Local Agency Formation Commission

 Regular Meeting Agenda

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

9:00 a.m.

 

Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Room 381B

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration

500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012

 

 

 

1.         CALL MEETING TO ORDER

 

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

 

3.         HEARINGS

 

a.                   County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation  No. 272 – two parcels containing 2.025 acres located on 55th Street West, south of Avenue M-4, in the unincorporated community of Quartz Hill.  The landowners are Donna J. Montez, Glenn and Carol Howard, Gary H. and Pennye R. Rawson, William E. Fowler, Doris Davis and Jane C. Chinn.

 

b.                  County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation  No. 273 – 17.160 acres located on Avenue M, west of Sierra Highway, in the City of Lancaster.  The landowner is the County of Los Angeles.

 

c.                   County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation  No. 274 – 20.327 acres located at the northeast corner of Avenue N and 55th Street West, in the City of Palmdale.  The landowner is Harris Homes (Craig L. Harris, President).


 

3.                  HEARINGS 

 

d.                  County Sanitation District No. 16, Annexation No. 26 – two parcels totaling 7.402 acres.  Parcel 1 is located northwest of the intersection of Sierra Madre Boulevard and New York Drive.  Parcel 2 is located on New York Drive, northwest of its intersection with Sierra Madre Boulevard, in the City of Pasadena.  The landowners are Harry Nazarian and David G. and Margaret Mgrublian.

 

e.                   Hearing on proposed incorporation of the unincorporated community of Hacienda Heights, presentation of draft Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis. (Hearing to be continued pending completion of revenue neutrality negotiations.)

 

4.         OTHER ITEMS

 

            a.         Approval of the Impartial Ballot Analysis for the proposed formation of the Lennox Garbage Disposal District.

 

5.         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.

 

6.         SETTING FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

 

 

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.         ADJOURMENT MOTION

 


STAFF REPORT

 

AUGUST 28, 2002

 

ANNEXATION NO. 272 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 14

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3A

 

The following is a proposed annexation of uninhabited territory to County Sanitation District No. 14 of Los Angeles County.  The County Sanitation District has initiated this proposal at the request of the individual landowners.

 

Annexation No. 272 consists of two parcels of territory totaling 2.025 acres.  Parcel 1 is located on 55th Street West approximately 300 feet south of Avenue M-4 and Parcel 2 is located on 55th Street West approximately 70 feet south of Avenue M-4, in the unincorporated community of Quartz Hill.  The territory consists of six existing single-family homes and no new development is proposed at this time.  The Landowners are Donna J. Montez, Glenn and Carol Howard, Gary H. and Pennye R. Rawson, William E. Fowler, Doris H. Davis, and Jane C. Chinn.

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15319(a), because the annexation consists of areas containing existing structures developed to the density allowed by the current zoning.


Conclusion

 

All owners of real property within the boundaries 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 LAFCO’s role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 272, find that the proposed annexation is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15319(a).


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 pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the requirement for protest proceedings in their entirety.

 

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.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 272 to County Sanitation District No. 14.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

AUGUST 28, 2002

 

ANNEXATION NO. 273 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 14

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3B

 

 

The following is a proposed annexation of uninhabited territory to County Sanitation District No. 14 of Los Angeles County.  The County Sanitation District has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner.

 

Annexation No. 273 consists of 17.160 acres located on Avenue M, west of Sierra Highway, in the City of Lancaster.  The Antelope Valley Superior Courthouse will be developed on the site.  The landowner is the County of Los Angeles.

 

The County of Los Angeles has certified a Final EIR for the project.


Conclusion

 

The landowner of all of the real property to be annexed has consented in writing to the annexation. 

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that, based on the information provided by the property owner, 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. 273, 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, namely the Final EIR, the Environmental Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program certified by the County of Los Angeles , as lead agency, and has determined that the documents adequately address the environmental impacts of the proposed 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 environmental documents previously prepared by the County of Los Angeles , in connection with its approval  of  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 pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the requirement for protest proceedings in their entirety.

 

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.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 273 to County Sanitation District No. 14.

 

 


STAFF REPORT

 

AUGUST 28, 2002

 

ANNEXATION NO. 274 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 14

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3C

 

The following is a proposed annexation of uninhabited territory to County Sanitation District No. 14 of Los Angeles County.  The County Sanitation District has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner.

 

Annexation No. 274 consists of 20.327 acres of territory located at the northeast corner of Avenue N and 55th Street West all within the City of Palmdale.  The subject territory will be developed as 41 single-family homes.  The landowner is Harris Homes (Craig L. Harris, President). 

 

The City of Palmdale has adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project and has determined that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment.


Conclusion

 

The landowner of all of the real property to be annexed has consented in writing to the annexation. 

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that, based on the information provided by the property owner, 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. 274, 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, namely the Mitigated Negative Declaration, adopted by the City of Palmdale, as lead agency, and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the proposed 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 mitigated negative declaration previously prepared by the City of Palmdale, in connection with its approval of 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 pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the requirement for protest proceedings in their entirety.

           

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.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 274 to County Sanitation District No. 14.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

AUGUST 28, 2002

 

ANNEXATION NO. 26 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 16

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3D

 

The following is a proposed annexation of uninhabited territory to County Sanitation District No. 16 of Los Angeles County.  The County Sanitation District has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowners.

 

Annexation No. 26 consists of two parcels totaling 7.402 acres.  Parcel 1 is located approximately 2,200 feet northwesterly from the intersection of Sierra Madre Boulevard and New York Drive, and Parcel 2 is located on New York Drive approximately ¼ mile northwesterly from its intersection with Sierra Madre Boulevard all within the City of Pasadena. Parcel 1 consists of a single-family home; the landowner of Parcel 2 proposes to develop the parcel with two additional single-family homes.  The landowners are Harry Nazarian and David G. and Margaret Mgrublian.

 

The County Sanitation District has determined that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Annexation of Parcel 1 is exempt pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15319(a), because the annexation consists of areas containing existing structures developed to the density allowed by the current zoning.  Annexation of Parcel 2 is exempt pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15303(a), because it consists of construction of not more than three single-family homes in an urbanized area.

 

Conclusion

 

All owners of real property within the boundaries 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 LAFCO’s role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 26,  find that the annexation is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines sections 15319(a) and 15303(a).

Staff Report – CSD 16-26

August 28, 2002

Page 2

 

2.         Find that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organizations, and all affected agencies have consented in writing to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the requirement for protest proceedings in their entirety.

 

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.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 26 to County Sanitation District No. 16.