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Proposed Termination of Santa Clarita Landscape and Lighting District Assessment Proceedings

| News | January 3, 2019

The Santa Clarita City Council will consider a recommendation from city staff to terminate the landscape and lighting district assessment proceedings and to cancel the public hearing scheduled for January 22, in response to feedback from residents.

On November 13, 2018, the city initiated action proposing to modify assessments for both street lighting and landscaping services among property owners within designated areas of Santa Clarita.  In the time following the mailing of informational letters and ballots, the city has received extensive feedback from residents in terms of how this proposed action will affect property owners.

In consideration of community input and feedback, the city council will consider action at their January 8 meeting to terminate proceedings and the upcoming public hearing related to the current assessment modification.

“The community has made it clear that additional outreach and information is necessary. The City Council’s consideration to cancel the proceedings and upcoming public hearing reflects the need we have to discover what kind of communication is needed to provide a better understanding of the entire process,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.

Upon approval, the city council will terminate the current assessment proceedings and cancel the public hearing currently scheduled for January 22. The city would take no further action on the current process, and all assessments proposed for modification would remain unchanged.  In the near future, the city will undertake a community outreach and public information process to better communicate to property owners the issues related to the streetlight maintenance assessment. Upon the city council adopting a resolution terminating ballot proceedings, the city will mail a letter to all affected parcel owners notifying them of the termination of these proceedings and cancellation of the January 22 public hearing.

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For more information, visit the city’s website at santa-clarita.com/StreetlightAssessment.

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