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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

L.A. Parkland Deals for Sept 2014 to March 2015

300 Acres Saved in Stokes Canyon North of Malibu



PLUS: AN INDEX OF PARKLAND DEALS FROM 9/10/2014 TO 3/4/2015
by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority



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“The easement is the largest, by far, ever handled by the MRCA,” said Paul Edelman, chief of natural resources and planning for the agency. “The average easement is only about five acres.”
Under the arrangement, Boudreau still owns the property but gives away his right to place any commercial buildings there. The land will remain open space.
“We’re thrilled,” said Boudreau spokesperson Beth Palmer. “We’ve always tried to find a way to make this happen . . . at no cost to the public.

Stokes Canyon--acceptance of a 300-acre conservation easement over portions of APNs 4455-012-004, 4455-014-037, 4455-014-038, 4455-015-005, 4455-043-003, and 4455-043-007, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/5/2014


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SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS—L.A.CITY PORTION:

waiving public parking fee at Wilacre Park, Studio City, contingent upon replacement funding agreement with County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 10/27/2014

conditional waiver of first right of refusal on apn 5565-026-900, Willow Glen Road, pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 33207(b), Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] SMMC 10/27/2014

(a) entering into an agreement to acquire conservation easements and fee simple parcels by 8149 Willow Glen Drive contingent upon the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy waiving its first right of refusal on APN 5565-026-900; (b) acceptance of conservation easements on APN 5565-026-015, and (c) acceptance of APNs 5565-026-003 and 5565-027-010, Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Map] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 9/10/2014

acceptance of a conservation easement over a portion of APN 4382-006-001 (2850 Benedict Canyon Drive), approximately 0.05 acres, for wildlife movement purposes, in the Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, Benedict Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 10/1/2014

acceptance of donation of 13 properties, with a combined acreage of approximately 1.73 acres, APNs 4371-016-024; 4371-017-013; 4371-032-020; 4371-033-008, 010, 014; 4371-039-002; 4371-040-015; 4371-046-004; 4379-032-005; 4380-017-009, 022, and 032 in the Beverly Glen Canyon watershed, acceptance of donation of an approximately 0.15-acre property, APN 5407-002-022, in central City, and payment of property taxes due in the current year for said properties partially using Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 1 funds, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/5/2014

(a) the addition of APNs 4380-021-019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024 and 025, to the Final Engineer’s Report for Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 1; (b) and the use of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No. 1 funds to acquire said parcels, approximately 0.40 acres combined, and (c) acceptance of private funds toward this acquisition, Beverly Glen Canyon, City of Los Angeles. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Martin Reiner. Under consideration: price and terms. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to Government Code § 54956.8). [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 3/4/2015

acceptance of donation of multiple parcels, approximately 0.43 acres combined, APNs 4371-015-013, and 020; 4371-016-025; 4371-024-004; 4371-041-012, and 019; and 4380-030-010, throughout Beverly Glen Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 3/4/2015

agreement with and the receipt of funds from Los Angeles County to implement the Mission Canyon Trailhead Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/3/2014

acceptance of conservation easement(s) over portions of APN 2292-022-014 (3423 Standish Drive), approximately one acre total, adjacent Westridge Canyonback Wilderness Park, in the Mulholland Drive Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] MRCA 11/5/2014

design services for the Caballero Creek and Los Angeles River Confluence Park project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 11/5/2014


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MALIBU AND WESTERN SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for 3121 Old Topanga Canyon Road (sch No. 2014061010), Dry Creek Canyon watershed. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 9/22/2014

comment letter to the City of Calabasas on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Canyon Oaks Project, 4790 Las Virgenes Road. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 2/23/2015

acquisition of Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor properties, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 2/23/2015

project agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District to acquire Liberty Canyon Wildlife Corridor parcels and acquisition of said parcels, Agoura Hills and unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 3/4/2015

partially fund one or more parcels of the donation of apns 4448-029-026, 027, and 028 in Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 1/26/2015

(a) authorizing acceptance of a direct dedication of trail easements over APNs 4438-039-014 and 4438-033-012; (b) authorizing the extinguishment of all or portions of existing trail easements on said two parcels contingent upon recordation of adequate replacement of trail easements, and (c) authorizing acceptance of up to 30 acres of fee simple watershed land, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/5/2014

acceptance of a donation of APNs 4448-029-026, 027, and 028, and the expenditure of Coastal Habitat Impact Mitigation Fund to partially fund one or more of said donation parcels, Las Flores Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/5/2014

acceptance of a 2.5 acre conservation easement from Los Angeles County over APNs 4471-004-903 and 4471-004-905, upper Zuma Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/10/2014

acceptance of six parcels APNs 4452-020-086, 4452-020-101, 4461-009-034, 4461-009-037, 4461-011-024, 4461-018-035 totaling approximately 10.9 acres in Latigo Canyon and at Sweetwater Mesa from the Mountains Restoration Trust, City of Malibu and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/5/2014

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SIMI HILLS:

project planning and design grant to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for the Eastern Simi Hills – Upper Los Angeles River Watershed area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 9/22/2014 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/10/2014

acceptance of donation of a 5.06-acre property, APN 679-0-181-115, Thousand Oaks, County of Ventura. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] MRCA 2/4/2015

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

(a) acceptance of a portion of APN 2819-010-013 from Presidio Chatsworth Partners, LLC (“Presidio”); (b) granting of grading easement over a portion of APN 2819-011-904 to Presidio; (c) acceptance of dedication of additional fee title and/or conservation easement interests from Presidio, and (d) amendment of promissory note held by MRCA, Browns Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 9/10/2014

granting a 10” wide easement to Southern California Edison Company for the construction, maintenance, and operation of overhead and underground electrical supply systems and communication systems over portions of APNs 2821-003-902, 2821-003-903, 2821-003-904, and 2821-002-902, Browns Canyon, Chatsworth. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 11/5/2014

project agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Devil and Browns Canyon parcels, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map 2] MRCA 3/4/2015


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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

comment letter to Los Angeles County on Notice of Preparation for “Aidlin Hills” project, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 52796, Pico Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] SMMC 10/27/2014

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the proposed Tapia Ranch Project, Tapia Canyon, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] SMMC 1/26/2015

Technical amendments to Resolution No. 13-148 regarding the Agua Dulce – State Route 14 Wildlife Corridor Project Proposition A grant application, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 9/10/2014

acceptance of 72 acres of conservation easements over APNs 3271-001-049, 3271-005-032, 3271-005-033, 3271-028-106 and associated management and monitoring funds in Val Verde, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 10/1/2014

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Notice of Preparation for the Canyon Park Homes project (env-2014-3225-eir), 12400 North Big Tujunga Canyon Road, Big Tujunga Canyon. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 1/26/2015

acceptance of donation of approximately 23 acres of land in the San Rafael Hills (APN’s 5659-023-001; 5659-023-008; and 5659-025-004), Glendale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 2/4/2015

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ANTELOPE VALLEY:

acceptance of donation of an approximately 81-acre property on Adobe Mountain, APN 3334-020-009, Antelope Valley, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/5/2014

sale of APN 3265-002-900 to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Antelope Valley. [Staff Report] MRCA 1/7/2015—item was postponed to a later date


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RIVERS AND CREEKS

project planning and design of the Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Regional Multi-benefit Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 10/27/2014

comment letter to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding a study of the Recreational Use Reassessment (recur) of the Engineered Channels of the Los Angeles River Watershed, Part II: Assessment and Staff Recommendations. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] MRCA 11/5/2014

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the Enhanced Watershed Management Program, Los Angeles County. [Comment Letter] SMMC 2/23/2015


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