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Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want

Posted: August 24, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Updated: August 24, 2014 3:30 p.m.

What do you want to see and do in Santa Clarita?

That’s the focus of a new city public poll designed to allow residents a chance to weigh in on what they like about Santa Clarita and what they would like to see improved or changed.

“The city of Santa Clarita was founded on the principle of providing an open and non-bureaucratic government that is receptive and responsive to the needs of the community,” Mayor Laurene Weste said.

“That commitment stands today, and the public survey provides another way for residents to speak up about what they want to see and do in the city, weigh in on current services, and play an active role in shaping Santa Clarita.”

The poll will be conducted by phone and online, and the city hopes to collect responses and feedback from the entire community, according to officials.

“Survey results will be analyzed and taken into consideration as the city maps out public services, amenities and infrastructure planning throughout the coming years,” reads a news release from the city.

Those interested can take the survey online at



castaicjack: Posted: August 24, 2014 8:26 p.m.

Why, would they listen? Did they listen when we told them we didn't want electronic billboards? And more median landscaping? And endless development?

chefgirl358: Posted: August 24, 2014 9:39 p.m.

At least it makes you feel better to fill out the survey. I was brutally honest and really hammered the council on previous poor choices.

BBennetts: Posted: August 24, 2014 10:15 p.m.

I don't want the billboards. I want Weste and McLean to step down. There. Now get on it city council.

lars1: Posted: August 25, 2014 1:01 a.m.

This is just another joke. In order to appear as an "open government", the city puts up these meaningless, ignored web sites.

18,000 people signed a referendum asking for the city to revoke the billboard deal. The city says the 18,000 people are "misinformed" and decides to spend $250K to put the issue to a vote.
They have manipulated the voting materials to make the "billboard deal" smell good for them.

The city put up 50% of the comments wanted the railroad billboards to stay, and 50% wanted them gone. Although 90% of the comments DID NOT WANT THE UGLY ELECTRONIC BILLBOARDS along the freeway, the city had its decision already made.


Previous to the billboard fiasco, the city put out a survey asking what should be done on the center of the roundabout. The top answer was to DO NOTHING. 10% of the comments wanted landscaping, and since the landscape companies have "bought off" out councilmembers, landscape was chosen.


We are now in a drought. The water companies are asking residents to cut back their landscaping watering to 3 times a week. What does the city do?
Put water landscaping on every median. The drought is not a priority at city hall, according to moron Hoon Hahn, a senior engineer with the city of Santa Clarita, said the next phase of work entails constructing a landscaped median and doing overlay work on McBean Parkway

Unreal: Posted: August 25, 2014 10:15 a.m.

How about we have a "No Kill Shelter" in SCV like they have in other cities like Pasadena? Also have it more centrally located not buried in Castaic so people can get to it easily.

SCV is very a very pet friendly valley and our lost pets deserve life not death.

17trillion: Posted: August 25, 2014 12:11 p.m.

More traffic lights! I get really annoyed when I go more than 200 feet without a red light.

Sam2222: Posted: August 25, 2014 12:17 p.m.

The City should check with the Masters College and see if they would like to expand their campus all the way to Lyons and the big empty lot off of 13th St & Railroad Ave. If they really want Downtown Newhall to succeed they should let the Masters College build a bigger campus.

Why is COC the only college in town allowed to expand?

johnnyrock: Posted: August 26, 2014 2:39 p.m.

I like Unreal's suggestion....fantastic. And this has little to do with the subject, but here goes. We are having a terrible water shortage yet these ice bucket challenges are everywhere..How about just donating and stop wasting so much damn water???

AlmostFayeMous1: Posted: August 26, 2014 7:31 p.m.

My Gosh, listen to all of you with all of your negative comments & attitude towards SCV. Every city in California has flaws & issues in certain areas that need improving if you think it's just so horrible feel free to pack your stuff & don't forget to bring your nasty negative attitudes with you when you ship out. Anyways on to the real reason I was going to comment on this post is I think we need to put in a ROLLERSKATING rink in SCV & the perfect place for the rink would be where the Green's used to be @ the corner of Valencia Blvd. & Mcbean Parkway. In a recent article featured in The Signal readers were asked what they would want to see done with that property cause it's causing a nuance in our community. Several readers stated that they wanted to see places like another library, another gym or a cheese cake factory. Well, I'm pretty sure we don't need another library around town since we already have 5 of them, and we have just as many gyms as we do libraries around awesome town. A roller rink would be so much funnier and better for the community than going to sit on your yuppie ass eating pasta & cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. Just Saying..... :.)

chefgirl358: Posted: August 27, 2014 12:22 p.m.

Johnnyrock, At least the ice challenge is for a good cause. What I have always had a problem with, especially now, is the fact that the city continues to install landscaped medians everywhere and approve large scale building projects, many with water features like Bridgeport and Bridgeport marketplace. I do not have an issue with the ice challenge.

Regarding what to tell the council about what I want for the city...a new city council!

Almostfauemous1, your idea is just plain stupid. That land is worth way too much money to put a business that ranks up there with a low end childrens bday party place, like chuck e cheese or something. Not that many people rollerskate. People want another library that is part of the county system, not the crappy system our horrible council threw us under the bus for in order to stick this private company in the libraries.

The people on this forum don't hate SCV, we just hate the people running it. Most people don't want to rollerskate, they want to go to a gym, where they will not fall and break their tailbone. There are never too many (county run) libraries, that's a great thing that everyone can use, unlike a roller rink. Even though you think it would be "funnier" (?) than going to the Cheesecake factory, you are clearly in the minority, because virtually EVERYONE else in town wants that restaurant here, it is THE most requested business.

I would much rather drag my "yuppie" a** to the gym and meet my friends for lunch at C.F. (Chi-Chi's is for pasta, don't you know that?) than to see a bunch of kids (because that's who would use it) skating around a roller rink. You think that area is a "nuance" aka nuisance to our community NOW, but you don't think it would be if it was a predominately kid frequented location? yeah right.

You are woefully out of touch with this community and the people in it.

Unreal: Posted: August 27, 2014 4:50 p.m.

Don't they still have a skating rink at Mountasia?

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