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    Santa Clarita Releases Billboard Ballot Measure For November

    Santa Clarita officials released a copy of the ballot measure for a controversial deal with Metro and Allvision regarding billboard construction and removal in the Santa Clarita Valley. After months of public outreach by the city in support of the deal, and outcry from residents opposed to the deal, the question facing registered voters at the polls Nov. 4 will read: “Shall Ordinance 14-02 adopting a development agreement with (Metro) for the removal of 62 advertising structures, within the city, by Metro or any other means, and construction and operation of three digital billboards, adjacent to the Interstate 5 and State Route 14 freeways, and the dedication to the city of revenue received from digital billboards, which creates an ongoing revenue stream, be adopted?” Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar was appointed to draft the argument in favor of the measure, which will appear on the ballot.

    Santa Clarita To Look At Metro Billboard Deal At City Council Meeting

    Santa Clarita officials will have to decide what the next step is for a controversial billboard deal with Metro and AllVision on Tuesday at the next City Council meeting. Santa Clarita officials approved a plan with Metro and AllVision that would put three large, two-sided electronic signs next to Santa Clarita Valley freeways, in exchange for Metro taking down billboards on Metro-controlled propertythroughout the city. Opponents of the effort, funded in part by a billboard lobbying group that wanted to see an open-bidding process for any new billboard deal, successfully created a referendum that put those plans on hold. For how long is, up to Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday.

    SCV Voters Peg 2 Republicans For November's Congressional Race

    Santa Clarita Valley voters helped choose two Republicans to replace Congressman Buck McKeon, and Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, took a big win in a predominately Republican district

    Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Dante Acosta Takes Third

    The votes for the Santa Clarita City Council race have been tallied and Dante Acosta claimed the third seat Tuesday.


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    He joins Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean on the dais to cap only his second try in the political arena.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff Candidates Answer Questions At Forum

    Several Santa Clarita Valley news outlets took part in a candidate forum April 5 in which five Los Angeles County sheriff candidates were asked several questions about law enforcement

    Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Officials Hope To Have Answers Tuesday

    The polls are long closed in Santa Clarita’s City Council election, and city officials plan to tally the remaining results Tuesday, after proper verifications are made. Unofficial election results show a turnout of 14,870 voters, who cast 38,837 votes -- however, the results of the last 965 ballots are likely to decide the election. Santa Clarita officials had all of the verified votes counted as of about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, will all precincts reported. These preliminary, unofficial results show Mayor Laurene Weste garnered 5,822 votes and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean had 5,363 votes. And then the margins narrow significantly.

    Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Get Out And Vote Election Day

    Santa Clarita and SCVTV are bringing a live streaming view of the City Council race from City Hall on Tuesday, so residents can watch the Election Day results of the vote in real time. Tuesday marks the end of a monthslong race, as candidates vie for three seats in an election expected to be extremely close. There are 13 candidates on the ballot. Their names are Dante Acosta, Sandy Bull, Moazzum Chowdhury, Dennis Conn, Stephen Daniels, Alan Ferdman, Berta Gonzalez-Harper, Maria Gutzeit, Duane Harte, Marsha McLean, Gloria Mercado-Fortine, Laurene Weste and Paul Wieczorek.

    Santa Clarita City Council Could See Frank Ferry Return To The Dais

    A Los Angeles County judge might have paved the way for a last-minute run at a fifth term by Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry. Due to Santa Clarita’s term limits on City Council seats, Ferry said he was planning to move on to a new career earlier this year. He stepped down from his post as principal of Alemany High School in February. Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank FerryHowever, Ferry’s reaction to Judge Henry Nussbaum’s late Monday afternoon ruling seemed to indicate Ferry is inclined to put post-council plans on hold.

    Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Last Look At Campaign Disclosures, Votes

    Santa Clarita City Council race is less than 10 days away, candidates have filed their last campaign disclosures before voters hit the ballots and nearly 7,000 votes have been cast. In the last three City Council elections, votes by mail report have shown a turnout of about 2-to-1 in favor of mail-in or absentee ballots for Santa Clarita. In 2012, slightly more than 11,600 of the 15,390 votes cast were sent by mail. Only 3,783 votes were cast at the polls on election day. Absentee or mail-in ballots may be submitted up until the close of polls on election day, said Susan Caputo, assistant city clerk, noting that 6,888 ballots already have been received.

    Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Deadline For Voter Registration Is Monday

    The deadline to register for the April 8 Santa Clarita City Council race is Monday, March 24, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office