Update: Hart District, Magic Mountain Law Enforcement Approved By County Board
UPDATED ON NOV. 19
At their Tuesday meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the William S. Union Hart District's conflict of interest and disclosure codes, as well as a renewal of the Sheriff's Department's agreement with Six Flags Magic Mountain to provide supplemental law enforcement until 2018.
The decision to increase water rates for customers of Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 37 in Acton, was continued until Tuesday, Nov. 26.
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ORIGINAL STORY ON NOV. 18
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will make several decisions at their Tuesday meeting affecting the Santa Clarita Valley.
Primarily updates to existing codes and the renewal of a contract, the decisions will affect the William S. Hart Union High School District, water ratepayers in Acton and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies stationed at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Hart District’s Conflict of Interest Codes
The Board will vote to approve the Hart District’s conflict of interest and disclosure codes, along with the codes of three other school districts in the county.
The decision is a similar one made on behalf of the Santa Clarita Community College District in October, and is simply part of a routine annual requirement from the state Fair Political Practices Commission. For more information on Fair Political Practices Commission, click here.
Related article: County Board Approves Conflict Of Interest Code Changes For COC
The Commission requires all public agencies to adopt conflict of interest codes and to stay in compliance by updating them based on personnel changes.
If approved, the modified code would allow the District Superintendent Robert Challinor or his designee to require less than full disclosure from consultants who are “hired to perform a range of duties that is limited in scope,” according to documents provided to the board.
The new code would also change the titles of three positions and add the position “Senior Project Manager.”
Water Rate Increases in Acton
Water ratepayers in Acton’s Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 37 may see their rates increase by a few dollars if the Board approves the changes to account for inflation. Read more about the Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 37 here.
Water customers in Malibu, the Antelope Valley and Marina Del Rey might also see their rates go up.
“Currently, the Rules and Regulations of the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts and Marina del Rey Water System… allow the Districts to annually review water rates and make a recommendation to the Board for water rate adjustments,” according to a letter to the board from the county Department of Public Works.
It is expected that Acton’s rates will only go up by 2.8 percent, from an average $63.24 per month to an average $65.01.
Law Enforcement at Six Flags Magic Mountain
On Tuesday, the board will also decide whether the Sheriff’s Department is approved to renew their agreement with Six Flags Magic Mountain to provide supplemental law enforcement services.
Magic Mountain has been identified as a critical facility. Since 2003, one sergeant and four deputy generalists have provided full-time, on-site law enforcement “in order to deter crime, enhance safety, and reduce the risk of terrorist activities,” according to Sheriff Lee Baca’s letter to the board.
A new agreement would remain in effect for five years, starting Dec. 1, 2013 through Nov. 30, 2018.
The County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the meeting agenda and all supporting documents. The supplemental agenda is available here. The meeting will also be livestreamed, here.
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