Local Agency Formation Commission

                                                   SPECIAL Meeting Agenda

 

Wednesday, November 20, 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.         CONSENT ITEM

 

            a.         Confirm the results of the Election held on October 22, 2002 approving Formation of the Lennox Garbage Disposal District in the unincorporated Lennox area of Los Angeles County.  Total votes cast 550:  468 in Favor; 82 opposed.

 

4.         HEARINGS

           

            a.         County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation No. 276 – 2.455 acres located between 8th Street West and 10th Street West approximately 500 feet south of Avenue L, in the City of Lancaster.  The landowner is David C. Roman.

 

            b.         County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation No. 278 – 1.009 acres located at the northeast corner of Avenue M-2 and 55th Street West, in the unincorporated Quartz area of Los Angeles County.  The landowner is Richard Meier.

              c.         County Sanitation District No. 15, Annexation No. 276 – 4.528 acres located on Vallecito Drive approximately ½ mile southerly from its intersection with Turnbull Canyon road, in the unincorporated Hacienda Heights area of Los Angeles County.  The landowners are Lydia M. Matyas and Colman Matyas; and Bernard Szerenyi and Martha Szerenyi.

 

            d.         County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 324 – three parcels totaling 41.933 acres located on Lost Canyon Road, easterly of Sand Canyon Road, in the City of Santa Clarita.  The landowners are Sand Canyon Storage, LLC (John H. Maxey (Partner and Manager), Newhall County Water District and several individual owners.

 

            e.         County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 327 – three parcels totaling 8.292 acres located on Canyon Park Boulevard immediately west of the Antelope Valley Freeway, in unincorporated Los Angeles County in the vicinity of the City of Santa Clarita.  The landowner is Isaac Moradi.

 

f.          County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 328 – 54.273 acres located on Sand Canyon Road approximately 2,500 feet north of Soledad Canyon Road all within the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.  The landowner is Canyon View Estates, LLC (Ronald I. Cooper, Manager).

 

g.         County Sanitation District No. 32, Annexation No. 260 – 3.467 acres located on Pine Street approximately Ό of a mile southerly from its intersection with San Fernando Road, in the City of Santa Clarita.  The landowner is Montalvo Properties, LLC.

 

            h.         County Sanitation District No. 32, Annexation No. 266 – 23.797 acres located approximately 600 feet southerly of San Fernando Road and approximately 1/3 of a mile westerly of Sierra Highway, in the City of Santa Clarita.

 

            i.          County Sanitation District No. 32, Annexation No. 267 – 5.121 acres located on Hasley Canyon Road approximately three miles west of the Golden State Freeway, in the unincorporated area of Val Verde in Los Angeles County.  The landowner is Holly Ann Abramson.


 

 

j.          County Sanitation District No. 32, Annexation No. 268 – 0.1855 acres located on Wiley Canyon Road approximately150 feet south of Powell Drive, in the City of Santa Clarita.  The landowner is Cheryl C. Jensen.

 

            k.         Santa Clarita Annexation 2002-05 (Golden Valley Ranch) – 1,311 acres located east of the City of Santa Clarita limits, east of State Route 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway), north of Placerita Canyon Road, and west and north of the Angeles National Forest.  The landowner is PacSun LLC.

                                                                                                                                

5.         SPECIAL ITEMS

 

a.                   Approve Minutes for the meeting held October 23, 2002.

 

b.                  Approval of the October 2002 Operating Account Check Registrar, Money Market Account Register and Special Reorganization Check Register.

           

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.         FUTURE MEETINGS

 

            December 11, 2002.

 

8.         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).

 

9.         ADJOURMENT MOTION


 

STAFF REPORT

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATIONS

 

AGENDA ITEM NOS.  4A AND 4B

 

 

The following are uninhabited annexations to County Sanitation District No. 14 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated these proposals at the request of the individual landowners.

 

4a.       Annexation No. 276 – 2.455 acres located between 8th Street West and 10th Street West approximately 500 feet south of Avenue L, in the City of Lancaster.

 

      The landowner, David C. Roman, proposes to develop the territory as a warehouse.

 

The City of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15332, because the project is a Class 32 – In-Fill Development Project, which is consistent with the general plan, is within city limits, is five acres or less, substantially surrounded by urban uses, and does not result in any significant environmental impacts.

 

4b.       Annexation No. 278 – 1.009 acres located at the northeast corner of Avenue M-2 and 55th Street West, in the unincorporated Quartz area of Los Angeles County. 

 

            The purpose of the annexation is to provide offsite sewage disposal to a single family home.  The landowner is Richard Meier. 

 

            Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 14, as lead agency, 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 area consists of an area containing an existing structure 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 Districts have 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 annexations.  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.

 

The proposed annexations are consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 14.

 

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 Nos. 276 and 278, find that the proposed annexations are categorically exempt from the provision of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15332 and 15319(a), respectively.

 

2.         Adopt Resolutions Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation Nos. 276 and 278 to County Sanitation District No. 14.

 

3.         Provide that the annexations 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.         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 its entirety.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATION

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4C

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 15 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner.

 

Annexation No. 276 – 4.528 acres located on Vallecito Drive approximately ½ mile southerly from its intersection with Turnbull Canyon Road, in the unincorporated Hacienda Heights area of Los Angeles County.  The landowners are Lydia M. Matyas and Colman Matyas; and Bernard Szerenyi and Martha Szerenyi.

 

The landowners propose to develop the territory as 13 single-family homes, and therefore have requested offsite sewage disposal service.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, the County of Los Angeles, as lead agency,  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

 

 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 Districts have 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.

 

The propose annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 15.

 

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. 276, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the mitigated negative declaration adopted by the County of Los Angeles 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, including mitigation measures and findings previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 276 to County Sanitation District No. 15.

 

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.         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 its entirety.


STAFF REPORT

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATION

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4D

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 26 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner.

 

Annexation No. 324 consists of three parcels totaling 41.933 acres located on Lost Canyon Road, easterly of Sand Canyon Road, in the City of Santa Clarita.  The Landowners are Sand Canyon Storage, LLC (John H. Maxey, Partner and Manager), Newhall County Water District, and several individual landowners.

 

The subject territory consists of five existing single-family homes, two water well sites and a vacant parcel.  A storage facility and a single-family home will be developed on two of the sites.

 

Los Angeles County Sanitation No. 26, as lead agency, has determined that the projects consisting of the five existing single-family homes and proposed single-family home are categorically exempt from the provisions of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15319(a), and 15303(a), respectively, because one area contains existing structures developed to the density allowed by the current zoning, and construction in the other area will consists of not more than three single-family homes in an urbanized area.

 

The City of Santa Clarita, as lead agency, has determined that the negative declaration approved by the City in 1995 is still adequate for the storage facility project, since there have been no substantial changes over the years.  The City of Santa Clarita has further determined that the City’s General Plan Environmental Impact Report approved in 1991 is still adequate for the water well sites and vacant parcel, since there were no modifications to the parcels and the zoning of the parcels has not changed.

 

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


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 Districts have 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.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

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. 324, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO finds that:

     

      The proposed annexation as it relates to the single-family homes and construction of an additional single-family home is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines sections 15319(a) and 15303(a), respectively; and

 

It has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects as they relates to the storage facility construction, well sites and vacant land, and the adopted Negative Declaration and Environmental Impact Report certified by the City of Santa Clarita, and has determined that those documents adequately address 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 and environment impact report previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 324 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

3.         Provide that the annexations 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.         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 its entirety.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATION

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4E

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 26 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner.

 

Annexation 327 – three parcels totaling 8.292 acres located on Canyon Park Boulevard immediately west of the Antelope Valley Freeway, in unincorporated area of Los Angeles County in the vicinity of the City of Santa Clarita.  The Landowner is Isaac Moradi.

 

The landowner proposes to develop the subject territory with 63 condominiums.

 

The County of Los Angeles, as lead agency, has certified an Addendum to the Environmental Impact Report for the Canyon Park Specific Plan applicable to the project.

 

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 Districts have 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.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

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

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 

1.         Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 327, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Addendum to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) certified by the County of Los Angeles  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 Addendum to the EIR previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the the project.

 

2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 327 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

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.         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 its entirety.

 

 


STAFF REPORT

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATION

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4F

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 26 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner.

 

County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 328 – 54.273 acres located on Sand Canyon Road approximately 2,500 feet north of Soledad Canyon Road all within the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.  The landowner is Canyon View Estates, LLC (Ronald I. Cooper, Manager).

 

The landowner proposes to develop the subject territory with 75 single-family homes.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, the County of Los Angeles, as lead agency, 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

 

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 Districts have 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.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

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. 328, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the projects and the Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted by the County of Los Angeles 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, including mitigation measures previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 328 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

3.         Provide that the annexations 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.         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 its entirety.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2002

 

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT ANNEXATIONS

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4G THROUGH 4I

 

 

The following are uninhabited annexations to County Sanitation District No. 32 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated these proposals at the request of the landowners.

 

4g.       Annexation No. 260 – 3.467 acres located on Pine Street approximately Ό of a mile southerly from its intersection with San Fernando Road, in the City of Santa Clarita.  The landowner is Montalvo Properties, LLC.

 

            The territory consists of an existing office building that houses the Newhall County Water District.  The proposal involves expansion of this building.

 

            Pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Santa Clarita, as lead agency, has adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project and has determined that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

 

4h.      Annexation No. 266 – 23.797 acres located approximately  600 feet southerly of San Fernando Road and approximately 1/3 of a mile westerly of Sierra Highway, in the City of Santa Clarita. 

 

            The subject territory will be developed as a church and a private preschool and elementary school.  The landowner is Faith Community Church (William Johnson III, Chairman, Board of Elders).

 

Pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, the City of Santa Clarita, as lead agency, has adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project and has determined that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

 

4i.        Annexation No. 267 - 5.121 acres located on Hasley Canyon Road approximately three miles west of the Golden State Freeway, in the unincorporated area of Val Verde in Los Angeles County. 

 

            The territory will be developed as a single-family home.  The landowner is Holly Ann Abramson. 

 

            Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 32, as lead agency, has determined that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15303(a), because the project consists of construction of not more than three single-family homes in an urbanized area.


4j.        Annexation No. 268 – 0.1855 acres located on Wiley Canyon Road approximately 150 feet south of Powell Drive, in the City of Santa Clarita. 

 

            The subject territory consists of an existing single-family home. The landowner is Cheryl C. Jensen.

 

            Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 32, as lead agency, has determined that the project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15319(a), because the area consists of an area containing an existing structure developed to the density allowed by the current zoning.

 

CONCLUSION

 

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

 

The County Sanitation Districts have 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 annexations.  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.

 

The proposed annexations are consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 32.

 

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 Nos. 260 and 266, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the projects and the environmental documents adopted by the lead agencies and has determined that the documents adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the projects. 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 lead agencies, in connection with its approval of the projects.

 

Acting in LAFCO’s role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation Nos. 267 and 268, find that the proposed annexations are categorically exempt from the provision of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15303(a) and 15319(a), respectively.

 

2.         Adopt Resolutions Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation Nos. 260, 266, 267 and 268 to County Sanitation District No. 32.

 

3.         Provide that the annexations 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.         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 its entirety.