The city of Santa Clarita’s Community Preservation Division sent a notice of violation Monday to the owners of the Canyon View Mobile Home Estates property in Canyon Country, ordering the removal of multiple solar panels installed on the hillside just north of the park.
The owners, Kerry and Mark Seidenglanz, installed the panels on the hillsides within and outside of the mobile home park without obtaining required permits and without complying with conditions of approval associated with the conditional use permit for the park.
Those conditions of approval require that 50 percent of the property be maintained as open space. The Notice of Violation directs the property owner to remove the solar panels.
All mobile home parks are generally under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. City staff has been working with HCD and the county of Los Angeles to obtain and review file materials concerning the solar project as well as the conditional use permit, which was originally issued by the county.
The review indicates that Canyon View Estates should have sought additional entitlements from the city, and is in violation of the conditional use permit conditions of approval.
While the city supports efforts to move to renewable energy, it takes seriously its responsibility to enforce conditions of approval designed to protect the quality of life in Santa Clarita, balancing the need for development with the preservation of open space.