Saturday, November 17, 2012

L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAIN PARKS PURCHASES AND DEVELOPMENT THREATS: SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2012


Park Island in Topanga finally to connect to rest of park system
and 98 acre purchase in West Malibu

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


SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

Topanga Summit Valley – Mulholland Gateway Gap Closure Project [Staff Report] [Map] SMMC 10/29/2012
This will connect the Viewridge trail which runs through the Summit Valley park to the north and eventually reaching the much large Topanga State Park

To access this new link, drive east on Mulholland Highway until it turns into a dirt road, and follow it until it ends at a parking area where Mulholland intersects with Santa Maria Road. From here, hike west along the ridgeline to a large water tank. On the map below, the trail is yellow and the water tank is a pale green triangle between the large dark green parcels.
(click on photos to enlarge)


Escondido Canyon—West Malibu--entering into a Project Agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District for the Escondido Creek small lots project adjacent to Latigo Canyon Road, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 10/29/2012

98 acre purchase in Escondido Canyon--acquisition of APNs 4461-001-011, 4461-035-003, 4461-035-005, 4461-036-032, 4461-036-033, 4461-036-031, 4461-036-034, 4461-036-044, 4461-036-030, 4461-036-035, 4461-036-029, 4461-036-036, 4461-036-028, 4461-036-037, 4461-036-027, 4461-036-038, 4461-036-026, 4461-036-039, 4461-036-040, 4461-036-025, 4461-036-041, 4461-036-024, 4461-036-042, 4461-036-023, 4461-036-043, 4461-036-022, 4461-034-001, 4461-036-021, 4461-036-020, 4461-036-019, and 4465-004-021, comprising 98 acres in Escondido Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. Negotiators: Rorie A. Skei and Norm Haynie. Under consideration: price and terms. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the Government Code). [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Resolution] MRCA 10/29/2012

West Malibu--acquisition of Ramirez Canyon properties, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Map] [Staff Report] MRCA 10/3/2012

West Malibu--authorizing the use of Coastal Habitat Impact Mitigation Funds towards the acquisition of APNs 4465-004-045 and 4465-004-084 in the Ramirez Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] MRCA 10/3/2012

Sherman Oaks--comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Curtis School Project at 15800 West Mulholland Drive and its Mitigated Negative Declaration (env-2012-836-mnd). [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Staff Report] Comment Letter] [Map 4] [Map 5] [Attachment 3] SMMC 10/29/2012

Hollywood--professional services contract with Mia Lehrer + Associates for the 0.83 acres Franklin/Ivar Park project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 9/18/2012

Bel Air--acceptance of a dedication of an approximately 25-acre conservation easement over portions of APN 4377-002-039 (1400 Linda Flora Drive), Hoag Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2012

Franklin Canyon--acceptance of fee title to, or a multi-use trail easement over, all or a portion of APN 4387-020-001, adjacent to Franklin Canyon Park, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2012

multiple beach accessways in City of Malibu: thirteen sites located at Carbon Beach, La Costa Beach, Las Flores Beach, Las Tunas Beach, Escondido Beach, Lechuza Beach, and Malibu Cove Beach. [Staff Report] MRCA 10/3/2012

Laurel Canyon--entering into an option agreement on APNs 5565-003-036, 037, 039, 040, and 041 and making said option payments, Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. 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.) [Map] [Staff Report] MRCA 10/3/2012

Sherman Oaks--entering into an option agreement on APN 2274-018-014 and making said option payments, Sherman Oaks, City of Los Angeles. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Derek Wiseman. Under consideration: price and terms. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the Government Code.) [Map] [Staff Report] MRCA 10/3/2012

Corral Canyon--authorizing realignment of a publicly owned easement for ingress and egress over a portion of APN 4457-013-073, Corral Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/29/2012

Malibu Creek--application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a grant of habitat restoration mitigation funds from Caltrans Basin Clearing Project, to restore 0.38 acres in the Malibu Creek watershed, and authorizing acceptance of said grant and funds. [Staff Report] MRCA 9/18/2012

Upper Malibu Canyon-Near Soka University--acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-00-013 (Isbell), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/18/2012

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SIMI HILLS:

grant application to the Wildlife Conservation Board for the acquisition of Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor expansion parcels on the north and south side of the 101 Freeway, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Attachment ] [Map] [Attachment 2] SMMC 10/29/2012

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SAN RAFAEL HILLS:

grant to the City of La Cañada Flintridge for visitor-serving park improvements at the Ultimate Destination Park in Cherry Canyon, La Cañada Flintridge. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 9/24/2012

grant to the City of La Cañada Flintridge for Flint Wash Trail improvements. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 10/29/2012

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VENTURA COUNTY:

comment letter to the City of Camarillo on Conejo Creek Wildlife Corridor. [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2] [Attachment 2] [Comment Letter] SMMC 9/24/2012. [Staff Report] MRCA 9/18/2012

execution of grant agreement with, and acceptance of grant funds from, California Department of Fish and Game to conduct weed management at Tierra Rejada Vernal Pool Preserve, City of Moorpark, Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 10/29/2012

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SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS:

Millard Canyon--grant to the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy for acquisition of apns 5863-006-001, 5863-005-008,5863-007-003,5863-007-002, Millard Canyon, Altadena. [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 9/24/2012

Big Tujunga Wash--grant of a conservation easement over APN 2552-002-900 in the Big Tujunga Wash to the Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2012

Big Tujunga Canyon--amendment to resolution No. 12-80 addressing the acquisition of APNs 2551-002-004 and 005 in the Big Tujunga Canyon watershed, 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.) [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/3/2012

Pacoima Wash Mountain Bikeway Project. [Staff Report] SMMC 10/29/2012

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SANTA CLARITA--NORTH L.A. COUNTY:

comment letter to the County of Los Angeles on the six proposed projects comprising the Silverado Power West Los Angeles County project, Antelope Valley, County of Los Angeles. [Maps] [Attachment] [Staff Report] [Map 2] [Comment Letter] SMMC 10/29/2012

application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a grant of habitat restoration mitigation funds from Caltrans Santa Clara River impacts, to restore 1.4 acres and authorizing acceptance of said grant and funds. [Staff Report] MRCA 9/18/2012

Towsley Canyon park--application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a grant of Proposition 40 funds for the purchase of remaining interest in Towsley Canyon parcels, and (b) authorizing purchase of remaining interest in APN’s 28260018-900 and 066; -901 and 067; -902 and 068; 2826-019-901 and 040, and -902 and 041. Negotiators: Rorie A. Skei and Malund E. Hale. 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] MRCA 10/29/2012

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CENTRAL & WEST L.A.

Ballona Creek--adopting Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Milton Street Park project, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Staff Report] [Attachment] MRCA 9/18/2012

L.A. River--adopting Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Marsh Street Park project. [Staff Report] [Attachment 1A] [Attachment 1B] [Attachment 1C] [Attachment 1D] [Attachment 1E] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Staff Report] [Attachment] MRCA 9/18/2012

application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a grant of habitat restoration mitigation funds from Caltrans Wendy/Borchard Project, restoration of 0.4 acres in L.A. River watershed, and authorizing acceptance of said grant and funds. [Staff Report] MRCA 9/18/2012

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EAST L.A. HILLS:

acceptance of a public access easement over a portion of APN 5304-017-048, located in Montecito Heights, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/18/2012



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