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State of the City 2010 – Mayor Laurene Weste

October 15, 2010

City of Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste 2010 State of the City segment.

Mayor Weste Delivers Grant Checks

August 16, 2010

Recently  Mayor Laurene Weste was out in the community and visited two businesses to hand deliver checks for the Newhall Redevelopment Small Business Grant Program.

 Mayor Weste delivered a check to Karena Lineback of Pilates Tech who successfully competed for a small business grant.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodriquez, owners of Bubbles Laundromat, will be able to use their small business grant check to help expand their business.

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Created as part of the City’s 21 Point Plan for Progress, the Newhall Redevelopment Small Business Grant Program awards individual grants of $5,000 to 20 small businesses in the Newhall Redevelopment area.  The grants were awarded following a competitive grant process.

Around Town: 4th of July Parade 2010

July 6, 2010

Mayor Laurene Weste is seen riding on top of the Wells Fargo Stage Coach.

 The 2010 Santa Clarita Valley 4th of July Parade kicked off in grand fashion on Sunday. Thousands of residents lined the parade route, which started on the newly “streetscaped” Main Street in Old Town Newhall. 

Councilmember Bob Kellar with wife Kathy Kellar on top of a vintage Corvette Stingray.

 The parade was one of many events that happened in Santa Clarita, on the fourth, including a pancake breakfast, a 5k run and fireworks show. Photos provided courtesy of Ed Masterson.

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Meeting Held Tonight at Santa Clarita City Hall

June 2, 2010

The public hearing regarding a proposed Sanitation District rate increase and the handling of chlorides in the Santa Clara River is being held tonight at Santa Clarita City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is being held at the request of Mayor Weste, so that residents of the Santa Clarita Valley can have an opportunity to participate in a local meeting on the subject. For more information or to review the public hearing agenda, contact the Sanitation District.

Click for information about Chloride in Santa Clarita, including question and answers.

Santa Clarita City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Blvd. For those who are unable to attend, the meeting will air on SCVTV, Santa Clarita Valley Local Television at the following dates and times. The agenda for  the meeting can be found here.

Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 6 at 5 p.m.

SCVTV is available on Time Warner Cable, channel 20, AT&T Uverse, channel 99, and SCVTV.com.

Mayor Weste Delivers Small Business Development Grant Check

April 29, 2010

Mayor Laurene Weste hands small business owner Doug Richan a grant check

Earlier today Mayor Laurene Weste dropped by Richan Landscape and Maintenance to hand deliver business owner Doug Richan a check for his small business grant. 

Richan Landscape and Maintenance was one of twenty businesses in the Newhall Redevelopment Area who were awarded a $5,000 small businesses grant by the City Council earlier this year. The successful applicants are moving forward with the business development projects outlined in their approved grant applications.

Created as part of the City’s 21 Point Plan for Progress, the Newhall Redevelopment Small Business Grant Program awards individual grants of up to $5,000 to 20 small businesses in the Newhall Redevelopment area. The grants are awarded following a competitive process.

Permit Center Open House Today From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

March 9, 2010

Mayor Laurene Weste and the Santa Clarita City Council are inviting community members to an open house for the recently finished Permit Center, which is located at suite 140 of City Hall, today from  4 to 6 p.m. The new permit center will allow those seeking permits in the City a more streamlined process, with one location facilitating all of their City permit needs.

Discovery Park Coming Soon

March 4, 2010

This Week In Santa Clarita talks to Mayor Laurene Weste and Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Rick  Gould, about the City of Santa Clarita’s next parks addition, Discovery Park.

Santa Clarita Local Census Office Opens

January 6, 2010

Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste joined Census Office Manager Dave Simon on stage during the local Census office open house

The Santa Clarita Local Census Office opened it’s doors today amidst celebration and presentations by dignitaries. Mayor Laurene Weste  was joined by Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean and City Council Member Bob Kellar  during the ceremony that preceded the open house.

The United States Census 2010 is kicking into gear as the entire nation will undergo a head count later this year. Census information is critical to forming  Congressional Districts and helps determine the amount of federal funding that is allocated accross the United States.

One of the immediate focuses is staffing. The local office will employ nearly 1,800 workers for temporary jobs relating to the Census.

Information on 2010 Census jobs can be found on the official website: 2010CensusJobs.gov or by calling 800-877-8339

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon Introduces Soledad Canyon High Desert, California Public Lands Conservation and Management Act of 2009

December 21, 2009

Soledad Canyon

The City of Santa Clarita has welcomed the news that Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon has introduced mining legislation into Congress regarding an area in Soledad Canyon. In a letter signed by Mayor Laurene Weste and Councilmember Bob Kellar the City said the following:

We are very pleased to inform you that on December 16th, 2009 Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon introduced H.R. 4332 the Soledad Canyon High Desert, California Public Lands Conservation and Management Act of 2009 into the 111th Congress.

H.R. 4332 is a slightly modified version of the 2008 Soledad Canyon Mine Act and seeks to accomplish the same goal as its predecessor‐ solve the long‐standing mining dispute between the City of Santa Clarita and the international mining company CEMEX USA. H.R. 4332 was carefully crafted in concert with members of the environmental and business communities, as well as local residents and stakeholders, to end the possibility of mining at these sites in Soledad Canyon, fairly compensate CEMEX for the cancellation of its mining contracts and potentially provide for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands in Southern California. We are very excited about this bill and the benefits it could provide our City, as well as the rest of Southern California.

The full letter plus information on H.R. 4332 can be found on the City’s website here.


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