Congresswoman visits with constituents

Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, hosted multiple meetings with constituents Monday in an effort to hear their concerns. The Congresswoman concluded her day at Canterbury Village, where local seniors had the opportunity to share their concerns in regards to affordable housing, Medicare and social security.

After appearances at multiple events this past weekend, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, was back to visiting with her Santa Clarita Valley constituents Monday.

The congresswoman began the day with North America’s largest industrial union, the United Steel Workers, before hosting a roundtable with city managers and meeting with Mayor Marsha McLean. Hill concluded the day at Canterbury Village, where local seniors had the opportunity to share their concerns in regards to affordable housing, Medicare and Social Security.

“Whenever I come back to the district, I think it’s so important to connect with the people who sent you there to Washington,” Hill said, mentioning the capital can be a bubble that doesn’t always reflect the true concerns of the local citizens. “But when you’re here at a place like (Canterbury Village) you get to hear how people are concerned with paying their bills.”

Rep. Katie Hill, D-Agua Dulce, joined the seniors of Canterbury Village and Jacqueline Seegobin, a vice president of operations and affordable housing at HumanGood, for a discussion Monday that covered topics related to senior living, Medicare and Social Security.

Hill will remain in the district into next week and invited residents to her Congressional Conversation, which is set to run from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, at City Hall.

During the event, Hill intends to discuss her first 100 days in office and update constituents on the legislation she is working to pass, according to the event’s online registration page. There will also be a panel discussion featuring Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, and Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United, prior to a question-and-answer session from the audience.

The event will be livestreamed on Hill’s official social media channels, but those who are interested in attending can visit bit.ly/2Io2oPR to register. Residents who are unable to access the online registration form can call 661-839-0532 to sign up, officials said.

“I want to meet everybody in person. It would be great to have some conversations and I’m sure we’ll have a robust dialogue with a lot of different questions,” Hill said Tuesday after her visit with seniors. “It’s easy to dehumanize politics until you’re in front of each other, so my hope is people who necessarily don’t think they agree because of the rhetoric that’s out there will come, listen, keep an open mind and we’ll go from there.”

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Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson

Brennon Dixson covers education for the Signal. He comes to Santa Clarita from Long Beach, where he was previously employed by the Press Telegram in Long Beach and the Daily Breeze in Torrance.