Saturday, May 28, 2011

L.A.-Ventura mountain preservation update...

Land Preservation and Development Deals in the L. A. and Ventura County Mountains, March to June 2011

(Taken from the agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the MRCA)

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CalTrans Provides Funds to Save North End of Simi Hills, between Rocky Peak Park and Sage Ranch park



FOR MORE INFO: FROM THE MRCA 4/6/11-- authorizing entering into a Caltrans Contribution Agreement, District Agreement No. 07-4903, to receive mitigation funds from the State Route 118 and Rocky Peak Road on and off-ramp project, Santa Susana Mountains, City of Simi Valley. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]

Photos of this area are posted here: https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/SageRanchSimiHills962009#5378565824937880978

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SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

SMMC 3/28/11-- comment letter to City of Los Angeles on Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (sch No. 2008111048), City of Los Angeles. [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Map 4] [Map 5] [Map 6] [Map 7] [Resolution] [Comment Letter]

SMMC 4/25/11-- comment letter to Los Angeles County on Notice of Consultation for 2701 April Road project adjacent to Malibu Creek State Park, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Map] [Resolution] [Comment Letter] [Map 2]

SMMC 4/25/11-- comment letter to City of Los Angeles on Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report (sch No. 2008111048), City of Los Angeles. [Resolution] [Attachment] [Staff Report]

SMMC 4/25/11-- comment letter to Los Angeles County on Final Environmental Impact Report for the Pepperdine Campus Life Project (sch No. 2008041123), watersheds of Marie/Winter/Middle canyons, unincorporated Malibu area. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Comment Letter]

SMMC 4/25/11-- “The Edge (U2)’s housing tract--concerning public benefits program associated with Coastal Development Permit application numbers 4-10-040, 4-10-041, 4-10-42, 4-10-043, 4-10-44, and 4-10-045 (formerly application numbers 4-07-067, 4-07-068, 4-07-146, 4-07-147, 4-07-148 and 4-08-043) and authorize entering into an agreement to secure such public benefits, Sweetwater Mesa, unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4]

SMMC 5/23/11-- comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Notice of Preparation for the proposed 77-acre Messenger Development located at 4790 Las Virgenes Road, Malibu Canyon watershed. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]

SMMC 5/23/11-- transfer of jurisdiction and control from State Coastal Conservancy of APN 4458-009-900, 24038 Malibu Road, City of Malibu. [Map] [Staff Report]

SMMC 5/23/11-- add two potential Coastal Slope Trail – Sweetwater to Tuna Canyon Park parcels (apns 4453-016-004 and 006) in Carbon Canyon to the Conservancy Workprogram, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

MRCA 4/6/11-- acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.3 acres, over portion of APN 5565-011-011, on Horse Shoe Canyon Road, Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]

MRCA 4/6/11-- acceptance of conservation easement, approximately 0.2 acres, over portion of APN 2428-006-042, on Oak Point Drive in the Cahuenga Pass area, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3]

MRCA 4/6/11-- amending Resolution No. 10-106 and authorizing acquisition of APNs 5576-009-055, 056, 057, 058, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063 AND 064, Hollywood Knolls, South of Lake Hollywood. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Daniel Fitzgerald. Under consideration: price and terms. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the Government Code.) [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]

MRCA 5/4/11-- authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate trail easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-89-133 (Stiepel), 5-89-1149 (Thorne), 5-87-983 (Forge), 5-89-260 (Norman), 5-90-106 (Niemier), 5-89-124 (Ashley), 5-89-123 (Ashley), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map 2]

MRCA 5/4/11-- “The Edge” project-- public benefits program associated with Coastal Development Permit application numbers 4-10-040, 4-10-041, 4-10-042, 4-10-043, 4-10-044, and 4-10-045 (formerly application numbers 4-07-067, 4-07-068, 4-07-146, 4-07-147, 4-07-148 and 4-08-043) and authorize entering into an agreement to secure such public benefits, Sweetwater Mesa, unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3]

MRCA 6/1/2011-- authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-90-265 (Nesse), 5-89-743 (Segal), 5-90-106 (Niemier), 5-88-938 (Ohanian/Bennett), 5-90-327 (Javid), 5-89-960-A (McCallister), 5-90-246 (Bolton), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

MRCA 6/1/2011-- accepting the assignment of the right to apply for 1992 per parcel funds (8.b.1) from the City of Los Angeles, and approving the filing of an application for designated Proposition A funds for the acquisition of APNs 5576-009-055, 056, 057, 058, 059, 060, 061, 062, 063, and 064, known as the La Rocha Acquisition Project, and entering into a Project Agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District to acquire said properties. Hollywood Dell area, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]

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VERDUGO MOUNTAINS:

SMMC 3/28/11-- acceptance of donation of fee title on and over Canyon Oaks development open space, Verdugo Mountains, City of Los Angeles. [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

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VENTURA COUNTY:

SMMC 4/25/11-- comment letters to City of Simi Valley regarding Ready Project, 890 and 900 West Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley. [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Resolution]

SMMC 4/25/11-- 300 room hotel--- comment letter on the Draft Specific Plan for the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, City of Simi Valley. [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Comment Letter]

MRCA 4/6/11-- authorizing entering into a Caltrans Contribution Agreement, District Agreement No. 07-4903, to receive mitigation funds from the State Route 118 and Rocky Peak Road on and off-ramp project, Santa Susana Mountains, City of Simi Valley. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]

MRCA 5/4/11-- authorizing acceptance of multiple conservation easements totaling approximately 11 acres from the (Cal Lutheran) University Village project over APN 521-0-031-140 and acceptance of processing funds, Thousand Oaks. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map 2]

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

SMMC 5/23/11-- comment letter to Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission on Mission Village Project (sch No. 2005051143), Newhall Ranch. [Staff Report]

SMMC 5/23/11-- comment letter to City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission on One Valley One Vision General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (sch No. 2008071133), Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attach 1] [Attach 2] [Attach 3]

MRCA 4/6/11-- authorizing entering into a contract with Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority for pre-acquisition services directly related to the acquisition of parcels in the Upper Santa Clara River watershed and San Gabriel Mountains. [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2] [Staff Report]

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

SMMC 5/23/11-- advance of funds to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority from CF-0907 for Browns Canyon restoration project, unincorporated Chatsworth. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

MRCA 4/6/11-- authorizing the acceptance of a donation of a portion of APN 2826-026-005 and potentially portions of APNs 2826-026-006 and 014 located west of Interstate 5 in the Newhall Pass, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

MRCA 5/4/11-- authorizing acquisition of APN 2816-031-001 totaling 9.3 acres using in lieu mitigation fees, Santa Susana Mountains, Devil Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

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HIGH DESERT—LA COUNTY:

MRCA 4/6/11-- authorizing entering into a management agreement and contract with Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority for property management of approximately 187 acres bordering Elizabeth Lake Road, from the Joshua Ranch project, City of Palmdale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]

MRCA 4/6/11-- authorizing entering into a management agreement and contract with Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority for administration, acquisition expenses, initial site preparation, and property management services for a 480-acre property, from the AV Solar Ranch One project, located between Highway 138 and California State Parks Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve, unincorporated Antelope Valley. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2]

MRCA 4/6/11-- requesting transfer and acceptance of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy properties located north of the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor Zone in Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Attachment 2] [Map]

SMMC 4/25/11-- transfer of apns 3059-004-900, 3059-005-900, 3079-004-900, 3091-018-900, 3091-018-901, 3236-006-901, 3236-007-903, and 3318-002-900 located north of the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor zone to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Map 4] [Map 5] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

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ASSORTED:

SMMC 4/25/11-- grant of Proposition 84 funds to the City of Los Angeles for a natural area within the boundaries of Cesar Chavez Recreation Complex in the San Fernando Valley. [Attachment] [Map] [Attachment 2] [Staff Report] [Resolution]

SMMC 5/23/11-- comment letter to Los Angeles County on the Draft 2035 General Plan. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6]

SMMC 5/23/11-- grant of Proposition 84 funds for Green Solutions Phase III, Project Planning and Design, Upper LA River Watershed. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3]

MRCA 5/4/11-- authorizing acceptance of donation of approximately 1.09 acres of natural land, APN 2569-022-054, between La Crescenta and Tujunga, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
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