by City Manager Ken Striplin
On November 11, the City will be hosting a special Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Old Town Newhall, located at 24275 Walnut Street, beginning at 11 a.m. This free and well-attended event is a partnership between the City of Santa Clarita, the Veterans Historical Committee, the SCV Chapter 91 Blue Star Moms, Blue Star Moms of the Canyons Chapter 82, Prayer Angels for the Military, and the Knights of Columbus. The Ceremony honors Veterans and individuals serving in the military and their families. For more information please call (661) 250-3787, or visit santa-clarita.com.
We are very excited to be embarking upon a new project to design and ultimately build a new Canyon Country Community Center. The City Council recently purchased 6.5 acres near the intersection of Soledad Canyon and Sierra Highway where the new Center will be built. Right now, the City is asking residents to tell us what amenities and programs they would like to see in the new Center. Attend a special Canyon Country Community Center workshop on December 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Road.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to take a look at your emergency kits and evacuation plans. If you don’t have either, this is a great time to make that happen. The City offers a wide variety of emergency information on our website to help you get started. You can find this information at santa-clarita.com/emergency. As always, your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions are welcome. Please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.