Council Recap:

July 8, 2014

The following is the recap from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014:


  1. Approval of Joint City Council and City Council acting as the Governing Board of the Successor Agency to the Former Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency/Board of Library Trustees meeting minutes from June 24, 2014 – Approved 
  2. Designation of voting delegate for the 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference – City Council appointed Mayor Pro Tem McLean as voting delegate and Councilmember Kellar as alternate.   
  3. Federal Legislation: House Resolution 4858 to establish the San Gabriel National Recreation Area as a unit of the National Park System in California – City Council adopted position of support and will transmit position statements to Representative Judy Chu, Santa Clarita’s federal legislative delegation, appropriate congressional committees, President Barack Obama, and the League of California Cities. 
  4. State Legislation: Assembly Bill 1522 enacting Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requiring that on or after July 1, 2015 employers provide paid sick leave to employees that work 30 or more days in a calendar year – City Council adopted the City Council Legislative Subcommittee’s recommended position of opposition and will transmit letters of opposition to Assembly Member Gonzalez, Santa Clarita’s state legislative delegation, appropriate legislative committees, Governor Brown, and the League of California Cities.  
  5. Resolution of the City Council establishing support for Proposition 13 as it relates to residential properties – City Council adopted a position of support
  6. Contract for City-wide multi-function copiers that will save the City between $125,000 – $250,000 over the next five years – Approved 
  7. Federal Rulemaking: Wireless Facility Sites – City Council adopted the City Council Legislative Subcommittee’s recommendation to provide comment to the Federal Communications Commission regarding modification of existing wireless facility sites and transmit copies to Santa Clarita’s federal legislative delegation and the League of California Cities.  
  8. Award design contract for storm drain and culvert upgrades at five locations in the City to correct roadway flooding issues during storms – Approved
  9. Renew three Landscape Maintenance District contracts for Railroad Avenue, Mountain View, and American Beauty – Approved
  10. Reimbursement to the Consolidated Fire Protection District of Los Angeles County for the construction of Fire Station 150 – Approved
  11. Check register NO. 13 – Approved
  12. Federal Legislation: St. Francis Dan Disaster of 1928 recognition – City Council adopted the City Council Legislative Subcommittee’s recommendation to request that Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon consider and if he determines it is appropriate, introduce legislation authorizing a study to determine if the St. Francis Dam Disaster of 1928 meets the criteria for designation as a National Memorial as a unit of the National Park Service.


13.   Appeal of Planning Commission denial of a request by Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences to operate a primary school within the Business Park Zone at 25300 Rye Canyon Road – City Council continued the public hearing to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.


14.   Nomination and appointment of Commissioners/Panelmembers –City Council reopened the application period and directed staff to return the item to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  
15.   Metro development agreement ballot measure letter selection – City Council directed staff to submit the Letter Designation Form to the County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk requesting either Measure “S” or Measure “SC.”


Regular City Council meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  The next regular meeting will on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  

View the full agenda for the July 8 City Council meeting.

Meeting Minutes can be accessed here once available.

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