CA High Speed Rail Meeting: June 6, 2015
Sun, May 10th, 2015
CA High Speed Rail Authority is hosting a series of Community Open House Meetings. Acton/Agua Dulce meeting is June 6, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at High Desert Middle School, 3620 Antelope Woods Rd, Acton, CA. Receive up to date information on the alternative routes under consideration for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section
Rally Against High Speed Rail in Our Community
Sat, Apr 4th, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Canyon High School, 19300 Nadal Street, Santa Clarita. We need to fill the gym with concerned citizens to protect our communities from High Speed Rail!
Angeles Forest Highway Rehabilitation Project
Wed, Apr 8th, 2015
Angeles Forest Highway roadwork from Angeles Crest Highway to about 1 mile south of Aliso Canyon Rd. Construction will start in late April or early May and continue through October 2015. Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm. Delays of up to 30 minutes can be expected. Click HERE for more information.
Proposed Amendments to Agua Dulce Town Council Bylaws
Sat, Apr 4th, 2015
At the April 8, 2015 Regular Agua Dulce Town Council meeting, the proposed Bylaw, Election Procedures, and Election Timeline Amendments relating to the Election Procedures for unopposed candidates will be re-announced and re-posted for discussion and final adoption at the May meeting. Proposed Amendments were announced at the February 11th meeting. Discussion at the March meeting led to additional changes.
CA High Speed Rail Open House
Thu, Dec 4th, 2014
December 13, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at High Desert School, 3620 Antelope Woods Road, Acton CA
Palmdale to Burbank Section: Learn more about the alternatives under consideration.
Wed, Nov 5th, 2014
November 4th Election Results:
Don Henry-81 votes
Scott Keller-72 votes
Ed Porter-73 votes
All three candidates will be installed at the December 10th meeting.
Hauled Water Scoping Meeting in Agua Dulce Sept 24
Wed, Sep 17th, 2014
The Hauled Water Initiative is an effort by the County to determine the feasibility of using hauled water as a potable water source for new single-family residential development, where there is no other feasible source of municipal or well water available. The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the EIR was released on September 17, 2014. There is a 30-day comment period on the NOP, and scoping meetings will be held during late September and October 2014 to take public comment on the scope and content of the draft EIR.
CA High Speed Rail Scoping Comment Period Extended
Fri, Sep 5th, 2014
The California High Speed Rail Authority has extended the Scoping Comment Period on the Palmdale to Burbank/Burbank to Los Angeles sections to Friday, September 12.
California High Speed Rail Authority Announces Public Scoping Meeting Notice
Mon, Jul 28th, 2014
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.
Public Hearing for Proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Septic Systems
Sat, Jul 5th, 2014
The State Water Resources Control Board will hold a public meeting on September 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to receive public comments on proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges to Land by Small Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems (General Order) and an associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study/Negative Declaration (Negative Declaration).
Notice Of Public Hearing: Tree Planting Requirements
Thu, Jun 5th, 2014
Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning Tree Planting Requirements on June 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Room 150, Hall of Records, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012.
Regional Planning Staff Discussion and Q & A
Sun, May 4th, 2014
Regional Planning Staff will have a discussion and Q & A at the May 14 Town Council meeting. The topics will include LA County General Plan vs. One Valley One Vision Santa Clarita Valley Plan vs. Zoning Code vs. Community Standards District.
Annual Live Fire Training
Mon, May 5th, 2014
The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be conducting Live Wildland Fire Training beginning April 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014. The Spring Drills are an annual training opportunity held at the Peter Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic. The Wayside Facility provides a safe environment for the exercise. This training opportunity allows firefighters
to practice their skills, reinforce emergency communications, improve risk management decision making, and strengthen fire attack skills. Residents may see fire or smoke as a result of the drills. Fire Department officials carefully monitor the weather each day. Should weather conditions not be conducive to fire training, the drills will be cancelled.
AVEK representative to discuss water
Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
At the April 9th Town Council meeting, Chris Chisolm, Asst. General Manager of AVEK (Antelope Valley-East Kern) Water Agency will discuss an overview of what role AVEK plays in the water delivery service business and how they have helped other communities in the past.
Agua Dulce Community Standards Revision Gets Final Approval
Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a revision to the Agua Dulce Community Standards District, part of the county’s Title 22 - Planning and Zoning of the Los Angeles County Code.
Director of Environmental Health to attend Feb 12 meeting
Sun, Feb 9th, 2014
At the regular February 12th Agua Dulce Town Council meeting, Angelo Bellomo, Los Angeles County Director of Environmental Health will provide an update on well permitting, approvals, yields, etc.
New start time for Administrative Meeting
Mon, Dec 2nd, 2013
Starting at the December 2013 Agua Dulce Town Council meeting, the Administrative Meeting time will be changed from a start time of 6:00 PM to a new start time of 6:30 PM. The Community Meeting will start at 7:00 PM. Both meetings are open to the public.
USFS Santa Clara Divide Road Hazard Tree Removal Project
Thu, Dec 19th, 2013
The Angeles National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down and remove dead and dying hazard trees along approximately 12.2 miles of Santa Clara Divide Road, 3N17, and several connector roads. The trees will be removed to avoid buildup of hazardous fuels for a fire. The need for the project is to provide for safe use of the roads, including access to campgrounds. Only dead and dying trees will be felled and removed within 200 feet of project roads. Approximately 558 acres will be treated by cutting and removal of approximately 1,740 trees. Logs and other wood material will be moved to landings or wide areas along the roads, and the wood will be decked and sold. Resource protection measures will be developed. Click HERE for the project overview.
Wed, Nov 6th, 2013
AGUA DULCE TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS:
53 Votes Cast
2 Provisional Votes Cast
0 Absentee Votes Cast
Steve Cummings 41
Troy Fosberg 38
Mary Johnson 42
Lou Vince 38
The above 4 candidates will be installed at the December 11, 2013 Town Council meeting. Thank you to all that participated in the vote.
Proposed Horse Care Ordinance Community Meeting
Thu, Sep 26th, 2013
CANCELLED--LA County Dept of Animal Care and Control will host a community meeting to discuss the upcoming proposed horse care ordinance that will go before the Board of Supervisors in November. Meeting date is Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM at William S Hart Regional Park-Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Avenue, CA 91321
*Please be advised—Newhall Avenue between the main gate and exit gate near Market Street is closed because the City of Santa Clarita is planning a round-about that will not be finished until the end of the year. There is a slight detour if people are planning to come to the Park from the Market St. side.
Town Council Election Nomination Period is Open
Wed, Aug 7th, 2013
AGUA DULCE TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION 2013
November 5, 2013 Election Day for Agua Dulce Town Council
4 seats will be open - the Council Members whose terms are ending in December are Mary Johnson, Lou Vince, Troy Fosberg, and Matt Wooten. According to Election Committee Chair, Lorna Leslie, all incumbents have declared they will be running for office again.
August 14 ADTC meeting CANCELLED
Sun, Aug 4th, 2013
The regularly scheduled August 14, 2013 meeting of the Agua Dulce Town Council has been cancelled due to the temporary lack of adequate water supply at the meeting location. The next regularly scheduled Town Council meeting will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Agua Dulce Women’s Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, CA. The administrative meeting will begin at 6:00 PM followed by the community meeting at 7:00 PM.
Proposed 75' Monopole Cell Tower on Sierra Highway
Sun, Jul 7th, 2013
At the regular July Agua Dulce Town Council meeting, Marc Myers will give a presentation on a proposed 75 foot wireless communication facility for AT&T at 6805 Sierra Highway. The Council is seeking community input and comments.
Public Hearing Metro PCS Cell Phone Tower--Escondido Canyon Rd
Sat, Apr 6th, 2013
Metro PCS Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for construction, operation, maintenance of a wireless telecommunication facility (WTF)
Project Location: 7648B Escondido Canyon Rd, Acton, CA 93510
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Room 150, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This just in from US Forest Service-Angeles National Forest
Sun, Jul 7th, 2013
Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project (BRRTP): The Forest Supervisor of the Angeles National Forest has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project (BRRTP). The ROD will allow the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to construct 13 miles of powerlines, and upgrade an additional 17 miles. The selected route is the San Francisquito Canyon utility corridor. Please click on the project link to see the ROD and a legal notice. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is available at: http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp009508.jsp. This decision is subject to administrative review (appeal) pursuant to 36 CFR Part 215. Only that portion of the project affecting National Forest System lands is subject to appeals. Appeals may be filed for 45 days starting June 29, the day after publication of a legal notice in the LA Times. See the ROD and legal notice for more information on filing an appeal.
LA County Plastic Bag Ban Clears First Hurdle
Tue, Nov 16th, 2010
-- By the CNN Wire Staff November 16, 2010 8:15 p.m. EST
(CNN) -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a preliminary ordinance that bans plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The final ordinance will be drafted and voted on next week, and if approved then, the ban will go into effect on July 1, 2011, for some stores and January 1, 2012 for all stores, said Brian Lew, spokesman for the board of supervisors. The preliminary measure passed on a 3-1 vote. However, one supervisor who supports the measure was absent, so next week's final vote could be 4-1. In addition to banning plastic bags, the ordinance would require stores that provide recyclable paper bags to charge 10 cents per bag.
LA Country Board of Supervisors pass Puppy Mill Ordinance
Thu, Mar 17th, 2011
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday March 15th passed an ordinance intended to reduce animal cruelty associated with puppy mills run by irresponsible breeders. The ordinance was spearheaded by Supervisor Michael Antonovich, an animal lover who presents a dog or cat for adoption at virtually every board meeting he attends.
"This ordinance will close puppy mills, which have historically abused animals by placing them in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food and water," Antonovich said.
Under the new rules, breeders will be required to:
-- wait until dogs are at least 12 months old before breeding them;
-- keep puppies on premises until they are at least eight weeks old;
-- separate pregnant females at least three days before they give birth;
-- and provide nesting boxes for the mothers and their puppies.
All new pups will have to be microchipped or tattooed at four months, so that they can be identified by county officials tracking health concerns. Pet stores will have to disclose the source of their animals.
The full text of the ordinance, which also prohibits individual pet owners from tying dogs to a fence or a tree for long periods of time, or using a choke collar to tie a dog to a running line, can be found at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov.
High Desert Corridor Project
Sat, Apr 16th, 2011
The MTA and Caltrans are involved in a joint project that proposes to link SR-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernadino County. For more information on the public input sessions, the Draft EIR or route alternatives, please visit their website at http://www.metro.net/hdc.
Next Community Meeting Agenda Highlights
Sat, Apr 14th, 2012
May 9, 2012 Agua Dulce Town Council Meeting: Presentation by Agua Dulce Women's Club on the Women's Club Building improvements, renovations, and remodel. Hear the latest on the Revised Community Standards that will go before Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on May 22 for approval. Reports on High Speed Rail, Upcoming Public Hearings, and much more.
Upcoming Public Hearings
Sat, May 19th, 2012
See our TOPICS page for Upcoming Public Hearings.
Board of Supervisors Public Hearing for Updated Agua Dulce CSD details added on TOPICS page--May 22, 2012.
Vasquez Rocks Artmaking Workshop
Sat, Jul 28th, 2012
Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center Public Art Sculpture Artmaking Workshop is scheduled for August 18 & 19.
No Closures on SR-14 over Labor Day Weekend
Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
There will be no closures for this project over the Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 31, at 6 a.m. through Tuesday, September 4, at 6 a.m.
This $40 million project, which will be completed in September 2012, will extend the life of the pavement, reduce maintenance costs and closures, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The contractor is Security Paving of Sun Valley, Calif.
CANCELLED: Town Council Candidate Application Deadline: Oct 5
Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Agua Dulce Town Council Election has been cancelled due to insufficient candidates. Please check back here for updates on the Special Election.
There are three (3) seats on the Town Council that will have a term expiring December 2014. Candidate deadline for applications is October 5 at 8:00 PM.
Holiday Celebration and Appreciation Recognition
Mon, Dec 10th, 2012
Join us Wed December 12 for a short business meeting followed by a Holiday Celebration and public appreciation and recognition for the recent fundraising efforts. We'll have snacks and refreshments for the social gathering.
Special Election Set for Monday, February 11, 2013
Mon, Jan 14th, 2013
There are 3 open seats on the Agua Dulce Town Council with terms expiring December 2014. Special election will be Monday, February 11, 2013. Voting will be at the Agua Dulce Women's Club from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Agua Dulce Town Council Election Candidate Forum
Wed, Feb 6th, 2013
Agua Dulce Town Council Election Candidate Forum, Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Agua Dulce Women's Club. Come meet and hear from the candidates: Andrew Kapnek, Scott Keller, Don Henry, and Ed Porter. There are 3 open seats. Election will be on Monday, February 11, 2013.
USFS Releases Draft SEIS
Sat, Mar 2nd, 2013
United States Forest Service Releases "Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan (LMP) Amendment for Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests.
Animal Control-Roosters and Pot-Bellied Pigs
Sun, Jul 22nd, 2012
Los Angeles County Department of Animal Control is proposing changes to Los Angeles County Code regulating the keeping of roosters and pot bellied pigs. The Agua Dulce Town Council is seeking input from local residents on these proposed changes at the August 8th meeting. Please attend the meeting to give us your thoughts, comments, and concerns about these new regulations.
Hearings for One Valley One Vision (OVOV)
Wed, Sep 8th, 2010
ONE VALLEY ONE VISION is a joint effort between the County of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Clarita and Valley residents and businesses to create a single vision and guidelines for the future growth of the Valley and the preservation of natural resources. Initiated in 2000, the result of this project will be a General Plan document and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the buildout of the entire Santa Clarita Valley. The Planning Area (PA) includes the City and its four communities: Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia and the County communities of Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Val Verde, Agua Dulce and the future Newhall Ranch.
The first public hearing for OVOV is scheduled for October 5th, 2010, with the Planning Comission. Additonal public hearings are expected in November and December.
Next Agua Dulce Town Council Meeting
Wed, Sep 29th, 2010
The next meeting of the Agua Dulce Town Council will be held (tentatively - subject to change due to holidays) December 14, 2010 at the Agua Dulce Women's Club, beginning at 6 pm with an administrative meeting, and continuing at 7 pm with the more general business of the Council. The public is welcome to attend both. The agenda for the December meeting will include installation of newly-elected councilmembers. If you would like to be on the agenda for December please contact Don Henry, President.
Town Council Installation and December Meeting Scheduled
Mon, Nov 22nd, 2010
Due to holiday schdule conflicts, the December meeting of the Agua Dulce Town Council may be scheduled for a new time and new venue. Watch this space for details.
"County Trails Manual" meeting in Acton February 24th
Fri, Feb 11th, 2011
Thursday Feb 24th at the Acton Community Center, 3642 Nickels St in Acton - the County Parks and Rec will be holding a meeting calling for public input on their upcoming "Trails Guidelines."
The document can be accessed at www.lacountytrailsmanual.com.
Pacific Crest Trail through Vasquez Rocks
Sun, Apr 17th, 2011
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 in the Topics section of this website.
Vasquez Canyon Road Resurfacing
Fri, Apr 13th, 2012
The County has a road resurfacing project on Vasquez Canyon Road from 350 feet east of Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway. The construction is scheduled to start on Saturday, April 21, 2012, weather permitting, and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.
Caltrans to Begin Improvements on SR-14
Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Caltrans will begin pavement improvements on the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) on Tuesday, April 17. The project will replace slabs in both directions of SR-14 between Mountain Springs Road in the City of Palmdale and Via Princessa in the City of Santa Clarita, a distance of about 20.5 miles. Additionally, the project will replace slabs on ramps, lay new asphalt on shoulders, seal joints and re-stripe the freeway.
Closures for SR-14 Rehabilitation Project
Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Closure Dates: Saturday, July 21, to Friday, July27.
See the UPDATE page for Lane and Ramp Closures.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes and ramps listed below as part of a $40 million pavement rehabilitation project on the Antelope Freeway (SR-14) between Via Princessa and Mountain Springs Road. Ramp closures will be signed at least one ramp in advance to give motorists an opportunity to exit before the closure. Closures are subject to change. Detours will be signed.
Note that sections of roadway may be rough where slabs have been replaced. This is not permanent. The pavement will be smooth when the grinding operation is complete.
For the safety of the construction crew and motorists, please be attentive to closures, slow for the cone zone, and move over one lane where possible.
Notice of Public Hearing-Secondhand Stores
Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Public Hearing at Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 proposed amendment to Countywide Ordinance to allow Secondhand Retail Stores in Zone C-2.
LA County Housing Element Update
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2012
The Housing Element is part of the County's General Plan that examines current and future housing needs in all of the County's unincorporated communities. It identifies both public and private solutions to increase safe, decent and affordable housing and housing choice.
Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project
Thu, Aug 9th, 2012
LADWP is proposing the Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project (BRRTP) to access clean, renewable resources in the Tehachapi Mountains and Mojave Desert areas, and to improve reliability and upgrade transmission capacity. The Final EIS/EIR is available. This document contains comments and written responses to comments on the Draft EIS/EIR.
Agua Dulce Community Fundraiser Weekend
Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
UPDATE: Thanks to Agua Dulce Airport and Airport Association for distributing $2,000 to the Agua Dulce Town Council from the Community Fundraiser!!!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out to support all the local service organizations. Your participation helped make both events successful.
Agua Dulce hits the streets and the air above with Community Fundraisers!
CANCELLED: Agua Dulce Town Council Absentee Ballot Application Available
Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
ADTC Election Cancelled due to insufficient candidates. Check back here for updates on the Special Election.
Absentee Ballots for the November election for Agua Dulce Town Council members are available. Applications must be submitted by October 23.
Wed, Feb 13th, 2013
The official vote count is in: Don Henry--85 votes, Ed Porter--74 votes, Scott Keller--62 votes, Andrew Kapnek--34 votes. Thank you to the Election Committee members and all the volunteer poll workers for running the election process. The top 3 vote getters will be installed at the March 13th meeting. Thank you to all candidates!
Sierra Highway Safety Audit
Thu, Jul 12th, 2012
If you missed the 2012 June Town Council meeting, you missed the presentation by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and ADVANTEC Consulting Engineers about the Sierra Highway Roadway Safety Audit. Community feedback is being accepted. Please submit feedback by August 1, 2012.