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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:18:10 -0700
From: Larry Dighera <LDighera...> [western_monarchs] <western_monarchs...>
Subject: [western_monarchs] City of Goleta Receives Emergency Permit for Tree Removal on Ellwood Mesa

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The City of Goleta Receives Emergency Permit for Tree Removal on
Ellwood Mesa
0 AM
byEdhat Staff

Source: City of Goleta

The City submitted and received the emergency permit from the
California Coastal Commission for the emergency tree removal on
Ellwood Mesa. The application can be found here
http://www.cityofgoleta.org/home/showdocument?id=3D15460 . The permit
can be found here
http://www.cityofgoleta.org/home/showdocument?id=3D15458 . Staff is
working on mobilizing resources to remove the four trees identified by
option 6 for removal before butterfly migration season. Staff will
return to Council on October 17 with additional information on the
remaining tree removal.

BACKGROUND:

As you may know, the Goleta City Council held two meetings last week
to discuss the future of the dead and dying trees on the Ellwood Mesa.
After hours of public testimony and deliberation, the Council
supported an option to remove a minimal number of trees around three
key trails to provide beach access from several locations on the Mesa.
The tree removal locations and trails map can be found here. These
trails are referred to as Trail 6, Trail 18 and Trail 25 in the
General Plan. All other trails remain closed.

The Ellwood Main Monarch Aggregation Site (aka Goleta Butterfly Grove)
and other aggregation areas on the Ellwood Mesa will remain closed
indefinitely.

The City is continuing work on the Monarch Butterfly Habitat
Management Plan and will provide regular updates on the status and
opportunities for the public to provide input on this important
project.=20

If you=92re not already signed up to receive email and text
notifications on Ellwood Mesa projects, please do so here:
http://tinyurl.com/ellwoodmesasubscribe.
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http://www.cityofgoleta.org/home/showdocument?id=3D15460


STATE OF CALIFORNIA =97
NATURAL RESOURCES AG
ENCY
EDMUND G. BROWN, JR.
,=20
G
OVERNOR
CALIFORNIA
COASTAL
COMMISSION
45
FREMONT,
SUITE
2000=20
SAN
FRANCISCO,
CA
94105-
2219
VOICE
AND
TDD
(415)
904-
5260
FAX
( 415)
904-
5400
APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY PERMIT
PLEASE NOTE:=20
The following information and attachments=20
must
be submitted in writing in=20
order to receive an Emergency Permit=20
(EP)
pursuant to=20
Section 30624(a) of the Coastal Act, or=20
if not possible, by telephone or in person
. If the emergency situation is such that a verbal=20
authorization is given by the District Director to commence emergency
work, the application for=20
emergency permit should=20
still be submitted by the property owner within 3 days of the disaster
or discovery of the danger. A fee is required for an EP where the
applicant is a private entity=20
(see=20
Permit F
ee=20
schedule)
. Public agencies do not have to pay a fee.=20
Please also note
that an=20
E P=20
is a temporary authorization designed to allow the least amount of
temporary development with the least potential for adverse coastal
resource impacts necessary=20
to abate the identified=20
emergency. A=20
follow
-up Coastal Development Permit (CDP) must be=20
obtained to authorize any
development
past the temporary period allowed by the EP. Otherwise,=20
all emergency development must be removed and all affected areas
restored to their prior=20
condition=20
or better, after consultation with California Coastal Commission=20
staff, and consistent=20
with the Coastal Act. In some instances, a permit may be needed for
removal=20
of the emergency=20
development or restoration of the site
. Failure to either obtain a follow
-up CDP or remove the=20
temporary
development=20
consistent with the Coastal Act and in compliance with the terms of
this=20
EP=20
will constitute a knowing and intentional Coastal Act violation, which
may result in formal=20
enforcement action by the Commission.=20
1.=20
Request:
in person
by telephone=20
by mail
Date/Time
2.=20
Name(s) of Property Owners
Address:
Phone Number:
Name(s) of
Representative(s)=20
Address:=20
Same as Applicant - City Hall
Phone Number:=20
(805)
896-2153
3.
Location
of Emergency and proposed location of work to be done under this
EP:
4.
5.
5.
6.
Contractor,
or person(s) who will do emergency work/address/phone number
(if different from representative)
:
7.
Nature and ca
use
of e mergency
( de
scription including ev
idence that an e
mergency
exists, as defined=20
in the Commission=92s regulations
, 14 Cal. Code Regs Sec. 13009,
,
including any relevant documentation such as reports and photos.
Attach additional
pages as needed.
):
Rosemarie Gaglione, Goleta Public Works Director
Laura Bridley, Contract Planner
130 Cremona Drive, Suite B
Goleta, CA 93117
E
vidence of applicant's interest in property on which emergency work is
to be perfor
med:
City Open Space
September 22, 2017
x
(email
+=20
overnight
)
Anne Wells, Advanced Planning Manager
(805) 961-7569 - Gaglione
(805) 961-7557 - Wells
7600 Block of Hollister Avenue -=20
Ellwood Mesa - See Attachment
s B & D
Assessor's Parcel Number: See Attachment D - map and AP
N's for work area
Mark Crane's Tree and Arborist Services;=20
P.O. Box 983, Goleta, CA 93116; Cell phone: 805-705-0170; office
phone: 805-685-2320
; add'l c
ontractor may be=20
needed - tbd
See Attachment A - need to remove dead and dying trees near pub
lic trails to limit fall and injury=20
to public
ATTACHMENTS
=96=20
Please provide the following:
1.
If time permits, evidence of approval by local planning department.
2.
Site plan showing proposed and existing development on the subject
parcel.
3.
Vicinity map (road map) with location of project site marked. For
rural areas, please also
provide a parcel map.
4.
Sit
e photos and any relevant reports supporting the existence of an
emergency and the
need for the proposed action.
8.
The c
ircumstanc
es during the emergency that appeared to justify the course(s) of
action
taken, including the probable consequence of failing to take action:
See Atttachment A
9.
Method and preventiv
e work required to address the emergency situation (e.g., rip rap,
sandbags, etc
.):
See Attachment A
10.
Timing of emergency work (estimate as to when work
will be performed =96
generally a period of 24 to 72 hours
after the emergency
occurrence):
Before October 1 for four (4) trees closest to trails to remain open
at Ellwood; then 4=20
- 6=20
weeks following
;=20
complete by 12-31-17
City of Goleta emergency permit
pending - Case 17-115 -EMP
See Attachment B
See Attachments B and D


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Posted by: Larry Dighera <LDighera...>
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