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No. 11: Laurene Weste

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“Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Laurene Weste has been an advocate for keeping the Santa Clarita Valley’s natural setting as pristine as possible, while also balancing the needs of the business community. Santa Clarita residents are better off for her work on their behalf.”

— Richard Budman, Signal Publisher/Owner

Councilwoman Laurene Weste was first elected to City Council more than 20 years ago. Since then,  she’s remained a staunch supporter of the environment, with Santa Clarita’s Open Space Preservation District clear evidence of that.

Santa Clarita has three dozen parks and miles of trails thanks in no small part to her work on residents’ behalf, in addition to her work with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

She’s been a part of the fight against Cemex for decades, and just as important, a longtime member of the Sanitation District that’s managed multiple multimillion dollar projects on behalf of SCV water users.

A Newhall resident, she’s put countless hours into her community’s revitalization effort for Old Town Newhall, which has made a dramatic difference in a neighborhood that continues to improve. This type of sustainable growth and investment are part of what continue to make Santa Clarita an amazing place to live.

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