The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 12, at 5:30 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 6 p.m.
The special meeting will be a closed session conference with a labor negotiator.
Click here to view the agenda for the special meeting.
The Council will reconvene at 6 p.m. for the regular meeting, which will begin with an announcement from the City Attorney.
In the regular meeting, councilmembers will, among other agenda items: consider a resolution ratifying the existence of a local emergency due to the Tick Fire; approve the purchase of right-of-way and temporary grading and construction easements for the Via Princessa East extension project (see map above); approve the final tract map for the Plum Canyon subdivision at the southeast corner of Whites Canyon Road and Skyline Ranch Road; accept a donation of 54.9 +/- acres of of real property adjacent to the Needham Ranch project; consider an urgency ordinance extending the current moratorium on new businesses selling flavored tobacco products; adopt a resolution to submit an application to the Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, requesting annexation of approximately 1,786 acres of land to the city of Santa Clarita for the Tesoro del Valle Annexation Area; and discuss recent Public Safety Power Shutoffs and potential actions by the California Public Utilities Commission, and provide direction to staff.
The meetings will take place in Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita 91355.
The full agenda can be viewed below:
Joint Meeting with
Board of Library Trustees
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.
Assembly Bill 1913 (Schiff-Cardenas Crime Prevention Act), signed into law in 2000, provides funding to cities and counties for frontline law enforcement officers and juvenile justice initiatives. The City of Santa Clarita’s estimated allocation for Fiscal Year 2019-20, based on population, is $330,543.
The flume slide at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Activity Pool is original to the site, built in 2003. There are several significant renovations needed to keep the slide operational and to extend its useful life.
Via Princessa East Roadway Extension, Project 3026 – Approve the purchase of a portion of each Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 2836-014-066 and 2836-014-067 for road right-of-way and temporary grading and construction easements.
The Fair Oaks Ranch Community unanimously agreed on improvements on Lost Canyon Road that would provide 1,000 feet of on-street parking along the north side of Lost Canyon Road, between Lark Way and Cedar Valley Way, to accommodate approximately 40 vehicles and discourage overflow parking from The Townhomes at Lost Canyon.
Pursuant to Section 66474.1 of the Subdivision Map Act, approve the final tract map, accept/reject offers of dedication, and approve abandonment of easement for Tract No. 73858-01. This map is for subdivision purposes and is located in the Plum Canyon community at the southeast corner of Whites Canyon Road and Skyline Ranch Road.
City staff conducted a sight distance analysis at the southerly driveway at 27200 Tourney Road and determined that establishing a No Stopping Anytime zone on the east side of Tourney Road, south of the southerly driveway, will improve visibility of oncoming vehicles when exiting the driveway onto Tourney Road. The proposed No Stopping Anytime zone will restrict 240 feet of on-street parking.
Government Code 65858 allows the City Council to adopt interim zoning ordinances that prohibit certain land uses to preserve public health and safety and to facilitate research and study for future regulation. In response to new regulations adopted by the County of Los Angeles, on October 8, 2019, the City Council adopted a 45 day moratorium on the establishment of new tobacco retailers. Council will conduct a public hearing and determine whether or not to extend the moratorium to and through October 7, 2020. The ordinance extending the moratorium is an urgency ordinance and would require a 4/5 vote.
Adopt a resolution approving Master Case No. 19-115, adopting a Negative Declaration and authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to submit an application to the Local Agency Formation Commission requesting annexation of approximately 1,786 acres of land to the City of Santa Clarita for the Tesoro del Valle Annexation Area.
This ordinance adopts the 2019 California Building Standards Code with an effective date of January 1, 2020, as required by State law and also adopts local amendments to the State codes establishing higher standards for structural and fire protection in new buildings based on local climatic, geologic, and topographical conditions, floodplain management regulations, as well as administrative provisions for enforcement of the codes at the local level.
A Special Meeting will be held on November 13, 2019, by the Public Utility Commission of the State of California (CPUC). The CPUC will consider ordering an investigation into whether California’s investor-owned electric utilities prioritized safety and complied with the CPUC regulations with respect to their October 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events. It is recommended that the City Council discuss the recent PSPS events and potential actions by the CPUC and provide direction to staff.
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.