CITY OF SANTA CLARITA

JOINT CITY COUNCIL/

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES/

CITY COUNCIL ACTING AS THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE FORMER SANTA CLARITA
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

23920 Valencia Blvd. 1 st Floor

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

AGENDA
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PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY - No New Business
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How to Address the City Council

You may address the Council during Public Participation on any matter within the Council's jurisdiction that is not listed on the agenda. Each person wishing to speak should prepare a presentation of not more than three (3) minutes. Public Participation speaker's cards must be submitted to the City Clerk BEFORE this portion of the meeting begins. Public Participation takes place before the consideration of the agenda items and following the consideration of agenda items. However, each person will be allowed to speak only one time during Public Participation per meeting.

Anyone wishing to address an item on the agenda should fill out a speaker's card and submit it to the City Clerk BEFORE the Mayor announces the item. Each person addressing the Council is given three (3) minutes to speak indicated by a colored light system on the Council dais; a green light appears when the speaker begins; a yellow light appears when 30 seconds remain and a red light appears when time has expired. Comments should be complete at this time. Each presentation may not exceed three (3) minutes.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk's Office, (661) 255-4391. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II)
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INVOCATION - Ferry

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

FLAG SALUTE

EXECUTIVE MEETING

This time has been set aside for Councilmembers to review the agenda and obtain any further information that may be needed. Council will also discuss each individual item during the course of the meeting with the exception of the Consent Calendar, which may be approved in its entirety by one motion, unless there is a request to pull an item for discussion. No action will be taken on public agenda items during the Executive Meeting.
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APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Mayor to inquire whether there are any changes to the Agenda or if any member of the Council or the public would like to pull for discussion, any item on the Consent Calendar.
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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Richard Cook listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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PRESENTATIONS

None scheduled.

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for the public to address the City Council on items NOT listed on
the agenda. The City Council will not act upon these items at this meeting other than to review and/or provide direction to staff. ALL speakers must submit a speaker's card to the City Clerk PRIOR to the beginning of this portion of the meeting. Thirty minutes are allotted for public input at this time. The FIRST TEN people to submit a speaker card prior to the beginning of Public Participation will be heard. Speaker cards will be accepted beginning at 5:45 p.m. Any speaker cards received once the first speaker has begun will be heard at the end of the meeting regardless if the ten person limit has been met. Speakers may not exceed three (3) minutes and may only be heard once per meeting under Public Participation.
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STAFF COMMENTS
(Matters of Public Participation)
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COMMITTEE REPORTS/COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS

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CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted by one motion by the City Council. The items are not individually discussed by the City Council unless a request is made by a member of the public or the Council, in which case, the item(s) will be removed from the Consent Calendar and will be considered separately.
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APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES - The minutes of the City Council special meeting and the minutes of the Joint City Council and Board of Library Trustees and City Council Acting as the Governing Board of the Successor Agency to the former Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency meeting are submitted for approval.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the minutes of the June 25, 2013, special meeting. Joint City Council and Board of Library Trustees, and City Council Acting as the Governing Board of the Successor Agency to the former Santa Clarita Redevelopment Agency: Approve the minutes of the June 25, 2013, regular meeting.

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READING OF ORDINANCE TITLES - Government Code Section 36934 requires that all ordinances be read in full prior to Council taking action on the ordinance. By listing the ordinance title on the Council agenda, Council may determine that the title has been read.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council determine that the titles to all ordinances which appear on this public agenda have been read and waive further reading.

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DESIGNATION OF VOTING DELEGATE FOR 2013 LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE - The League of California Cities (LCC) Annual Conference is scheduled for September 18-20, 2013, in Sacramento. At this meeting, the LCC membership considers and takes action on resolutions that establish LCC policy. In order to vote at the Annual Business Meeting, the City Council must designate a voting delegate.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council appoint Mayor Kellar as the voting delegate and Councilmember McLean as the alternate voting delegate for the 2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference.

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SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING CITY COUNCILMEMBER SALARY - In compliance with the Government Code, Councilmember salary has historically been reviewed and adjusted every two years, and the last adjustment occurred on July 1, 2012. Council salary was discussed at the June 11, 2013, City Council meeting and Council proposed a total pay increase of six percent (not compounded) for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014, to be effective on July 1, 2014. At the regular meeting of the City Council on June 25, 2013, the City Council introduced the ordinance concerning Councilmember salary and passed it to a second reading.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a second reading and adopt an ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 2.04.048 OF THE SANTA CLARITA MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING CITY COUNCIL SALARY."

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2013-14 PASEO BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRAM - PEDESTRIAN OVER CROSSING EL PASEO DRIVE, PROJECT S1041 - AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT - This project will replace the existing pedestrian timber bridge crossing at El Paseo Drive in the Valencia North Valley vicinity with a new prefabricated steel truss bridge.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the plans and specifications for the 2013-14 Paseo Bridge Repair Program - Pedestrian Over Crossing El Paseo Drive, Project S1041; award the construction contract to Toro Enterprises, Inc., in the amount of $363,003 and authorize a contingency in the amount of $36,301 for a total contract amount not to exceed $399,304; and authorize the City Manager or designee to modify all documents to contract with the next lowest and/or qualified bidder/proposer in the event the awardee is unable to fulfill its obligations or perform, subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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2012-13 OVERLAY AND SLURRY SEAL PROGRAM, PROJECT M0090 - AWARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT - The Annual Overlay and Slurry Seal Program project is an integral part of the City’s pavement management program and provides pavement and slurry seal asphalt maintenance treatment to selected City streets.
RECOMMENDED ACTION:
City Council approve the plans and specifications for the 2012-13 Overlay and Slurry Seal Program, Project M0090; award the construction contract to Toro Enterprises, Inc., in the amount of $3,892,037 and authorize a contingency in the amount of $389,204, for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,281,241; authorize an expenditure in the amount of $109,000 to Twining, Inc., for a professional services contract to provide for project inspection and materials testing; authorize an expenditure in the amount of $30,000 to Pavement Engineering Inc. for a professional services contract to provide for project design support services; authorize the continued appropriation of $14,054 of project savings in Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 funds in expenditure account M0077233-5161.001 from Fiscal Year 2012-13 to Fiscal Year 2013-14 and transfer $14,054 from expenditure account M0077233-5161.001 to expenditure account M0090233-5161.001; authorize the continued appropriation of $37,579 of project savings in Gas Tax funds in expenditure account M0077230-5161.001 from Fiscal Year 2012-13 to Fiscal Year 2013-14 and transfer $37,579 from expenditure account M0077230-5161.001 to expenditure account M0090230-5161.001; authorize the continued appropriation of $3,667,978 in TDA Article 8 funds in expenditure account M0090233-5161.001 from Fiscal Year 2012-13 to Fiscal Year 2013-14; authorize the transfer of $731,363 in TDA Article 8 funds, from account M0097233-5161.001 to expenditure account M0090233-5161.001; authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all necessary documents subject to the approval of the City Attorney; and authorize the City Manager or designee to modify all documents to contract with the next lowest and/or qualified bidder/proposer in the event the awardee is unable to fulfill its obligations or perform, subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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SECOND READING OF AN ORDINANCE FOR THE LYONS CORRIDOR PLAN - The City Council is conducting a second reading of an ordinance to establish the Lyons Corridor Plan. On June 25, 2013, the City Council conducted a public hearing and introduced an ordinance on this matter.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt the Negative Declaration prepared for the project; and conduct a second reading and adopt an ordinance entitled: "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING MASTER CASE NO. 10-103 (UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE 10-006, ZONE CHANGE 13-003), AMENDING THE SANTA CLARITA UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC) BY ESTABLISHING THE LYONS CORRIDOR PLAN."

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APPROVAL OF FINAL TRACT MAP AND ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION FOR TRACT NO. 46908 - The approval of Final Tract Map for Tract No. 46908 and acceptance of offers of dedication.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve Final Tract Map for Tract No. 46908; accept on behalf of the public, the offers of dedication for public use and road purposes, accept all sanitary sewers and appurtenant structures, accept the right to restrict the erection of buildings or other structures; accept the right to prohibit the construction of residential buildings within lot 9, and accept the right to restrict direct vehicular ingress and egress; make certain findings; instruct the Deputy City Manager to endorse the Special Assessment Statement on the face of Final Tract Map for Tract No. 46908, which indicates all special assessments levied by the City of Santa Clarita are paid; instruct the City Clerk to endorse the Statement on the face of Final Tract Map for Tract No. 46908, which embodies the approval of said map and the acceptance of the dedications shown thereon, and the abandonment of the easements shown thereon; and instruct the City Engineer to endorse the Statement on the face of Final Tract Map for Tract No. 46908, which provides for verification of substantial conformance with the tentative tract map and all provisions of local ordinances applicable at the time of approval.

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APPROVAL OF TRACT MAP AND ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS OF DEDICATION FOR TRACT NO. 72039 - The Tract Map No. 72039 and acceptance of offers of dedication will create one lot for condominium purposes for 87 residential units.
RECOMMENDED ACTION:
City Council approve Tract Map for Tract No. 72039; accept on behalf of the public the offers of dedication for public use and road purposes, and accept the easements for slope purposes; instruct the Deputy City Manager to endorse the Special Assessment Statement on the face of Tract Map for Tract No. 72039, which indicates all special assessments levied by the City of Santa Clarita are paid; instruct the City Clerk to endorse the Special Assessments Statement on the face of Tract Map for Tract No. 72039, which embodies the approval of said map and the acceptance of the dedications shown thereon, and the abandonment of the easements shown thereon; and instruct the City Engineer to endorse the Special Assessments Statement on the face of Tract Map for Tract No. 72039, which provides for verification of substantial conformance with the tentative map and all provisions of local ordinances applicable at the time of approval.

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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INSTALLATION OF MULTIWAY STOP CONTROLS FOR THE INTERSECTION OF HONBY AVENUE AND CEDARCREEK STREET/SANTA CLARA STREET - The principal of Rio Vista Elementary School requested the installation of multiway stop controls at the intersection of Honby Avenue and Cedarcreek/Santa Clara Street. Staff conducted an analysis of the intersection and determined multiway stop controls will provide additional right-of-way control to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflicts and improve safety of pedestrians crossing at this location. It will also provide improved gaps for side street traffic to enter the intersection.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the installation of multiway stop controls for the intersection of Honby Avenue and Cedarcreek/Santa Clara Street.

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LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT RESOLUTIONS INITIATING PROCEEDING, AND APPROVING AN ENGINEER'S REPORT ANNEXING PARCELS IN TRACT 62322 INTO DISTRICT NO. 1 AS ZONE 29 (VILLA METRO) - Procedural action create and annex into the Landscape Maintenance District No. 1 Zone Number 29 (Villa Metro) to maintain and improve landscape improvements and a future paseo bridge as required by the conditions of approval adopted during the entitlement of the Villa Metro project.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt resolutions initiating proceedings to annex parcels within Tract 62322 into Landscape Maintenance District No. 1 (LMD No. 1) and intent to order annexations into and creation of a new zone in the LMD No. 1, approve the Engineer's Report, and levy assessments beginning in Fiscal Year 2014-15; and set a public hearing for August 27, 2013, as a time and place to hear comments on this proposed action and close the time period to recieve ballots.

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RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO FORM A DRAINAGE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT AREA (DBAA) NUMBER 2013-01 VILLA METRO (TRACT MAP 62322) - Procedural action required to establish a 1982 Assessment District to maintain an underground boxed culvert as required by the conditions of approval for the Villa Metro project.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution to initiate proceedings to form Drainage Benefit Assessment Area Number 2013-1 (DBAA 2013-1 Villa Metro) to benefit parcels in tract 62322; and set a public hearing for August 27, 2013, as a time and place to hear comments on the proposed action, and close the time period to receive ballots.

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BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES - California Education Code sections 18910 through 18927 provides that a municipal public library "shall be managed by a board of library trustees" consisting of five members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council adopt a resolution reappointing Councilmember Boydston and Councilmember Ferry to the Santa Clarita Board of Library Trustees for three-year terms through June 30, 2016.

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SUBMISSION OF THE DRAFT 2013-2014 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDING ALLOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS - The City of Santa Clarita (City) receives CDBG Entitlement funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and requires the development and submission of an Annual Action Plan which identifies how the City will use its CDBG entitlement funds. RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve the Draft 2013-2014 Annual Action Plan (Annual Plan) and the CDBG funding recommendations contained therein; City Council increase the CDBG expenditure budget by $606,151; increase CDBG revenue in account 203-4452.002 by $606,151; and City Council to authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all required documents, subject to approval of the City Attorney.

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CHECK REGISTER NO. 13. - Approval of the Check Register.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve and ratify for payment the demands presented in Check Register No. 13.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS
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2013 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT - The Congestion Management Program is a state-mandated program to mitigate traffic congestion. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is the state-mandated Congestion Management Agency for Los Angeles County. The City of Santa Clarita is required to hold a public hearing and report new net development activities to Metro to receive Section 2105 state gas tax funds and remain eligible for other state and federal transportation funds.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council conduct a public hearing and adopt a resolution self-certifying the City to be in conformance with the Congestion Management Program; and direct staff to deliver the adopted resolution and the 2013 Congestion Management Program Local Development Report to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on or before September 1, 2013.

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NEW BUSINESS
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AWARD CONTRACT TO DEVELOP AN ENHANCED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN AS PART OF THE NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT - The Los Angeles County Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems Permit (Permit) was adopted by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and became effective December 28, 2012. The Permit allows municipalities within watersheds to work collaboratively to develop an Enhanced Watershed Management Plan for compliance.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council award a contract to Larry Walker Associates in the amount of $699,778, and authorize a contingency in the amount of $69,978 for a total contract amount not to exceed $769,756 to develop a watershed plan; appropriate Stormwater funds (Fund 356) in the amount of $769,756 to expenditure account 14600-5161.001; approve Memorandum of Understanding to share costs of the contract with Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County Flood Control District; increase revenue account 356-4621.001 by $514,390 from Los Angeles County and by $84,673 from Los Angeles County Flood Control District as reimbursement to share costs of consultant services and contract administration costs; award a contract to Larry Walker Associates in the amount of $60,000, including contingencies, for additional investigations of effects of fire, natural contributions, and high-flow exemptions for water quality; appropriate Stormwater funds (Fund 356) in the amount of $60,000 to expenditure account 14600-5161.001 for additional investigations; and authorize the City Manager or designee to modify all documents to the contract with the next lowest and/or qualified bidder/proposer in the event the awardee is unable to fulfill its obligations or perform, subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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PRESERVATION OF 302 +/- ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY, FORMER LAS LOMAS DEVELOPMENT, NEWHALL PASS AREA, ASSESSOR'S PARCELS 2827-028-005, 2827-028-006, 2827-028-007, 2827-028-008, 2827-028-019, 2827-028-020, 2827-029-004 AND 2827-029-016 - Consideration of participation in the purchase of 302 +/- acres of vacant land for open space preservation in the Newhall Pass area, adjacent to existing City-owned open space.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: City Council approve participation in the purchase of 302 +/- acres of real property located in the Newhall Pass/I5 Corridor area within unincorporated Los Angeles County, Assessor’s Parcels 2827-028-005, 2827-028-006, 2827-028-007, 2827-029-008, 2827-028-019, 2827-028-020, 2827-029-004, and 2827-029-016; appropriate $2,000,000 from Open Space Preservation District Fund Balance (Fund 358) to Open Space Preservation District Expenditure Account 12592-5201.004 (Land) for the purchase of the property; appropriate $50,000 from the Open Space Preservation District Fund Balance (Fund 358) to Open Space Preservation District Expenditure Account 12592-5201.004 (Land) for costs associated with escrow, title, and other transaction-related costs, including due diligence, attorney, and professional services fees not to exceed $50,000; and appropriate $50,000 from the Open Space Preservation District Fund Balance (Fund 358) to Open Space Preservation District Expenditure Account 12592-5201.008 (Improvements other than Buildings) for property improvements; appropriate $650,000 from Open Space Preservation District Fund Balance (Fund 358) to Open Space Preservation District Expenditure Account 12592-5201.004 (Land) in the event funds are required due to the uncertainty and timing of grant funding; appropriate $10,000 on an ongoing basis from Open Space Preservation District Fund Balance (Fund 358) to Open Space Preservation District Expenditure Account 12592-5185.003 (Taxes/Licenses/Fees) for the payment of annual property tax; approve the Funding and Transfer Agreement between the City and the Trust for Public Land; approve the acquisition of 302 +/- acres of real property located in the Newhall Pass/I5 Corridor area within unincorporated Los Angeles County, Assessor’s Parcels 2827-028-005, 2827-028-006, 2827-028-007, 2827-029-008, 2827-028-019, 2827-028-020, 2827-029-004, and 2827-029-016; in an amount not to exceed $2,760,000; and authorize the City Manager or designee to modify all documents subject to City Attorney final document approval, contingent upon the appropriation of funds by the City Council in the annual budget for such fiscal year.

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

This time has been set aside for any speakers that have turned in speaker cards and were not heard in the first thirty minutes allotted to address the City Council on items that are NOT on the agenda. No further speaker cards will be accepted once Public Participation begins. Speakers may not address items that have been considered this evening. Speaker cards may not be submitted relating to any items listed on the agenda.
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STAFF COMMENTS (Matters of Public Participation)
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ADJOURNMENT

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FUTURE MEETINGS

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2013,
at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1st floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.,
Santa Clarita, CA.
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CERTIFICATION

I, Arminé Chaparyan, Interim City Clerk, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed and qualified City Clerk for the City of Santa Clarita and that on July 3, 2013, between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the foregoing agenda was posted at City Hall and the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.

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Arminé Chaparyan
Interim City Clerk
Santa Clarita, California


The official agenda is posted at City Hall in accordance with state law.
This copy is for general information only.
In the event of a conflict between this copy and the posted agenda, the posted agenda shall prevail. Questions regarding this agenda should be directed to the City Agenda Coordinator at (661) 255-4391.