The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its regular meeting virtually Tuesday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m.
To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can observe and participate in the meeting in a number of ways. Members of the community may observe the meeting via livestream at www.santa-clarita.com/agendas or watch on Channel 20.
Items on the agenda include an urgency ordinance to extend temporary prohibition on evictions of residential and commercial tenants which arose from COVID-19 financial impacts, the proposed Tesoro Del Valle annexation area to the city of Santa Clarita, and the construction of Phase VI of the Santa Clarita Trail, which covers approximately 1,400 linear feet between County of Los Angeles Fire Station 123 and Placerita Canyon Road on the west side of Sand Canyon Road.
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City Council Regular (Virtual) Meeting 7/14/2020 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
23920 Valencia Blvd. 1st Floor Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Hereinafter the titles Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, Councilmember, City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk may be used also to indicate Mayor/Chair/President, Mayor Pro Tem/Vice-Chair/Vice President, City Manager/Executive Director, City Attorney/Counsel, and City Clerk/Secretary
Government Code Section 36934 requires that all ordinances be read in full prior to Council taking action on the ordinance. By listing the ordinance title on the Council agenda, Council may determine that the title has been read.
On March 31, 2020, the City Council adopted an urgency ordinance providing certain eviction protection for residential and commercial tenants as a result of financial impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously the County of Los Angeles had issued an order providing similar protection for tenants in the unincorporated portions of the County, which was later modified to apply to all cities that do not have a moratorium in effect. The City extended its moratorium through June 30. This urgency ordinance would extend the moratorium so that it is in effect from March 4 through August 31.
Authored by Assembly Member David Chiu (D-17-San Francisco), Assembly Bill 3269 authorizes the State to take legal action against a local agency and preempt local land use authority if homeless populations do not decrease within a local jurisdiction by the prescribed rate and timeframe included in the bill.
Authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-39-San Diego), Senate Bill 1120 preempts certain local land use authority including zoning, design standards, parking, and overall application standards related to specific residential developments. The following summary focuses on two provisions included in the legislation that directly preempt the City’s local land use authority.
Authored by Senator Anna Caballero (D-12-Salinas), Senate Bill 1385 enacts the Neighborhood Homes Act, which establishes a housing development project as an authorized use on a lot zoned for office or retail commercial use.
Adopt the Santa Clarita Transit Zero Emission Bus Fleet Transition Plan and direct staff to submit the plan to the California Air Resources Board for approval, as required by the Innovative Clean Transit Regulation.
Request to appropriate additional reserve funds and increase contract expenditure authority for the existing landscape maintenance contract held by American Heritage Landscape to support one-time work and additional contract labor within Landscape Maintenance District Zone T23A (Mountain View Court Homes).
Transparency in campaign financing is critical in order to maintain public trust and support of the political process. Electronic campaign finance forms are available through a portal on the City’s website to the public immediately after they are filed, creating an extra level of transparency earlier in the process.
Approve a three-year agreement with CalArts to license two dark fiber strands and lit transport services from the City to Downtown Los Angeles to enable them with access to a multitude of Internet Service Providers who can provide gigabit Internet speeds at affordable prices.
This project will provide plans and specifications to integrate the traffic signals along Sierra Highway from Via Princessa to Newhall Avenue into the City’s Intelligent Transportation System for coordinated signal timing along Sierra Highway. This project will also incorporate the design of various intersection improvements along Sierra Highway, including left-turn pocket modifications, restriping to provide additional lanes, and dynamic lane utilization technology.
This project will construct Phase VI of the Sand Canyon Trail, which covers approximately 1,400 linear feet between County of Los Angeles Fire Station 123 and Placerita Canyon Road on the west side of Sand Canyon Road.
This item awards the construction and support services contracts for the Canyon Country Community Center – Phase III off-site road improvements, which include a right-turn lane on westbound Soledad Canyon Road, widening Sierra Highway northbound along the project frontage, widening of Solamint Road near Dolan Way, and constructing bulb-outs at Solamint Road and Dolan Way. Also included in the Phase III construction is the addition of landscaped medians on Sierra Highway, between Soledad Canyon Road and Dolan Way.
Joint Resolution of the City Council of the City of Santa Clarita, California, and the Board of Supervisors for the County of Los Angeles approving the negotiated exchange of property tax revenue resulting from the proposed Tesoro del Valle Annexation Area, and a Resolution approving the transfer of Tesoro del Valle Annexation area to the City of Santa Clarita
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is set to further review the proposed 77-acre Sand Canyon Resort development and hear from the developer after commissioners ruled in November the project needed “some work.”
A future open space trailhead in the Tesoro area will be named after a founding Santa Clarita city councilman, and a portion of land in Newhall after a family who has donated several acres of land to the city for open-space preservation.
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials on Friday confirmed 256 new deaths and 9,277 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported it's 107th death.
The Los Angeles County Library, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is set to host a series of free virtual workshops running every other week on Fridays from January through June.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority will launch the Small Business Stabilization Loan Program on Jan. 28 and will begin accepting applications to help small businesses prevent further job loss and business closures.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 262 new deaths, including an additional death at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and 8,512 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, with 22,360 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan issued the following statement Thursday advising providers that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was temporarily paused on Sunday due to possible allergic reactions.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the Santa Clarita Valley, is supporting the effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to address concerns of communities throughout Los Angeles County, which continue to experience ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) initiated by Southern California Edison (Edison).
The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.