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Telephonic Meeting Notice and Agenda
Pursuant to Section 11123
of the Government Code


Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
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Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy & Advisory Committee

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee will hold a meeting by teleconference/video conference, pursuant to Section 11123 of the Government Code.

Members of the Conservancy and Advisory Committee will be meeting in person at one of the following locations. Members of the public are welcome to participate in person as well as electronically via zoom
:

Location 1: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA

Location 2: California Natural Resources Agency, 715 P Street, 2nd Floor, Room 221-C, Sacramento, CA

To join the Zoom webinar for the meeting, click this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82337947905 and join with meeting ID: 823 3794 7905 or dial one of the following phone numbers:
1 (669) 900 6833
1 (346) 248 7799
1 (253) 215 8782
Please note that a light supper will be made available to members of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee at 6:00 PM at King Gillette Ranch.
CONSERVANCY
Hon. Linda Parks, Chairperson, Ventura County, Appointed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors
Rudy Ortega, Vice Chairperson, Public Member, Appointed by the Governor
David Szymanski, Superintendent, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Irma R. Muñoz, City of Los Angeles, Appointed by the Mayor
Miguel Luna, Public Member, Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Hon. Steve Veres, Public Member, Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Fran Pavley, Designee of Hon. Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Amanda Martin, Designee of Secretary for Natural Resources, Natural Resources Agency
Craig Sap, Acting Superintendent, Angeles District of the California Department of Parks and Recreation
Linda Escalante, Ex Officio Member, California Coastal Commission
Tom Torres, Ex Officio Member, Supervisor, Angeles National Forest
Amy Hutzel, Ex Officio Member, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy
Hon. Ben Allen, Legislative Participant, Senator, 26th District, Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Hon. Chris Holden, Legislative Participant, Assemblymember, 41st District, Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Hon. Laura Friedman, Legislative Participant, Assemblymember, 43rd District, Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Hon. Henry Stern, Legislative Participant, Senator, 27th District, Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Hon. Anthony Portantino, Legislative Participant, Senator, 25th District, Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Hon. Richard Bloom, Legislative Participant, Assemblymember, 50th District, Appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Joseph T. Edmiston, FAICP, Hon. ASLA Executive Director
Rorie A. Skei, Chief Deputy Director
Daniel Olivas, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Christina Bull Arndt, Supervising Deputy Attorney General
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Donald J. Robinson, Chairperson, Representative of the City of Westlake Village
Hon. Illece Buckley Weber, Vice Chairperson, Representative of the City of Agoura Hills
Allison-Claire Acker, Representative of the County of Los Angeles
Lloyd Ahern, Representative of the City of Malibu
Sean Anderson, Ph.D., Representative of the County of Ventura
Caroline Brown, Representative of the City of Sierra Madre
Hon. Michael Cacciotti, Representative of the City of South Pasadena
Edward L. Corridori, Ph.D., Public Member Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Hon. Jon Curtis, Representative of the city of La Cañada Flintridge
Hon. Brian Dennert, Representative of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District
Hon. Bev Dransfeldt, Representative of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District
Kirsten James, Public member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Alan Kishbaugh, Representative of the City of Los Angeles
Hon. George Lange, Representative of the Conejo Recreation and Park District
Edlin Lopez, Public member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
Hon. Rafi Manoukian, Representative of the City of Glendale
Hon. Mary Sue Maurer, Representative of the City of Calabasas
Janine Prado, Representative of the City of Santa Clarita
Wendy-Sue Rosen, Public Member Appointed by the Governor
Nancy Stephens, Public Member Appointed by the Governor
Bruce Thomas, Representative of the City of Moorpark
Janet Wall, Representative of the City of Thousand Oaks
Timothy Wendler, Public Member Appointed by the Senate Rules Committee
Garen Yegparian, Representative of the City of Burbank
 
 
1. Call to Order.
2. Roll Call of Conservancy.
3. Roll Call of Advisory Committee.
4. Introductions of Legislative Participants or their staff.
5. Reports:
  (a) Chairperson's Report;
  (b) Coastal Commission Report;
  (c) Coastal Conservancy Report;
  (d) Attorney General's Report;
  (e) National Park Service Report;
  (f) State Parks Report;
  (g) Forest Service Report;
  (h) Legislative Report;
  (i) Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Report;
  (j) Santa Clarita Watershed Recreation and Conservation Authority Report;
  (k) Wildlife Corridor Conservation Authority Report;
  (l) Moorpark Watershed Parks Recreation and Conservation Authority Report;
  (m) Oral Reports by staff;
  (n) Questions to staff.
6. Members comments on matters not on the agenda.
7. Comments from members of the public on items not on the agenda and public testimony on all agenda items.
8. Consent Calendar:
  (a) Approval of Minutes
  (b) Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed project at 3003 Runyon Canyon Road (ENV-2016-4180-EIR) in Runyon Canyon, City of Los Angeles
  (c) Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the revised draft Wildlife Ordinance and the provision of staff resources to expedite its adoption into law.
  (d) Consideration of resolution authorizing a comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Harvard-Westlake River Park Project, Studio City, SCH No. 2020090536
9. Discussion Items:
  (a) Presentation on Ventura County’s Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife Corridor Overlay Zone by Ventura County Senior Planner Shelley Sussman and Assistant County Counsel Franchesca S. Verdin
  (b) Consideration of resolution authorizing an augmentation to grant SMM-40-1523 for Towsley Canyon Park Capital Improvements.
  (c) Consideration of resolution authorizing a grant of General Funds to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation authority for Topanga-Big Wild project planning and design.
10. Closed Session:
  (The Conservancy may hold a closed session on the following items pursuant to Section 11126 Subdivision (c)(7)(A), Section 11126.3(a), and Section 11126 Subdivision (e) of the Government Code. Confidential memoranda related to the following items may be considered during such closed session discussions.) Discussion and possible action regarding pending and/or potential litigation: Pending litigation – Sycamore Park Private Community Group, et al. v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and Citizens for the Responsible Use of Carbon and La Costa Beaches v. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, et al.
11. Announcement of future meetings and adjournment.
    *Coastal Zone item(s) upon which the ex officio member appointed by the California Coastal Commission may vote.
    ** Item(s) upon which the ex officio member representing the Angeles National Forest may vote.
Note: In order to save the expense of duplicating and mailing written materials, the Conservancy and Advisory Committee members will receive meeting materials electronically. Staff reports and other documents will not be mailed to the members nor will they be sent to local public libraries. Most libraries have internet access so the public will continue to have free access to meeting materials on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy World Wide Web site at http://www.smmc.ca.gov. Prior to the meeting, documents that persons would like forwarded to Conservancy and Advisory Committee members must be submitted in Microsoft Word format (MSWord 97 for Windows or above) via e-mail no later than 3:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the Conservancy meeting. Such materials should be sent to [email protected] and in the subject line identify the agenda item number or other subject of the communication. At the meeting the Conservancy and Advisory Committee will accept written communications (46 copies should be submitted in order to have one for each Conservancy and Advisory Committee member, a copy for the Board Secretary, and a public review copy)

The Conservancy may hold a closed session on any public hearing item pursuant to Section 11126 Subdivision (c)(7)(A), Section 11126.3(a) and Section 11126 Subdivision (e) of the Government Code.

For further information on any agenda item please contact Rorie Skei, Chief Deputy Director at (310) 589-3200, extension 112. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy’s agendas are now available on the World Wide Web at http://www.smmc.ca.gov.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call Board Secretary at 310-589-3200, extension 118, at least five days prior to the meeting
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