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Bouquet Canyon Project map, Aug. 24, 2018.
Bouquet Canyon Project map, Aug. 24, 2018.

 

The Santa Clarita City Council will receive an outside consultant’s Community Plan to Address Homelessness in the city at the council’s next regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 28, starting at 6 p.m.

A special meeting will precede the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Both meetings will take place in City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall at 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita 91355.

The special meeting will be a closed conference with a Saugus Union School District property negotiator regarding price and terms of payment for the city’s purchase of a 28.25-acre parcel at 28110 Wellston Drive in Saugus, site of the former Bouquet Canyon Elementary School.

Among other regular meeting agenda items, the Council will formally establish the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency; and award a contract for an EIR for the Bouquet Canyon Project, a proposed residential development in Saugus on an approximately 57-acre site, with 461 units in five planning areas and the construction of a “new” Bouquet Canyon Road.


Councilmembers will also receive a presentation of a proposed community plan to address homelessness in Santa Clarita in coordination with the Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative Plan.

The city was awarded a planning grant from the county for $50,000 to hire a consultant, Analytic Insight, to develop the community plan.

AI created the plan by conducting two strategic planning sessions with community leaders and stakeholders and more than 30 interviews with service providers and community stakeholders to identify gaps or duplications in local homelessness services.

After nearly three months of research and interviews, AI completed the draft Community Plan to Address Homelessness.

The plan includes a detailed gap analysis, network analysis and concludes with 15 goals and 21 specific action items recommended to have a significant impact on homelessness in Santa Clarita. Each action item identifies key stakeholders and detailed timelines to assist the proposed taskforce with implementation.

Read the draft of the Community Plan here.

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  1. Jeanne says:

    I heard about a city who has won awards for a program where the city drives a few vans around to specific places the homeless know about and offers day work in exchange for a bag lunch and pay. This helps people to start to move toward working again and builds self respect.

  2. I’m sorry the city is selling out to taking in hundreds of homeless that will sent here from other areas that don’t want them in their community. My biggest concern is the ones that are homeless because of drug addition! The truly homeless families get help now. Crime issues to get and sell drugs too!

  3. Gary says:

    Please don’t

  4. Janet Eminian says:

    What??? This is a very poor choice for location! Too close to residences! What happened to the proposed project at Drayton and Railroad? And why is the meeting ‘closed’?

  5. L. Moody says:

    Is there a group that has formed to oppose this location? If so, I’d be very interested in hearing about it. I realize we need to address the homeless problem, but I honestly don’t like it situated in a population dense residential area. I recognize that many in the homeless population have substance abuse issues and/or mental health issues. I’m just concerned about the effect on the surrounding families/children. Surely there is somewhere near or in the industrial center (on the bus line, of course) that could be utilized?

    • PJ says:

      Your so right. Until mental health and addiction is addressed, these types of projects will never work. These people are admitted, held 72 hold and discharged back to the streets where they come from. Revolving door.

  6. pj says:

    Our city officials have really screwed our residents once again. Housing, homeless,traffic, ect, ect.

    I pity all of us. Will never be the same.

  7. Denny NNWofLA says:

    All you NIMBYs should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves for your lack of compassion. I’ll bet you are also Christians not following your savior’s admonishment regarding what you do to the least of us you do also to Him. So many have been priced out of their homes and rented properties.
    They were once you.

  8. Hardin says:

    NIMBY, childish whimpering from most all of the commenters other than Denny. You want to “help” only if it can be done in some secluded area and away from your sight. Shameful! Be part of the solution, not the problem.

  9. jeanne says:

    I believe that a few items were taken up in the meeting. The story makes it a little hard to understand.
    The homeless shelter is still by Railroad down by the old Kmart.

    The meeting was ALSO about a “proposed residential development in Saugus on an approximately 57-acre site, with 461 units in five planning areas and the construction of a “new” Bouquet Canyon Road”. That is what the map shows. Just more houses being built on the land next to LaCocina going back up to the Plum area.

  10. Dolly Williams says:

    The Santa Clarita residents should be present at this meeting, and heard. Is the plan for homeless housing to be near stores or will these folks have to travel miles for decent food and in order to get to schools and work? We need to help! Building more $500,000+ residences in SC is not helping those that live here, unless one is a builder or realtor. Wake up! VOTE!

  11. Dolly Williams says:

    The Santa Clarita residents should be present at this meeting, and heard. Is the plan for homeless housing to be near stores or will these folks have to travel miles for decent food and in order to get to schools and work? We need to help!
    Building more $500,000+ residences in SC is not helping those that live here, unless one is a builder or realtor. Wake up! VOTE!

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