Michael D. Antonovich
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who has ardently opposed a fee proposal from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, is working with local governments and municipal groups to make sure SCV residents have a chance to head down to Tuesday’s public hearing, where the fee is being discussed.
“There are a number of groups, associations and municipalities that have expressed their opposition to this tax,” said Tony Bell, spokesman for Antonovich’s office. “But ultimately, the supervisor believes it comes down to the residents of this county to let the county know how they feel about this,” he said.
While Antonovich is opposed to the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure and the fee associated with it, which city officials have called “double taxation,” the trips are not encouraging advocacy one way or another, he said. Antonovich just wants to make sure residents have access to the downtown hearing.
“The north county is being disenfranchised, in the sense that the only box where you can take the pamphlet to vote on this is in the (county’s) Hall of Administration in downtown, so it’s more difficult for people to get to the hearing.
“The city of Santa Clarita is reaching out to people, and (if someone wants to take the bus), they can call the city at (661) 255-4370, or the SCV Chamber of Commerce at (661) 702-6977 and ask for (chamber CEO) Terri (Crain),” Bell said.
Carol French is the contact for the city, and she may be reached at email@example.com.
The deadline to register is Monday at 9 a.m., he said.