City taking over Mont Calabasas
The city of Calabasas is moving closer to annexing the Mont Calabasas neighborhood.
The city intends to take control of 110 homes and a vacant 5.2-acre commercially-zoned lot at the northwest corner of Las Virgenes Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
The Mont Calabasas Homeowners Association made the annexation request about two years ago. The 10-year-old residential development comprises some 400 acres, including open space.
The City Council will receive $90,000 in annual county property taxes to pay for services such as lighting and street maintenance in the Mont Calabasas annexation area. The 4.7 percent property tax transfer would begin next July, once the change becomes effective.
If the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approve the transfer, the annexation request will go to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for final review.
“Usually it takes about one to three months for items to go on the LAFCO agenda, but things can happen relatively quickly if the supervisors approve the tax transfer,” said Ben Saltsman, planning deputy for Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
At the request of the Mont Calabasas Homeowners Association in 2008, a developer worked with the city to design a 25,800- square-foot retail center and 35,000 square feet of office space.
“It took a four-year fight to get concessions from L.A. County, but the city helped to make improvements to the project to mitigate impacts on Mont Calabasas residents,” said Pamela Lundquist, spokesperson for the Mont Calabasas HOA.
This is an article from The Acorn about the annexation of Mont Calabasas by the city of Calabasas. It should be noted that this is separate from attempts to incorporate Mountain View Estates by the city of Calabasas