header image

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

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
92°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 18
1921 - Los Angeles City High School District absorbs Newhall, Saugus and Castaic for grades 9-12. Students attend San Fernando High. (SCV approved for separate high school district in 1945.) [story]
Hart High


Kathryn BargerLos Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement following the Board of Supervisors’ final approval of a November ballot measure giving the Board authority to remove a publicly elected sheriff from office for cause.

“I want to be clear about my position. Giving the Board of Supervisors authority to remove an elected Sheriff unequivocally takes away power from the public. It’s a move that has the potential to disenfranchise voters. It also overlooks the fact that a recall process already exists to remove elected officials who fail to perform their duties.

I’ve firmly and consistently voiced my vote to not support this charter amendment. Now that it has been approved by the Board to appear on the ballot on Election Day, the ultimate decision rests in the hands of our L.A. County voters, who will also elect a Sheriff that day. I’m hopeful they will show up to voice their collective will.”

Read a copy of the ordinance available here.

Barger serves the residents of Los Angeles County’s 5th Supervisorial District, the county’s largest, spanning 2,785 square miles, which includes 20 cities and 83 unincorporated communities in the San Gabriel, San Fernando, Crescenta, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.

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.

3 Comments

  1. Maria E Lopez says:

    Mrs Barger,
    I agree with you 100% about the ballot measure giving the Board authority to remove the Sheriff. To me this is anticonstitucional,that takes away our power ,our Vote, if that is the case why we should Vote for somebody that the Board is going to remove it later.and that case ,please removed Hilda Solis she don’t do anything for the community, unless the business owners offers her something in return, or vice versa.
    Thank You Mrs. Barger hopping you read my comment
    Maria E Lopez

  2. Bill Murray says:

    I totally agree with Supervisor Barger

  3. Jack Gratrix says:

    Thank you for caring about our freedoms and rights Supervisor. I’m sure glad you are our reprsentative on the Board of Supervisors so at least a little sanity still remains in L.A.

Leave a Comment


Opinion Section Policy
All opinions and ideas are welcome. Factually inaccurate, libelous, defamatory, profane or hateful statements are not. Your words must be your own. All commentary is subject to editing for legibility. There is no length limit, but the shorter, the better the odds of people reading it. "Local" SCV-related topics are preferred. Send commentary to: LETTERS (at) SCVNEWS.COM. Author's full name, community name, phone number and e-mail address are required. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are not published except at author's request. Acknowledgment of submission does not guarantee publication.
Read More From...
RECENT COMMENTARY
Friday, Aug 12, 2022
Historically, California has been the most wildfire prone state in the United States. In 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported over 4,000 fires that burned 60,507 acres across the state.
Friday, Aug 5, 2022
While we are in the middle of the long, hot days of summer, what better way to beat the heat than go to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center?
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement following the Board of Supervisors’ final approval of a November ballot measure giving the Board authority to remove a publicly elected sheriff from office for cause.
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
Unfortunately, our beautiful city is no stranger to the threat of wildfires.
Monday, Aug 1, 2022
Dear Community Members, Wow its August. That is crazy!
Monday, Aug 1, 2022
Grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and plan to spend your summer nights at Central Park.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m., that reported a male adult, approximately 50 years old, was engaged in a physical altercation with a male juvenile, on the 24000 block of Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.
Detectives Investigating Brawl Between Man, Teenager
Logix Federal Credit Union announced it will host a panel of experts to address developments in our local economy including inflation, employment challenges, global influence, changing trends in home sales and more.
Logix Hosting Virtual Economic Forecast
Olive Branch Theatricals, a non-profit arts group in the Santa Clarita Valley, has announced a major change in its leadership team. OBT’s founding board members are stepping down from the organization for new pursuits in New York City.
Musette Caing Hart Named President/CEO of Olive Branch Theatricals
1921 - Los Angeles City High School District absorbs Newhall, Saugus and Castaic for grades 9-12. Students attend San Fernando High. (SCV approved for separate high school district in 1945.) [story]
Hart High
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 15 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 4,829 new cases countywide and 123 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Reports 123 New Cases
Santa Clarita is consistently one of the most filmed places in California because it’s located within the industry’s well-known 30-Mile Zone and offers thousands of film-friendly locations that can double for almost anywhere in the world.
SCVEDC: New Extension in Film Tax Credits Is Good News for Santa Clarita
At the Saugus Union School District Board meeting on Aug. 16, 2022, district leadership presented the results from a recent poll related to school safety.
SUSD Releases Results of Recent Safety Poll
The city of Santa Clarita invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the second inclusive play area in the city.
Aug: 22 Inclusive Play Area Groundbreaking At West Creek Park
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization to allow the JYNNEOS vaccine to be given between layers of the skin for people 18 years of age and older at high risk for monkeypox infection.
Monkeypox Roundup: Public Health to Begin Administering Second Doses Of Vaccine
College of the Canyons has announced the appointment of longtime coach and Kinesiology & Physical Education faculty member John Wissmath as head coach of its women’s basketball program, effective immediately.
College of the Canyons Names John Wissmath Women’s Basketball Coach
Back-to-school season can be stressful for many kids and their parents, especially when scammers are back to work with online school shopping scams. 
County Consumer & Business Affairs Warns Of Potential Back-To-School Scams
Caltrans has launched a new push notification feature on its QuickMap app that allows drivers to automatically receive real-time notifications about nearby road closures, emergencies and other traffic updates.  
Caltrans QuickMap Push Notifications Now Available
Get your Stevie Nicks kicks and bell bottoms, and come ready to boogie down on Main Street at That 70s SENSES Block Party on Thursday, August 18 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Aug 18: SENSES Block Party, That 70s SENSES
In tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives as a result of wounds suffered in a war zone while serving in the United States Armed Forces since Sept. 11, 2001, the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit is a tribute to California’s nearly 750 fallen.
Sept. 24: Traveling Memorial Honors The Fallen At Valencia Town Center
Child & Family Center offers outpatient and intensive outpatient services for youth and adults who struggle with dependency on drugs or alcohol.
Child & Family Center Offers Drug, Alcohol Treatment
1925 - Newhall School Board announces meeting to determine fate of 3rd consecutive Newhall School at Lyons & Kansas Street (it was cut up and turned into homes) [story]
Newhall School
Two long-time William S. Hart Union High School District football coaches, Mike Herrington and Harry Welch, have been named to the inaugural class of the new California High School Football Hall of Fame.
Herrington, Welch Named to California High School Football Hall of Fame
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 2,535 new cases countywide and 55 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Testing Remains Key to Slowing Spread
The Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Auxiliary will host the 2022 Bingo or Bust on Thursday, Oct. 6 starting at 6 p.m. to benefit the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center on the campus of Henry Mayo in Valencia.
Oct. 6: Bingo or Bust Fundraiser to Support the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Center
Daniel Suárez dreams of “cruising” through the next few regular season races as well as the upcoming 10-race NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on his way to capturing the championship title in 2022.
Princess Cruises Will Sponsor Trackhouse Racing in NASCAR Cup Series
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Girl Scouts of the USA announced the new Raspberry Rally cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season. The thin, crispy cookie is a “sister” cookie to the beloved Thin Mints, infused with raspberry flavor instead of mint and dipped in the same chocolaty coating.
New Cookie, Raspberry Rally, Joins Girl Scout Lineup in 2023 Season
Aiming to empower the region’s next generation of environmental leaders, the county of Los Angeles today issued a call for young adults to serve on its inaugural Youth Climate Commission.
Inaugural L.A. County Youth Climate Commission Seeks Youth Leaders
The Valley Industry Association has a keen interest in our local, state and federal elected officials. The Santa Clarita City Council Candidates Forum will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia, CA 91355.
Aug. 25: VIA Santa Clarita City Council Candidates Forum
The slate of candidates set to run this November for three seats on the Santa Clarita City Council has been finalized after the deadline to file passed on Friday.
Nine Candidates Set to Run in November for Three City Council Seats
SCVNews.com
%d bloggers like this: