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January 6, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Should Santa Clarita try to block the city and county of Los Angeles from opening a garbage dump just outside the city limits in Elsmere Canyon? Or should it endorse the dump in exchange for money, land and the right to annex most of the surrounding Santa Clarita Valley? Those are the questions the Santa Clarita City Council, which has remained neutral on Elsmere Canyon so far, wants to put before citizens at a public forum later this month. The council decided this week to hold the forum Jan.
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March 21, 2008
Las Lomas: An article in Thursday's Section A about the Los Angeles City Council's vote to oppose the proposed Las Lomas housing development misidentified Diane Trautman as a Santa Clarita city councilwoman. She is a candidate for the Santa Clarita City Council.
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April 7, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What a difference two years makes. In two years, a city was created, a City Hall was opened, and the Postal Service was trained to deliver mail to a new Los Angeles County address--the city of Santa Clarita. A tiny staff grew to 80 employees who now carry out the mandates of a $24-million budget. And a simple lesson of politics was learned: Once in office, the revolutionaries who championed change in the first place became, justly or not, the new target of discontent.
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December 4, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles commission on Friday rejected a proposal to send homeless people from Santa Clarita to a Los Angeles National Guard armory for the winter, arguing that the valley city should serve its homeless population locally. Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority commissioners said they feared that allowing about two dozen homeless people to be bused to the Sylmar armory would set a precedent and make it easier for other suburbs to duck responsibility for providing shelter and support.
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April 21, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The campaign manager for defeated council candidate Jill Klajic on Wednesday requested a recount of election results that had Klajic losing by a mere 16 votes. Skip Newhall said he asked for a second vote count because Klajic's supporters "would always wonder 'what if?' " Klajic, 47, conceded that the recount may turn out to be "an act of futility."
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April 3, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eleven residents are competing for three seats on the City Council, which controls a $50-million budget and has responsibility for suburban problems sometimes older than the city itself. Incumbents Jo Anne Darcy and Carl Boyer, who have served on the council since the city's incorporation in 1987, are seeking reelection in the April 12 race. Jill Klajic, who also was active in the cityhood effort, is running for a second term. H. Clyde Smyth, former superintendent of the William S.
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March 6, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Santa Clarita City Council members were disqualified Thursday from voting on a controversial hillside preservation ordinance because they have a financial stake in a local bank that finances development in hilly areas. The disqualification of Jan Heidt and Howard (Buck) McKeon leaves uncertain the future of the ordinance, which would strictly limit development on the city's many hillsides and ridgelines. City Atty.
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May 9, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For years, this city's residents wished their ground water level was not so low. Their wish has been granted, overwhelmingly. Now the level is so high, one neighborhood often floods--even when there has not been a storm for weeks--and its homeowners want city officials to do something about it. "My house is a moldy mess," said Terri Richter, a resident of the Canyon Country neighborhood of about 150 homes where the flooding is worst.
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January 22, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than a year the Santa Clarita City Council has remained cautiously quiet about plans by the city and county of Los Angeles to open a garbage dump just outside Santa Clarita in Elsmere Canyon. Santa Clarita cannot officially oppose or endorse the dump, council members have said, until the city reviews the environmental impact report on the project.
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November 27, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peace talks have failed to produce a treaty in the war over a veterans' bar and meeting hall in Santa Clarita. Now it's up to the City Council to settle the dispute between members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885 and neighbors who say the hall does not belong in their residential neighborhood. But if the council decides to shut down the post, the courts could become the final battleground in the dispute, an attorney for the VFW warned Tuesday.
OPINION
November 30, 2004
Re " 'Outsourcing' of Homeless Stirs Intercity Debate," Nov. 27: Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry is right to demand compensation from cities that use Los Angeles social services. If it has proved to be politically impossible to find a site that the Santa Clarita City Council will accept as a winter shelter, minimally the obligation it has is not only to pay for transport to where the homeless will find shelter but also to spend the money previously spent operating the shelter on the charities in Los Angeles, where the homeless will now stay.
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July 8, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Clarita City Council tonight will consider eliminating its limits on campaign contributions for council members -- an idea that supporters say will help unknown candidates raise money, but that skeptics view as a new opportunity for big developers to influence local politics in the fast-growing suburban city. The proposal, which will be presented at a council meeting beginning at 6 p.m.
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June 26, 2003
The Santa Clarita City Council has unanimously approved plans for a business park that will provide up to 7,000 jobs but require the removal of 1,400 oak trees. The developer of the Needham Ranch project initially had planned to remove 1,700 trees, but that number was reduced after a request from the council and protests by supporters of tree sitter John Quigley, who was evicted from an oak in January after living in it for 71 days.
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December 10, 2002 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Concerned about the effects of a proposed subdivision on its southern border, the Santa Clarita City Council is expected to launch an effort Tuesday to annex 555 acres where a developer hopes to build 5,800 homes. Developer Las Lomas Land Co. plans a subdivision with an expected population of 15,000 people on the rugged, hilly property that many Santa Clarita residents value for the psychological distance it gives them from the rest of the Los Angeles area.
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March 5, 2001 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a year of negotiations, the Santa Clarita City Council tonight will consider contracts for curbside trash pickup. But unlike the typical ho-hum discussions of the past decade, today's session promises a lively debate. The city is in the midst of a garbage war. Trash-hauling competitors are trying a variety of approaches, from offering to donate a coveted expanse of land and cutting rates to publishing full-page newspaper ads appealing to customers' loyalties.
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June 10, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of residents said Tuesday they had filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission accusing two City Council members and an unsuccessful council candidate of misconduct in recent election campaigns. The complaint alleges that a negative campaign mailer was paid for with money funneled through a Northridge political action committee in order to conceal the source of the funds.
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April 16, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a municipal election that lured less than 20% of those eligible to the polls, Santa Clarita voters opted for the status quo for their young city, according to local politicians. Unofficial results showed Mayor Pro Tem Jo Anne Darcy, a senior field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and a charter member of the Santa Clarita City Council, as the top vote-getter, finishing with 6,942 votes, or 18.8% of the total. She was the only incumbent in the race.
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April 15, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Veteran Councilwoman Jo Anne Darcy, who has served on the City Council since Santa Clarita was incorporated slightly more than 10 years ago, will be joined by newcomers Frank Ferry and Laurene Weste, who won seats in Tuesday's election.
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