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Guest Commentary by City Manager Ken Pulskamp
| Sunday, Oct 7, 2012

Ken Pulskamp

What an exciting time for the City of Santa Clarita! We recently celebrated the grand opening of our new Old Town Newhall Library. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I encourage you to stop by soon. Located at 24500 Main Street, the new Old Town Newhall Library has a book and media capacity of more than 135,000 items. The public enjoys access to 68 public use computers, 190 reader seats, and 110 meeting seats. Library hours at the Old Town Newhall branch are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 pm.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More information about the new library is available at www.santaclaritalibrary.com.

If you would like to hear first-hand what is happening in our City, I invite you to attend our annual State of the City luncheon on Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Valencia. Hosted by the Santa Clarita City Council, the luncheon event is open to the public and you can RSVP online at www.santa-clarita.com or by calling 661-255-4939. Cost is $40 per person.

Finally, you may have heard that I announced my retirement. I will be retiring from my job as city manager at the end of this year. I have spent the last 25 years of my career here in Santa Clarita and celebrate 35 years in city management this year; the last 10 as city manager for the City of Santa Clarita. This job has been the absolute highlight of my career and it has truly been an honor to work for this great City.

Thank you for your interest in Santa Clarita. I appreciate your taking time to learn more about what is happening in our great City. I would also like to encourage you to check our regularly updated city blog at www.santaclaritacitybriefs.com. Feel free to email me directly with your comments, suggestions and ideas at kpulskamp@santa-clarita.com.


Ken Pulskamp is city manager of the city of Santa Clarita.

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