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December 13, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Awarded a contract for the architectural and landscape design for the new community center in Canyon Country.
  • Awarded a one-year contract to administer the annual levy administration of Special Districts. 
  • Awarded a construction contract for the Fair Oaks Park improvements project. 
  • Approved contract authorization increases related to the installation of new plant material in various Landscape Maintenance District zones. 
  • Approved a resolution to establish a 400-feet no-stopping anytime zone along the east side of Railroad Avenue just north of 15th Street.
  • Accepted the donation of conservation easements on City-owned open space land in Elsmere Canyon Open Space.
  • Held a public hearing and adopted a resolution to adjust Consolidated Fire Protection District developer fees. 
  • Received a presentation regarding options to fill the City Council vacancy.  The City Council will proceed with an appointment process. 
  • Adopted a moratorium ordinance pertaining to private marijuana cultivation and non-medical marijuana facilities. 

During the special meeting, Cameron Smyth was appointed Mayor and Laurene Weste was appointed Mayor Pro Tem.

View the entire agenda from the December 13, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


November 22, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Accepted the 2016 Citizens’ Options for Public Safety Grant (COPS) Program funds.
  • Awarded a one-year contract for trash maintenance and general cleaning services for 262 bus stops. 
  • Awarded contracts for the purchase and delivery of five compressed natural gas (CNG) powered commuter buses and eight CNG powered local buses.
  • Adopted a resolution to install a multiway stop control for the intersection of Vista Ridge Drive and Farrow Drive.
  • Adopted a resolution to establish a 25-foot-on-street passenger loading zone in front of the Canterbury Village Senior Apartments on Avenida Rotella. 
  • Awarded various contracts for the construction of the new Sheriff’s Station.
  • Approved the Local appointments List, including all ongoing boards, commissions, and committees appointed by the City Council, and approved the recruitment process for the vacancies.
  • Public hearing held to annex six parcels into the Streetlight Maintenance District No. 1.

View the entire agenda from the November 22, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


October 25, 2016

 

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approved the purchase of approximately 26 acres of property adjacent to the current Via Princessa Metrolink Station. 
  • Awarded a one-year contract for tree maintenance services for all City maintained trees. 
  • Awarded a one-year contract for landscape maintenance services for zones 20 and 21.
  • Adopted the City Council Legislative Committee’s recommendation to oppose Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016.
  • Awarded a five year contract for records storage services. 
  • Held a public hearing and adopted the 2016 California Building Standards Code with local amendments.

View the entire agenda from the October 25, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


 October 11, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approved a one year Lease Agreement with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • Authorized funding for the operations and maintenance of West Creek Park through June 30, 2017. 
  • Approved the purchase of approximately 52 acres of property located in the Golden Valley Ranch area.
  • Completed the first reading of an ordinance to adopt the 2016 California Building Standards Code with local amendments.

View the entire agenda from the October 11, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


September 27, 2016 

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approved a 25-year Lease Agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley at Newhall Memorial Park.
  • Approved a one-year Public Television Management Services Agreement with Santa Clarita Valley Television. 
  • Accepted the 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funds. 
  • Adopted a resolution establishing 385 feet of a no-stopping anytime zone along the east side of Bouquet Canyon Road south of Cinema Drive.
  • Awarded a two-year Janitorial Services Contract for various City-owned facilities.
  • Held a public hearing to approve the development of an 8.6 acre commercial property located at the southwest corner of Rio Norte Drive and Newhall Ranch Road.
  • Approved the Arts Commission Work Plan and the proposal for the Public Art Planning and Selection Process.

View the entire agenda from the September 27, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


 

September 13, 2016 

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Awarded a two-year contract for the maintenance of the major thoroughfare medians for Landscape Maintenance District – Zone 2008-1.  
  • Held a public hearing to adopt a Tax Equity and Financial Responsibility Act Resolution to approve the tax-exempt financing for the construction of a new patient tower at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.   
  • Amended an agreement with Antelope Valley Workforce Development Consortium through December 31, 2016, to continue providing services through America’s Job Center. 

View the entire agenda from the September 13, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


August 23, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approval of a memorial wall to be installed at Veterans Historical Plaza.
  • Awarded the design contract for the new Canyon Country Community Center.
  • Adoption of a resolution for the installation of multiway stop control at the intersections of Paragon Drive and Honnold Drive, Paragon Drive and Carnegie Avenue, and Aldbury Street and Hardesty Avenue.
  • Approval of the design contract for the 2016-17 Annual Overlay and Slurry Seal Program. 

View the entire agenda from the August 23, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


July 12, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approval of the contract for the Old Town Newhall Parking Structure with the top deck of the parking structure to be developed as event space.  
  • Awarded $3 million dollars to the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging for the construction of the new Senior Center facility.
  • Approval of the purchase of approximately 241 acres of property in the Newhall Pass area.
  • Approval of the purchase of approximately 78 acres of property in the Castaic area.

View the entire agenda from the July 12, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


June 28, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Adopted the Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
  • Approval of the Conceptual Master Plan for the new Canyon Country Community Center.
  • Approval of the purchase of approximately nine acres of property in the Newhall Pass area.
  • Approval of a Circulation Improvement Program at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road.
  • Held public hearings regarding the approval of annual levy of assessments for the Open Space Preservation District and for various Landscape Maintenance Districts.

View the entire agenda from the June 28, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 

 


 

 June 14, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approval of the plans and contract for the new restroom building at Copper Hill Park.
  • Approval of the purchase of approximately 13 acres of property adjacent to City-owned CEMEX property for open space preservation. 
  • Adoption of a resolution to provide notice of the General Municipal Election to be held on November 8, 2016, and consolidate with Los Angeles County’s General Election. 
  • Approval of the 2015-16 Annual Slurry Seal Program. 
  • Held public hearings to approve the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Specific Plan and the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program. 

View the entire agenda from the June 14, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


May 24, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approval of the plans and contract for the replacement of the Santa Clarita Special Districts’ Administration Facility Roof.
  • Awarded the conceptual design contract for the Vista Canyon Multi-Modal Center/Metrolink Station.
  • Awarded a three-year contract for Auditing Services.
  • Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Los Angeles and the City of Santa Clarita for the joint funding of a new 44,000 square foot Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
  • The City Council also took action on the proposed “Veterans Memorial Wall” by directing City staff to review the existing design of the memorial, develop multiple design options which complement the existing Veterans Historical Plaza, identify appropriate locations within the Plaza where such a memorial wall may be placed, and bring this matter back to the City Council for further direction.   

View the entire agenda from the May 24, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


May 10, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approval of the tract map for Five Knolls (Formerly Keystone).
  • Adoption of the Statement of Investment Policy for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
  • Awarded contracts for the maintenance of several Landscape Maintenance District zones.
  • The Santa Clarita Parking Authority adopted a resolution and made an Amendment to a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement. 
  • Adoption of an ordinance to approve the rates for the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Fee for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
  • Adoption of a resolution to authorize the issuance of the Santa Clarita Public Financing Authority Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds.

View the entire agenda from the May 10, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


April 26, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016:

 

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Awarding a contract for the Valencia Boulevard Median Refurbishment project 
  • Adopting an ordinance to annex of the West Creek and West Hills area
  • Adopting an ordinance for the levy of special taxes of the Santa Clarita Community Facilities District 2016-1 (Vista Canyon)
  • Approved creation of a City Parking Authority 
  • Approved an urgency ordinance establishing a moratorium on certain retail uses in the Old Town Newhall Specific Plan.

 

The City Council also held a public hearing regarding the Draft 2016-17 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan and Funding Recommendations.   

View the entire agenda from the April 26, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


 

April12, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Authorizing the City Manager or designee to submit City/County Payment Program Grant applications to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. 
  • Awarding a contract for the San Francisquito Creek Trail Ramp ADA Upgrade Project. 
  • Awarding a contract for the annual Concrete Rehabilitation Project which improves City sidewalks, drive approaches, curb, gutters and access ramps. 
  • Public hearings regarding the formation of the Community Facilities District for the Vista Canyon Project, and the annexation of the West Creek and West Hills area.
  • Awarding of a five year contract to Library Systems & Services, LLC to manage and operate the Santa Clarita Public Libraries.

View the entire agenda from the April 12, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


 

 

March 22, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016:

Highlights of the meeting included:

  • Approval for an increase on the expenditure authority of Four Seasons Landscape’s contract for tree-related service requests. 
  • Awarding of the contract for a bridging document consultant and construction support services to Walker Parking Consultants, Inc. for the proposed Old Town Newhall parking structure.
  • A public hearing regarding the results of the annual Community Needs Assessment conducted as part of the Community Development Block Grant Program. 

View the entire agenda from the March 22, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


March 8, 2016 

 

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Support of State Assembly Bill 1565 and Assembly Billx2 1, which seeks to expand upon the level and variety of services offered for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Approval of the proposed traffic-calming plan for Dorothy Street and Ermine Street which includes the installation of 12 sets of speed cushions and one additional multiway stop-controlled intersection.
  • Appointment of Councilmember McLean as the City delegate and Mayor Pro Tem Dante Acosta as the alternate to the 2016 Southern California Association of Governments’ General Assembly.
  • Adoption of the 2016 Arts Master Plan.
  • Approval to rename “River Village Park” in honor of the late Commissioner Duane Harte to “Duane Harte Park at River Village.” 

View the entire agenda from the March 8, 2016 meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

FUTURE MEETINGS 

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall

 


 

February 23, 2016

The following is an overview from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016:

  • Second reading and adoption of an amendment to the Municipal Code to provide alternates on the Manufactured Home Rental Adjustment Panel

  • Approval to purchase 18 BigBelly Solar Duo Recycling containers

  • Award of a contract for inspection services to oversee dirt hauling associated with the future Lost Canyon Road project

  • Award of a contract for the maintenance of several Landscape Maintenance District zones

  • Approval of the Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program

  • The appointment of Mr. Don Cruikshank to the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission

View the entire agenda from the February 23, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

 


 

February 9, 2016

The following is an overview from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016:

  • Approval of a contract with the Voyager Fleet Card program which provides fleeting fueling services for the City’s fleet vehicles.
  • Awarding of a design contract to Alta Planning + Design for the Sand Canyon Trail Design, Phases IV and VI which will improve trails from Placerita Canyon Road to Sky Ranch Road.
  • First reading of an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding alternate members of the Manufactured Home Rental Adjustment Panel.
  • City Council discussed the sale and development of the redevelopment block in Old Town Newhall, and approved the purchase, sale and grant agreement with Laemmle Newhall, LLC. and the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clarita for the proposed Laemmle Theatre Project.  

View the entire agenda from the February 9, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


January 26, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016:

  • Approval of the renaming of the “Cross Valley Connector” to “Santa Clarita Veterans Parkway” 
  • Approval of the 2016 Community Services and Arts Grants Committee’s program funding recommendations 
  • Approval of an amendment to the loan agreement between the City and the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency 
  • Approval of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
  • Authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding to be executed between the City and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital related to the 340B Drug Pricing Program which allows hospitals that provide health care service to low-income individuals to receive discounted pricing on outpatient drugs from manufacturers. 

The City Council also adopted an urgency ordinance placing a moratorium on the conversion of mobile home parks occupied by residents over the age of 55 years and updated Council Committee assignments for calendar year 2016. 

View the entire agenda from the January 26, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


January 12, 2016

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Authorizing the installation of a multiway stop controls at the intersections of Dorothy Street at Florence Lane, Langside Avenue at Dorothy Street and Langside Avenue at Ermine Street
  • Approval for a sanitary sewer at the Walnut Park Cottages
  • Authorizing an agreement with Southern California Edison regarding design for a future utility undergrounding project along the Soledad Canyon corridor 
  • Renewal of Landscape Maintenance District contracts with ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, Inc.
  • Award of a contract with Oak Springs Nursery, Inc. for outdoor streetscape cleaning and landscape maintenance in the Downtown Newhall area.

The City Council also held a Public Hearing regarding adjustment to Consolidated Fire Protection District developer fees and discussed salary adjustments for future City Councils. 

View the entire agenda from the January 12, 2016 meeting. 

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 

FUTURE MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.