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Next Meeting and Agenda

April 3, 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 3-6-19 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 February 15, 2019 to March 14, 2019. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Payment Register]
  (b) Consideration of resolution authorizing a contract with Fehr and Peers, Inc. for the Mission Canyon Park project, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (c) Consideration of resolution authorizing an augmentation of the professional services contract with AHBE Landscape Architects for the Mission Canyon Park project, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3]
VII. Presentation by MRCA Chief of Fire Division. [Staff Report]
VIII. Report on enforcement problems at Elephant Hill, El Sereno. [Staff Report]
IX. Report from staff on emergency actions taken pursuant to Resolution No. 19-09 and consideration of resolution confirming the need for continuing emergency contracting procedures in response to the Woolsey Fire, subsequent rainstorms, and related incidents. [Staff Report] [Resolution]
X. Consideration of resolution authorizing application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a grant of Proposition 68 funds for new exhibits in the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Franklin Canyon, Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution]
XI. Consideration of resolution authorizing execution of a memorandum of understanding with the City of Los Angeles for the cooperative planning, remediation, and future development of Taylor Yard G2 property owned by the City of Los Angeles and a multipurpose easement over an approximately 12.5 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823, to be acquired by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] [Map 2]
XII. Consideration of resolution authorizing the acquisition of APNs 5580-018-022 and 023 and accepting private funds for said acquisition near Griffith Park, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
XIII. Closed Session. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority may hold a closed session on the following items pursuant to Government Code ยงยง 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: seven (7). (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.; (5) Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority v. Sycamore Park Beach and Tennis Club, et al.; (6) City of Malibu v. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, et al., and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority v. Southern California Edison. Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2): Conference with legal counsel regarding claim made pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act. Claimant: Khachatur Khudikyan Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2): Conference with legal counsel regarding claim made pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act. Claimant: Armen Baibourtian Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2): Conference with legal counsel regarding claim made pursuant to the Government Tort Claims Act. Claimant: Natalie Benson
XIV. Announcement of future meetings and adjournment.