MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LOCAL AGENCY

 

FORMATION COMMISSION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

 

February 12, 2003

 

 

 

 

Present:

 

Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke

James DiGiuseppe

Jerry E. Gladbach

Carol Herrera

Cindy Miscikowski

Beatrice Proo, Vice Chairman

William Wentworth

Zev Yaroslavsky

 

Kenneth I. Chappell, Alternate

Richard Close, Alternate

Robert W. Goldsworthy

Donald Knabe, Alternate

Cristina Cruz-Madrid, Alternate

 

 

Larry J. Calemine, Executive Officer

John Krattli, Legal Counsel

 

Absent:

Henri F. Pellissier, Chairman

Hal Bernson, Alternate

 

 

 

 


 

 

1

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

2

Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice Chair Proo.

 

Persons who made a contribution of more than $250 to any member of the Commission during the preceding 12 months were asked to come forward and state for the record the Commissioner to whom such contribution was made and the item of their involvement. (None)

 

3

The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

County Sanitation District No. 20, Annexation 51 - 48.410 acres located on 37th Street East, approximately1300 feet south of Avenue S, in the City of Palmdale. The landowners are Pardee Construction Co. (Theodore J. Cullen, V.P/Rosemary Bonnevie, Asst. V.P.), and numerous individual owners.

 

On motion of Commissioner Gladbach, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

        Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 51, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, the commission made a finding 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 City of Palmdale and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project. The Commission made a finding that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and adopted by reference the negative declaration, including mitigation measures and findings previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

        Adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-02RD Making Determinations and Approving Annexation No. 51 to County Sanitation District No. 20, subject to the term and condition that the territory so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

 

        Set March 26, 2003 at 9:00 a.m., as the date for commission protest proceedings.

 

 

 

4

The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

[Commissioner Yaroslavsky in at 9:06 a.m.]

 

County Sanitation District No. 21, Annexation No. 646 - 39.492 acres located approximately one mile easterly from its intersection with Diamond Bar Blvd., and the Orange Freeway, in the City of Diamond Bar. The landowner is LLC Windmill, Inc.

 

On motion of Commissioner Yaroslavsky, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

  • Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No.646, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, the Commission made a finding that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Final Environmental Impact Reports (FEIRs), adopted by the City of Diamond Bar and has determined that the documents adequately address the environmental impacts of the project. The Commission also made a finding that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and adopted by reference the FEIRs, including statement of overriding considerations and mitigation measures, previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

  • Made a finding that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and the affected agencies have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waived the requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.

 

  • Adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-03RD Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 646 to County Sanitation District No. 21, subject to the term and condition that the territory so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

 

5

The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 325 - four parcels totaling 22.519 acres located near Sierra Highway, approximately 3000 feet northeasterly of its intersection with Soledad Canyon Road, in the City of Santa Clarita.

 

On motion of Commissioner Chappell, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

  • Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 325, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, the Commission made a finding that the proposed annexation as it relates to the existing structures is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines sections 15319(a).

 

  • Adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-04RD Making Determinations and Approving Annexation No. 325 to County Sanitation District No. 26, subject to the term and condition that the territory so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

 

  • Set March 26, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. as the date for commission protest proceedings.

 

6

The Executive Officer recused himself from discussion relating to this item and the Deputy Executive Officer called up the following matter for consideration:

 

County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 329 - 499.002 acres located approximately one mile easterly of the intersection of Plum Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road, in the unincorporated Sand Canyon area of Los Angeles County. The landowner is Shappell-Monteverde Partnership, a California GP (By Shapell Industries, Inc., Nathan Shapell, Pres., Margaret Leong, V.P.)

 

[Commissioner Herrera in at 9:12]

 

On motion of Commissioner Yaroslavsky, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

  • Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 329, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, the Commission made a finding that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), adopted by the County of Los Angeles and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project. The Commission also made a finding that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and adopted by reference the

FEIR previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

        Made a finding that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and the affected agencies have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waived the requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.

 

  • Adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-05RD Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 329 to County Sanitation District No. 26, subject to the term and condition that 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.

 

[Executive Officer resumed his position]

 

7

The following matter was called up for consideration:

 

County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 330 - 63.933 acres located on Sierra Highway near its intersection with Rainbow Glen, in the City of Santa Clarita. The Landowners are Draper Partners (Robert Cristiano) and Zephr Newhall, LP (Henry Heeber, III, General Partner).

 

On motion of Commissioner Gladbach, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the Commission took the following actions:

 

Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 330, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, the Commission made a finding that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) adopted by the City of Santa Clarita and has determined that the documents adequately address the environmental impacts of the project. The Commission also made a finding that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and adopted by reference the FEIR and the mitigated negative declaration previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

        Made a finding that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and all affected agencies have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.

 

        Adopted the attached Resolution No. 2003-06RD Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 330 to County Sanitation District No. 26 subject to the term and condition that the territory so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

8

County Counsel gave a synopsis of changes to the Conflict of Interest Code and on motion of Commissioner Wentworth, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the Conflict of Interest Code as amended to incorporate by reference, the Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation 18730 (2 California Code of Regulations, Section 18730) was approved.

 

9

On motion of Commissioner Chappell, unanimously carried (Commissioner Pellissier being absent), the minutes for the meeting held on January 22, 2003 was approved.

 

10

The Commission acknowledged the reappointment of Commissioner DiGiuseppe by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for a four-year term of office expiring on May 1, 2006.

 

11

The Executive Officer reported on the dates and locations of the 2003 CALAFCO Clerks Workshop, Staff Workshop and Annual conference.

 

12

No one came forward to address the commission during the public comment period.

 

13

The next meetings will be February 26, 2003 and March 12, 2003.

 

14

There was no new business to be placed on any future agenda.

 

15

On motion of Commissioner Proo, unanimously carried, the Regular Meeting was adjourned at 9:24 a.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Larry J. Calemine

Executive Officer