SUPPORT FOR AGENDA ITEM 37 RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF VENTURA PROCLAIMING SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS MOUNTAIN LIONS IN NEED OF EXPANDED PROTECTIONSContinue reading
Old Topanga Calabasas Peak Acquisition
SB 50 has gone down to defeat on the Senate floor.
The Federation is grateful to our Senator, Senator Henry Stern, for holding firm with a NO vote on SB 50, despite intense pressure from special interests outside of our district, including from a few misguided enviros who either can’t read the bill or who purposefully ignored the hidden exception that promoted urban sprawl in high fire severity zones.Continue reading
On March 3rd, voters in the city of Calabasas will be voting on Measure N, the Avalon Initiative.
This initiative, if passed, will allow a developer to start development of 161 additional apartment units at the location off Las Virgenes & Lost Hills roads, south of AE Wright Middle School. He never brought his project to the City for review, or took actions to follow the development process that every other builder is required to do.Continue reading
Finally on Monday, Dec. 9, after 5 years of advocating, Malibu activists were successful in beating back Malibu City Attorney Christi Hogin to convince the City Council to vote 5-0 to ban pesticides. Their proposed LCP language amendment (thanks to Poison Free Malibu) syncs up with Los Angeles County’s SMMLCP ban which was adopted in 2014. Now it needs to be ratified by the California Coastal Commission — which already has weighed in on support as well as approving LA County’s language. Malibu is a critical piece of the puzzle in trying to save our wildlife from poisons — they are the only city encompassed totally in the National Recreation Area. Thank you to all. It’s a very big win for wildlife!!Continue reading
The Science Of Fire In The Santa Monica Mountains — thank you to all who attended our Forum on Aug. 22 at King Gillette Ranch. It was a wildly successful evening and extremely well attended. Response was overwhelmingly positive — Fire Facts — No More Fiction! * We have included links here to all three of our experts’ presentations that evening — as well as links to their professional profiles and powerpoints.