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Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
| Monday, Jul 1, 2013
Ken Striplin

Ken Striplin

As we move into the warm summer months, it’s a great time of year for you and your family to take full advantage of the city’s 70 miles of off-street trails, parks, swimming pools and paseos, as well as local hiking venues.

One of the hallmarks of a healthy community is a wide variety of quality outdoor venues such as parks and trails, and our city works hard to provide numerous opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Right now, the city is well underway with programs and projects throughout the community, and you are probably seeing a lot of work going on around town. Some of these include new road and street overlays, median beautification projects and landscaping, new sidewalks and repairs, bridge upgrades, the McBean Park and Ride project and a lot more.

For a complete list of our Capital Improvement Program projects, I encourage you to take a look at the City budget at www.santa-clarita.com.

Don’t forget that summer in Santa Clarita means it’s time for the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union. Every Saturday night from July 6 through August 24, the city will host a free weekly concert at Central Park, beginning at 7 p.m.

This year’s concert lineup features a wide variety of musical styles with something for everyone. Food and beverages will be available for sale. We encourage you to bring your family, a blanket or chairs, and enjoy the sounds of summer at Central Park.

More information about the city’s free Concerts in the Park series is available on our website at www.santa-clarita.com/concerts.

Thank you for your support and participation in our city. Please feel free to email me any ideas or suggestions you might have at kstriplin@santa-clarita.com.

 

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

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