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Monday, October 15, 2018

SMMC-MRCA 9/5/2018 to 10/22/2018

300 Acre purchase for Connection of The Calabasas Peak and Topanga Summit Parks is in the works
and other land deals by LA Mountain parks agencies


NOTE: Legend for Shading:
PARK PURCHASES
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH



CALABASAS/TOPANGA:

purchase of 300 acres, Calabasas Peak area: grant application to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Proposition A funding for the Calabasas View Acquisition project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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MALIBU:

donation of 22 acres in Cold Creek, north of saddle Peak: authorizing acceptance of fee title of APNs 4456-037-010 and 4456-037-037, totaling approximately 22 acres, pursuant to Consent Cease and Desist Order No. CCC-18-CD-03 and Consent Restoration Order No. CCC-18-RO-02, in the Malibu Creek watershed at 25575 Piuma Road, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of 20.25 acres west of Santa Maria Road in upper Topanga Canyon watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County; APN 4434-005-025,. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

water well establishment services for the Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 9/5/2018

Open space and scenic easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 4-95-173 (MHAB Trust), 5-89-878 (Cariker and Kinzer), 4-98-281(Cariker), 5-90-1136 (Ricciardone), 4-97-138 Topanga (Ricciardone) and 4-92-121 Escondido Canyon (Sahafi/Nikkho), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of 1/3rd of an acre in Latigo Canyon; APNs 4461-010-014 and 028 unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

access to 3 acres on Encinal Beach: entering agreement with Malibu Encinal Homeowners Association for improvements to and usage of MRCA owned properties at Lechuza Beach, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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LA CITY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

Beverly Glen: authorizing the sale of up to 500 square feet of a portion of APN 4379-032-900 and retaining a conservation easement over up to 200 square feet of said portion to resolve encroachment and retaining wall issues with adjacent property owner of 14220 Mulholland Drive, APN 4379-032-006, in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

Nichols Canyon area: authorizing the sale of an easement over an approximately 0.1-acre portion of APN 5570-021-905 to address an encroachment from 7721 Firenze Avenue, Briar Summit Open Space Preserve, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

authorizing granting a conservation easement to Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife over APN 2386-030-900 in Dixie Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

east side of Laurel Canyon: acceptance of transfer of 0.1 acres, APN 5567-018-017 from the Laurel Canyon Land Trust, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

½ acre west of Fossil Ridge Park in Sherman Oaks: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with amending Resolution No. 18-128 regarding APNs 2274-025-033 and 034 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

3/4ths of acre owned by SMMC in Hollywood: Cooperative Agreement with the City of Los Angeles for the operations and maintenance of Franklin/Ivar Park, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/24/2018

Brentwood, 500 acres owned by LA County Sanitation Dept: comment letter to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority on the Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Mission Canyon Park Project, Los Angeles.

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VENTURA COUNTY PORTION OF SM MOUNTAINS:

purchase of 30 acres in the Carlisle Canyon watershed, unincorporated Ventura County: application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a Proposition 68 grant to acquire three parcels (APNs 694-0-210-120, 694-0-210-370, and 694-0-210-510) t [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

on 10 acres near Cal State University Channel Islands owned by Ventura County: grant to Turning Point Foundation for Growing Works native plant nursery project, unincorporated Ventura County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] https://turningpointfoundation.org/growing-works/ SMMC 9/24/2018

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

donation of 56 acres of land on north and south side of Santa Susana Mts; APNs 2826-018-047, 063, 2826-030-008, 2826-031-001, 2826-032-002 and 2826-033-010 in the Oat Mountain Motorway area [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

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SANTA CLARITA VALLEY:

purchase of 231 acres in Lyons Canyon (north of Towsley Canyon park) from D.R. Horton: authorizing: (a) entering into an option agreement to acquire APNs 2826-022-026, 027, 035, 2826-023-014 and 2826-041-039; (b) authorizing application to the SMMC, City of Santa Clarita, LA County and CA WCB for purchase funds [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/5/2018; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 9/24/2018

Newhall Pass south of 5 Freeway: authorizing sale of an approximately 770-square-foot portion of 2826-025-905 and a 5,600-square-foot temporary construction easement to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for I-5 HOV and Truck Lane Project, Gavin Canyon, unincorporated Santa Clarita area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

Santa Clara River Watershed Proposition 68 Project Planning and Development Grants. [10-3-18 Item XIII Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/3/2018

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the 1330 acre, 3150 home North Lake project in Grasshopper Canyon between Castaic Lake and the 5 freeway, sch No. 2015031080, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 073336, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] [Attachment 8] [Attachment 9] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3] SMMC 9/24/2018

comment letter to Los Angeles County on the 1500 acre, 405 home Tapia Ranch project northeast of Pitchess Jail; Notice of Preparation, Tentative Tract No. 072126, unincorporated Castaic area. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Map] SMMC 9/24/2018

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

authorizing the sale of a slope easement, or fee simple area, of less than 10,000-square feet over APN 5659-025-901 in the San Rafael Hills, in conjunction with 3443 E. Chevy Chase Drive, or the exchange of said interest in APN 5659-025-901 for fee title or conservation easement areas over other parcels in the San Rafael Hills, Glendale. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/5/2018

donation of approximately 7.12 acres (APNs 2552-010-020 and 2552-006-014) in Big Tujunga Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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EAST LA HILLS:

purchase of land for Elephant Hill Open Space project, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 10/3/2018

donation of fee simple or a conservation easement over approx. ½ of 5.7 acre APN 5464-011-021 in Elyria Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 10/3/2018

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