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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 10/4/2017 to 2/7/2018

More Land for North Santa Monica Mountains Cougar Park: Over 400 Acres of Parkland to Be Bought Along the 101 Freeway

Plus smaller parcels in Big Tujunga Canyon, Wilson Canyon/Sylmar and Soledad Canyon

Taken from agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority from Oct 2017 to early February 2018




Color coding:
parkland purchase
access rights or right to develop
development projects


AGOURA, LIBERTY CANYON, CALABASAS

acquire approximately 98 acres for $200,000, in the Liberty Canyon/Malibu Creek watershed; APN 2061-015-005, authorizing the use of mitigation funds for partial acquisition, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 2/7/2018
[Staff Report] [Attachment ] [Map ] [Map 2] SMMC 12/11/2017
[Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 11/1/2017

acquisition of a portion of the 320 acre Triangle Ranch Property, all or portions of apns 2061-031-019; 2063-005-013; 2063-006-022 & 023; 2063-036-001, Medea Creek area of unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 12/11/2017 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/1/2017
acceptance of a grant from the City of Agoura Hills ; owner: Sage Live Oak, LLC. [Staff Report] [Map] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 11/1/2017

donation of approximately 200 acres, APN's 4472 001 016 & 4472 001 013, south of Westlake Village. [Staff Report] MRCA 12/6/2017 REMOVED FROM AGENDA

Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 11/1/2017

comment letter on the Mitigated Negative Declaration (sch No. 2017091039) for the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Project, City of Agoura Hills. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment ] SMMC 10/23/2017

LIBERTY CANYON: Consideration of adoption of a Resolution of Necessity for the Acquisition in Eminent Domain of 0.27 acres of for Public Purposes, namely the property identified as Los Angeles County Assessor's Parcel No. 2064-006-001. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

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MALIBU:

Santa Monica: acceptance of quitclaim deed for Zanuck property lateral public beach access located off of Pacific Coast Highway, in the City of Santa Monica and in Los Angeles County from Access for All. [Staff Report] MRCA 10/4/2017 [Resolution]

Topanga: acceptance of the offer to dedicate scenic easement and/or open space easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-93-206 (Stevens), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

Topanga: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. , 4-93-206 (Stevens), 4-96-167 (Simon T.), 4-94-111 (Laden), 4-97-113 (Eisenstein) and 4-97-073 (Keenan), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

Las Flores Canyon: acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-06-171-A1 (Connolly), Santa Monica Mountains. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/3/2018

Big Rock beach: acceptance from the County of Los Angeles of a public access easement at 20330 Pacific Coast Highway [Map 3], in the City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/6/2017

Big Rock/Las Flores Beach: acceptance of public access easements from the State Coastal Conservancy at 27348 and 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] Big Rock/Las Flores beach; MRCA 11/1/2017

Malibu Pier: acceptance from the County of Los Angeles of the fee transfer of a portion of a new proposed beach access stairway at Malibu Pier [Map ] , in the City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/6/2017

Lower Malibu Canyon: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-83-559 (Burton), [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

Corral Canyon Trailhead at PCH improvements, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 12/11/2017
Corral Parking Lot improvements. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/1/2017

Point Dume: acceptance from the County of Los Angeles of a public access and viewing easement at 6800 Westward Beach Road [Map 2] in the City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/6/2017

Escondido Beach: acceptance from the State Coastal Conservancy: (a) fee title transfer of apns 4451-003-900 and 4451-004-900, totaling approximately 0.51 acre and (b) public access easements located on the properties at 27910 and 27920 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 12/11/2017

Escondido Beach: acceptance of public access easements associated with the existing Escondido Beach Accessway from the State Coastal Conservancy at 27420 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

Escondido Beach: acceptance of public access easements from the State Coastal Conservancy at 20802 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 2] Escondido Beach, MRCA 11/1/2017

acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-40-110 (Foy), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] MRCA 12/6/2017 REMOVED FROM AGENDA

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LA CITY SM MTS

GRIFFITH PARK: adopting Griffith Park Area Habitat Linkage Planning Map, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] SMMC 12/11/2017

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of conservation easement over portions of APN 2425-011-001 (3585 Multiview Drive), an approximately 0.8-acre area, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor to Cahuenga Pass area, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of conservation easement on APN 2429-004-046, approximately 0.1-acres, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

STUDIO CITY: acquisition of APNs 2381-006-012 and 013 (approximately 3.3 acres) along the San Fernando Valley side of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and (b) acceptance of private funds for option payments and to complete said acquisition, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 12/6/2017

LAUREL CANYON 17 ACRES: grant of a conservation easement to a non-profit entity over APN 5562-006-020 in Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of donation of portions of APNs 2384-013-023, and 024 (3619 and 3623 Goodland Drive), approximately 0.4 acres, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor and Coldwater Canyon watershed, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

LAUREL CANYON: authorize additional Community Facilities District funding for ten Bulwer Drive parcels, Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 1/3/2018, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 11/1/2017

BEVERLY GLEN CANYON: acceptance of a 1 acre donation of APNs 4371-016-010; 4371-019-013; 4371-032-007; 4380-030-005, Beverly Glen, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

BEL AIR: amending Resolution Nos. 10-20 and 10-37 regarding the Transfer of Jurisdiction of easements and fee simple areas on apns 4377-001-901 and 903 to the California Department of Transportation for already constructed elements of the 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 10/23/2017

BEL AIR: exercise for first right of refusal on City-owned surplus property pursuant to Public Resource Code Section 33207(b) on apn 4369-007-900 located at 11381 W. Chalon Road, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3]
SMMC 10/23/2017

BRENTWOOD: acceptance of donation of APNs 4491-004-005 and 4491-005-019, approximately 3-acres, adjacent Westridge Canyonback Wilderness Park in Mandeville Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

PACIFIC PALISADES: Temescal Gateway Park improvements, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 12/11/2017

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NORTH LA COUNTY:

acceptance of a donation of approximately 20 acres of land, APN 3056-016-030, Acton area, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

SAND CANYON: comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita regarding the Notice of Preparation for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Mancara Residential Project (Master Case No. 06-349; sch 2006041029), City of Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 1/22/2018

Robin's Nest: acceptance of APNs 3209-008-012, 013 and 016 (approximately 33-acres) and maintenance funding from the Trust for Public Land, Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/4/2017

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Hidden Creeks Estates Project (Case No. env-2005-6657- eir; sch No. 2006031049) in Browns Canyon, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] [Attachment 8] [Map ] [Comment Letter] SMMC 12/11/2017

Discussion of potential Community Facilities District for Deerlake Ranch subdivision, Browns and Devil Canyons, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/1/2017

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

acquire approximately 111 acres (APNs 2552-001-003, 004, 005, 010 and 011; 2552-002-003, 004, 009, 010, 012, 013, and 014) in Big Tujunga Canyon, along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 1/3/2018 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] SMMC 1/22/2018

acquire APN 2581-003-001 (approximately 20 acres), Wilson Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Howard Bannister. [Resolution] [Map] [Staff Report] MRCA 11/1/2017

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BALLONA WETLANDS:

Consideration of resolution authorizing a support letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Letter] SMMC 1/22/2018 BOARD REJECTED ENDORSING THE PROJECT

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LA RIVER, DOWNTOWN LA

acquisition of a multipurpose easement over an approximately 3.22 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823, owned by the City of Los Angeles, located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 2/7/2018
acquisition of easement rights over a portion of apn 5442-002-823 and planning purposes for the G2 project, adjacent to the Los Angeles River, Glassell Park neighborhood, City of Los Angeles. [Attachment ] [Map ] [Map 2] [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 12/11/2017

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 920 home, 8 acre Elysian Park Lofts Project (Case No. env-2016-4064- eir; sch 2017111011) in Chinatown, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/22/2018

Consideration of resolution authorizing a Proposition 1 Urban Creek grant to The Nature Conservancy for a stormwater capture and habitat enhancement project on the Los Angeles River. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] SMMC 1/22/2018







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