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.
The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that the national organization has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a media release, the organization cites the filing is expected to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced FocusSCV -- a newly designed leadership program for directors, middle management, entrepreneurs and business owners, who are looking to take an active role in helping to shape the future of the SCV community.
LA Kings officials have announced that they've acquired forward Tim Schaller, the rights to forward Tyler Madden, a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional fourth-round selection in 2022 from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Tyler Toffoli, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
The members of the CA-782nd Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley Activities Center February 9, 2020, to celebrate at their annual Military Ball event. Military Ball is a military tradition in which the Corps gathers for a formal dinner, dancing, and other events to celebrate the corps.
Sarah Avanessian, a Castaic High School English teacher and past Teacher of the Year from the William S. Hart Union High School District, was presented the Beth Dalton Memorial Literacy Leadership Award by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) at the Literacy Lifts Conference.
In honor of Black History Month, the Delmar T. Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge is exploring African American life from both sides of the camera with “Photography through the African American Lens,” an exhibition that will feature a panel of African American photographers showcasing their work on Tuesday, Feb 25.
The Annual Kite Festival organized by the non-profit organization CRY- Child Rights and You is coming back on Sunday February 23, 2020 beginning at 10 a.m. in the West Creek Park, 24247 Village Circle, Valencia, California, 91354.
Did your child miss the Spring auditions for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra? There is no need to worry; seats are still available. The Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra will be holding another round of auditions on Saturday, February 22nd at College of the Canyons.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum is seeking actors age 8 to 18 for the museum’s annual outdoor play based on a traditional California Indian story. Rehearsals are every Tuesday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The performance will be the evening of Saturday, May 2.
The SCV Education Foundation has announced its "Page Turners 2020 Campaign", where over the next two months they will be striving to fundraise and gather support for Page Turners, a program The Foundation piloted last year.
A Big Band, a charismatic international jazz group from Northamptonshire, England, will perform a mixture of styles from Gordon Goodwin, Alan Baylock and Van Morrison to Radiohead at the Valencia High School Theater on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m.