header image

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

Inside
Weather


 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
February 23
1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
El Nino


The dream of “One Valley, One Vision” could soon become reality.

The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 28, to consider approving its version of the “OVOV” Santa Clarita Valley General Plan.

Years in the making, the OVOV plan would formally coordinate future development in the Santa Clarita Valley on both sides of the city-county border for the first time since the formation of the city of Santa Clarita in 1987.

The Santa Clarita City Council approved its version of the OVOV plan June 14. If the county planning commissioners OK the county version next Wednesday, it will go to the Board of Supervisors for final consideration and adoption.

“It has been a pleasure working with the city on this important effort,” county Regional Planning Supervisor Mitch Glaser said Wednesday. “The county’s updated Area Plan (OVOV) not only reflects our collaboration with the city, but also the input of our unincorporated residents, town councils, environmental groups and other stakeholders.”

“I look forward to bringing the updated Area Plan to our Board of Supervisors early next year,” said Glaser, who led the OVOV process for the county.

The city and county versions of the plan are essentially the same on major issues such as land use, traffic circulation, conservation and open space, safety and noise.

“That’s why it’s called One Valley One Vision,” said Jason Smisko, the senior Santa Clarita planner who spearheaded the city’s version.

“City and county project teams rigorously worked together to create similar long-range planning tools,” he said.

One difference is that the county plan lacks the “housing element” that is in the city plan – but that’s not a problem because housing needs are addressed in other county planning documents, Smisko said.

Smisko said the county version “reduces densities in the outlying areas” such as Castaic, Saugus and Agua Dulce to the city’s satisfaction. He said the city is happy with the county version in all other ways, as well, adding that he will be available at the county hearing to testify in favor of it if necessary.

“It’s a very effective document,” he said. “It represents forward planning for a sustainable valley-wide population by the county in partnership with the city.”

It won’t be the first time the county commissioners have seen the plan. Critics caused it to be reworked in 2009 and again in 2010. Attorney General Kamala Harris claimed it didn’t go far enough to satisfy new climate change rules, the Castaic Lake Water Agency questioned the availability of  water for future growth outside of the agency’s current boundaries, and property owners in Castaic challenged certain proposed land-use designations.

Glaser and his staff retooled the documents and released them for public scrutiny Sept. 15 on the Internet here – http://planning.lacounty.gov/ovov – and at the county libraries in Castaic and Acton-Agua Dulce.

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.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
    Friday, Feb 23, 2024
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 78 new cases and one additional death from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
    Friday, Feb 23, 2024
    Recently, the Department of Public Health received a Proposition 65 Notice from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control regarding the threatened illegal discharge of hazardous waste from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
    Thursday, Feb 22, 2024
    Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit Wednesday against food delivery company Grubhub alleging false and deceptive advertising, misrepresentation and unfair business practices that financially harm consumers, delivery drivers and restaurants.
    Thursday, Feb 22, 2024
    Since 2014, the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm Campaign has saved at least 2,030 lives nationwide from the threat of home fires, which claim seven lives every day in the U.S.
    Thursday, Feb 22, 2024
    The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) wishes to provide clarifying information regarding the fatal dog attack in Compton on Feb. 16.

    Keep Up With Our Facebook
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    Author and illustrator Vashti Harrison (Film/Video MFA 14) has been named the recipient of the 2024 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children for her book "Big."
    CalArtian Wins 2024 Caldecott Medal
    Earlier this month, CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development recognized 10 physical therapy students for winning scholarships from the Roy and Roxie Campanella Foundation and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
    CSUN Physical Therapy Students Honored by Campanella, Dodgers Foundations
    The Master's University men's basketball team was nearly perfect down the stretch as they defeated the Jessup Warriors 72-65 Thursday night at The MacArthur Center.
    Mustangs Defense Comes Up Big in Win Over Jessup 72-65
    Scoring 23 points in the final quarter, The Master's University women's basketball team broke open a close game to defeat the Jessup Warriors 59-45 Thursday night in The MacArthur Center.
    Lady Mustangs Pull Away in 4th to Defeat Warriors 59-45
    Calling all Junior High and High School students – bring your IDs and join us for discounted ice skating at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint Valencia, located at 27745 Smyth Drive.
    City Releases Schedule for High School Nights at The Cube
    Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements which was founded in February of 2008, marked the completion of its 15th year of business with a celebratory event at Lief’s Valencia headquarters on Friday, Feb. 16.
    Valencia-Based Lief Labs Celebrates 15 Years
    The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a public safety meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 6 p.m.
    Feb. 27: City Council Expected Consider Parks Vacancy Applicants
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 78 new cases and one additional death from COVID-19 in the Santa Clarita Valley within the last week.
    Public Health Ends Weekly COVID-19 Updates
    Recently, the Department of Public Health received a Proposition 65 Notice from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control regarding the threatened illegal discharge of hazardous waste from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
    Prop 65 Notice Issued to L.A. County for Chiquita Canyon Landfill
    One of my favorite passions is traveling, especially to exotic countries to explore different cultures and lifestyles – and if I can’t travel, I love to escape within the pages of a book.
    Bill Miranda | Santa Clarita Unveils One Story One City Selection
    1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
    El Nino
    Star has never been one to let a tough situation keep her down. But an unexpected injury put her resilience to the test.
    Triumph Foundation:  Star Shines Bright When Darkness Closes In
    The Master's University track and field teams had a record-breaking afternoon recently at the Golden Eagle Invitational in Irvine.
    Mustangs Enjoy Record-Breaking Afternoon at Golden Eagle Invitational
    VENTURA — College of the Canyons saw its second round of action in the young season with a trip to Ventura College for the annual Western State Conference (WSC) Relays on Feb. 16. 
    Cougars Set School Record at WSC Relays
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose Fifth District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, issued a statement in response to Thursday's Chiquita Canyon Landfill protest.
    Barger Releases Statement Regarding Chiquita Canyon Protest
    Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
    Henry Mayo Earns High Quality Maternity Care Recognition
    College of the Canyons student-athletes Estrella Segura (women's tennis) and Ethan Posthumus (men's golf) have been named the COC Athletic Department's Women's & Men's Student-Athletes of the Week for the period running Feb. 12-17
    COC Names Estrella Segura, Ethan Posthumus Named Athletes of the Week
    The California Department of Transportation advises the public that a helicopter will be used in a highway project on State Route 14, south of Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita beginning Tuesday, Feb. 27.
    Caltrans Announces Helicopter Aid to Protect Golden Valley Road Slope
    Grab your friends and family, and meet Santa Clarita city staff on the trail!
    Santa Clarita Community Encouraged to ‘Take a Hike’
    Bright lights, thousands of screaming fans — dream job.
    Two CSUN Music Alums Join Jonas Brothers on World Tour
    Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit Wednesday against food delivery company Grubhub alleging false and deceptive advertising, misrepresentation and unfair business practices that financially harm consumers, delivery drivers and restaurants.
    County Files Suit Against Grubhub Alleging Unfair Business Practices
    Antelope Valley Indian Museum wants to invite its amazing local youth to a fun weekly reading sit-down at the Museum.
    AV Indian Museum Hosting Book Time at The Butte
    Since 2014, the American Red Cross Sound the Alarm Campaign has saved at least 2,030 lives nationwide from the threat of home fires, which claim seven lives every day in the U.S.
    American Red Cross’ ‘Sound the Alarm’ Campaign Returns
    The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) wishes to provide clarifying information regarding the fatal dog attack in Compton on Feb. 16.
    DACC Addresses Consequences of Backyard Breeding
    SCVNews.com