Friday, January 4, 2013

L.A and Ventura mountain parks news...


Settlement of Malibu Parks Campsite Battle Includes a Swap of two Large Parks Between Warring Government Agencies

Camping is to be allowed at Charmlee park further inland, not at coast-front Malibu Bluffs park, in order to settle a lawsuit between the City of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The City and SMMC will trade ownership of the two parks as part of the deal. For the last several years these agencies have feuded over the SMMC's plans to make its parks more accessible to active public use, which has aroused worries over brushfire dangers from camping.

DETAILS:
[Staff Report] [Map] [Attachment] SMMC 1/7/2013
[Staff Report][Map] [Attachment] SMMC 1/7/2013

Charmlee Park--construction of one supervised ADA-accessible campsite, not more than seven supervised standard campsites, and related improvements in that portion of Charmlee Wilderness Park located in unincorporated Los Angeles County. Consideration of this item contingent upon Governing Board approval of settlement of pending litigation: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority v. City of Malibu, and related actions, Case No. SC 092212. [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Attachment 2] MRCA 1/7/2013
[Staff Report] [Map] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Attachment 17] SMMC 1/7/2013

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AND OTHER PARKS PURCHASE NEWS:

FEDS RECOMMEND EXPANSION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK TO INCLUDE OTHER MOUNTAIN RANGES:
--comment letter to the National Park Service on Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Update. [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 5] SMMC 12/3/2012

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2011/2012 Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Annual Report [Staff Report] [Annual Report] SMMC 1/7/2013

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VERDUGO MOUNTAINS:

La Tuna Canyon --acceptance of APNs totaling approximately 259 acres from the Desert and Mountain Conservation Authority and approximately 311 acres from Whitebird Holdings in La Tuna Canyon, on both sides of the 210 Freeways, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] MRCA 12/5/2012

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SIMI HILLS:

West Hills --acceptance of a donation of APNs 2017-014-011, 2017-014-012, 2017-014-013, 2017-014-014, 2017-014-015, 2017-014-016, 2017-014-018, and 2017-014-019 totaling 1.14 acres and paying back taxes with in-lieu mitigation fees, Dayton Canyon area of West Hills, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map 2] MRCA 12/5/2012

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

Ex-Las Lomas project--applications to the CalTrans Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant program for:
City of Santa Clarita’s 300 acre Gateway Ranch purchase project; [Resolution A] [Map A]
[Staff Report] SMMC 12/3/2012


Towsley Canyon--acquisition of remaining interest in Towsley Canyon apn’s 2826-018-900 and 066; -901 and 067; -902 and 068; 2826-019-901 and 040, and -902 and 041; Santa Clarita Woodlands, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/3/2012

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LA CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

acceptance of a conservation easement over an approximately 4-acre portion of APN 5549-003-004 (2775 North Cahuenga Boulevard), Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] MRCA 12/5/2012

Nichols Canyon--acceptance of a conservation easement over an approximately 0.10-acre portion of APN 5569-002-003 (2630 Harlesden Court), Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, Nichols Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 12/5/2012

Laurel Canyon--approval of an option agreement and payments for the Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Mulholland Drive property, City of Los Angeles. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Lawrence Lazar. 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] MRCA 12/5/2012

Laurel Canyon--acceptance of a conservation easement over portions of APNs 5567-006-024 and 025 (including 2234, 2240 and 2244 Stanley Hills Drive), Laurel Canyon watershed, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 1/9/2013

Hollywood--Consideration of resolution authorizing support of applications to the CalTrans Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant program for:
Franklin Ivar project. [Resolution D] [Map D]]
 [Staff Report] SMMC 12/3/2012

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MALIBU AND SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:


Malibu Lake area--applications to the CalTrans Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant program for purchase of 47.5 acres [Resolution C] [Map C], [Staff Report] SMMC 12/3/2012
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 12/5/2012

Topanga--acquire apn 4444-030-010 in the Topanga Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 12/3/2012

acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-91-438 (Pourrahimi), 5-90-1059 (Trucks), 587-458 & 5-87-458-A (Bernstein), 5-91-834 (O’Leary), and 5-90-335 & 5-90-335-A (Ketcham), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] Latigo Canyon--[Map 1] Saddle Peak-Piuma Rd: [Map 2] Fernwood/Topanga: [Map 3] MRCA 12/5/2012

Malibu Civic Center area--Consideration of resolution authorizing: (a) entering into an agreement to release MRCA from existing obligation to design and construct an access road, and (b) a grant of construction easement for said access road to the owners of properties adjacent to MRCA parkland (APN 4452-025-900) on Sweetwater Mesa, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/9/2013

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RAMIREZ CANYON IN MALIBU:

construction of two supervised, ADA-accessible campsites to be closed annually between September 15 and January 15, a portion of the Coastal Slope Trail, and related improvements in Ramirez Canyon Park and adjacent public parkland; all such improvements to be located in unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Map 4] [Map 5] [Map 6] [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 1/7/2013
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] [Map 4] [Map 5] [Map 6] SMMC 1/7/2013

acquisition of conservation and trail easements over APN 4467-002-002 using Coastal Habitat Impact Mitigation Fund, entering into an agreement to receive fee title to APN 4467-002-002 in the future, and acceptance of trail and conservation easements over APN 4467-003-021, Ramirez Canyon, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map 2] MRCA 12/5/2012

acquire apns 4465-004-045 and 4465-004-084 in the Ramirez Canyon Watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County.* [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 12/3/2012

acquire a conservation and trail easement over apn 4467-002-002, Ramirez Canyon, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 12/3/2012

applications to the CalTrans Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant program for:
Ramirez Canyon; [Resolution B [Map B
[Staff Report] SMMC 12/3/2012

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