Inter-Departmental Correspondence

County Manager’s Office



May 25, 2010


June 8, 2010







Honorable Board of Supervisors


Steve Alms, Manager, Real Property Services Division


Identification of Agency Negotiator, Real Property and Negotiating Parties Prior to Closed Session under Government Code Section 54956.8



Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8, identify the following information prior to holding a closed session for the purpose of giving instructions regarding the possible purchase of real property.


Agency Negotiator(s): County Manager or his designee
Real Property at issue: 1013-1061 Douglas Avenue, Redwood City
APN: 054-040-370, 054-040-010 and 054-040-020

Negotiating Parties: Joseph J. & Paula Bullock III, Paula A. Bullock & Barry Lewis or their designees



Government Code Section 54956.8 authorizes the legislative body of a local agency to meet in closed session with its negotiator(s) to give instructions on the possible price and terms of payment prior to the purchase, sale, exchange or lease of real property by or for the local agency. However, prior to holding the closed session, the legislative body must hold an open and public session in which it identifies its negotiator(s), the real property or properties which the negotiations may concern, and the person(s) with whom its negotiators may negotiate. Staff recommends that the Board identify the information described above in open session prior to holding a closed session on the matter.


County staff has been exploring negotiations concerning the purchase of three parcels of real property identified as Assessor’s Parcels: 054-040-370, 054-040-010 and 054-040-020, located at 1013-1061 Douglas Avenue in the City of Redwood City, owned by Joseph J. & Paula A. Bullock III and by Paula A. Bullock & Barry Lewis. The property would be improved by the County for use as a medical office building.


The negotiator for the County will be the County Manager or his designee. The County will negotiate with Joseph Bullock, Paula Bullock and Barry Lewis, and/or the owners’ designated representatives.


Approval of this recommendation contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 of a Healthy Community by supporting the development of improved access and provision of seamless and quality health care to citizens of San Mateo County and, in particular, to the residents throughout the southern portion of the County.



Funding for purchase of the property would be from the Health System budget. The Health System expects to obtain grants for the project in excess of the cost of site acquisition.


cc: Michael Murphy, County Counsel
Jean Fraser, Chief, Health System
Susan Ehrlich, CEO, San Mateo Medical Center