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File #: 2020-166    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/11/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER RESOLUTION 20-057 SUPPORTING AB 2103 (O'DONNELL) EXPANDING THE TERRITORY OF THE SAN GABRIEL AND LOWER LOS ANGELES RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Resolution No. 20-057, 2. Exhibit 2 Dominguez Channel & LA Harbor Watersheds Map
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER RESOLUTION 20-057 SUPPORTING AB 2103 (O'DONNELL) EXPANDING THE TERRITORY OF THE SAN GABRIEL AND LOWER LOS ANGELES RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

AB 2103 expands the territory of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) to include the Dominguez Channel watershed and Santa Catalina Island. This action could directly benefit the City of Carson as it may make the City eligible for more grant and bond funding for open space projects. This bill was first proposed in 2019 as AB 1694 and the City Council approved a resolution endorsing it, but the bill did not advance. It is once again before Committee in the Assembly as AB 2103.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:
1. WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 20-057 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING AB 2103 (O'DONNELL), EXPANDING THE TERRITORY OF THE SAN GABRIEL AND LOWER LOS ANGELES RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY TO INCLUDE THE DOMINGUEZ CHANNEL WATERSHED AND SANTA CATALINA ISLAND"

2. REQUEST that staff forward a copy of executed Resolution 20-057 to Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell's Office.
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III. ALTERNATIVES

DO NOT support Resolution 20-057.


IV. BACKGROUND

The RMC is one of 10 conservancies created by the Legislature with the mission of preserving open space and habitat while facilitating public access to California's wilderness and wildlife. The RMC achieves these goals through projects that preserve and restore wildlife habitat, improve watersheds, and provide low-impact recreational and educational uses. The RMC applies for funding from public and private sources to support projects throughout their territory which covers eastern Los Angeles County and Western Orange County.
Need for the Bill:
While the Conservancy has successfully completed numerous ...

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