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2019 Meetings


October 22, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019:

Highlights include:

  • Proclaimed October 2019 as Filipino American History Month in the City of Santa Clarita.
  • Awarded a two-year contract to Stay Green, Inc. to provide landscape maintenance services to Landscape Maintenance District Zone T8 (Valencia Summit) for an amount not to exceed $1,033,850.
  • Awarded the construction management services contract to RailPros for the Vista Canyon Multi-Modal Transit Center for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000. This project consists of a center track platform, a grade-separated pedestrian crossing, railroad track design, new railroad bridge, sound walls and amenities such as canopies, lighting, benches, security system and landscaping.
  • Awarded the design contract to Psomas for the Central Park Buildout, not to exceed $543,142. This action will provide for the design of the expansion of the southwestern portion of Central Park. The primary focus of the expansion will be four additional full-sized multipurpose fields and will include the installation of sport field lighting, landscaping and irrigation, various site furnishings, a restroom/concession building, upgrades to the adjacent dog park and additional parking.
  • Conducted a public hearing and adopted the Tax Equity and Financial Responsibility Act resolution approving the issuance of tax-exempt obligations by the California Municipal Finance Authority in an aggregate amount not to exceed $35 million.

View the Entire Agenda for the October 22, 2019 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 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. 


October 8, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2019:

Highlights include:

  • Proclaimed October 12, 2019, as Rubber Ducky Day to demonstrate the dedication to improving patient care for the underinsured and uninsured of the Santa Clarita Valley.
  • Adopted an ordinance to the Santa Clarita Municipal Code concerning street trees, to allow for the transfer of ownership and maintenance responsibility for select trees in limited circumstances to private property owners.
  • Adopted an ordinance to increase Councilmember compensation by a total of 10 percent effective 2021.
  • Approved a one-year lease agreement with MAGA L.P. for the rental of The MAIN with a one-year optional renewal in the amount not to exceed $60,360 annually.
  • Awarded a two-year contract to Flo-Services, Inc., for preventative maintenance, inspection, and repair services for a total two-year amount not to exceed $175,266.
  • Adopted an urgency ordinance to place a 45-day moratorium on new tobacco retailers who sell flavored tobacco products in the City of Santa Clarita.Staff was directed to set a public hearing and return within 45 days with a further report and ordinance extending this moratorium for Council consideration. 

View the Entire Agenda for the October 8, 2019 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 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. 


September 24, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2019:

Highlights include:

  • Presented the CMAA Southern California Chapter 2019 Project Achievement Award to staff from the City of Santa Clarita’s Public Works Department for excellence in construction and program management for the 2017-2018 Overlay and Slurry Projects.
  • Presented a proclamation for Suicide Prevention month to the Suicide Prevention and Wellness Committee. 
  • Awarded a one-year contract, with the option of three one-year renewables to Data Ticket, Inc. to provide the City with parking citation processing services, not to exceed $125,000.
  • Introduced and passed to a second reading an ordinance to the Santa Clarita Municipal Code concerning street trees, to allow for the transfer of ownership and maintenance responsibility for select trees in limited circumstances to private property owners.
  • Adopted an update to the Transit Development Plan (TDP) which included community input and data analytics, detailing long-term service needs and the corresponding financial plan to meet projected needs.
  • Introduced and passed to a second reading an ordinance to increase Councilmember compensation to be effective 2021.

View the Entire Agenda for the September 24, 2019 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 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


September 10, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Proclaimed September 2019 as Hispanic Heritage Month and September 17-23 as Constitution Week in the City of Santa Clarita.
  • Received a presentation on Voting Solutions for All People by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office.
  • Awarded a ten-year contract to Superion, LLC, for the replacement of the City’s enterprise resource planning system, for a total not to exceed $5,242,062.
  • Awarded a three-year contract to Ameron Pole Products, for the replacement of the City’s streetlight poles, for a total not to exceed $750,000 and authorized an ongoing base budget appropriation of $250,000 for the ongoing costs associated with the advanced purchase of replacement poles.
  • Discussed consideration of the naming process of a City facility.

View the Entire Agenda for the September 10, 2019, 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 24, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


August 27, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Recognized by AARP as a part of the AARP Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.
  • Adopted a resolution establishing no stopping zones along the north and south sides of Summit Place between Rockwell Canyon Road and West Del Monte Drive/West Arroyo Park Drive.
  • Awarded a three-year contract for security services for City parks, facilities, and events to Select Patrol Agency, Inc., for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,165,420.
  • Conducted a second reading and adopted an ordinance to create the Jobs Creation Overlay Zone (JCOZ), with the primary focus of increasing high-quality employment opportunities and improving the City’s jobs/housing balance.
  • Approved and authorized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Amendment No. 1 to provide additional funding by the County of Los Angeles for the construction of the new Sheriff’s station on Golden Valley Road.
  • Awarded a contract to Lanair Group, LLC, for a total amount not to exceed $107,664 for the purchase of Ciena fiber electronics hardware necessary to utilize the dark fiber connection between the City’s primary data center and downtown Los Angeles.

View the Entire Agenda for the August 27, 2019 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 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


July 9, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Proclaimed the month of July as Park and Recreation Month
  • Supported Assembly Bill 1112 (if amended) and Assembly Bill 1286. Opposed Assembly Bill 516 and Senate Bill 330.
  • Approved the Design-Build contracts for the Mountain View Park play area and shade structure, Phases I and II, with a total amount not to exceed $726,292.
  • Awarded a three-year contract for maintenance and support of the City of Santa Clarita’s Mitel phone system to IntelesysOne, Inc., for a total amount not to exceed $66,812.
  • Introduced and passed to second reading an ordinance to create the Jobs Creation Overlay Zone (JCOZ), with the primary focus of increasing high-quality employment opportunities and improving the City’s jobs/housing balance.
  • Awarded a design contract to MNS Engineers, Inc. for design services for the Dockweiler Drive Extension Project, which will provide a connection along the approved alignment from the existing terminus of Dockweiler Drive to Railroad Avenue at 13th Street, for a total amount not to exceed $3,046,543.

View the Entire Agenda for the July 9, 2019, meeting.

Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available. 


June 25, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Proclaimed the month of June as Pride Month.
  • Approved plans and specifications for the 2018-2019 Overlay A and Overlay B Projects as a part of the annual overlay and slurry seal, pavement management program.
  • Approved an award of expenditure authority to selected vendors to provide books and materials for the Santa Clarita Public Library, for a total of $1,000,000 annually.
  • Awarded a contract to artist C.J. Rench in the amount of $121,500 to create the civic art piece “Communitree” as part of the Canyon Country Community Center project.
  • Awarded a contract to Crown Castle Fiber LLC for the lease of two dark fiber strands to connect Santa Clarita to Downtown Los Angeles, for a total amount not to exceed $217,350.

Adopted the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Operating Budget of $225.9 million and Capital Improvement Program, making appropriations for the amounts budgeted and establishing fiscal policies. View the Entire Agenda for the June 25, 2019, 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 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. 


June 11, 2019

 The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Supported Assembly Bill 720 and S. 923 and opposed Senate Bill 13.
  • Approved the purchase of one CNG dump truck and one stencil body CNG conversion truck in an amount not to exceed $337,197.
  • Approved plans and specifications and awarded the slurry seal construction contract to VSS International, Inc. in the total contract amount not to exceed $1,591,832.
  • Conducted a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program and scheduled the budget for adoption at the June 25, 2019, City Council Meeting.

View the Entire Agenda for the June 11, 2019, 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 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


May 28, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Supported Assembly Bill 1637 and Senate Bill 333 and opposed Assembly Bill 377, Assembly Bill 1356, and Assembly Bill 1568.
  • Adopted a resolution establishing a multiway stop control for the intersection of Golden Triangle Road at Carl Boyer Drive.
  • Awarded the construction contract for the Intelligent Transportation System Phase V project for an amount not to exceed $541,893.
  • Awarded the construction contract for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Phase III B-Onsite Construction for an amount not to exceed $47,397,669. 

View the Entire Agenda for the May 28, 2019, 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 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


May 14, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Proclaimed the month of May as Bicycle Month.
  • Introduced and adopted as an urgency ordinance repealing Chapter 11.74  of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code relating to sex offender residency restrictions in light of the California Supreme Court’s determination that restrictions similar to the City’s ordinance are unconstitutional, the pending lawsuit, and the fact that the residency restrictions are not being enforced by either the California Department of Corrections or the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Approved the purchase of two graffiti trucks in an amount not to exceed $120,000.
  • Awarded professional services contracts to L Burrows Graphic Design and Production and McGregor Shott, Inc., in the amount of up to $75,000 for each design firm, for graphic design services.
  • Adopted a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds in the amount of $111,000 from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District Specified Grant Project for the construction and improvements of the Sand Canyon Trail.

View the Entire Agenda for the May 14, 2019 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 28, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


April 23, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Adopted the City’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 Statement of Investment Policy and directed staff to submit the policy to the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada for certification in their annual award program.
  • Approved the submission of the five-year Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Received an overview of the Newhall Gateway conceptual plan.

View the Entire Agenda for the April 23, 2019 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 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


April 9, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Supported Assembly Bill 1530, House Resolution 1708, S. 774 and opposed Assembly Bill 68.
  • Approved an amendment to the 2018-19 Municipal Law Enforcement Services Agreement for one additional 40-hour non-relief Growth Motor Deputy.
  • Approved the purchase of a trail dozer in an amount not to exceed $126,663.
  • Awarded a one-time grant to Bridge to Home in the amount of $150,000 to hire a project manager to assist with the construction of their year-round shelter project and to increase capacity of local homeless services.
  • Approved a contract with Los Angeles County to receive $75,000 in Measure H implementation grant funding for a Homeless Coordinator to implement the Community Plan to Address Homeless.  

View the Entire Agenda for the April 9, 2019 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 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


 

March 26, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Adopted a resolution amending the Council Norms and Procedures for Council meetings and related functions and activities to include modified Rosenberg’s Rules of Order.
  • Approved the plans and specifications, and awarded a construction contract, for the 2018-19 Citywide Major Thoroughfare Median Turf Removal Project, which will remove the existing turf and replace it with a new landscape pallet, and install water-efficient irrigation and new concrete paver strips on Via Princessa from Sierra Highway to Weyerhauser way.
  • Awarded a three-year contract to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for ranger patrol services in City Open Space, in an amount not to exceed $112,200.  
  • Designated Councilmember Weste as the delegate, and Mayor McLean as the alternate to the San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative.

View the Entire Agenda for the March 26, 2019 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 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

 


March 12, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Approved the 2018-19 Annual Concrete Rehabilitation Program that consists of the removal and replacement of damaged sidewalks, driveway approaches, and the construction of access ramps at various locations within the City. Awarded a construction contract to FS Contractors, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $450,000.
  • Approved and authorized an agreement between the City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Community College District regarding the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
  • Approved and authorized an agreement between the City of Santa Clarita and the Newhall School District regarding the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts at Newhall Elementary School.

View the Entire Agenda for the March 12, 2019 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 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  


February 26, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Proclaimed the month of February as Black History Month, received five American Public Works Association awards for Public Works projects and received a presentation on the Santa Clarita Public Library One Story One City Program.
  • Supported S. 47, S. 129, House Resolution 530, House Resolution 1015, Assembly Bill 213 and opposed Senate Bill 50.
  • Awarded a three-year maintenance contract to Tanko Streetlighting, Inc., for an annual amount of $250,000, to provide maintenance services on approximately 6,300 streetlight poles transferred from Southern California Edison to the City.
  • Approved the purchase of a John Deere 210L wheel loader in an amount not to exceed $83,228. The wheel loader will be used regularly to move large quantities of material, clear road debris, and assist with road pavement repairs. 
  • Adopted a Tax Equity and Financial Responsibility Act (TEFRA) resolution that approved the issuance of tax-exempt obligations by the California Public Finance Authority to finance, refinance or reimburse costs of acquisition by Trinity Classical Academy.

View the Entire Agenda for the February 26, 2019 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 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


 

February 12, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Adopted a resolution to adjust speed limits on specific roadway segments included in the Engineering and Traffic Survey Study.
  • Awarded construction and support service contracts for Phase I of the Canyon Country Community Center project.
  • Awarded a design and build contract to Great Western Installations, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $1,113,200, for the construction of an inclusive play area at Canyon Country Park.

View the Entire Agenda for the February 12, 2019 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 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


January 22, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Received a presentation regarding the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission Goals for 2019.
  • Awarded a design and build contract to design and install nine electric vehicle charging stations at various locations citywide. This included the authorization to execute a donation agreement with FivePoint for eight commercial charging stations. 
  • Awarded a contract to Cubic Transportation System, Inc., in the amount of $1,314,678, for the procurement and installation of upgraded regional bus TAP farebox equipment.
  • Approved the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, completed by the independent audit firm, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP. Based on the audit performed the City received an unmodified “clean” audit opinion letter which reflects the best level an organization can receive on its financial statement.  
  • Approved the City Council Committee Appointments list for 2019.

View the Entire Agenda for the January 22, 2019 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 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.


January 8, 2019

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019:

Highlights of action taken include:

  • Adopted a resolution terminating the Santa Clarita Landscaping and Lighting District assessment modification proceedings and cancelled the January 22, 2019 Public Hearing. 
  • Awarded a two-year contract to Staygreen, Inc., in the amount of $342,958, to provide landscape maintenance services to Landscape Maintenance District Zone 3 (Sierra Heights), Zone 5 (Sunset Hills), Zone 6 (Canyon Crest) and Zone T31 (Shangri La).  
  • Approved the 2019 Community Services and Arts Grants Committee’s program funding recommendations, in an amount not to exceed $90,000 for Community Services Grants and $90,000 for the Arts Grants, for a total of $180,000.
  • Conducted a Public Hearing and adopted a resolution granting The Master’s University a 10-year time extension/renewal of its approved Master Plan.
  • Nominated and approved appointments for three regular positions on each of the Planning Commission, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission, Arts Commission, and Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel, and one position for the Los Angeles County Vector Control Board.
  • Discussed changes to Council Norms and Procedures for City Council meetings and related functions and activities, and provided direction to staff that an agenda item be brought forward at a later date to consider changes in the conduct of City Council meetings.

View the Entire Agenda for the January 8, 2019 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 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.