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| Canyon Country Magazine | February 19, 2020

Call to Action
A “call to action” email was sent to members of the Sand Canyon Homeowners Association last month from Alex Guerrero, chairperson of the Stop Sand Canyon Resort Task Force.

It was a recap of last year’s efforts to stop the expanded development by Steve Kim, owner of Sand Canyon Country Club. When it became public that Kim’s plan was a much larger expansion than he communicated earlier, a group of Sand Canyon residents formed Stop Sand Canyon Resort Task Force.

The goal of the group is “to prevent a billionaire developer from achieving one of the largest zoning changes in Santa Clarita history to convert Open Space to high density commercial zoning so that he can build, in his words, the ‘Largest Hotel & Resort in Los Angeles County’ at Sand Canyon Country Club (formerly Robinson Ranch Golf Course),” the email said.

The Task Force held a community meeting in September 2019 which was attended by nearly 300 residents, to present facts regarding the proposed resort and the impact it would have on the canyon.

“If you missed it, you can see the slides from the presentation at the web site: StopSandCanyonResort.org in the ‘documents’ section,” Guerrero’s email said.

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The Stop Sand Canyon Resort Task Force heard from several City of Santa Clarita leaders after the community meeting. These elected officials and staff said they had no idea the extent and intensity of opposition to the resort within Sand Canyon.

“Given that feedback, and with hundreds of you asking me and other Task Force members what you can do to voice your opposition, I am emailing you today with this call to action,” Guerrero continued.

He asked residents to print an attached “Petition to Stop Sand Canyon Resort,” gather signatures, and turn in the signed petitions to Michael Hogan, a Task Force member. “ALL signatures, whether from residents of Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, or outside the State, will be helpful and impactful, so please ask anyone and everyone to sign,” the email said.

Any citizen can email scvtaskforce@gmail.com to obtain a pdf of the petition, which can be returned to task force members when completed. Include your name, address and phone number when reaching out to Michael Hogan at the gmail address.

“Ask neighbors, friends, associates and anyone else to sign the petition,” the email continued. “Every signature counts and will be helpful, so please turn in any signed petitions you have, even if they only have one or a few signatures.”

You can follow the Task Force and its community of neighbors who are now heavily involved on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopSandCanyonResort.

Save the Date – New Location

The Sand Canyon Community Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Residents of Sand Canyon are invited to attend the yearly event which will be held at Church of the Canyons at 7 p.m.

Church of the Canyons is located at 28050 Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country. Email SCHOA@schoa.ealert.com for more information.

Note: The location has changed from previous meetings.

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