sand City       

Wendy Root Askew, County of Monterey

Bill Peake, City of Pacific Grove

Kim Barber, City of Monterey

Karen Ferlito, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea


Pledge of Allegiance


Public Communications

Anyone wishing to address the Board on matters not appearing on the agenda may do so now.  Please limit comments to a maximum of three (3) minutes. The public may comment on any other matter listed on the agenda at the time the matter is being considered by the Board. For information about submitting public comments in writing in advance of the meeting, please see the Meeting Information section of this agenda.







These matters include routine financial and administrative actions, which are usually approved by a single majority vote. Individual items may be removed from consent for discussion and action.

1.        Approve Minutes of March 24, 2023, Regular Board Meeting.

2.      Approve Report of Disbursements, and Board & Employee Reimbursements for March 2023.

3.      Receive March 1, 2023, Finance Committee Study Session Summary.

4.      Receive March 1, 2023 Personnel Committee Minutes.





5.      Consideration and Discussion of Budget Process and Five Percent (5%) Tipping Fee Increase for All Material Types for Fiscal Year 2023/24.

6.      Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) Allies Unit, effective date of July 1, 2023.

7.       Approve General Manager Annual Performance Review Procedure.

8.      Discussion and Consider Approval of Board Member Teleconferencing Policy.


Staff Reports

9.      Review Finance, Operating, and Recycling Reports.

10.    Report on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and SB 1383 – March 8, 2023 Meeting.


Other Correspondence


General Manager Communications


Board Communications


Closed Session

As permitted by Government Code Section 54956 et seq., the Board may adjourn to a closed session to consider specific matters dealing with litigation, certain personnel matters, real property negotiations or to confer with the ReGen Monterey’s Meyers-Milias-Brown Act representative.

1.        Conference with Property Negotiators

Property: Landfill Site Space/Capacity

District Negotiators:          Felipe Melchor, Guy Petraborg, Helen Rodriguez, Garth Gregson, Jay Ramos and Zoe Shoats

Terms Being Negotiated:  Price and Terms of Payment

Negotiating Party:             Waste Connections, Inc.

2.      Conference with Property Negotiators

Property: Landfill Site Space/Capacity

District Negotiators:          Felipe Melchor, Guy Petraborg, Helen Rodriguez, Garth Gregson, Jay Ramos and Zoe Shoats

Terms Being Negotiated: Price and Terms of Payment

Negotiating Party:             Monterey One Water (M1W)




Return to Open Session

Please note: A report out and announcement concerning the closed session will be provided. Anyone requesting a report out of closed session items may contact the board clerk. 




Next Meeting Date: May 19, 2023




Virtual & Regular Meeting Notice: The meeting will be held (1) as a regular in-person meeting and (2) virtually via Zoom. 


To join the Zoom webinar: Click on this link:

copy/paste the link into your browser, or type the link into your browser. If your computer does not have audio, you will also need to join the meeting via phone. To participate via phone, please call: 1-669-900-9128; Meeting ID: 815 7357 2077


Public Comments: If you are unable to participate virtually or via telephone, you may also submit your comments by e-mailing the board clerk at with one of the following subject lines "Public Comment Item #" (insert the item number relevant to your comment) or “Public Comment - Non Agenda Item". Comments must be received by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled meeting. All submitted comments will be provided to the Board and may be read into the record or compiled as part of the record.


Posting Information

This agenda was posted at the ReGen Monterey administrative offices at 14201 Del Monte Blvd, Salinas, CA, 93908.  The agenda, including staff reports and additional information regarding these items, are available on our website at and our administrative office during regular business hours (additional fee may apply for copying).


This agenda is subject to revision and may be amended prior to the scheduled meeting. If amended, a final agenda will be reposted.



All meetings are open to the public. ReGen Monterey does not discriminate against persons with disabilities and the boardroom is wheelchair accessible.  In compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate, please contact Board Clerk, Ida Gonzales at 831-384-5313 or email Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable us to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Later requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Recordings of meetings can be provided upon request.