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JOINT CITY COUNCIL AND CITY COUNCIL ACTING AS THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE FORMER SANTA CLARITA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY/
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

AGENDA
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PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY – No New Business
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How to Address the City Council

You may address the Council during Public Participation on any matter within the Council’s jurisdiction that is not listed on the agenda. Each person wishing to speak should prepare a presentation of not more than three (3) minutes. Public Participation speaker’s cards must be submitted to the City Clerk BEFORE this portion of the meeting begins. Public Participation takes place before the consideration of the agenda items and following the consideration of agenda items. However, each person will be allowed to speak only one time during Public Participation per meeting.

Anyone wishing to address an item on the agenda should fill out a speaker’s card and submit it to the City Clerk BEFORE the Mayor announces the item. Each person addressing the Council is given three (3) minutes to speak indicated by a colored light system on the Council dais; a green light appears when the speaker begins; a yellow light appears when 30 seconds remain and a red light appears when time has expired. Comments should be complete at this time. Each presentation may not exceed three (3) minutes.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office, (661) 255-4391. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II)
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INVOCATION – Acosta

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

FLAG SALUTE
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EXECUTIVE MEETING

This time has been set aside for Councilmembers to review the agenda and obtain any further information that may be needed. Council will also discuss each individual item during the course of the meeting with the exception of the Consent Calendar, which may be approved in its entirety by one motion, unless there is a request to pull an item for discussion. No action will be taken on public agenda items during the Executive Meeting.
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APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Mayor to inquire whether there are any changes to the Agenda or if any member of the Council or the public would like to pull for discussion, any item on the Consent Calendar.
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RECOGNITIONS

Mormon Helping Hands for community work performed on April 26
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PRESENTATIONS

None

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for the public to address the City Council on items NOT listed on
the agenda. The City Council will not act upon these items at this meeting other than to review and/or provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker’s card to the City Clerk PRIOR to the beginning of this portion of the meeting. Thirty minutes are allotted for public input at this time. The FIRST TEN people to submit a speaker card prior to the beginning of Public Participation will be heard. Speaker cards will be accepted beginning at 5:45 p.m. Any speaker cards received once the first speaker has begun will be heard at the end of the meeting regardless if the ten person limit has been met. Speakers may not exceed three (3) minutes and may only be heard once per meeting under Public Participation.
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STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
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COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS

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CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion by the City Council. The items are not individually discussed by the City Council unless a request is made by a member of the public or the Council, in which case, the item(s) will be removed from the Consent Calendar and will be considered separately.
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1.
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES – The minutes of the Joint City Council and City Council acting as the Governing Board of the Successor Agency to the Former Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency/ Board of Library Trustees meeting are submitted for approval.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council and City Council acting as the Governing Board of the Successor Agency to the Former Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency/ Board of Library Trustees: Approve the minutes of the June 10, 2014, regular meeting.

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2.
READING OF ORDINANCE TITLES – 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.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council determine that the titles to all ordinances which appear on this public agenda have been read and waive further reading.

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3.
STATE LEGISLATION: ASSEMBLY BILL 2670 – Assembly Bill 2670 seeks to formally establish the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development as the entity in the State of California with lead responsibility for engaging the Small Business Development Centers.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the recommendation of the City Council Legislative Subcommittee to support Assembly Bill 2670 (Medina) and transmit position statements to Assembly Member Medina, Santa Clarita’s state legislative delegation, appropriate legislative committees, Governor Brown, and the League of California Cities.

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4.
STATE LEGISLATION: ASSEMBLY BILL 2717 – Assembly Bill 2717 seeks to appropriate $6 million from the State of California General Fund to the California Economic Development Fund to serve as a cash match for the federal appropriation supporting the federal Small Business Development Center program in California.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the recommendation of the City Council Legislative Subcommittee to support Assembly Bill 2717 (Bonta) and transmit position statements to Assembly Member Bonta, Santa Clarita’s state legislative delegation, appropriate legislative committees, Governor Brown, and the League of California Cities.

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STATE LEGISLATION: SENATE BILL 1262 – This bill would require the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to license dispensing facilities and cultivation sites that provide, process, and grow marijuana for medical use, including requiring a background check for license applicants, and would make these licenses subject to the restrictions of the local jurisdiction in which the facility operates or proposes to operate. This bill specifies that even if a license has been granted by Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), a facility shall not operate in a local jurisdiction that prohibits the establishment of that type of business.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the recommendation of the City Council Legislative Subcommittee to support Senate Bill 1262 (Correa) and transmit letters of support to Senator Lou Correa, Santa Clarita’s state legislative delegation, appropriate legislative committees, Governor Brown, and the League of California Cities.

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STATE LEGISLATION: ASSEMBLY BILL 2188 – AB 2188 would eliminate the review process for small residential rooftop solar energy system permit applications and require a permit to be issued upon receipt of a completed application. The City of Santa Clarita is already committed to quickly processing permits for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. AB 2188 would also eliminate the City of Santa Clarita’s preferred two-stage inspection process for small residential rooftop solar energy systems by forcing cities and counties to potentially overlook shortcomings in solar permit applications or installations in order to comply with the bill’s single inspection requirement.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the recommendation of the City Council Legislative Subcommittee to oppose Assembly Bill 2188 (Muratsuchi) and transmit position statements to Assembly Member Muratsuchi, Santa Clarita’s state legislative delegation, appropriate legislative committees, Governor Brown, and the League of California Cities.

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STATE LEGISLATION: ASSEMBLY BILL 2104 – This bill seeks to clarify existing law by making it clear that a provision of the governing documents, guidelines, or policies of a Common Interest Development shall be void and unenforceable if it prohibits, or have the effect of prohibiting, low water-use plants as a group or as a replacement of existing turf, or prohibits a homeowner from complying with a local water-efficient landscape ordinance or water conservation measure.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the recommendation of the City Council Legislative Subcommittee to support Assembly Bill 2104 (Gonzalez) and transmit letters of support to Assembly Member Gonzalez, Santa Clarita’s state legislative delegation, Governor Brown, and the League of California Cities.

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8.
FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM – The City’s budget totals $191.5 million. This includes funding for the Redevelopment Successor Agency, Sheriff’s budget, Capital Projects, operations and maintenance, capital outlay, and debt services. Fiscal Year 2014-2015 General Fund appropriations total $90.8 million. General Fund revenues total $91.3 million.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council and City Council acting as Successor Agency for the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clarita: adopt resolution Adopting the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015; Making Appropriations for the Amounts Budgeted; and Establishing Policies for the Administration of the Adopted Annual Budget; adopt resolution Adopting the 2014-2015 Capital Improvement Program; adopt resolution Approving and Adopting the Annual Appropriations Limit for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015; adopt resolution Electing to Receive All or a Portion of the Tax Revenues Pursuant to Health and Safety Code (Community Development Law); adopt resolution Adopting an Amendment to the Conflict of Interest Code; adopt resolution Providing for Compensation of the Employees of the City and Amending the Position Classification Plan; and adopt resolution between the Board of Administration California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the City of Santa Clarita for Employer Paid Member Contributions.

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RESOLUTION TO REESTABLISH PARKING IN FRONT OF 25000 AVENUE STANFORD – The Saugus Union School District requested the City reestablish parking in front of 25000 Avenue Stanford to help meet existing parking demands.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution to reestablish parking in front of 25000 Avenue Stanford.

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NEWHALL RANCH ROAD BRIDGE WIDENING, PROJECT S1039 – AWARD DESIGN CONTRACT – This project will widen the south side of the existing bridge over the San Francisquito Creek to eight lanes and add a multi-use path with a trail connection on the west side of the bridge.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council award the design contract for the Newhall Ranch Road Bridge Widening, Project S1039, to T.Y. Lin International, in the amount of $762,944; authorize a contingency in the amount of $152,589, for a total contract amount not to exceed $915,533; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney approval.

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AWARD CONTRACT FOR BID NUMBER LMD-13-14-51 FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERVICES IN LMD ZONE 2008-1 (MAJOR THOROUGHFARE MEDIANS) – Award a two-year maintenance service contract to Oakridge Landscape, Inc. to provide contractual landscape maintenance for Landscape Maintenance District (LMD) Zone 2008-1.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council Award a two-year maintenance service contract to Oakridge Landscape, Inc. to provide contractual landscape maintenance for Landscape Maintenance District (LMD) Zone 2008-1 in the amount of $394,308, plus $73,480 in one-time costs to fund a zone-wide tree replacement plan for an amount equal to the base bid total of $467,788; and authorize an annual contingency in the amount of $78,860, for a total two-year contract in an amount not to exceed $1,019,816; authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all contracts and associated documents, or modify the awards in the event issues of impossibility of performance arise, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such Fiscal Year, and execute all documents subject to City Attorney approval; and direct staff to return to the Council prior to the conclusion of this two-year contract to consider authorizing the City Manager or designee to execute up to three (3) annual renewal options not to exceed the annual bid amount, plus Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustments.

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12.
PURCHASE HEAVY DUTY COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS WATER TRUCK – Urban Forestry’s water truck was approved for replacement during the 2013-2014 budget process. The truck is over 12 years old and has 83,250 miles on it. Mileage alone does not reflect the amount of wear and tear as the truck moves at slow speeds or idles often during operation. The cost to replace the truck was estimated at $150,000.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the purchase of one heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) water truck from Southbay Truck Center in an amount not to exceed $188,242.60; appropriate $33,377.60 from the Vehicle Replacement (722) fund balance to Vehicle/Equipment Replacement expenditure account 12103-5201.003; and authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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CHECK REGISTER NO. 12 – Approval of the Check Register.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve and ratify for payment the demands presented in Check Register No. 12.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS
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14.
ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION DISTRICT – As an annual required procedure, staff presents for City Council’s consideration the Final Engineer’s Report for the Open Space Preservation District and request approval to provide the Los Angeles County Assessor necessary data for the assessments to appear on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Property Tax Rolls.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a public hearing, and adopt a resolution approving the Engineer’s Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual levy of assessments for the continuation of maintenance for the Open Space Preservation District.

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ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR SPECIAL DISTRICTS – As an annual required procedure, staff presents for City Council’s consideration the Final Engineer’s Reports for the various special districts and requests approval to provide the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller necessary data for the assessments to appear on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Property Tax Rolls.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a public hearing for Landscape Maintenance Districts 1 and T1, with the exception of Zones 8, T23, T23A, 24, 26, and 28, the Streetlight Maintenance District, the Golden Valley Ranch Open Space Maintenance District, the Drainage Benefit Assessment Areas (DBAA), with the exception of DBAA 22, and the Tourism Marketing District; adopt the resolutions approving the Engineer’s Reports for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual levy of assessments for the continuation of maintenance for Landscape Maintenance Districts 1 and T1, the Streetlight Maintenance District, the Golden Valley Ranch Open Space Maintenance District, the Drainage Benefit Assessment Areas, and the Tourism Marketing District.

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ANNUAL LEVY OF SPECIAL DISTRICTS FOR DRAINAGE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT AREA NO. 22 – As an annual procedure, the City Council is required to conduct the public hearing for Drainage Benefit Assessment Area No. 22, adopt this resolution and direct staff to provide the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller necessary data for the assessments to appear on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Property Tax Rolls
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct public hearing for Drainage Benefit Assessment Area (DBAA) No. 22, and adopt the resolution approving the Engineer’s Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual levy of assessments for the continuation of maintenance for DBAA No. 22.

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ANNUAL LEVY OF SPECIAL DISTRICTS FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 1, ZONE 8 – As an annual procedure, the City Council is required to conduct the public hearing for Landscape Maintenance District 1, Zone 8, adopt this resolution and direct staff to provide the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller necessary data for the assessments to appear on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Property Tax Rolls
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct public hearing for Landscape Maintenance District 1, Zone 8, and adopt the resolution approving the Engineer’s Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual levy of assessments for the continuation of maintenance for Landscape Maintenance District No. 1, Zone 8.

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18.
ANNUAL LEVY OF SPECIAL DISTRICTS FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NO. 1, ZONES 24 AND 26 – As an annual procedure, the City Council is required to conduct the public hearing for Landscape Maintenance District No. 1, Zones 24 and 26, adopt this resolution and direct staff to provide the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller necessary data for the assessments to appear on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Property Tax Rolls
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct public hearing for Landscape Maintenance District No. 1, Zones 24 and 26, and adopt the resolution approving the Engineer’s Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual levy of assessments for the continuation of maintenance for Landscape Maintenance District No. 1, Zones 24 and 26.

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ANNUAL LEVY OF SPECIAL DISTRICTS FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NOS. 1 AND T1, ZONES T23, T23A AND 28 – As an annual procedure, the City Council is required to conduct the public hearing for Landscape Maintenance District Nos. 1 and T1, Zones T23, T23A and 28, adopt this resolution and direct staff to provide the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller necessary data for the assessments to appear on the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Property Tax Rolls
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct public hearing for Landscape Maintenance District Nos. 1 and T1, Zones T23, T23A and 28, and adopt the resolution approving the Engineer’s Report for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 annual levy of assessments for the continuation of maintenance for Landscape Maintenance District Nos. 1 and T1, Zones T23, T23A and 28.

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SECOND READING ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING THE ANNUAL STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION FEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-15 – Determination and approval of the rates for the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Fee for Fiscal Year 2014-15.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a public hearing on the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Fee for Fiscal Year 2014-15, conduct second reading and adopt an ordinance entitled: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, DETERMINING THE ANNUAL STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION FEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-15.”

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NEW BUSINESS
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REFERENDUM PETITION AGAINST ORDINANCE 14-02 APPROVING THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) – On March 25, 2014, the City Council adopted Ordinance 14-02, an Ordinance adopting a Development Agreement with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) for the removal of 62 off-site advertising structures, and construction and operation of three digital billboards adjacent to the Interstate 5 and State Route 14 freeways (Ordinance 14-02 or Ordinance). On May 5, 2014, a referendum petition was filed with the City Clerk protesting the adoption of Ordinance 14-02. On June 6, 2014, the County advised the City Clerk that 11,370 signatures had been determined to be valid.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council accept the City Clerk’s certification of the referendum signature verification by adopting Resolution No. ___________, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, ACCEPTING THE CITY CLERK’S CERTIFICATE OF SUFFICIENCY FOR REFERENDUM PETITION RELATING TO ORDINANCE NO. 14-02 REGARDING DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH METRO. OTHER POTENTIAL ACTIONS. City Council may take one of the following actions: by motion, repeal Ordinance 14-02; or call a Special Election for November 4, 2014, and request consolidation with the Statewide General Election by adopting Resolution No. ___________ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014, TO SUBMIT TO THE VOTERS ORDINANCE 14-02, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, ADOPTING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) FOR THE REMOVAL OF 62 OFF-SITE ADVERTISING STRUCTURES, AND CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THREE DIGITAL BILLBOARDS ADJACENT TO THE INTERSTATE 5 (1-5) AND STATE ROUTE 14 (SR-14) FREEWAYS, AND REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO CONSOLIDATE SAID SPECIAL ELECTION WITH THE NOVEMBER 4, 2014, STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION AND PERMIT THE COUNTY REGISTER-RECORDER TO RENDER CERTAIN SERVICES TO THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA FOR SAID ELECTION; or call a Special Election for a date other than November 4, 2014, by adopting Resolution No. ___________ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, ___________, 2014, TO SUBMIT TO THE VOTERS ORDINANCE 14-02, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, ADOPTING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) FOR THE REMOVAL OF 62 OFF-SITE ADVERTISING STRUCTURES, AND CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THREE DIGITAL BILLBOARDS ADJACENT TO THE INTERSTATE 5 (1-5) AND STATE ROUTE 14 (SR-14) FREEWAYS AND DIRECT THE CITY CLERK TO OBTAIN ELECTION ASSISTANCE FROM NECESSARY CONSULTANTS TO CONDUCT SAID ELECTION, and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Martin & Chapman for election services at a cost of approximately $224,000.

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for any speakers that have turned in speaker cards and were not heard in the first thirty minutes allotted to address the City Council on items that are NOT on the agenda. No further speaker cards will be accepted once Public Participation begins. Speakers may not address items that have been considered this evening. Speaker cards may not be submitted relating to any items listed on the agenda.
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STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
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ADJOURNMENT
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FUTURE MEETINGS

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA.
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CERTIFICATION

I, Arminé Chaparyan, Interim City Clerk, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed and qualified City Clerk for the City of Santa Clarita and that on June 19, 2014, between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the foregoing agenda was posted at City Hall and the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.

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Arminé Chaparyan
Interim City Clerk
Santa Clarita, California

 

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