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March 6, 2019

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 2-20-19 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 January 18, 2019 to February 14, 2019. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (b) Consideration of resolution authorizing entering into an agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation for the construction, operation, and maintenance of two beach access stairways at Malibu Pier, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (c) Consideration of resolution amending the contract with Tetra Tech, Inc. for the development of an Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (d) Consideration of resolution authorizing a contract extension and augmentation of a professional consulting services contract with Environmental & Energy Consulting (EEC). [Staff Report] [Resolution]
  (e) Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on the amendments to the General Plan and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to establish a Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors Overlay Zone, a Critical Wildlife Passage Areas Overlay Zone, and related regulations (PL16-0127). [Resolution] [Attachment]
  (f) Consideration of resolution authorizing vehicle leases. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3]
VII. Consideration of resolution adopting the Negative Declaration and approving the Lechuza Beach Public Access Improvements Project, Lechuza Beach, City of Malibu. (Item Removed)
VIII. 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]
IX. Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the San Gabriel and the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy for Proposition 1 funds for Los Angeles River Environmental Flows Study, project planning and design, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
X. Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for Proposition 1 funds for vegetation management, fire prevention and resilience activities. [Staff Report] [Resolution]
XI. Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant application to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for grant funds for capital improvements to the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution]
XII. Consideration of resolution authorizing (a) submission of a grant application to, and authorizing entering into a grant agreement with, the California Coastal Conservancy for Proposition 1 funds to acquire lands in Los Alisos Canyon and Lachusa Canyon, and (b) authorizing the acquisition of said lands in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map]
XIII. Consideration of resolution 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 Dr., APN 4379-032-006, in the City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2]
XIV. Consideration of resolution authorizing support of Senate Bill 45 (Allen), an act to add Division 46 (commencing with Section 80200) to the Public Resources Code, relating to public resources. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment]
XV. 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: six (6). (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., and (6) City of Malibu v. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, et al. 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
XVI. Announcement of future meetings and adjournment.