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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

December 14th Meeting is "No Business" Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser
Dec 8th, 2016
Our December meeting will be a "No Business" meeting. Instead we are having a Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser. The time and location are different! The location is the Acton-Agua Dulce Library at 33792 Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510. We will have a short Administrative meeting starting at 5:30 pm followed by the Holiday Party. Tickets are $7 for pre-purchase, $10 at the door. Tickets include dinner featuring Taylor's Sourdough Bread Bowls with Chili and Clam Chowder, dessert, and beverage. For more information, contact: Troy at (818) 854-0031. read more

Trash Franchise Informational Meeting-October 26
Oct 1st, 2016
Trash Franchise Informational Meeting: October 26, 2016, 7:00 PM, Acton Agua Dulce Library, 33792 Crown Valley Road, Acton CA. Public Works staff will attend to provide options for participation in LA County's Trash Franchise program. read more

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The Agua Dulce Town Council is a California nonprofit organization and exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code.  The Council relies on donations for its nominal operating expenses.


UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS, PUBLIC HEARINGS & NOTICES:



Attention Rural Property Owners:  Are your Water Rights Going Down the Drain?

Attend the Community Meeting, Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at High Desert School, 3620 Antelope Woods Rd, Acton, CA

WHAT: Local Community Leaders and Attorneys from Pacific Legal Foundation to address Private Property Rights and Impact of New Regulations.  Public Presentation and Q&A session hosted by Agua Dulce Town Council, Acton Town Council, and Pacific Legal Foundation   

WHO: Community members, residents, land owners, and business owners are encouraged to attend 

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

WHERE: High Desert School Multi-Purpose Room, 3620 Antelope Woods Rd, Acton, CA 

OVERVIEW:    California Senate Bill 1263 attacks the property rights of rural property owners whose land is not connected to a municipal water system.  Los Angeles County continues to require outrageously high well yield requirements.   Legal action is being considered to challenge these laws and policies.  Guest speakers will be Damien M. Schiff and Jeremy Talcott, Attorneys with the Pacific Legal Foundation.  A panel of local leaders will be available for discussion of water and other rural property rights issues.  Panelists include:

  • Damien M. Schiff, Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Jeremy Talcott, Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Nazir Khan, Attorney, Agua Dulce Resident
  • Don Henry, President, Agua Dulce Town Council
  • Tom Costan, President, Acton Town Council
  • Mark Distaso, Acton Agua Dulce School District Board of Trustees
  • Jacki Ayer, Save Our Rural Town Board
  • Vance Pomeroy, Juniper Hills Town Council

Community meeting is free and open to the public.  

Click HERE to go to Facebook Event Page

Click HERE for Pacific Legal Foundation website link.



California High Speed Rail Authority Announces Public Scoping Meeting Notice

CHSR-Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Public Scoping Meetings
The Palmdale to Burbank Project Section will travel from the Palmdale Transportation Center southward to the Burbank Airport Station.  The Authority and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Notice of Intent (NOI) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for each project section.
As part of the environmental process, the Authority is holding public scoping meetings to receive comments. All comments will be considered in the preparation of the environmental documents and become part of the record.

Click HERE to download the Palmdale to Burbank Notice of Preparation

DATES: Written comments on the scope of the Palmdale to Burbank HSR EIR/EIS should be provided to the Authority no later than 30 days after publication of this notice. Public scoping meetings are scheduled from August 5, 2014 to August 19, 2014 as noted below. All comments received during the scoping period will receive equal consideration as the comments received during the March to April 2007 scoping period for the Palmdale to Los Angeles Section EIR/EIS.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope should be sent to Mark A. McLoughlin, Director of EnvironmentalServices, Attention: Palmdale to Burbank Section EIR/EIS, California High-Speed Rail Authority, 700 North Alameda Street, Room 3-532, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or via email with subject line "Palmdale to Burbank Section EIR/EIS" to: palmdale_burbank@hsr.ca.gov.  Comments may also be provided orally or in writing at scoping meetings scheduled at the following locations:

  • SANTA CLARITA: Tuesday, August 5, William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321
  • BURBANK: Wednesday, August 6, Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91505
  • PALMDALE: Thursday, August 7, Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale CA, 93550
  • ACTON/AGUA DULCE: Monday, August 11, Acton-Agua Dulce Library, 33792 Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510
  • SYLMAR: Tuesday, August 12, Sylmar Public Library, 14561 Polk Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • LAKE VIEW TERRACE: Thursday, August 14, Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Boulevard, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
  • DOWNTOWN LA: Tuesday, August 19, Los Angeles Union Station Fred Harvey Room, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

All scoping meetings will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark A. McLoughlin at the above address.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed General Plan Update

The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider the proposed General Plan Update (General Plan) for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.  The General Plan is comprehensive in scope, and it is expected that the Commission will continue this hearing over multiple future hearing dates.  At this hearing, and any continued hearing, the public will have an opportunity to testify and submit written comments, or written comments may be directed to the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, General Plan Development and Housing Section.  If the final decision of the General Plan is challenged in court, testimony may be limited to issues raised before or at the public hearing, or any continuation thereof.

Hearing Date and Time:  February 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Hearing Location:  320 West Temple Street, Hall of Records, Room 150, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Project Number:  02-305-(1-5)

Project Location:  Countywide (unincorporated areas)

Project Description:  Comprehensive update of Los Angeles County General Plan

Case Materials available online at:  http://planning.lacounty.gov/generalplan/



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:  Metro PCS construction, operation, and maintenance of a wireless telecommunications facility.

Metro PCS Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for construction, operation, maintenance of a wireless telecommunication facility (WTF)

Click HERE to download the Notice of Public Hearing

Project Location:  7648B Escondido Canyon Rd, Acton, CA 93510

Public Hearing:  Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Room 150, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Permit(s):  R2012-02220-(5),  CUP 201200127

Contact:  Anthony Curzi, Dept of Regional Planning, 320 West Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012   213-974-6443, acurzi@planning.lacounty.gov

Case Materials available at:  http://planning.lacounty.gov/case/view/r2012-02220/


NOTICE OF PREPARATION of an Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Scoping Meeting for Pitchess Detention Center Women's Village Project

Scoping Meeting:  A scoping meeting to provide the public and responsible agencies with an opportunity to provide comments and/or input relative to environmental issues should be addressed in the Draft EIR is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Castaic Middle School, 28900 Hillcrest Parkway, Castaic, CA 91384

Project Description Summary:  The proposed PDC Women's Village Project would involve the partial demolition and redevelopment of approximately 21 acres of the PDC with the construction of a medium-security, rehabilitation-based, female inmate detention center with a 26-bed medical clinic and appurtenant facilities.  Existing on-site dormitories, which are comprised of 4 adjacent structures with 132 beds, would remain and would be integrated into the operations and programming of the Project.  The 132 dormitory beds plus a total of 1, 024 new beds would be combined to provide a 1, 156-bed facility.  With the exception of the existing dormitories and on-site chapel, all other existing structures with Project site boundaries would be demolished to accomdate the project.

Click HERE to read Notice and other details.


NOTICE OF 3 VACANCIES ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ANTELOPE VALLEY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Interested applicants must complete the required application and submit the application no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, November 28, 2012, to the Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors, Room 383, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Click HERE for application and details



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ESTABLISHING SECONDHAND STORES IN ZONE C-2

Regional Planning Commission, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. In Room 150, Hall of Records, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA

Click HERE to view Notice of Public Hearing

Click HERE to view Case materials 

Written comments may be sent to Ms. Alyson Steward at: astewart@planning.lacounty.gov or by USPS at: 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

For consideration by Commissioners, comments must be received by August 21, 2012


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO UPDATE THE AGUA DULCE COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICT   May 22, 2012

On May 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM, the Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed amendment to Los Angeles County Code (Title 22-Zoning Ordinance) to update the Agua Dulce Community Standards District for the purpose of hearing testimony relative to the adoption of proposed amendment, in the Hearing Room 381B of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Adminstration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Interested persons will be given an opportunity to testify.

Click HERE to view Board of Supervisors Agenda for May 22, 2012

Click HERE to view Public Hearing Notice

Click HERE to Download Current Draft Ordinance

Click HERE to see all Project materials available on Los Angeles County Regional Planning website.

General description of proposal:

Project No. R2010-00446-(5) to update the current Agua Dulce Community Standards District, which is intended to help preserve the community character by addressing minimum lot size, residential and commercial development standards, street improvements, public trails, signage, the allowance of cargo shipping containers, the expansion of allowable home-based occupations, an increase in the number of dogs, and significant ridgeline and hillside management protection. 

Written comments may be sent to the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors, 383 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or emailed to PublicHearing@bos.lacounty.gov

If you have any questions regarding this hearing, please call the Executive Office of Board of Supervisors, Zoning Section at (213) 974-1426.



NOTICE OF DRAFT ENVIRIONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR) AND NOTICE OF HEARING EXAMINER PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE DISNEY/ABC STUDIOS AT THE RANCH PROJECT


June 4, 2012, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at William S Hart Museum and Park, Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA


Site Location:  Antelope Valley Freeway and Placerita Canyon Rd


Proposed Project: Soundstages, production, administration, and writer offices/buildings, warehouse, commissary, parking, utility plant, water tank, trail, and infrastructure improvments.

Click HERE to view Notice of Public Hearing online

Review of DEIR online: Click HERE


Written comments on the DEIR to Christina Tran at Dept of Regional Planning, 320 West Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or via email at ctran@planning.lacounty.gov


Formal review period: May 4, 2012 to June 18, 2012




May 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Room 150, 320 West Temple St, Los Angeles, CA

Project Location: 31305 Tick Canyon Rd

Description: Conditional Use Permit to authorize the continued operation and maintenance of a wild animal facility with 2 caretakers residences and fences that exceed the maximum allowable height.


Review case materials online at:

http://planning.lacounty.gov/case/view/r2010-01351/



April 17, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Room 150, 320 West Temple St, Los Angeles, CA

Project Location: Southwest of 7648 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, CA

Description: Conditional Use Permit request to authorize the equipment upgrade, and the continued operation and maintenance of an existing wireless communication facility.

Review case materials online at:

http://planning.lacounty.gov/case/view/96-135/





PACIFIC CREST TRAIL RELOCATION PROJECT IN VASQUEZ ROCKS PARK

The Pacific Crest Trail Association presented details of a plan to relocate the current trail route within Vasquez Rocks Park to offer hikers and equestrians a more scenic route through the park.  We have posted the materials they shared with us at the April 13, 2011 ADTC meeting: 

Pacific Crest National Scenic Traril Vasquez Rocks County Park Optimal Location Review

PRIVATE WELLS 
Well Water Treatment Device Policy 
Effective October 22, 2008 

Prior to 2005, the Los Angeles County Code (LACC) required private wells used for domestic purposes to meet State and Federal drinking water standards for biological contaminants only. 

On July 5, 2005, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 2005-0053, requiring new, repaired or reconstructed wells used for domestic purposes to meet all State and Federal drinking water standards for primary inorganic chemicals, in addition to biological contaminants. 

The State of California and the Federal Government do NOT regulate private wells. The State and Federal Drinking Water Standards apply to public water systems. Los Angeles County is the only county in the State of California that has imposed water quality standards on private well owners.  

Los Angeles County Code Title 11, Health and Safety: 
11.38.270 Domestic water--Disinfection procedures and standards. 

Every new, repaired or reconstructed domestic water well, after completion of construction, repair or reconstruction, and before being placed in service, shall be thoroughly cleaned of all foreign substances. The well, including the gravel used in gravel-packed wells, the pump, and all portions of equipment coming in contact with well water, shall be disinfected with a solution containing at least 50 parts per million available chlorine, which shall remain in the well for a period of at least 24 hours, or by an equivalent method of disinfection satisfactory to the director, and such procedure shall be repeated, as necessary, to produce water meeting bacteriological standards as set forth in State Drinking Water Standards. No well water from a new or reconstructed well shall be used for domestic purposes until the water meets such bacteriological and chemical requirements. (Ord. 2005-0053 § 13, 2005: Ord. 10075 § 1 (part), 1970: Ord. 8588 § 2 (part), 1964: Ord. 7583 Part 3 Ch. 5 § 525.1, 1959.)  

GET MORE INFORMED!  
Click here to get regulations, applications, flow chart, and more.

Los Angeles County 
Unincorporated Franchise Solid Waste System

Click here for more information

Draft General Plan Update

The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning has released the Draft General Plan for public review. The Draft General Plan, entitled Planning Tomorrow's Great Places, will serve as the guide for the growth and development of the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and is the first major update to the General Plan in nearly 25 years. 
 
The Draft General Plan is the culmination of a comprehensive development process that has incorporated community outreach, public participation, field work, and policy analysis. 
 
The General Plan is composed of mandatory elements including land use, mobility, conservation and open space, noise, and safety, and three optional elements, air resources, public services and facilities, and economic development. 
 
The Environmental Impact Report for the Draft General Plan is underway. County residents will have an additional opportunity to review and comment on the Plan when it is presented to the Regional Planning Commission, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Report, for public hearings in 2009. 
 
For more information on the Draft General Plan, please call the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning General Plan Development Section at (213) 974-6417 or EMAIL US 
 
Click here to View the Draft General Plan online

The Community Standards District (CSD) Revision Committee Moves to Engage Community in Approval Process  

Our small town has experienced significant growth in the recent past from both individual and group development projects. A 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. 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 Committee has included community input into the revised document and has submitted that document to Regional Planning. Spring of 2009 is the expected timeline for community meetings to start the approval process.