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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.





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

City Council Chambers
23920 Valencia Boulevard
Santa Clarita, CA 91355



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)








ITEM 1  –


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).



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).





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.


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.



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
Jeff W. Hogan, AICP
Planning Manager
Santa Clarita, California

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  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.

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