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Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
| Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Greetings and welcome to a new year!

As we begin a new calendar year, it is my pleasure to share with you some of the top programs and projects on our City’s agenda for 2017.

We are hard at work on our strategic plan called: Santa Clarita 2020.  The plan encompasses a wide range of short and long-term projects and programs aimed at taking our City into the next decade and beyond.  Be sure to keep up to date with all of the projects and programs at SantaClarita2020.com.

In Canyon Country, the City is currently in design for the 6.5 acres near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway.  That property will be home to a new and permanent community center.  Some of the amenities planned for the facility and the property include a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, arts/crafts room, fitness room, kitchen, half-court basketball, community events garden, a multi-purpose field, a tot lot and more.

In Saugus, we are working on a site to build a new library center.  While no location has been selected, your input as to where it ought to be and what it should include are important. By working in concert with the Saugus community, we are hoping to have a location decided this year.

In Valencia, we plan to begin the Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening Project which will widen the Newhall Ranch Road Bridge over the San Francisquito Creek to eight lanes.

In Newhall, the transformation of our Arts and Entertainment district continues.  Right now, the City is working on the design of a new parking structure in Old Town Newhall.  Plans are also underway to site a Laemmle Theatre, a commercial and retail project that would include some residential, to the empty lot at the corner of Lyons and Main Street. 

I encourage you to stay engaged with all the great projects and programs planned for our City. For a full list, as well as upcoming meetings and survey opportunities, visit SantaClarita2020.com.

Best regards,

Ken Striplin

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

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  1. TRAVIS says:

    Everything but the Canyon Country project is a waste of money. No we don’t want a Library in Saugus and no you don’t care what the public wants. If so you would not have done a secret vote at Rosedale school consisting of only 50 residents.

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