City Council Returns From Vacation
The Santa Clarita City Council is easing its way back from a short summer vacation to a rather condensed agenda.
On the docket are a budget transfer of unexpended appropriations for the Redevelopment Agency, renewing the contract with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to continue to provide law enforcement services, a tax-sharing resolution to cover areas outside the city limits that receive wastewater treatment service and hiring a firm to complete the environmental impact report for the Via Princessa continuation from Rainbow Glen Drive to Golden Valley Road.
Of interest to some is Item #8, in which Council is asked to approve or deny the deferment of development impact fees for one year to help businesses struggling in the current economy. The proposal is part of the City's Economic Development Department's 21-Point Plan, which hopes to stimulate growth that would offset the income of Quimby, bridge and thoroughfare and transit impact fees postponed for a 12-month period.
A development proposal at the "gateway" of Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue which was both approved and appealed in June will be moved to October 27 to give property owners and the City more time to discuss the boundaries and ramifications of the project.