City Council to reconvene after recess, discuss homelessness plan
By Crystal Duan
Friday, August 24th, 2018

The Santa Clarita City Council is expected to discuss a plan to address homelessness and a Bouquet Canyon development Tuesday, its first meeting since going into recess July 10.

The council plans to discuss its drafted community plan to address homelessness and the responses it received from the community, according to city documents.

The plan came about from a stakeholders’ meeting in May at the Old Town Newhall Library, where two consultants from Analytic Insights LLC facilitated the session to assess where Santa Clarita stood in terms of providing services and what it may lack.

In developing the plan, the intention is to align “city resources, including the nonprofit and private sector organizations in the city and county investments,” the draft said.

The plan is online at santa-clarita.com/homeless.

Bouquet Canyon development

The council is also slated to consider a contract for the environmental impact report for the Bouquet Canyon development project through its consent calendar.

If the EIR is approved, the project would add development and re-align Bouquet Canyon Road, which currently does an S-curve around the property. The project would realign Bouquet Canyon Road so the road would go straight through instead, said Jason Crawford, the city’s economic development manager.

This means that the city would hire a firm to prepare the EIR, which would determine if the area was suitable for the development and what impacts to traffic and the environment would be.

The proposed residential development would add 461 homes to the Saugus community, Crawford said. After years of proposals to do a project on the property, the city was approached in May to build the homes.

 

About the author

Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan is the Signal's political reporter, covering City Council, the county and other happenings around the city. She graduated from the University of Missouri's journalism school and has worked at the Indianapolis Star and Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has been with the Signal since March 2018.

City Council to reconvene after recess, discuss homelessness plan

The Santa Clarita City Council is expected to discuss a plan to address homelessness and a Bouquet Canyon development Tuesday, its first meeting since going into recess July 10.

The council plans to discuss its drafted community plan to address homelessness and the responses it received from the community, according to city documents.

The plan came about from a stakeholders’ meeting in May at the Old Town Newhall Library, where two consultants from Analytic Insights LLC facilitated the session to assess where Santa Clarita stood in terms of providing services and what it may lack.

In developing the plan, the intention is to align “city resources, including the nonprofit and private sector organizations in the city and county investments,” the draft said.

The plan is online at santa-clarita.com/homeless.

Bouquet Canyon development

The council is also slated to consider a contract for the environmental impact report for the Bouquet Canyon development project through its consent calendar.

If the EIR is approved, the project would add development and re-align Bouquet Canyon Road, which currently does an S-curve around the property. The project would realign Bouquet Canyon Road so the road would go straight through instead, said Jason Crawford, the city’s economic development manager.

This means that the city would hire a firm to prepare the EIR, which would determine if the area was suitable for the development and what impacts to traffic and the environment would be.

The proposed residential development would add 461 homes to the Saugus community, Crawford said. After years of proposals to do a project on the property, the city was approached in May to build the homes.

 

About the author

Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan

Crystal Duan is the Signal's political reporter, covering City Council, the county and other happenings around the city. She graduated from the University of Missouri's journalism school and has worked at the Indianapolis Star and Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has been with the Signal since March 2018.