Local Agency Formation Commission

 SPECIAL Meeting Agenda

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

1:00 p.m.

 

Employee Relations Hearing Room, Room 374A

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012

 

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1.         CALL MEETING TO ORDER.

 

2.         Pledge of Allegiance will be led by CHAIRMAN PELLISSIER.

 

3.         HEARINGS

 

     a.       County Sanitation District No. 14, Annexation No. 275 – 1.251 acres located on 10th Street West, approximately 130 feet south of Avenue L-8, in the City of Lancaster.  The landowner is BLF Real Estate, LLC (Gary Little, Member)

     b.      County Sanitation District No. 20, Annexation No. 68 – 11.749 acres located on Pearblossom Highway, approximately one-fourth mile west of 40th Street East, in the City of Palmdale.  The landowner is the Palmdale School District (Nancy K. Smith, Superintendent).


 
    c.      County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 326 – 12.246 acres located on Plum Canyon Road, approximately one-half mile easterly from its intersection with Bouquet Canyon Road, in the unincorporated area of Saugus. The landowner is the County of Los Angeles (Jim Smith, Chief Project Management Division, Department of Parks and Recreation).


 
    d.       Continued hearing on City of Palmdale, Annexation No. 2000-01A-consisting of approximately 977 acres of inhabited unincorporated county territory.  The applicant is the City of Palmdale.  (Continued from meeting of April 23, 2003).

 

     e.       Hearing on Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04.

 

4.         PROTEST HEARINGS

 

      a.       Palm Ranch Irrigation District, Annexation No. 1-2001 – consisting of Tract No. 51980 (17.88 acres) and Tract No. 53069 (10 acres), located in the Rancho Vista area in the City of Palmdale.  The landowner is Harris Homes.

      1.  Order Annexation No. 1-2001 to Palm Ranch Irrigation District or terminate annexation proceedings based upon outcome of protest hearing.


      b.         City of Bell, Reorganization No. 2002-01 - approximately 76.6 acres of uninhabited territory between the cities of Bell and Cudahy. The applicant is the City of Bell.

 

  1.  Order Reorganization No. 2002-01 between the cities of Bell and Cudahy or terminate reorganization proceedings based upon outcome of protest hearing.

5.         SPECIAL ITEMS

 

a.                   Update regarding cities of Montebello and Commerce application for exemption under Government Code Section 56133(e).

 

b.                  Discussion regarding pending legislation AB 1425 (Pacheo), regarding Castaic Lake Water Agency and Newhall County Water District.

 

c.                   Approve Minutes for the meeting held April 23, 2003.

 

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

 

            May 28, 2003

            June 25, 2003

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

 

MAY 14, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 275 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 14

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3(a)

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 14 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated this proposal at the request of the landowner, BLF Real Estate, LLC.

 

Location:  1.251 acres located on 10th Street West approximately 130 feet south of Avenue L-8, within the City of Lancaster. 

 

Surrounding and Present Land Uses:  The surrounding land use consists of industrial and commercial.  The present land use consists of vacant land.

 

Sphere of Influence:  The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted spheres of influence for all affected agencies.

 

Proposed Development:  The territory will be developed as a 14,502 square foot commercial building designated for warehouse, wholesale, and retail use. 

 

Provision of Services:  The subject territory will be served byDistrict No. 14's 12-inch diameter 10th Street West Extension No. 2 Trunk Sewer in 10th Street West at Avenue L-8 that is adjacent to the subject territory. It is estimated that the subject territory will discharge an average flow of 0.0005 mgd (0.004 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 2.7 cfs (peak flow).

 

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 on the subject property.  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. 

 

CEQA:  The City of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the project meets the criteria for a Categorical Exemption - Class 32 In-Fill Development Project.  Specifically, the project is consistent with the city's general plan, within city limits, consists of five acres or less, and does not result in any significant environmental impacts. 

 

Tax Transfer:  All affected agencies have adopted the appropriate tax transfer resolution.

 

Correspondence:  Staff has not received any correspondence in opposition to or in support of this annexation.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 

1.    Find that this annexation is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, section 15332 (in‑fill development).

 

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 its entirety.

 
3.    Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 275 to County Sanitation District No. 14.

 
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

 

MAY 14, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 68

TO COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 20

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3(b)

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 20 of Los Angeles County.  County Sanitation Districts has initiated thisese proposals at the request of the landowner, the Palmdale School District.

 

­Location:  11.749 acres located on Pearblossom Highway, approximately one-fourth mile west of 40th Street East, all within the City of Palmdale. 

 

Surrounding and Present Land Uses:  The surrounding land use consists of residential subdivisions and vacant desert land.  The present land use is vacant desert land.

 

Sphere of Influence:  The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted spheres of influence for all affected agencies.

 

Proposed Development:  The territory will be developed as an elementary school, consisting of 71,667 square feet of classrooms, administrative offices and related facilities.  The school will serve approximately 750 students and have approximately 30 teaching stations.

 

Provision of Services:  The subject territory will be served by District No. 20's 12-inch diameter 35th Street East Extension No. 2 Trunk Sewer in 35th Street East at Avenue S, approximately one mile north.  It is estimated that tThe subject territory will discharge an average flow of 0.0150 mgd (0.09 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 1.2 cfs (peak flow).

 

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 on the subject property.  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. 

 

CEQA:  On March 6, 2001, the Palmdale School District, as lead agency, certified the negative declaration, including mitigation measures and findings, for the project and made a determination that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

 

Tax Transfer:  All affected agencies have adopted the appropriate tax transfer resolution.

 

Correspondence:  Staff has not received any correspondence in opposition to or in support of this annexation.


RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.    Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 68, 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 mitigated negative declaration adopted by the Palmdale School District, 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 negative declaration, including mitigation measures and findings previously prepared by the Palmdale School District, 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 its entirety.

 
3.    Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 68 to County Sanitation District No. 20.

 
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

 

MAY 14, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 326

TO COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 26

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3(c)

 

 

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

 

Location:  12.246 acres located on Plum Canyon Road, approximately one-half mile easterly from its intersection with Bouquet Canyon Road, in the unincorporated area of Saugus.

 

Surrounding and Present Land Uses:  The surrounding land use consists of residential; the present land use is vacant land.

 

Sphere of Influence:  The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted spheres of influence for all affected agencies.

 

Proposed Development:  The territory will be developed as a park (Dave March Park, formerly Plum Canyon Park).  The park will be developed in two phases.  Phase I involves development of the northern pad (approx. three acres), consisting of walkways, utilities, tots play area, site amenities, landscaping and irrigation, restrooms/maintenance area, a 15-space parking lot, security lighting, and signage.  Phase II involves development of the southern pad (approx. four acres), consisting of site work, utilities, children's play area, site amenities, multipurpose athletic field, jogging path with exercise equipment, landscape and irrigation, tennis court, group picnic shelter and a 15-space parking lot.

 

Provision of Services:  The subject territory will be served by District No. 26's 24-inch diameter Bouquet Canyon Road at Festividad Drive, approximately two and one-half miles southwest.   It is estimated that tThe subject territory will discharge an average flow of 0.0001 mgd (0.0009 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 14.0 cfs (peak flow).

 

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 on the subject property.  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. 

 

CEQA:  On July 16, 2002, the County of Los Angeles, as lead agency, certified the negative declaration, including mitigation measures, for the project and made a determination that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

 

Tax Transfer:  All affected agencies have adopted the appropriate tax transfer resolution.

 

Correspondence:  Staff has not received any correspondence in opposition to or in support of this annexation.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.    Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 326, 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 mitigated negative declaration adopted by the County of Los Angeles, 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 negative declaration, including mitigation measures and findings 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 its entirety.

 
3.    Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Ordering Annexation No. 326 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 
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

 

MAY 14, 2003

 

CITY OF PALMDALE ANEXATION 2000-01A

(Inhabited Territory)

 

CONTINUATION OF APRIL 23, 2003 MEETING

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3(d)

 

 

Agenda Item No.­3d is a proposal requesting annexation of approximately 977 acres of inhabited, unincorporated county territory to the City of Palmdale.  The applicant of record is the City of Palmdale, the proposal being initiated by City of Palmdale Resolution No. CC 2001-105.  The application was received on October 16, 2001.

Related Jurisdictional Changes:  The proposal also includes annexation of the westerly portion of the subject territory to County Waterworks District No. 40, and detachment of the subject territory from Road Maintenance District No. 5.  The proposal also includes a sphere of influence amendment for County Waterworks District 40.  Although the application requests annexation to the Consolidated Fire Protection District and the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, the subject territory is already within the boundaries of those districts.

 

Location:  The affected territory is generally located between the alignments of Avenue R-8 to the north, Williston Street/Hacienda Drive to the south, 860+ feet west of the alignment of 20th Street West to the west, and approximately 220+ feet of Calle Grillo to the east.

 

Background:

On April 23, 2003 an initial public hearing was held for City of Palmdale Annexation No. 2000-01A.  Due to staff receiving several petitions and letters of opposition, the matter was continued until those opponents could be identified as either registered voters and/or owners of land.  The Commission also requested that the properties of opposing landowners be mapped out accordingly, in order to give the Commission an understanding of their location and any pockets of residents that may have accumulated as a result of those common interests.

 

City of Palmdale staff was not on hand to answer several questions that were posed by the Commission at the hearing regarding the application.  Subsequently, on April 29, 2003, LAFCO staff requested a meeting with City of Palmdale planning staff to discuss some of the issues that came up at the hearing.  The City of Palmdale Planning Staff made it clear that a major reason for the annexation is land use control. 

 

 The City of Palmdale also has a current application with LAFCO for the annexation of territory (Annexation No. 1998-01), north of this proposed area.  Scheduling of that public hearing is on hold until the proper CEQA documentation is received. Annexation No. 1998-01 is bounded by the City of Palmdale limits on three sides, to the north, east and west; therefore, approval of this current request would create an island of unincorporated county territory until Annexation No. 1998-01 is approved. 

 

In addition to the forty-one signatures of opposition, received prior to the last hearing, LAFCO staff has since received an additional five signatures.  Staff has requested information from the County Assessor’s Office with regards to the total value of the proposed annexation area and the assessed valued of the individual property owners that are in opposition.  We received one phone call in support of the project.

 

Population:  The proposed annexation area is inhabited with an estimated population of approximately 200 inhabitants. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has confirmed that there are 145 registered voters in the proposed territory.  According to California Department of Finance statistics, for year 2002, the entire population for the City of Palmdale is estimated to be 123,717.

 

Geographical Features:  The topography of the subject area is generally flat terrain.  Physical boundaries include the Antelope Valley Freeway to the east; the California Aqueduct, which bisects the site from northwest to southeast; and the Ana Verde Creek to the north.  Major streets and highways located within the proposed area are:  Avenue S, the Antelope Valley Freeway and Tierra Subida Road.  The Nadeau Fault, which is an active fault, runs parallel and east of the California Aqueduct. It traverses the northeast portion of the proposal area in a northwest to southeast direction. The fault is also delineated as an Alquist-Priolo Fault Zone, subject to conditions of the Alquist-Priolo Fault Zoning Act.  The Alquist-Priolo Fault Zoning Act outlines building and zoning restrictions within the designated fault zone areas.

 

CEQA:  The City of Palmdale has adopted a mitigated negative declaration for the project.

 

Purpose of the Request:  The applicant’s stated purpose for this request is to promote orderly and efficient patterns of urban development and to allow for more logical city boundaries and a future major transportation corridor that would eventually serve the needs of residents within the City Ranch Specific Plan area.  No new development is being proposed as a result of this request.

 

Current Zoning Designations:  The current zoning and Los Angeles County General Plan designations are as follows:  A-1-1 (Light Agriculture-one acre minimum lot size), A-2-1 (Heavy Agriculture-one acre minimum lot size), R-A-15,000 (Residential-Agriculture-one acre minimum lot size), R-A-1(Residential-Agriculture-one acre minimum lot size), R-A-7,000 (Residential-Agriculture-7,000 square foot minimum lot size), C-3-DP (Unlimited Commercial-Development Program).

Antelope Valley Area Plan:  Nonurban 1 (0.5 dwelling units per acre), Nonurban 2 (1 dwelling unit per acre), Open Space and Water Body.

 

Proposed Zoning Designation:  R-1-1 and R-1-1 PZ (Single Family Residential-one acre minimum lot size), PF (Public Facility), and C-3 PZ (General Commercial).

 

Sphere of Influence:  The subject territory is within the City of Palmdale Sphere of Influence.

 

Tax Transfer:  All affected agencies have adopted the appropriate tax transfer resolutions.

 

Correspondence:  Staff has received three petitions, with a total of forty four signatures, and three written letters of correspondence in opposition to the proposal, thirty-nine are landowners and a total of 35 are registered voters.

 

Staff Recommendation:

Pursuant to Government Code Section 56744, the Commission is generally prohibited from approving an annexation that would create an island.  Approval of this proposal would create an island in the event that the pending City of Palmdale Annexation 1998-01 is not approved. Staff recommends delaying action on this proposal until City of Palmdale Annexation 1998-01 is considered by the Commission. 

 

 

 


STAFF REPORT

 

MAY 14, 2003

 

HEARING ON LAFCO PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-04

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3(e)

 

Discussion:

 

The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 established a funding formula which apportions LAFCO’s funding needs between the County, the City of Los Angeles, the remaining 87 cities in the county and the 57 Independent Special Districts. Based on the funding formula effective July 1, 2003, the funding obligation will be: County of Los Angeles 38.462%, the City of Los Angeles 15.385%, the remaining 87 cities in the county 23.077%, and the 57 Independent Special Districts 23.077%.

 

The attached letter dated April 30, 2003, including attachments, has been forwarded to the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, the remaining 87 cities in the county, and the 57 Independent Special Districts.

 

Prior Year Comparison:

 

The F/Y 2002-2003 Operating Budget estimated a Total Expense of $921,457.00.
The F/Y 2003-2004 Operating Budget estimated a Total Expense of $1,218,074.
This increase of $296,617.00 is primarily due to the costs associated with the following:

1.                  $76,352.00 increase in salaries and employee benefits related to the hiring of a new employee and a

                      COLA increase to existing employees.

2.                  $ 7,780.00 increase in liability insurance.

3.                  $27,500.00 increase in workman's compensation insurance.

4.                  $25,000.00 increase for SOI special studies consultants.

5.                  $150,000.00 addition to pay for the Municipal Service Reviews mandated by the state legislature.

 

Of the $296,617.00 budgeted increase in total expenses an offset of $175,000.00 is projected (a $25,000.00 increase in Filing and Processing Fees and a $150,000.00 Transfer from the Reserve Account) resulting in a $121,618.00 increase in Net Operating Cost.

See LAFCO Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004 attached hereto.

 

Proposed Budget Allocation among Public Agencies:

 

County of Los Angeles                         38.462%                      $347,340.13

City of Los Angeles                              15.385%                      $138,937.86

87 Remaining Cities                              23.077%                      $208,402.27

57 Independent Special Districts           23.077%                      $208,402.27

                                                            100.00%                      $903,082.53

 

Recommendation:

 

It is staff’s recommendation that the commission tentatively approve the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004 pending final commission action following testimony presented at the final hearing on said budget scheduled for June 11, 2003.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

May 14, 2003

 

PROTEST HEARING

 

ANNEXATION NO. 1-2001 TO

PALM RANCH IRRIGATION DISTRICT

 

AGENDA NO. 4(a)

 

 

On March 26, 2003 your commission adopted Resolution No. 2003-07RD making determinations and approving the proposed annexation of territory to the Palm Ranch Irrigation District; and set May 14, 2003 as the date for commission protest proceedings. 

 

The following is a recap of the annexation proposal:

 

Location:  Tract 51980 is located at the southeast corner of Avenue N and Rancho Vista Boulevard (50th Street West).  Tract 53069 is located 660 feet south of Avenue N on the west side of 45th Street West.  Both parcels are located in the Rancho Vista area of the City of Palmdale.

 

Surrounding and Present Land Uses:  The surrounding land use consists of residential and vacant land.  The present land use is undeveloped; zoned single-family residential, 0-3 dwelling units per acre.

 

Sphere of Influence:  The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted spheres of influence for all of the affected agencies.

 

Proposed Development: The landowner, Harris Homes, is proposing to subdivide Tract 51980 into 40 single-family residential lots (minimum lot size 13,000 sq. ft.); and Tract 53069 into 22 single-family residential lots (lot sizes range from 13,010 to 14,893 sq. ft.) and a detention basin.

 

Provision of Services:  The Palm Ranch Irrigation District currently has facilities in place to provide water to the subject tracts.

 

CEQA:  On April 20, 2000, the City of Palmdale Planning Commission certified the negative declarations for the projects and made a determination that the projects will not have a significant effect on the environment.

 

Correspondence: Staff has not received any correspondence in opposition to or in support of this proposal for annexation.

 

Recommended Action

 

1.      Instruct the Executive Officer, pursuant to Government Code Section 57075, to determine the value of protests filed and not withdrawn and report back to the Commission with the results.

 

2.      Based upon the results of the protest hearing, either terminate the annexation proceedings if a majority protest exists or adopt a resolution ordering Annexation 1-2001 to the Palm Ranch Irrigation District, subject to the following term and condition:

 

The annexation shall be subject to the Annexation and Subdivision Water Service Agreement entered into between Palm Ranch Irrigation District and Harris Homes.


STAFF REPORT

 

May 14, 2003

 

PROTEST HEARING

CITY OF BELL REORGANIZATION NO. 2002-01

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 4(b)

 

 

Agenda Item No. 4(b) is a proposal requesting reorganization of approximately 76.6 acres of uninhabited territory between the Cities of Bell and Cudahy. The applicant is the City of Bell, the proposal being initiated by City of Bell Resolution No. 01-33.  The application was received on January 7, 2002.

 

Related Jurisdictional Changes: Detachment of territory from the City of Bell and annexation of the same said territory to the City of Cudahy.  Detachment of said territory from Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 2 and annexation of same said territory to Los Angeles County Sanitation District No.1. The proposal also includes sphere of influence amendments for the City of Bell, the City of Cudahy, Los Angeles County Sanitation District No.1 and Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 2.

 

Location:  The subject territory is south of Florence Avenue, west of the City of Bell Gardens limits and along the 710 Long Beach Freeway, north of the City of South Gate limits, and east of the City of Cudahy limits and along the Los Angeles River.

 

Description: The proposal consists of flat, uninhabited territory and includes a portion of the Los Angeles River Channel.  The subject area mainly consists of public easements maintained by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.  Principal access to the area is through the City of Cudahy.  There are no future plans for development of this area.

 

Purpose of the Request:  Both cities have determined that the reorganization will lead to service and cost efficiencies.

 

Current Land Uses:  The current City of Bell land use designations for the subject territory are: Government – Miscellaneous and Miscellaneous – Utility.  The City of Cudahy pre-zoning designation for the proposed area is - Public Facilities.

 

Surrounding Land Uses:  Land uses to the east, in the City of Bell Gardens are: Single-family residential (R-1), Multiple-family Residential (R-3) and Commercial (C-1).  Land uses to the south, in the City of South Gate are:  Manufacturing (M-2) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-3).  Land uses to the west, in the City of Cudahy are:  Multiple-family residential (R-2, R-3), public and institutional uses (Civic Center and Park). 

 

Services:  Upon approval the City of Cudahy will assume operation and maintenance of all services in the subject area.


Police Services: The City of Cudahy will assume all services.  No additional costs are anticipated.

 

Fire Protection Services: The City of Cudahy will assume all services under their current contract with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  No additional costs are anticipated.

Public Works: The City of Cudahy will assume street sweeping, road and bridge maintenance, street lighting and other public works related maintenance.  Maintenance and operation cost to the city is estimated at $10,000.

 

Utilities:  The area is serviced by Southern California Edison.  No changes are proposed.

 

Planning & Building Services:  The City of Cudahy will assume all services.  No changes are anticipated.

 

Sanitation:  There will be no change in services.

 

CEQA:  This reorganization is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, section 15319, because the annexation consists of existing public and private structures developed to the density allowed by the current zoning.

 

Term and Conditions: All roads and highways in the subject territory which had been accepted into the City of Bell road system, shall be transferred to the City of Cudahy, and all right, title, interest and responsibility for said roads and highways and all adjacent slopes, medians, sidewalks, trails, bikeways, landscaped areas, street lights, signals, and bridges owned, operated and maintained by the City of Bell, that are located within the public rights of way within the subject territory, shall vest in the City of Cudahy.

 

The City of Cudahy shall accept all facilities so transferred from the City of Bell in an “as is” condition.  The City of Bell shall not be obligated for further payment or repair.

 

Tax Transfer:  All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues and have adopted the appropriate tax transfer resolution.

 

Sphere of Influence: The proposed annexation will require amendments to the existing spheres of influence for the City of Bell, the City of Cudahy, Los Angeles County Sanitation District No.1 and Los Angeles County Sanitation District No.2.

Correspondence:  Staff has not received any correspondence in opposition to or in support of this proposal for reorganization.

 

Recommended Action:

 

1.         Instruct the Executive Officer, pursuant to Government Code Section 57075, to determine the value of protests filed and not withdrawn and report back to the Commission with the results.

 

2.         Based upon the results of the protest hearing, either terminate the reorganization proceedings if a majority protest exists or adopt a resolution ordering the annexation of the subject territory to the City of Cudahy and Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 1 and detachment of the same said territory from the City of Bell and Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 2. 

 

            The reorganization shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:
           

All roads and highways in the subject territory which had been accepted into the City of Bell road system, shall be transferred to the City of Cudahy, and all right, title, interest and responsibility for said roads and highways and all adjacent slopes, medians, sidewalks, trails, bikeways, landscaped areas, street lights, signals, and bridges owned, operated and maintained by the City of Bell, that are located within the public rights of way within the subject territory, shall vest in the City of Cudahy.

 

            The City of Cudahy shall accept all facilities so transferred from the City of Bell in an “as is” condition.  The City of Bell shall not be obligated for further payment or repair.