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August Meeting CANCELLED
Aug 1st, 2017
The regular meeting of the Agua Dulce Town Council for August is CANCELLED. The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017. read more

SGMA Local Meeting-April 18
Apr 8th, 2017
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Local Meeting: April 18, 2017, 6:30 at Acton Community Center, 3748 Nickels Ave, Acton, CA Officials from State and Los Angeles County will provide objectives and actions required to comply with the SGMA. AB-1739, SB-1319, and SB-1168 signed in 2014 as a 3 bill package to set up a framework for sustainable local groundwater management. read more

COMMUNITY MEETING TO Protect Water and Private Property Rights: March 2, 2017
Feb 4th, 2017
COMMUNITY MEETING: Protecting Water and Private Property Rights: SB1263 Prohibiting Hauled Water for New Construction presented by Pacific Legal Foundation March 2, 2017: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at High Desert Middle School, 3620 Antelope Woods Rd., Acton, CA On September 30, 2016, Governor Brown signed SB1263 prohibiting the use of hauled water for new residential construction. That bill infringes on property rights by limiting property owners ability to build on land relying on hauled water, ultimately rendering their land worthless. This bill will prohibit construction of single family homes where it is not possible to connect to a nearby water system and where access to groundwater is cost-prohibitive or impossible. Pacific Legal Foundation is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of defending and promoting individual and economic freedom in the courts. Attorneys from Pacific Legal Foundation will be on hand to discuss their proposed lawsuit and how it relates to properties in Agua Dulce and Acton. This meeting is open to the public. Please attend to find out how this may affect your property. read more

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Community Standards District Revision Committee


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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE REVISED COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICT!

March 4, 2014:  In effort to keep Agua Dulce rural and equestrian-friendly, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a revision to Agua Dulce's Community Standards District, part of the county’s Title 22 - Planning and Zoning of the Los Angeles County Code.  

Being part of Los Angeles County, a gigantic, urban, metropolitan county, Community Standards Districts allow small communities like Agua Dulce to establish their own development standards and set of regulations that protect and preserve their unique community characteristics.  The revised standards approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 4, 2014 will maintain low density development, minimize urban infrastructure, protect sensitive resources, maintain and enhance the pedestrian and equestrian trail system, and preserve the archeological, historical, agricultural, equestrian, cultural, and geologic features that are unique to Agua Dulce.  A special thanks to Supervisor Antonovich for supporting the community’s intent to strengthen the standards to maintain our distinctive rural character.  The community of Agua Dulce has been working on the revisions for many years, and the Agua Dulce Town Council is proud the new standards are finally in place for protection and preservation of our distinctive lifestyle.



WHAT IS A CSD?  
Los Angeles County Code allows a community to implement special development standards to more closely control the growth and change within the community. These communities are called Community Standards Districts and their community standards supersede the general provisions of County Code. In 1985, the residents of Agua Dulce adopted a few broad standards and guidelines with the intent of protecting our unique environment.  
 
WHY IS THE CSD BEING REVISED?  
Our small town has experienced significant growth in the recent past from both individual and group development projects. The existing CSD document was written many years ago in order to provide broad guidelines for preserving the rural character of this community. Due to the ongoing need to maintain a balance between community growth and preservation of our rural lifestyle, the CSD has been reviewed and a revised draft created based on input gathered over the last ten years. Changes have been incorporated in the current CSD draft in order to formalize past recommendations and provide guidelines that effectively address the current development environment.  
 
 
The CSD Revision Committee appreciates your community participation and partnership in developing a final document. If you have questions, please contact either of the Co-Chairs of the Committee: Lorene Cangiano at lcangiano@chomg.com or Mary Johnson at maryjohnson767@gmail.com