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Thursday, May. 25, 2017

Our View: Hart district: F for Transparency

While growing up, most of us heard a variation of the wise old saying: “Just because you can do something doesn’t make it right.” We believe that adage applies in the case of the William...

Our View: Technology no excuse for evasion

A California Supreme Court ruling this month blocks city governments from using new technology as an excuse to hide from the demands of public accountability. The case was brought by a community activist, Ted Smith,...

Our View: Keep public notices public

The California Legislature isn’t satisfied with spending your tax money on advice from Eric Holder or on studying the 3,476th route for the bullet train to nowhere. Now legislators want your stuff, too. The initial flurry...

Our View: A lesson from law enforcement

Following the Feb. 1 announcement that Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Capt. Roosevelt Johnson has been promoted to commander, the Sheriff’s Department has begun its replacement process for Santa Clarita’s contract city captain. Such captains...

Our View: Vote yes on Measure H

We’re generally a no-more-taxes institution, and with Measure H on the March ballot we see yet another tax – yet another way to take money away from people who have worked hard for their...

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Our View: Catching up on the homeless

Santa Clarita Valley voters face another ballot next month, this one with a single item on it: a ¼-cent sales tax hike that would last for 10 years – or be renewed in 10...

Our View: Standing as a nation of laws

“We are a nation of laws and not of men.” – Widely credited to John Adams Some readers have asked recently where The Signal stands on issues of sanctuary cities and other immigration topics. First, we’re...

Our View: Have a plan for vacant council seats

We owe an apology – to at least the 24 Santa Clarita City Council applicants who participated in our Jan. 12 public forum for the vacant fifth City Council seat. And also to the...

Our View: Water merger needs cost adjustment

It’s been three years since local water wholesalers openly declared the Santa Clarita Valley needs one unified water district. It’s been more than two years since talks were under way to achieve that goal. On...