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San Francisquito Canyon standards set

Supervisors vote to keep community rural

Posted: November 10, 2009 9:59 p.m.
Updated: November 11, 2009 9:30 a.m.
 
LOS ANGELES - Residents of San Francisquito Canyon will have the community standards district that some homeowners and county officials said is crucial to protecting the area's rural character after the county granted final approval Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the community standards district, ending a two-year battle between neighbors over the future of the rural community nestled to the north of Tesoro Del Valle.

A community standards district allows residents to define what type of residential development can be built in the area, the size of the lots, public trails, street improvements and significant ridgeline protection.

In August, the Board of Supervisors granted a preliminary approval for the community services district.

The August meeting sparked a verbal sparring match between residents.

However, those in favor of the community standards district won out.

"Through the hard work of the San Francisquito Canyon Preservation Association, local residents, property owners and my staff, we have made this CSD a reality," said Michael Antonovich, supervisor of Los Angeles County's Fifth District, which includes the area.

"This action will protect the community's quiet rural character and scenic natural setting."

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