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City Council Votes to Change Street Name

Posted: January 23, 2008 3:08 p.m.
Updated: March 25, 2008 2:01 a.m.
It's going to feel a bit more like Newhall as some of the San Fernando Road signs will soon bear the Newhall Avenue name.

The Santa Clarita City Council voted Tuesday to rename San Fernando Road between 5th Street and Highway 14 as part of a plan to eliminate the San Fernando name from the city streets.
"It has long been a goal of mine ... to have people driving down (highway) 14 through Newhall and know they're in Newhall and not the city of San Fernando," said Leon Worden, a member of the Newhall redevelopment committee.
The city has yet to decide on what to rename the remaining portion of San Fernando Road between Lyons Avenue and Magic Mountain Parkway. The city expects to return to the council with the remaining name proposal in February.
In other business, the council selected Land Design Consultants Inc. to prepare an environmental impact report for a 170,000-square-foot materials recovery facility in Newhall.
As part of a requirement outlined in its commercial waste franchise with the city, Burrtec Waste Industries plans to construct the plant on 75 acres between Sierra Highway and Highway 14, north of Placerita Canyon Road. The center would recycle up to 2,000 tons of waste per day and would help the city move closer to meeting the state mandate for at least 50 percent of a city's waste to be diverted.
Preliminary numbers from 2005 show the city's diversion rate at 45 percent.
The City Council also renewed a contract with Jamison and Sullivan, Inc. to continue its federal lobbying efforts on behalf of the city in the controversy over the Soledad Canyon sand and gravel mine proposed by Cemex, Inc.
The consultants have been lobbying for the city since 2001 and the new contract would not exceed six months and $50,000.
Check Thursday's edition of The Signal for complete coverage of Tuesday's council meeting.


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