Title clear-up


I want to clarify that the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (owner of the Lechuza Beach parcels) is not a state agency. It is a joint powers authority of which the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is a party, but also including the Conejo and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park Districts.

The MRCA has an independent four-person board, only one of whom represents the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

The other three members are highly qualified professionals in their respective fields: George Lange, an elected member of the Conejo Recreation and Park District; Ed Hayduk, assistant general manager of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, and Jim Hasenauer, professor emeritus of California State University Northridge.

Joe Edmiston

Executive director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy