[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
82°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 21
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]


citylogo_seal

The city of Santa Clarita Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed removal of 62 outdoor advertising structures (billboards) in the Metro right-of-way, on both sides of the railroad tracks along Newhall Avenue, Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road.

 

 

 

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
6:00 p.m.

City Council Chambers
23920 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

 

AGENDA

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning Division at (661) 255-4330. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II)

CALL TO ORDER

FLAG SALUTE

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 3, 2013, STUDY SESSION AND REGULAR MEETING

COMMISSION SECRETARY ANNOUNCEMENT
A. PUBLIC HEARING

 

ITEM 1  –

MASTER CASE NO. 13-196, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 13-016

Case Planner: Jessica Frank, Associate Planner

Applicant: AT&T Mobility

Location: Mammoth Lane north of Shenandoah Place (APN 2854-064-900)

Request: The applicant is requesting a conditional use permit to allow for the installation and operation of a wireless telecommunication facility directly adjacent to an existing 38-foot tall Newhall County Water District tank.

Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution P14-03, approving Master Case No. 13-196, Conditional Use Permit 13-016 to allow for the construction of a wireless telecommunications facility adjacent to an existing water tank located on Mammoth Lane, north of Shenandoah Place (APN 2854-064-900), subject to the attached Conditions of Approval (Exhibit A).

 

ITEM 2 – MASTER CASE NUMBER 13-184, ZONE AMENDMENT 13-005,
    GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 13-003, ZONE CHANGE 13-007,
    DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT 13-002, INITIAL STUDY 13-006  

billboards1Case Planner: David Koontz, Associate Planner

Applicant: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Location: The 62 outdoor advertising structure removals are located within the Metro ROW, along both sides of the railroad tracks, along Newhall Avenue, Bouquet Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road in the locations depicted on DA Exhibit A (attached).  The three proposed billboard development sites consist of the Norland Road site, the Remson Road site and the Magic Mountain Parkway site, located as follows:

a.    The Norland Road site is located adjacent to the south side of State Route 14 (SR-14), within the Norland Road right-of-way, approximately 1000 feet east of Oak Springs Canyon Road (APN: 2840-001-271) in the Open Space (OS) zone.
b.    The Remsen Road site is located adjacent to west side of State Route 14 (SR-14), within the Remsen Road right-of-way, approximately

1000 feet east of Sierra Highway (adjacent to APN: 2827-010-012) in the Business Park (BP) zone.

c.    The Magic Mountain Parkway site  is located adjacent to the east side of Interstate 5 (I-5) on the north side of Magic Mountain Parkway, approximately  900 feet west of Tourney (APN: 2866-007-907) in the Business Park (BP) zone.

Each of the billboard development sites described above is depicted on DA Exhibit C (attached).

Request: The applicant is requesting a Zone Amendment to the text of the Unified Development Code (UDC) and Municipal Code, a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, and Development Agreement (including lease agreements attached as exhibits thereto), to allow the construction and operation of three digital billboards (six billboard faces totaling 4032 square feet) on three freeway-adjacent City-owned sites and the removal of all 62 existing outdoor advertising structures (118 billboard faces totaling 25,830 square feet) in the Metro right-of-way (ROW) within the City. The proposed Zone Amendment would also establish a five (5) year amortization period for the removal all remaining billboards within the City erected prior to adoption of the City’s first updated sign ordinance, which is November 13, 1990 and create a Billboard Relocation Overlay Zone.

Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission open the public hearing; receive testimony from the public; close the public hearing; make a recommendation to the City Council regarding a preferred design option(s) for the digital billboards; and adopt Resolution P14-002, recommending the City Council adopts the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the project and approve Master Case 13-184    with the attached Conditions of Approval (Exhibit A), Zone Amendment (Exhibit B), General Plan Amendment (Exhibit C) and Zone change (Exhibit D) and Development Agreement (Exhibit E).

 

B.    PLANNING MANAGER’S REPORT

C.    PLANNING COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

D.    PUBLIC BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR

This time has been set aside for the public to address the Commission on items that are NOT on the agenda. Commission will not act upon those items at this meeting, other than to review and return without action, or provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker’s slip to the Secretary PRIOR to this portion of the meeting, and prepare a presentation not to exceed three (3) minutes.

E.    ADJOURNMENT

Complete packets are available for public inspection at the City Clerk’s front counter and the Permit Center front counter. Any writings or documents distributed to a majority of the members of the Planning Commission regarding any open session item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection in the Permit Center located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 140, during normal business hours.  These writings or documents will also be available for review at the meeting.

Thank you for attending your City Planning Commission meeting.  If you have any questions or wish to know more about the City or the Community Development Department, please call (661) 255-4330 Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Jeff W. Hogan, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed and qualified Planning Manager for
the City of Santa Clarita, and that on February 15, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., the foregoing agenda was posted at City Hall, Valencia Library, and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s
Station.
_______________________________
Jeff W. Hogan, AICP
Planning Manager
Santa Clarita, California

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

32 Comments

  1. Rich Ginter Rich Ginter says:

    Remove them but then allow 3 – 62′ digital billboards? Yeah that won’t be annoying or ugly!

  2. Rich Ginter Rich Ginter says:

    Remove them but then allow 3 – 62′ digital billboards? Yeah that won’t be annoying or ugly!

  3. Remove them! I’m tired of seeing nasty tilted kilt billboards up there….children can see those!

  4. Remove them! I’m tired of seeing nasty tilted kilt billboards up there….children can see those!

    • Terry says:

      me too, I say this lovingly but im tired of looking at them.I notice they are only on our side of town..Keep them in valencia if they are so great.

  5. They want to replace old eyesores with newer ones.

  6. They want to replace old eyesores with newer ones.

  7. I used to work at the tilted kilt in Valencia. What a way to stereotype every woman that works there. And it covers more than a baithing suit, so I hope you don’t take your children to the beach.

  8. I used to work at the tilted kilt in Valencia. What a way to stereotype every woman that works there. And it covers more than a baithing suit, so I hope you don’t take your children to the beach.

  9. Just make sure to get rid of the “Where awesome lives…Valencia” billboards first…they have no place in anywhere besides Valencia…talk about separating a city…I hate those billboards

    • Terry says:

      i agree..Its speaks volumes to young people. YOur not awesome unless you live in Valencia. it divides… For years i have heard people say Canyon Country is the ghetto just because its an older city.And then they pollute our city with their Tilted Kilt billboards because they dont want them in awesometown..Well we dont want them anywhere in SCV.I live in SCV and proud of that..Its a great place.Valencia, Lets not devide and act as if youre better than others,I ask this lovingly

  10. Just make sure to get rid of the “Where awesome lives…Valencia” billboards first…they have no place in anywhere besides Valencia…talk about separating a city…I hate those billboards

  11. Julie Mair Julie Mair says:

    Yes billboards can be annoying…look past those to the power poles/lines, why can’t those be put underground? Just in this picture alone how much more appealing would the landscape be removing them.

  12. Julie Mair Julie Mair says:

    Yes billboards can be annoying…look past those to the power poles/lines, why can’t those be put underground? Just in this picture alone how much more appealing would the landscape be removing them.

  13. They will remove the signs in return put up 3- 60′ long electronic DIGITAL signs like they have in L.A

  14. Seriously? This is what we’re holding Public Hearings for? Kinda ridiculous don’t you think?

  15. Remove them…they are ugly!

  16. Yes, Yes, Yes–Remove them!

  17. Tony Barrett Tony Barrett says:

    They don’t have any I’m Simi Valley and look super nice. Tilt to kilt is good that’s why there still open and alway crowed Just saying I hate haters

  18. Tony Barrett Tony Barrett says:

    They should remove all billboard signs

  19. To be really honest I drive along most the SCV roads way to often and cant even tell you of even one billboard and the location of it. But I’m all in favor of Tilted Kilt so don’t mess with the place.

  20. I have live here all my life. They are still an eyesore.

  21. Let’s have a few hearings on TRAFFIC LIGHT SYNCHRONIZATION MORE OFTEN and a lot less on this trivia. Somebody’s brother-in-law must want to get the old signs removed so he can sell us some new ones ;)

  22. Remove them all. Don’t replace them. Let it be like it was in the 80s

  23. Ray Cruz Ray Cruz says:

    Just a bunch of crybabies looking for something to whine about. Makes them feel better if there’s a government official around to hear them complain. Wasted taxpayer money if you ask me. There are much more important things to be worrying about than who is offended for their little kid.

  24. Kevin. Did you strike out on one of the waitresses at the Kilt? Cause all that whining sounds like you got dissed hard.

    So what if the billboards are an eye sore? Advertising generates revenue, which goes back to taxes, which pays for the City to spend money on this kind of crap. How about, and here is the crazy thought of the day, fix some roads? The money spent paying to take them down could be used to fix the giant pot holes in some of the neighborhoods. Or even better! Use the time and effort you sheeple are putting in to this to raise money for the homeless in Newhall and Castaic? Holy Christ look at this guy with his ideas, who wants me on their Corporate Team?

  25. Yes! Get rid of them.

  26. Kelli Pascoe Kelli Pascoe says:

    There must be better things to whine about, get over yourselfs!!!!!!!

  27. Gabe DeGomez Gabe DeGomez says:

    If our government forces them to remove them they would violate our freedom of speech, property rights and hurts businesses opportunities to advertise.

  28. David White says:

    Wow, what a bunch of NIMBYs. Most of these billboards advertise for local businesses. How much revenue might be lost if these billboards are removed?? And how much is it going to cost the city to take down the billboards?? If I am one of the owners, I am going to make the city pay for it.

Leave a Comment


LATEST CITY HEADLINES
Monday, Jul 16, 2018
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee, a division of the Santa Clarita City Council, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Jul 13, 2018
The city of Santa Clarita invites residents to explore the newest exhibit at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space -- “Urban Objects” by artist Aaron Kramer, on display now through October 2.
Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
The city of Santa Clarita has been, and continues to be, committed to helping those experiencing homelessness in our community.
Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
CHICAGO - The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the city of Santa Clarita by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
Santa Clarita City Councilmembers received a feasibility study for a possible amphitheater to be built in the city, then shelved the idea at the Council's meeting at City Hall Tuesday night.

Keep Up With Our Facebook
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
The L.A. County Superior Court on July 17 sided with Los Angeles County and dismissed a portion of Chiquita Canyon LLC's complaint, which challenged 13 conditions of the county's conditional use permit governing how the landfill operates, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced Friday.
Court: Chiquita Landfill Must Comply with CUP, Pay County $12 Mil.
Four men allegedly stole a van and crashed it at Cinema Drive and Valencia Boulevard late Friday afternoon, breaking gas and water lines and snarling rush-hour traffic in the center of the city.
Suspected Van Thieves Crash, Rupture Gas, Water Lines in Valencia
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program, and the Santa Clarita Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival are among the grantees.
Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Shakespeare Festival Win County Arts Grants
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency's board of directors voted in its Tuesday meeting to revise its per-diem payment policy for board members attending industry-related meetings and conferences.
SCV Water Board Trims Own Meeting Attendance Pay
College of the Canyons men's basketball player Robert Moss will continue his playing career at University of Saint Katherine after committing to join the Firebirds program.
COC Hoopster Robert Moss Commits to University of Saint Katherine
When wives earn more than their husbands, a puzzling thing can happen: Husbands say they earn more than they are and wives underreport their income, according to new Census Bureau research.
Census Research: Spouses Report Earnings Differently When Wives Earn More
Responding to a booming economy and a generous state budget, administrators on Thursday approved the first tuition decrease for the University of California system in nearly 20 years.
University of California Cuts Tuition for First Time in 20 Years
The William S. Hart Union High School District and Spirit Holding, developers of Castaic High School, will host a community kick-off event on Friday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. celebrating the one-year countdown to the grand opening of the new school, currently under construction.
Aug. 3: ‘Countdown to Castaic High’ Public Celebration
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, July 24, starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 24: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24, as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Heat Alert Called for Monday, Tuesday
The Lancaster JetHawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but two late home runs from Stockton's Sandber Pimentel led the Ports to victory in a 5-4 final on Thursday night at Banner Island Ballpark.
Lancaster Can’t Stop Pimentel, Ports
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Department of Justice have made public the government's plan for the court-ordered reunification of children ages 5 years and older who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities.
Feds Detail Plan to Reunite Immigrant Children with Parents
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
During a press conference on Thursday at the Gerdau steel mill in Rancho Cucamonga, Chief Eric Parra announced the destruction of 3,566 weapons confiscated within in Los Angeles County. This event comes typically in July, in compliance with California Penal Code 18005(c), which calls for weapons unable to be sold to the public or returned to their owners, to be destroyed.
More than 3,500 Weapons Destroyed at Annual Destruction Event
The Summer Art Festival, at the Oaks Club of Valencia, invites you to a fun, free artists’ reception on Saturday, Aug. 11, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 11: Summer Art Festival at Oaks Club
When you think "Advanced Manufacturing," Santa Clarita Valley probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
SCV Paves the Way for Advanced Manufacturing
(CN) – Delivering a blow to a Silicon Valley billionaire, the California Supreme Court on Wednesday erased a November ballot measure proposing to divide the Golden State in three.
State Supreme Court Tosses Ballot Measure to Split California in Three
Internationally famous Doña Oxford aka “The Goddess of Soul,” is fronting one of the hottest Blues bands of the 21st century. She has toured all over the world, bringing her amazing keyboard playing and vocals to devoted fans in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States.
July 20: Valencia Jazz & Blues Series to Feature Doña Oxford
No business is immune from the unthinkable. Workplace violence is an increasingly important topic for organizations of all types.
Aug. 21: Active Shooter Awareness Training at VIA Luncheon
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Church is holding their 2nd Annual Summer Night Car Show Friday, Aug. 24 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Aug. 24: St. Kateri 2nd Annual Summer Night Car Show
The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Thursday launched the Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal, dubbed LA-HOP, the new Countywide Web-based portal that channels outreach support to people experiencing homelessness.
County Launches Online Portal to Combat Homelessness
LOS ANGELES - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced Tuesday the company is now offering $75 rebates for residential customers who purchase eligible Energy Star certified smart thermostats that help residents manage their heating and cooling costs and conserve energy.
SoCal Gas Offering Rebates for Customers with Smart Thermostats
STOCKTON – Brian Serven put together one of his best offensive performances of the season to lead the JetHakwks to a 7-2 to win over the Stockton Ports on Wednesday night at Banner Island Ballpark.
Serven Leads JetHawks to Victory in Series Opener Against Stockton
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Brad Renison to become the new Director of Transportation. Most recently, Mr. Renison has been serving as the Interim Director of Transportation.
Hart District Names Brad Renison New Transportation Director
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired four-time All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Rylan Bannon, Yusniel Díaz, Dean Kremer, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera.
Dodgers Acquire 4-Time All-Star Manny Machado
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Dr. Catherine Nicholas to become the new principal of Sequoia School.
Hart District Appoints Dr. Catherine Nicholas as New Sequoia School Principal
Welcome to paradise at a high-energy, live show coming up in Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, this Saturday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Central Park (27150 Bouquet Canyon Road).
July 21: Concerts in the Park to Feature Green Day Tribute Band
SCV Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit deputies and station detectives have noted an increase in the thefts of catalytic converters from cars in Santa Clarita Valley. The favored target of thieves has been the Toyota Prius (2005-2009).
Deputies Warn of Rise in Catalytic Converter Thefts from Prius Cars
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy Thursday for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
Would you like to be a volunteer at beautiful Red Rock Canyon State Park? Learn about the volunteer program and the park’s natural and cultural history at our two-day volunteer training, Saturdays, Sept. 1st and 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Ricardo Visitor Center (new volunteers must attend both days).
Red Rock Canyon State Park to Hold 2-Day Volunteer Training
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the scheduled closure of the Tejon Safety Roadside Rest Areas on Interstate 5 (Golden State Freeway) to replace a water main line.
Caltrans Announces Temporary Rest Area Closure on I-5 at Tejon
1924 - Sherman Block, L.A. County's 29th Sheriff (1982-1998), born in Chicago [story]
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies have arrested a Santa Clarita woman who allegedly spray-painted walls on a city park building in Saugus early Tuesday morning, also discovering she was allegedly in possession of forged checks.
Woman Charged with Defacing Park Building, Check Forgery
The Paramount Network has set Aug. 11 as the premiere date of 'I Am Paul Walker,' a new film documentary tracing the life of the late actor, who was killed in a 2013 car crash in Valencia.
Aug. 11: Paul Walker Film Doc to Debut on Paramount Network
Marston's Restaurant in Valencia is helping raise funds for Carousel Ranch, Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organization that provides equestrian therapy for disabled and special needs children and adults.
July 15-Aug. 15: Marston’s Restaurant Fundraising for Carousel Ranch