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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ignoring the Economy, parks purchases and development deals in L.A.'s mountain park zone...

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Parks Purchases and Development Activity in L.A.’s Rim of the Valley parks trail corridor

For June 2009

From agendas of the MRCA, June 3, 2009, and the SMMC, June 1, 2009

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FUTURE LAND PURCHASES--Consideration of resolution adopting FY 09/10 MRCA Workprogram. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

Parcels in blue are potential purchases by the parks agencies;

Green shading shows existing public lands

--click on map to enlarge--

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Santa Monica Mountains:

L.A. CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

http://mrca.ca.gov/pdf/attachment1533_Attachment.pdf

5/2009--updated report on SM Mtns. proposed purchases in L.A. City-east of the 405 freeway

http://mrca.ca.gov/pdf/attachment1535_Attachment.pdf

http://mrca.ca.gov/pdf/attachment1536_Attachment.pdf

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Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the following offers to dedicate open space or scenic easements: [Staff Report] [Resolution]]

Corral canyon --Caldwell/5-83-591-A; Sternberg/5-88-148; [Map 2

Point Dume --Kilbane/5-88-191; [Map 3]

Cold Creek-Monte Nido area --Ben Johnson’s Western Estates/P-81-7701 [Map 1]

Saddle Peak --Sisson/5-87-197, [Map 4]

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MALIBU—TRANCAS CANYON--Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of a trail easement or offer to dedicate a trail easement (Coastal Development Permit No. 08-032, Landis) at 5820 Trancas Canyon Road, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

TOPANGA CANYON--Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of Coastal Habitat Impact Mitigation Funds to acquire APNs 4444-024-010 and 4444-026-020, unincorporated Topanga Canyon. [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

MALIBU CREEK—INLAND--Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to Los Angeles County on Triunfo Creek crossing and road project, 3052 Triunfo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Resolution] [Map] [Attach] [Comment Letter]

MALIBU—SWEETWATER MESA—OWNED BY “THE EDGE”—GUITARIST IN U2--Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to California Coastal Commission on proposed five residences, access road, and associated improvements (Application Nos. 4-07-067, 4-07-068, 4-07-146, 4-07-147, and 4-08-043) and proposed lot line adjustment between two vacant 40-acre parcels to site future residential development proposed in permits 4-07-146 and 4-07-147 (Application No. 4-07-148), near Sweetwater Mesa Road, County of Los Angeles. [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Staff Report]


Santa Clarita Valley and Santa Susana Mountains:

AGUA DULCE--Consideration of resolution authorizing use of in-lieu-fee mitigation funds, and acceptance and repayment of private loans, to acquire up to four parcels totaling 83.75 acres, contained in Los Angeles County Chapter 8 Agreement 2592, Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

SANTA CLARITA—ELSMERE CREEK--Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita on Master Case 08-033, 23300 Newhall Avenue, confluence of Elsmere Creek and south fork of the Santa Clara River. [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Comment Letter]

NEWHALL RANCH--Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Fish and Game on the Draft Joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Comment Letter]

SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS—5 FREEWAY WIDENING--Consideration of resolution authorizing (1) adoption of Section 4(f) de minimus findings for impacts of proposed Interstate 5 hov/Truck Lane Project on a Conservancy-owned corner of the Santa Clarita Woodlands park; (2) transfer of jurisdiction to Caltrans of approximately 0.026 acre area, and (3)acceptance of mitigation funding and property interests, unincorporated Newhall Area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 2] [Map 1]

SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS—BROWNS CANYON RESTORATION--Consideration of resolution authorizing a technical grant amendment to allow for advance payment: (a) smm-0815; (b) smm-0816; (c) smm CF-907, and (d) smm-05054. [Attachment 14c 1] [Attachment 14c 2] [Attachment 14c 3] [Map 14c] [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6]

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