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Next Meeting and Agenda

October 2, 2019

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I. Call to order.
II. Roll call.
III. Public Testimony on all agenda items and public comment on matters not on the agenda.
IV. Approval of Minutes. [Draft 9-4-19 Minutes]
V. Reports from Staff
VI. Consent Calendar:
  (a) Consideration of resolution accepting the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority warrant disbursements for the period of August 16, 2019 to September 12, 2019. [10-2-19 Item VI(a) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(a) Res #19-146] [10-2-19 Item VI(a) Attachment]
  (b) Consideration of resolution authorizing a professional services contract with SWA Group, Inc. for Reseda Park pre-improvement planning, City of Los Angeles. [10-2-19 Item VI(b) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(b) Res #19-147] [10-2-19 Item VI(b) Attachment]
  (c) Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into a professional services contract with the Las Virgenes Unified School District for outdoor education camp at King Gillette Ranch. [10-2-19 Item VI(c) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(c) Res #19-148]
  (d) Consideration of resolution authorizing signing a Letter of Intent with relevant public agencies to develop a Los Angeles River Park Partnership that unifies efforts throughout the 100 acres of public open space at Taylor Yard, City of Los Angeles. [10-2-19 Item VI(d) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(d) Res #19-149] [10-2-19 Item VI(d) Attachment]
  (e) Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant augmentation request to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for 3810-P01-1775, Upper Los Angeles River Project Planning and Design. [10-2-19 Item VI(e) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(e) Res #19-150]
  (f) Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of Community Facilities District Numbers 1 , 2016-1, and private funds to acquire properties in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains/Hollywood Hills area, City of Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles County Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [10-2-19 Item VI(f) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(f) Res #19-151]
  (g) Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No.2 (Area G) funds to acquire properties in Woodland Hills, Tarzana, and Encino, City of Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles County Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [10-2-19 Item VI(g) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(g) Res #19-152]
  (h) Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of funds from Proposition A to acquire properties in the Northeast Los Angeles Hilltops areas, City of Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles County Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [10-2-19 Item VI(h) Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VI(h) Res #19-153]
  (i) Consideration of resolution supporting the addition of Mexican elderberry and Toyon to the City of Los Angeles Protected Tree Ordinance. [10-2-19 Item VI(i) Res #19-154] [Item VI(i) Attachment 1] [Item VI(i) Attachment 2] [Item VI(i) Attachment 3] [Item VI(i) Attachment 4] [Item VI(i) Attachment 5]
VII. Receive and File the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Annual Audit Report. [10-2-19 Item VII Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VII Attachment]
VIII. Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of a donation of approximately 4.62 acres, APN 3370-017-014, Antelope Valley, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [10-2-19 Item VIII Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item VIII Res #19-155] [Item VIII Map]
IX. Consideration of resolution approving an application to the California Natural Resources Agency for reconstruction of youth camps affected by the Woolsey and Tubbs Fires. [10-2-19 Item IX Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item IX Res #19-156]
X. Consideration of resolution amending Resolution No. 17-100 to authorize acceptance of the fee simple donation of APNs 2826-020-025, 026 and 029 in Whickham Canyon comprising approximately 45 acres and entering into an agreement with Preservation Strategies, Inc. and Lennar Homes for the sale of in lieu fee habitat credits on Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority-owned property, unincorporated Los Angeles County. (This item may be heard in closed session pursuant to the Government Code § 54956.8. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Robert Devogelaere. Under consideration: price and terms.) [10-2-19 Item X Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item X Res #19-157] [10-2-19 Item X Map] [10-2-19 Item X Attachment]
XI. Consideration of resolution authorizing 1) entering into a Project Agreement with the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District, 2) entering into a grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board, 3) use of mitigation funds and acceptance of private funds for said acquisition and option payment, 4) acquisition of APNs 2821-008-031 and 035 approximately 261 acres, and 5) entering into an option agreement as necessary, Mormon and Browns Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [10-2-19 Item XI Staff Report] [10-2-19 Item XI Res #19-158] [10-2-19 Item XI map] [10-2-19 Item XI Attachment]
XII. Discussion on 2019 legislative summary.
XIII. Closed Session. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority may hold a closed session on the following items pursuant to Government Code §§ 54956.8 and 54956.9 Confidential memoranda related to these items may be considered during such closed session discussions. Conference with legal counsel. Number of cases: five (5). (1) Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority v. Berggruen Institute et al,; (2) Sycamore Park Private Community Group, et al. v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy; (3) Fishback v. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority; (4) Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority v. GSV Sustainability Partners, Inc., and (5)Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority v. Morrison, et al. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c). Number of cases: 1 Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(d)(2): Conference with legal counsel regarding claim made pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act. Claimants: Mariam Varosyan and Eliza Makichyan. Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(d)(2): Conference with legal counsel regarding claim made pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act. Claimant: Norma Gonzalez. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 - Conference with Real Property Negotiators: 1. Properties: APN 4379-032-900 MRCA Negotiator: Joseph T. Edmiston Property Negotiator: Grant Loosvelt Under Negotiation: Price and terms of payment
XIV. Announcement of future meetings and adjournment.