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Message from City Manager Ken Striplin
| Saturday, Mar 1, 2014
Ken Striplin

Ken Striplin

Over the last several months, I’ve heard from residents who have expressed their pleasure with the way our city looks. The City Council has certainly put a high priority on improving the aesthetic value of our community.

This effort takes many forms, including quick eradication of graffiti, regular street sweeping and litter cleanup, working to prevent illegal dumping, curbside bulky item pick-ups (free through our residential trash collection program), good planning, and the addition of well-designed beautification projects.

In the coming fiscal year, we have a number of new beautification projects funded that will continue our ongoing efforts to create and maintain a beautiful city. These include landscaping and hardscaping projects on Railroad Avenue, Golden Valley Road, Soledad Canyon and Sierra Highway.

We recently completed a large-scale beautification project at Sand Canyon and SR-14, and in the upcoming year, we will be adding a decorative welcome sign to that eastern gateway into our city.

Our corridor planning efforts are ongoing right now for Soledad Canyon Road through Canyon Country. This planning effort, currently in the public participation phase, seeks to garner residents and business owners’ thoughts and ideas for future planning and development of this area including architectural styles, landscaping and frontage. If you are interested in weighing in, please visit http://santaclaritacorridorplan.com.

I appreciate hearing from you regarding concerns, issues and suggestions you might have for our city. Please feel free to email me directly at kstriplin@santa-clarita.com.

 

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

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