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Friday, August 10, 2012

L.A.-Ventura parks news for May to August 2012


Big Park purchase in the works in L.A. near Vasquez rocks park, in Agua Dulce Canyon
Plus Disney plans a big studio complex in Placerita Canyon natural area



Taken from the agendas of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority


SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

Calmat-Vulcan 1158 acres-Agua Dulce canyon-- authorizing fee simple or conservation easement acquisition of the subject parcels, Agua Dulce Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. Under consideration: price and terms. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/2/12

Placerita Canyon-- comment letter to Los Angeles County on Draft Environmental Impact Report for Disney/ABC Studios at the Ranch Project adjacent to Placerita Creek (sch No. 2010011010), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Comment Letter] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] [Attachment 8] [Map] SMMC 5/21/12


SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

Malibu-- accepting Ackerberg Public Access Easement, and approval of interim access plan, APN 4452-002-011, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] ] MRCA 8/7/2012

Sweetwater Mesa, Malibu-- amendment to open space easement, APNs 4453-005-089 and 4452-025-025, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] ] MRCA 8/7/2012

Tuna canyon and PCH-- acceptance of dedication in fee title, 19862 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu, subject to a deed restriction to preserve view corridor. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] ] MRCA 8/7/2012

Encino-- acceptance of conservation easement over a portion of APN 2287-006-026 (16854 Severo Place), near Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] MRCA 7/19/12

Zuma canyon-- acquire APNs 4471-014-011, 012, 022, 023, and 024, totaling 0.75 acres in the Zuma Canyon watershed [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/6/12

Rambla Pacifico road-- acceptance of one or both of the offers to dedicate open space easements associated with the following coastal permit numbers 4-01-046 (Tyler-Associates, LLC) and 5-85-214-A3 (Goshn), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/16/12

Bel Air-- acceptance of a conservation easement over an approximately 18 acre portion of APN 4378-003-022, Nalin Drive, Hoag Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 5/2/12

Saddle Peak 13.9 acres-- acquire 13.9 acres (APN 4456-037-008) abutting Piuma Road in the Cold Creek watershed contingent on approval by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/2/12
 [Map 1] [Map 2] [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 5/21/12

Cold Creek-- comment letter to Los Angeles County on the Notice of Consultation for two contiguous residences at 25066 and 25080 Mulholland Highway, Cold Creek watershed, Calabasas area of unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Comment Letter] SMMC 7/23/12

Calabasas-- a clarification letter to the City of Calabasas regarding apn’s 2072-024-015, 2072-024-016, 2072-027-003, and 2072-030-010, prior lot line adjustments, and additional access parcels, Dry Creek Canyon watershed. [Staff Report] removed from agenda SMMC 6/25/12

Topanga Lookout—acquisition of Los Angeles County Water Works District No.29 property, apn 4453-038-901, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 6/25/12

Zuma canyon-- acquire apn’s 4471-014-011, 012, 022, 023, and 024 in the Zuma Canyon watershed. [Map 1] [Map 2] [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 5/21/12

West Malibu-- comment letter to Ventura County on Mitigated Negative Declaration for Planned Development Permit No. LU11-0123, 12610 Yellow Hill Road (sch No. 2012041071), unincorporated Ventura County. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Map 1] [Map 3] [Map 4] [Map 5] [Comment Letter] SMMC 5/21/12

Maibu-- comment letter to the City of Malibu on Rancho Malibu Hotel Project and Notice of Preparation for Environmental Impact Report No. 12-001, Coastal Development Permit No. 11-028, Winter Canyon watershed. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] [Comment Letter] SMMC 5/21/12


SIMI HILLS:

Chatsworth-- acceptance of donation of land, APN 649-0-140-060, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] ] MRCA 8/7/2012

Simi Hills-- acquisition of 10-acre conservation and trail easement over portion of APN 649-0-340-230, along North American Cutoff trail in Box Canyon, unincorporated County of Ventura. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Attachment] ] MRCA 8/7/2012

Ahmanson Ranch-- management of Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space property pursuant to the Offer to Dedicate agreement and pending transfer of title. [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 6/25/12


SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS:

Big Tujunga canyon--acquire APNs 2551-002-004 and 005 totaling 31.6 acres in the Doane Canyon tributary of Big Tujunga Canyon, Sunland. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Cheri Savage. 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] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/6/12

Lopez Canyon augmentation of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy grant CF-1020 and of said funding for riparian habitat restoration in Lopez Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 5/2/12


EAST L.A. HILLS:

El Sereno-- project planning and design grant for Elephant Hill Open Space, El Sereno. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 5/2/12

Montebello-- Roosevelt Trail and Bluff Road Mini-Park Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map] MRCA 6/6/12


BALLONA CREEK:

Ballona Wetlands-- installation of minor site amenities for the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] MRCA 6/6/12

Ballona creek—Milton Street Park--Public hearing and discussion regarding the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Park project. [Staff Report] [Attachment] ] MRCA 8/7/2012
 [Staff Report] MRCA 6/6/12 [Staff Report. [Staff Report]


L.A. RIVER:

L.A. River-- proposed mitigated negative declaration for the Marsh Park project. [Staff Report] [Attachment] MRCA 8/7/2012

Studio City-- agreements with Community Conservation Solutions and the California Department of Transportation for the Studio City/Los Angeles River Greenway Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 5/2/12


VENTURA COUNTY:

Moorpark-- comment letter to the City of Moorpark on Notice of Preparation for the Hitch Ranch Specific Plan, Santa Susana Mountains. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Comment Letter] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] SMMC 5/21/12


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ASSORTED:

Consideration of resolution adopting FY 12/13 MRCA Workprogram. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
MRCA 5/2/12

Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to County of Los Angeles on Draft Significant Ecological Areas Ordinance. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] SMMC 6/25/12

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