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Thursday, June 8, 2017

New LA Mountain Parks

From SMMC and MRCA Agendas for April thru June of 2017

HIGHLIGHTS:

LAND PRESERVED:
40 Acres at Ballard Mountain in north Malibu
60 Acres in Solstice Canyon, Malibu
124 Acres in Vasquez Canyon, east Santa Clarita
45 Acres in Pico Canyon, southwest Santa Clarita
5 Acres in Liberty Canyon, north of 101 freeway
5 Acres in Dayton Canyon, Simi Hills

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MALIBU/WEST SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

purchase 40 acres at Ballard Mountain, near Kanan-Dume Road, APN 2058-008-023, Lobo Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 4/5/2017

purchase 60 acres in Solstice Canyon: acquire fee simple interest in, or conservation easement for APNs 4461-005-009 and 4461-006-019, in Solstice Canyon, unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/7/2017

purchase 2.83 acres in Escondido Canyon, APNs 4460-014-008, 010, and 011 , City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/7/2017

donation of 0.36 acres, APN 4444-026-024, Topanga Canyon,
unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Map] MRCA 4/5/2017

acceptance of offers to dedicate trail easements and open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-89-1227 (Cavalleri), 5-89-025 (Andrews), 5-90-327 (Javid), 5-90-685 (Pascotto), 5-88-273 (Kanan Properties), P-81-7701 (Western Estates), 5-81-011 (Jack Martin, Co.), 5-90-846 (Askew/Dix), 5-91-095 (Raphael, Gabriel), 5-89-216 (Zumirez Malibu Partnership), 5-90-058 (Williams), and 5-91-755 (Preferred Financial), city of Malibu, county of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/7/2017

payment of fee to Ventura County Public Works in the amount of $35,000 for processing transfer of a Carlisle Road paper street alignment for trail purposes. [Staff Report] MRCA 5/3/2017, POSTPONED TO LATER MEETING


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EASTERN SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS (IN LA CITY):


purchase of 17.38 acre Laurel Canyon Watershed Acquisition Project, $1 million grant, for apn 5562-006-020, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/27/2017

Blueprints for Thirteen Year-Round Water Sources in the Eastern Santa Monica Mountains, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/27/2017

purchase of 2.6 acres in Tarzana, Edleen Drive, exercising first right of refusal on surplus City of Los Angeles properties (apns 2176-026-900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905), [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] SMMC 4/27/2017

purchase of 0.1 acre, Lookout Mountain, Laurel Canyon: exercising first right of refusal pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 33207(b) on proposed sale of City of Los Angeles property (apn 5562-001-902), City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 4/27/2017

Wilacre Park Improvements, Studio City. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Attachment 2] SMMC 5/22/2017; [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 5/3/2017

pre-engineered restroom and storage structures for Wilacre Park Improvements. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 6/7/2017

donation of 0.18 acres in Dixie Canyon: APN 2386-030-033, adjacent to Dixie Canyon Park, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/3/2017

Trail Access to 500 acres west of 405 freeway in Sepulveda Pass: contract with IEC Group, Inc. for environmental services for the Mission Canyon Trailhead. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 6/7/2017

donation of development rights on 2 acres in Beverly Glen canyon: acceptance of conservation easement(s), on portions of APN 2274-021-028 (3460 and 3490 Beverly Glen Boulevard), in Mulholland Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/7/2017


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LA RIVER:

augmentation of Proposition 84 funds to grant np-50-1357 for the L.A. River Greenway project by Community Conservation Solutions. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2]
SMMC 3/27/2017

Development proposed on 16 acres in Studio City: opposition to proposed zone change of the Weddington Golf and Tennis property (apn 2375-018-020) adjacent to the Upper Los Angeles River, (b) support of Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s (Council District 2) efforts to preserve said property as public open space, and (c) the use of the Conservancy name and logo on relevant sign-on letters and related materials, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 4/27/2017
[Resolution] [Map] [Staff Report] MRCA 4/5/2017

Development proposed on 5.7 acres at intersection of LA River and 2 Freeway: comment letter to City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Initial Study and Notice of Preparation for Bow Tie Yard Lofts Project (Case No. env-2016-2862-eir). [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] SMMC 3/27/2017

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EAST LA HILLS:

Park creation in development project: 3.87 acres in Boyle Heights: grant of Proposition 84 funds to the California Coastal Conservancy for the Natural Park at Ramona Gardens Project [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/27/2017

Use of 12.5 acres owned by City next to LA River in Glassell Park: acquisition of a multipurpose easement for habitat restoration, environmental remediation, public access, recreation, and open space purposes from the City of Los Angeles over an approximately 12.5 acre portion of apn 5442-002-823, owned by the City of Los Angeles, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 4/27/2017; [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 5/22/2017; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 5/3/2017; [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 5/3/2017
grant agreement with the California Wildlife Conservation Board [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map (Same Map for Item 10)] SMMC 4/27/2017

Development proposed on 5 acres in El Sereno: comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the re-circulated Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Eastern Avenue-El Sereno Project, a proposed 42-lot subdivision (Case No. Env-2015-1918-mnd, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 73531, apce 2015-2048-zc-zad) in El Sereno, Northeast Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 5/22/2017

land acquisition and trail and public access improvements at Elephant Hill. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 4/5/2017

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY AND ANTELOPE VALLEY:


Development proposed on hills west of Castaic Lake; comment letter to Los Angeles County on Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for Northlake Specific Plan Project (vtt Map No. tr073336 sch No. 2015031080), unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 5/22/2017

Donation of development rights on 3 acres in Lancaster, acceptance of a conservation easement over a portion of APN 3137-007-020; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/5/2017

Donation of development rights on 124 acres in Vazquez Canyon, acceptance of conservation easements over APNs 2813-015-011, 012 and 2813-016-013, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/5/2017

Donation of development rights on 45 acres in Pico Canyon: acceptance of conservation easements over APNs 2826-020-025, 026 and 029, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/7/2017

purchase of 41 acres: option payments for the acquisition of Stickleback Ranch, APNs 3210-009-013 and 014, Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/7/2017

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:


Joughin Ranch Improvements by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/27/2017

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SIMI HILLS:

purchase of 5 acres, Liberty Canyon Wildlife Corridor, apn 2052-013-040, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 3/27/2017
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 4/5/2017
[Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 5/22/2017
Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/7/2017

donation of 5 acres in Dayton Canyon: either an undivided 50 percent interest, or full interest, APN 2017-010-008, in unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 6/7/2017

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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-FOOTHILLS AND PUENTE HILLS:

Donation of 4.12 acres : accepting transfer of APN 5762-002-005, from the Sierra Madre Conservancy. [Staff Report] [Staff Report] MRCA 4/5/2017 POSTPONED TO A LATER MEETING

purchase of 2 acres in Puente Hills Wildlife Corridor east of Colima Road ; contract with the Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority for pre-acquisition and acquisition services, in County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 4/5/2017

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VENTURA COUNTY:

Oxnard beach and harbor: acceptance of offers to dedicate fee title and public access easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. A-4-OXN-00-172 (SunCal) and A-4-OXN-0-249 (Baruck), city of Oxnard, Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 6/7/2017

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LA COUNTYWIDE:

comment letter to County of Los Angeles on Draft Significant Ecological Areas Ordinance. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Attachment 2] SMMC 5/22/2017


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