On Tuesday, the Planning Commission will close the public hearing regarding the draft of One Valley One Vision, the 8,000-page update to the City of Santa Clarita’s General Plan and associated Environmental Impact Report, which provides a comprehensive vision of the Santa Clarita Valley in 20 years.
After receiving public testimony, the Commission will direct City staff to prepare a recommendation to the City Council.
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On April 19, the Commission will vote whether or not to forward the document to the City Council for final approval.
City staff first presented the document to the Planning Commission in October and has since discussed the diverse subject matter at subsequent Commission meetings over the last five months.
The 150-day public comment period (letters to City staff, different from public testimony) closed on February 22, three times the length required by law.
The County of Los Angeles has concurrently evaluated its own version of One Valley One Vision. County staff will return to the Regional Planning Commission on March 23 with a Final EIR and recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
Tuesday’s meeting will also mark the beginning stages of annexing 807 acres of Elsmere Canyon into Santa Clarita.
In October, the City acquired 842 acres of the greenbelt space just east of State Route 14 in the southern portion of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The City partnered with the County and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to complete the purchase.