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                                    Local Agency Formation Commission

                                                 Regular Meeting Agenda

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

1:00 p.m.

 

Room 374A

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration

500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012

 

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NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION

 

CS-1    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION

(Subdivision (a) of Government Code section 54956.9)

 

Robert F. Hunt v. Local Agency Formation Commission for Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. Unassigned

 

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1.         CALL MEETING TO ORDER.

 
2.         Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Chairman Henri f. Pellissier.

 

3.         CONSENT ITEM

 

            a.         County Sanitation District No. 32, Annexation No. 265 - 1794.100 acres located on Copper Hill Drive, west of San Francisquito Canyon Road, in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.  The landowner is Montalvo Properties, LLC.


4.         HEARING

 

a.         County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation 270 - 10.073 acres located on 45th Street West, south of Avenue N, in the City of Palmdale.  The landowners are Harris Homes and numerous individual owners.

 

5.         SPECIAL ITEMS

 

a.   Approve recommended salary increases for LAFCO staff.


b.      Approve invoice for services with Gansk & Associates, in connection with an analysis, report and testimony relating to Voting Rights Act issues for  the Hollywood Special Reorganization.

c.       Special Reorganization Update.

 

6.      PUBLIC COMMENT

 

This is the opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items that are not on the posted agenda, provided that the subject matter is within the jurisdiction of the Commission.  Speakers are reminded of the three-minute time limitation.


7.         NEW BUSINESS

 

This is the opportunity for commissioners to discuss matters not on the Posted Agenda (To be Discussed and upon Commission approval placed on the Agenda for Action at a Future Meeting).

8.         SETTINGS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

July 8, 2002 at 9:00 a.m., in Room 374A of the Hall of Administration

Request by the City of Los Angeles:  Reconsideration of adopted Resolution Making Determinations for the San Fernando Valley Special Reorganization.

9.         ADJOURMENT MOTION

           

           


STAFF REPORT

JUNE 26, 2002

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATION

AGENDA ITEM 3A

 

 

The following is a proposal for the annexation of uninhabited territory to County Sanitation District No. 32 of Los Angeles County.  The proposal was initiated at the request of the landowner, Montalvo Properties, LLC.

 

Annexation 265 – 1794.100 acres located on Copper Hill Drive immediately west         of San Francisquito Canyon Road, all within the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.  The development proposed for the territory consists of 898 single-family homes, 513 condominiums, 380 apartments, a school site, an interpretive center, a fire station, a recreation/sports complex, a park site, and a retail/commercial site. 

 

Pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning has adopted an Environmental Impact Report for this project.


CONCLUSION

 

All owners of real property within the boundary of the territory to be annexed have consented in writing to their properties being annexed to the district. 

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that, based on the information provided by the property owners, the district’s sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexation.  Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.


 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 

1.         Acting in its role as a responsible agency, with respect to Annexation No. 265   and under State CEQA Guidelines, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) certified by the Los   Angeles County Department of Regional Planning (LACRPD) and has determined that the EIR adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it as complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the EIR previously prepared by the LACRPD, in connection with the certification of this document for the project.

 

2.         Find that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and all affected agencies have consented in writing to the waiver of protest proceedings, and waive the requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.

 

3.         Adopt a Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 265 to County Sanitation District No. 32.

 

4.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition:

 

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

 


STAFF REPORT

JUNE 26, 2002

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATION

AGENDA ITEM 4A

 

 

 

The following is a proposal for the annexation of inhabited territory to County Sanitation District No. 14 of Los Angeles County.  The proposal was initiated at the request of the Developer, Harris Homes.

 

Annexation 270 – 10.073 acres located on 45th Street West, approximately 600 feet south of Avenue N, all within the City of Palmdale.  The territory is currently being developed with 23 single-family homes.  The landowners are Harris Homes and numerous individual owners.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, the City of Palmdale has adopted a negative declaration for this project.   

 

CONCLUSION

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that, based on the information provided by the developer, the district’s sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexation.

 

Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.         Acting in its role as a responsible agency, with respect to Annexation No. 270, and under State CEQA Guidelines, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Negative Declaration certified by the City of Palmdale and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it has complied with the        requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the negative declaration previously prepared by the City of Palmdale, in connection with the certification of the document for the project.


2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving Annexation No. 270 to County Sanitation District No. 14.

 

3.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition:

 

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

 

4.         Set August 14, 2002 as the date for Commission protest proceedings.


STAFF REPORT

 

JUNE 26, 2002

 

RECOMMENDED STAFF SALARY INCREASES

 

AGENDA ITEM 5A

 

 

LAFCO staff consists of seven contract employees. All employee contracts provide the following: “employee shall receive salary increases as LAFCO may from time to time approve at its annual review.”

 

The LAFCO commission did, at its May 22, 2002 meeting, adopt the LAFCO Operating Budget for fiscal year 2002/2003 which budget included sufficient funds to provide for the salary increases recommended herein.

 

On June 12, 2002, your executive officer presented his evaluation of staff performance.

 

All salary levels recommended herein fall within the salary range for each of the employees indicated on the attached LAFCO Organization Chart.

 

Recommendation:      It is recommended that your commission approve, as a merit salary increase effective July 1, 2002, the annual salary indicated for each of the following employees:

 

Amber De La Torre:     Having successfully completed a 6 month probationary period, Ms. De La Torre’s salary to be increased to the entry level for office service assistant at $28,692.00 per annum.

Wilda Turner:               Ms. Turner’s salary to be increased to $40,183.00 per annum.

 

Douglas Dorado:          Mr. Dorado’s salary to be increased to $43,260.00 per annum.

 

Serafina Grossman:       Ms. Grossman’s salary to be increased to $56,650.00 per annum.

 

June Savala:                  Ms. Savala’s salary to be increased to $71,146.00 per annum.

 

Sandor Winger:            Mr. Winger’s salary to be increased to $74,974.00 per annum.

 

Larry J. Calemine:         Mr. Calemine’s salary to be increased to $120,000.00 per annum.