2. CONSIDER ADOPTION OF POLICY REGARDING ACCESS TO NON-PUBLIC AREAS OF THE MPWMD OFFICE
Meeting Date: May 29, 2003 Budgeted: No
Program/Line Item No.: N/A
Staff Contact: Rick Dickhaut Cost Estimate: N/A
General Counsel Approval: N/A
Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on May 12, 2003 meeting and recommended approval.
CEQA Compliance: N/A
SUMMARY: District staff has prepared the following draft Policy Regarding Access to Non-Public Areas of MPWMD Office:
Public areas of the MPWMD office are defined as the lobby, downstairs restrooms and downstairs conference room. Access to non-public areas of the MPWMD office is limited to District employees, general counsel, current Board Members, District consultants and other visitors with express authorization.
RECOMMENDATION: The Administrative Committee reviewed the draft policy at its May 12, 2003 meeting and voted 3 to 0 to recommend approval. It is recommended that the Board concur with the Committee’s recommendation.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Concerns have been expressed by Board members and member of the public regarding who has access to non-public areas of the MPWMD offices. These concerns involved both regular office hours and after hours. Accordingly, for reasons of security and safety for MPWMD staff, and to provide equal treatment for members of the public, Director Erickson has requested that a policy regarding access to non-public areas of the District’s office be prepared for Board Consideration. After receiving input from Director Erickson, District staff has prepared a draft policy.