Assemblyman Scott Wilk Discusses Castaic High School And The Chloride Problem
Scott Wilk, the California State Assembly Republican member, represents the 38th district serving Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Agua Dulce, Castaic, Val Verde, and the northern section of the San Fernando Valley.
Each week he calls into KHTS for a weekly update with Jason Endicott.
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Addressing the chloride problem, there is the potential for more plants to be planted to eliminate the chloride in the air. Wilk claims this is a potential response but questions, “who set the standard, why is that the standard…?"
The problem is that different areas of California have different chloride standards. Santa Clarita’s is lower than others at 100 parts per million of chloride.
Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley have a higher water standard with 150 parts per million while they are, “upstream from the strawberry farms of Oxnard,” said Wilk.
Wilk questions why the standards are different and the struggle for Santa Clarita to try and meet those standards. With Santa Clarita just becoming aware of this issue, it would be hard to lower the parts per million that quickly.
“It’s a very complicated issue,” explains Wilk, “and a devastatingly costly issue.”
Wilk has real concerns and does not support options one, two, three, or four. After looking at the environmental impact report there are no signs that Santa Clarita needs to cut back the chloride in our weekly activities.
Endicott also had Wilk address the topic of Castaic High School.
Wilk watched Castaic High School break ground, where he recalls learning about the potential for a Castaic High School 20 years ago when he had a meeting with the developer. He and the crowd were reminiscing on that moment, now that the dream of Castaic High School will finally come true.
“There are about three years till the school is up, opens August 2016,” said Wilk.
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AB-806 is Wilk’s bill that includes community college counselors on the instructor side of the 50% rule, that community college district expenditures are on the salary side of classroom instructors.
“It was supposed to be heard in the Appropriations committee today,” said Wilk, but they held it because he was in Castaic for the ground breaking and it was pushed back to Wednesday, May 15.
He had a meeting yesterday with Mike Gatto, Chair of the Appropriations Committee. And he will have meetings with assembly members to encourage and get them to support the bill.