April 15, 2020 (10:41 am)

Board of Directors Meeting – April 27, 2020

Board of Directors  Meeting
9:00 a.m.
Administration Building

As permitted by Executive Order  N-25-20 (issued by Governor Newsom on March 12, 2020), the OCFEC will conduct the April 27, 2020 Board Meeting via teleconference.

How to participate:

  • To simply view the meeting livestream online, use this link:  https://vimeo.com/user98605232 
  • To participate via teleconference – listen to the meeting live audio feed and/or to make public comments remotely via phone – please dial in at the beginning of the meeting to 1-800-434-5932 (toll free) and type in the participant code 72470300#  (Note: To keep background noise at a minimum, please keep your phone/device on mute when you are not speaking.)  The meeting begins at 9 a.m. At that time, the meeting secretary will ask if there are members of the public on the teleconference line who would like to speak and on which items. The meeting secretary will call participant names when their item is indicated by the Board Chair. 

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The mission of OCFEC is…
(with results justifying resources expended)

32ND District Agricultural Association
OCFEC Board of Directors
Monday, April 27, 2020
9:00 a.m.

Administration Building
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, California

Directions: From I-405, exit Fairview Rd. heading south, approximately 1.25 miles to Arlington Dr.
Administration Building located near the corner of Fairview Rd. and Arlington Dr.
(Use Gate 4 on Arlington Dr.)

To live stream meeting, click on the link: https://vimeo.com/user98605232

As permitted by Executive Order  N-25-20 (issued by Governor Newsom on March 12, 2020), the OCFEC will conduct the April 27, 2020 Board Meeting via teleconference. If you wish to attend and participate in the meeting via teleconference, accommodations will be made.  Please check the OCFEC website early next week for updated information and instructions on how to participate in the meeting via teleconference. Please note, if you wish to attend the meeting in person, social distancing protocols will be in place. 

OC Fair & Event Center offers free use of WiFi during public Board meetings. The WiFi password will be provided at the meeting. 

Board of Directors
Sandra Cervantes, Board Chair
Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia, Vice Chair
Robert Ruiz, Member
Barbara Bagneris, Member
Ashleigh Aitken, Member
Doug La Belle, Member
Newton Pham, Member

Michele Richards,
Chief Executive Officer, OCFEC

32nd DAA Counsel
Josh Caplan
Office of the California Attorney General

Please take notice that this public meeting of the 32nd District Agricultural Association, a California state institution, is being recorded using video recording equipment.  Please also take notice that the 32nd District Agricultural Association will release video recordings of its public meetings where required under California law. 

Those persons wishing to attend the meeting and who may require special accommodations pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act are requested to contact the office of the 32nd District Agricultural Association (714) 708-1500, at least five working days prior to the meeting to insure the proper arrangements can be made.

At the discretion of the Board of Directors, all items appearing on this Agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated and may be subject to action by the Board of Directors.  The Board may convene to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 11126, subdivisions (a) and (e) to consider personnel evaluation and/or possible litigation.  Items may not necessarily be taken up in the order shown on this Agenda. This agenda, and all notices required by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act are available on the Internet at: www.ocfair.com


All matters noticed on this agenda, in any category, may be considered for action as listed. Any item not so noticed may not be considered. Items listed on this Agenda may be considered in any order, at the discretion of the chairperson.

Celebration of Orange County’s Communities, Interests, Agriculture and Heritage (with results justifying resources expended).


4.  ROLL CALL (Policy 4.5.2.B)

Public comment is allowed on issues NOT on the current Agenda. However, no debate by the Board shall be permitted on such public comments, and no action will be taken on such public comment items at this time, as law requires formal public notice prior to any action on a docket item. Speakers are requested to sign in prior to the start of the meeting and are limited to three minutes. 

Comments will be accepted on Agenda items during the meeting. Speakers wishing to address the Board on items on the agenda are requested to sign in prior to the start of the meeting and identify the agenda item(s) on which you desire to address the Board. Speakers are limited to three minutes.

       A.  Consideration of and Vote on Whether or Not to Cancel the 2020 OC
             Action Item


Respectfully submitted,
Michele A. Richards
Chief Executive Officer, OCFEC         Date of notice: 10:45 a.m.. April 15, 2020