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Next Meeting and Agenda

February 3, 2021

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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 1-6-21 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 December 18, 2020 to January 14, 2021. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (b) Consideration of resolution approving fiscal year 2018-19 Tax Report for Community Facilities District No. 1 (Open Space Protection and Fire Prevention). [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (c) Consideration of resolution approving fiscal year 2018-19 Tax Report for Community Facilities District No. 2016-1 (Fire Prevention, Wildlife Corridor and Open Space Protection). [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (d) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-85-214-A3 (Ghosn, Michael), Instrument No. 00-1269310, (APN 4451-014-054, -055 now -082, -083), incorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (e) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-85-214-A3 (Ghosn, Michael), Instrument No. 00-1269318, (APN 4455-022-011, now combined as -029), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (f) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-85-214-A3 (Ghosn, Michael), Instrument No. 00-1269316, (APN 4453-017-041, -042 now combined as -058), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (g) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-85-214-A3 (Ghosn, Michael), Instrument No. 00-1278091, (APN 4438-034-007), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (h) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-85-214-A3 (Ghosn, Michael), Instrument No. 00-1269312, (APN 4438-025-018), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (i) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 5-85-214-A3 (Ghosn, Michael), Instrument No. 00-1269314, (APN 4438-027-004/ now 4438-005-025), unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (j) Consideration of resolution authorizing acceptance of an approximately 9.4-acre parcel (APN 315-013-09) adjacent to Chino Hills State Park, Carbon Canyon, City of Brea. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
  (k) Consideration of resolution authorizing a letter of support to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to approve the Tataviam Land Conservancy to hold conservation easements and/or manage and steward mitigation lands. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map]
VII. Consideration of resolution authorizing submission of grant application to the Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program for Phase 3 of the Temescal (Hathaway) Ranch acquisition project, and acceptance of said funds, Piru Creek watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
VIII. Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into a grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board and authorizing the acquisition of all or a portion of APN 1033-171-41-0000 (formerly 1033-171-12-0000 and 13-0000) totalling approximately 80 acres, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment]
IX. Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into a grant agreement with the Wildlife Conservation Board and authorizing the acquisition of all or a portion of APNs 1033-151-06-0000, 1033-151-09-0000, and 1033-151-10-0000 totaling approximately 320 acres, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment]
X. Consideration of ordinance levying special taxes within Community Facilities District No. 2020-1 (Local Fire Prevention, Water Quality and Open Space Measure). [Staff Report] [Ordinance]
XI. Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant to Community Nature Connection for the Youth Leadership Series. [Staff Report] [Resolution]
XII. Consideration of resolution awarding a construction contract for construction of new public access improvements at Big Rock Beach, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachments]
XIII. Consideration of resolution authorizing the acceptance of approximately 6 acres (APN 2813-024-800) from Southern California Edison in Mint Canyon, Upper Santa Clara River watershed, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]
XIV. Consideration of resolution amending Resolution No. 19-38 to include the acceptance of a conservation easement over a portion of APN 4379-032-006 to enhance wildlife corridor along Mulholland Drive, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]
XV. Consideration of resolution authorizing purchase of particular, specific pension obligation trust fund investments administered by Public Agency Retirement Services, pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 115.(This item may be considered in closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.81.) [Staff Report] [Resolution]
XVI. Consideration of resolution authorizing adoption of financial reserve policy and approval of allocation amounts. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
XVII. Administration of Oath of Office to Karyl Rios.
XVIII. Report on bond legislation and possible temporary augmentation to contract with Joseph Caves & Associates.
XIX. 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: four (4). (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, and (4) Limbocker v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Closed Session. Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9(d)(2): Conference with legal counsel regarding claim made pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act. Claimants: Sharon Wilson, Kristine Reem, and Hossein Ahmadi.
XX. Announcement of future meetings and adjournment.