AGENDA FOR MEETING OF THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION

                 COMMISSION FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO BE HELD IN

                   ROOM 381B OF THE KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION

                      500 WEST TEMPLE STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012

                                                  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2002

                                                                      9:00 A.M.

 

AGENDA POSTED:   March 21, 2002

 

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Chairman Henri Pellissier.

 

CONTINUED HEARING

 

1.         City of Bell Gardens Detachment from the Belvedere Garbage Disposal District [TO BE CONTINUED] to April 24, 2002 for the purpose of meeting the 21-day notice requirement for the protest hearing.

 

HEARING ITEMS

 

2.         City of Palmdale - Annexation 1991-01 generally located north of Avenue P at 30th Street East. Landowner is the City of Los Angeles World Airports.

 

 

SPECIAL ITEMS

 

3.         Special Reorganization Update.

a.       Schedule of Public Hearings revised 3/19/02.

b.      Report of Terms, Conditions and Findings.

c.       Executive Officer’s report on Revenue Neutrality meetings.

 

4.         Hacienda Heights Update.

 4.         CALAFCO Legislative Update.

MISCELLANEOUS

 

5.         Approve minutes for the February 27, 2002 meeting of the Local Agency Formation Commission.

 

6.         Public comment period: Opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission.  Speakers are reminded of the three-minute time limitation.

 

7.         New Business: Commissioner’s discussion of Matter not on Posted Agenda (To be Discussed and upon Commission approval placed on the Agenda for Action at a Future Meeting). 

8.         Settings for the April 10, 2002 Agenda.

 


 STAFF REPORT

MARCH 27, 2002

ANNEXATION NO. 1999-03, CITY OF PALMDALE

AGENDA ITEM NO. 2

 

Agenda Item No.2 is an uninhabited annexation proposal initiated by Resolution No.  CC 2000-089 from the City of Palmdale.

 

This request is to annex approximately 155.2 acres ± (i) to the City of Palmdale (ii) the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County and (iii) the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District and detach said territory from (i) the Los Angeles County Road District #5 and (ii) the Los Angeles County Library.

 

The subject property is uninhabited and is located north of Avenue “P” at 30th Street East. 

 

Subject territory contains two parcels owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Airports, also known as Los Angeles World Airports.

 

The City of Palmdale has pre-zoned and designated the property as M-2-1/2 (Aircraft, Heavy Industrial).

 

This annexation causes an “island,“ by its design; however, under the provisions of Government Code Section 56375(m), the Commission may exempt the formation of an island.  Please see attached maps.

 

The affected territory is within the current sphere of influence of the City of Palmdale.

 

All affected agencies have adopted the appropriate tax transfer resolutions.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The proposed annexation is a logical extension of the City of Palmdale boundary.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.      Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 1999-03, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the proposed project and the environmental documents certified by the City of Palmdale, as lead agency, namely EIR 91-3 and City of Palmdale Ordinance No. 1183, approving Development Agreement 2001-01 between the City of Palmdale and Los Angeles World Airports to facilitate Annexation No. 1999-03, and has determined that the documents adequately address the environmental impacts of the proposed project.  LAFCO finds that it

Agenda Item No. 2

March 27, 2002

 

 

 

 

has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the environmental findings and statement of overriding considerations, where applicable, previously adopted by the City of Palmdale in connection with its certification of that report for the proposed project.

2.      Find that the affected agencies have consented to the waiver of conducting authority proceedings, in accordance with joint resolution No. CC 2002-016 and pursuant to Government Code Section 56663(c).

 

3.      Adopt a resolution making determinations and approving and ordering annexation of the subject territory to the City of Palmdale, the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County and the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District and detachment of same said territory from the Los Angeles County Road District No.5 and the Los Angeles County Library.