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Friday, May 8, 2009

Update on L.A. Parks purchases and development threats

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Latest Land Purchases and Development Projects in the Santa Monica Mountains and Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor, and Urban L.A.
--March through May 2009



HIGHLIGHTS:

Tujunga Wash
Compton Creek
Topanga Canyon
Cold Creek
Beverly Glen/Benedict Canyons
Sage Ranch-Simi Hills
Ramirez Canyon
Pacific Palisades
Laurel Canyon
Topanga Ridge
Calabasas Highlands
Chatsworth
Vista Canyon/Santa Clarita
Ladyface Mountain--Agoura Hills

3/16, 4/1 and 5/6/2009-MRCA agenda--Consideration of resolution authorizing all actions necessary to accept approximately 260-acre Big Tujunga Wash open space dedication, including, but not limited to, the formation of a Community Facilities District or Landscape Maintenance District to fund maintenance and required environmental mitigation measures, entering into agreements with the Angeles National Golf Course and/or the City of Los Angeles, and acceptance of funding for all said purposes. [Map] [Attachment] [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Attachment 2] [Staff Report] [Map] [Resolution]

4/1/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperative Agreement with the City of Compton for the purposes of accepting funding for the acquisition of certain properties (APNs 7318-003-026, 032, 034, 958, 959, and 960) adjacent to Compton Creek, City of Compton. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the donation of an approximately 0.03-acre parcel (APN 4442-029-013), unincorporated Topanga Canyon. [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the donation of an approximately 0.09-acre parcel (APN 4434-034-001), unincorporated Topanga Canyon. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]


5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the following offers to dedicate trail easements: Cold Creek Associates (Johnson)/P-81-7701 and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District/5-87-986A, unincorporated Los Angeles County, Malibu adjacent. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution amending Resolution No. 09-25 to include APN 4380-034-004 and amending Resolution No. 09-07 to allow consideration for APN 4380-034-004 and all APNs in Resolution No. 09-25 to be up to fair market value, Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyons, Los Angeles. [Attachment 2] [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing Boeing to perform additional target range clean up activities at Sage Ranch Park. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution conditionally authorizing the acquisition of a conservation/trail easement on APN 4467-003-021 in Ramirez Canyon, Malibu. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Dr. Bradley Gardner. Under consideration: terms. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to § 54956.8 of the Government Code. [Map] [Resolution] [Staff Report]

5/6/2009-MRCA--Consideration of resolution amending Resolution No. 09-24 to authorize either partial acquisition of APN 4416-002-014 or for the seller to retain a yard easement not to exceed 1600 square feet to benefit APN 4416-002-013, Pacific Palisades. [Staff Report] [Map] [Resolution]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into a sole source agreement, at no cost to the public, with George Wallach to solicit private funding to complete the acquisition of six lots under an option agreement at the southwest corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, Hollywood. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Staff Report] [Map] [Resolution]

5/6/2009 MRCA--Consideration of resolution authorizing the granting of an access easement to the National Park Service along the Topanga Ridge Motorway portion of APN 4453-024-902, Cold Creek watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]


3/23/2009 SMMC --Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Calabasas on Notice of Preparation for Calabasas Highland Estates project located at the southeast corner of Mulholland Highway and Dry Canyon Cold Creek Road. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]

3/23/2009 SMMC--Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant of deposited mitigation funds (Alamos Canyon ilf-Corps No. 200400766-mdc) from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Fund to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for implementation of the Gopher Canyon riparian habitat restoration and creation project in the Brown's Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County, Chatsworth area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map] [Attachment 2]

4/27/2009-SMMC--Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on the Vista Canyon Ranch project (Master Case 07-127), Santa Clara River, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Attachment] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Comment Letter]

4/27/2009 SMMC--Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Agoura Hills on proposed Conrad Hilton Foundation office building project, 30440 and 30500 Agoura Road (Ladyface Mountain Specific Plan). [Map] [Resolution] [Comment Letter]


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