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9-4-19 MRCA Agenda

Agenda

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 8-7-19 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 July 19, 2019 to August 15, 2019. [9-4-19 Item VI(a) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(a) Res # 19-132] [9-4-19 Item VI(a) Attachment]
  (b) Consideration of resolution authorizing the ability to register/vest and purchase properties at the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [9-4-19 Item VI(b) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(b) Res # 19-133]
  (c) Consideration of resolution authorizing the creation of an Auction Trust Account with the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collectors office to purchase parcels at the 2019A public auction. [9-4-19 Item VI(c) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(c) Res # 19-134]
  (d) Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of mitigation funds, private donation funds, and other agency funds, to acquire properties in the Los Angeles River watershed, coastal watersheds of the Santa Monica Mountains, Antelope Valley, and Santa Clara River watershed, at the Los Angeles County Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [9-4-19 Item VI(d) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(d) Res # 19-135]
  (e) Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Assessment District No.1 (Area B) funds to acquire properties in the Beverly Glen watershed, City of Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles County Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [9-4-19 Item VI(e) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(e) Res # 19-136]
  (f) Consideration of resolution authorizing the expenditure of funds from Proposition A to acquire properties in the 5th Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County, at the Los Angeles County Tax Collector 2019A public auction. [9-4-19 Item VI(f) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(f) Res # 19-137]
  (g) Consideration of resolution authorizing a professional services contract with Feldman Consulting Inc. for the technical design development of the Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, City of Los Angeles. [9-4-19 Item VI(g) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(g) Res # 19-138] [9-4-19 Item VI(g) Attachment]
  (h) Consideration of resolution authorizing a professional services contract with SWA Group for the technical design development of the Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, City of Los Angeles. [9-4-19 Item VI(h) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(h) Res # 19-139] [9-4-19 Item VI(h) Attachment]
  (i) Consideration of resolution authorizing a professional services contract withVS2 Consulting Inc. for the technical design development of the Natural Park at Ramona Gardens, City of Los Angeles. [9-4-19 Item VI(i) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(i) Res # 19-140] [9-4-19 Itm VI(i) Attachment]
  (j) Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant application to the Wildlife Conservation Board for Proposition 68 funds for the Maritime Rocks Beach Access Project, City of Malibu. [9-4-19 Item VI(j) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(j) Res # 19-141] [VI(j) Map]
  (k) Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant augmentation to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for Proposition 1 funds for Los Angeles River Community Access planning. [9-4-19 Item VI(k) Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VI(k) Res # 19-142]
VII. Report on the participation rate of disadvantaged businesses in contracts during Fiscal Year 2018-2019. [9-4-19 Item VII Staff Report]
VIII. Consideration of resolution approving MRCA Final Budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020. [9-4-19 Item VIII Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item VIII Res # 19-143] [9-4-19 Item VIII Attachment]
IX. Consideration of resolution authorizing application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a Proposition 68 grant for fire hardening for park infrastructure. [9-4-19 Item IX Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item IX Res # 19-144]
X. Consideration of resolution awarding a contract to A Plus Tree, Inc. for arborist evaluation and remediation work due to Woolsey Fire damage at Ramirez Canyon Park, City of Malibu. [9-4-19 Item X Staff Report] [9-4-19 Item X Res # 19-145] [9-4-19 Item X Attachment]
XI. 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.
XII. Announcement of future meetings and adjournment.