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Updates

July meeting is Virtual
Jul 1st, 2024
The July 10, 2024 meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom. read more

June Meeting is Hybrid
Jun 9th, 2024
The June 12th meeting will be a Hybrid format; both In-Person and Virtual. The In-Person location is the Agua Dulce Women's Club at 33302 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Virtually the meeting will be via Zoom. Get details on the Agenda and Minutes Website Page. read more

February Meeting rescheduled for Feb 21
Jan 17th, 2024
The regular meeting for the Agua Dulce Town Council is rescheduled from February 14th to February 21st. The meeting format will be virtual via Zoom read more

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The Agua Dulce Town Council welcomes you.

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.

To send a donation to the Agua Dulce Town Council, send a check or money order made out to the Agua Dulce Town Council and send it to Agua Dulce Town Council, 33201 Agua Dulce Town Council, Box 8, Agua Dulce, CA 91390


Agua Dulce (Spanish for "sweet water") is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, nestled in the Sierra Pelona Valley, 44 miles north of Los Angeles, and just north of Santa Clarita. It has an elevation of 2526 feet (770 m), a geographic area of approximately 25 square miles (65 km), and a population of about 4,000.

This is the official site of its Town Council.


2024 Meeting Format:

Once a quarter, the Council will meet in person/hybrid setting at the Agua Dulce Women's Club at 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce.  The balance of the meetings will be virtual via Zoom.  The in person meetings will be March, June, September, and December (December will be In-Person ONLY).  Virtual meetings will be January, February, April, May, July, October, November (Council is Dark in August for Summer Break).  Depending upon the attendance and participation with the in person meetings, the Council may revist the meeting format and make adjustments.


Next Meeting: Virtual Format via ZOOM

The regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month.  The July 10, 2024 meeting format will be VIRTUAL conducted via ZOOM.  The Administrative portion of the meeting starts at 6:30 PM with the General Community meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.  Both meetings are open to the public.  

The agenda will be posted (as soon as it is available) on our "Agenda and Minutes" as "Next Meeting Agenda."  Please attend this meeting and be informed about important community matters.

ZOOM Meeting Details


THIS JUST IN FROM PUBLIC WORKS:

Flood Risk: Protect Your Home!

It’s important to know how to help protect your home against the impacts of
flooding. For more information about flood risk and protective measures, visit
the Los Angeles County Public Works National Flood Insurance Program and County Floodways website.
To learn how the National Flood Insurance Program can reduce the socio-economic impact of flooding
and how to apply, visit www.fema.gov/flood-insurance.


CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL UPDATE: June 27, 2024

On June 27, 2024 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors approved the final environmental document for the 38-mile segment between Palmdale and Burbank. The approval of the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) is the last environmental clearance between downtown San Francisco and downtown Los Angeles.

The Board approved the SR14A Alternative, which runs partly along State Route 14 and is approximately 38 miles long. It will be a grade-separated, high-speed rail-only system. Trains will be underground through the community of Acton and much of the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.


The Final EIR/EIS environmental document for the Palmdale to Burbank Section has been released.  The CA High Speed Rail Authority Board will consider the CEQA certification and project approval on June 26th and June 27th. The preferred alternative is the SR14A Alternative.  The Final EIR/EIS and associated documents are available online at:  https://hsr.ca.gov/programs/environmental-planning/project-section-environmental-documents-tier-2/palmdale-to-burbank-environmental-documents/   For more details on the entire High Speed Rail Project, visit their website at:  https://www.hsr.ca.gov/


The 3 incumbents for 2023 Election were unopposed, so no Election was held. 

Incumbents Don Henry, Scott Keller, and Chris Yewdall were officially installed for another 2-year term at the December 13, 2023 Non-Business/Holiday Celebration Meeting.


Do you have a Small Water System and want to know how your system will be affected by SB 552?

Learn about the new requirements and guidelines with SB 552 by reviewing a recent online webinar.  Click HERE for the link to the main page.  Click HERE to view a recording of the webinar.  Click HERE to view the presentation materials.


CERT Training starts in Agua Dulce October 10, 2023

CERT Training in Agua Dulce! Community Emergency Response Team training starts Tuesday, October 10, 2023. You will most likely have to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors after an earthquake or other emergency. Do you know what to do? Learn from the experts on how to prepare and respond in the event of a major disaster.

Classes will be Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Agua Dulce Women's Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce

Click HERE to download the flyer

Click HERE to register. Be sure to create an account, then hit the RSVP button for the Agua Dulce Training under Events. 

OR

To register send an email to: Maria.Grycan@fire.lacounty.gov  Use "Agua Dulce CERT Class" in the Subject line.  Include your first and last name. 

Click HERE for age requirements


This just in from Public Works:  Local Road Maintenance Projects

Active:

  • Escondido Canyon Rd (SR-14 to Syracuse Ave):  Starting on July 10, 2023 and expected completion August 10, 2023

Pending:

  • Agua Dulce Canyon Rd (Escondido Canyon Rd to Castlehaven):  Summer 2023
  • Agua Dulce Canyon Rd (Soledad Canyon Rd to Burke Rd):  Summer 2023
  • Sierra Highway (Center St to Agua Dulce Canyon Rd):  Fall 2023

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESSs)

Interested in finding out more details on the potential Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESSs) slated for ?  Click HERE to go to Acton Takes Action Community Task Force website.


SB 552:  Drought Planning for Small Water Suppliers and Rural Communities

SB 552 includes new responsibilities and requirements at both the state and local levels to help small water suppliers and rural communities reduce their risk of inadequate water supply during a water shortage event.  The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the California State Water Resources Control Board prepared a document to summarize the roles, responsibilities, and requirements for state agencies, small water suppliers and schools, and counties for implementing SB 552. Click HERE to download that document.  For details on SB-552 from California Department of Water Resources, click HERE.


California High Speed Rail Update:  Palmdale to Burbank

DEIR Released September 2, 2022

***Public Comment Period Extended to December 1, 2022***

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announces the availability of the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Draft Enviornmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). The Authority has prepared a project-level (Tier 2) Draft EIR/EIS that examines the Palmdale to Burbank section.  This 31-38 mile project section would provide HSR service between the Plamdale Station and the Burbank Airport Station. 

This draft EIR/EIS evaluates the impacts and benefits of a No Project Alternative and six Build Alternatives connecting the 2 stations.  The Authority's Preferred Alternative is the SR14A Build Alternative.  The SR14A Alternative avoids Una Lake and will be underground through the community of Acton, and within the Angeles National Forest (ANF) and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. 

For specific information on the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section Overview with links to Videos, Documents, and Interactive Maps click HERE.

Direct Link to the Interactive map showing all affected property.  Just put in your address

For details on the project Click HERE and then click on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement and scroll down for all the different documents. 

Click HERE to download the Notice of Availability/Notice of Public Hearing

The comment period begins on September 2, 2022 and has been extended to December 1, 2022.  Comments must be received electronically or postmarked on or before 5:00 PM on December 1, 2022. During the comment period, written comments may be submitted in the following ways:

  • By mail to Attn: Palmdale to Burbank Draft EIR/EIS Comment, California HighSpeed Rail Authority, 355 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 2050 Los Angeles, CA 90071;
  • Through the Authority website (www.hsr.ca.gov);
  • By email to Palmdale_Burbank@hsr.ca.gov with the subject line Palmdale to Burbank Draft EIR/EIS Comment;
  • Verbal comment on the direct phone line for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section at (800) 630-1039; and
  • Oral testimony at the online Public Hearing to be held on October 18, 2022, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Authority will hold an Online Open House on October 6, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Authority will hold and Online Public Hearing on October 18, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Please check the Authority website (www.hsr.ca.gov) for more information, including up-to-date information ont he planned Open House and Public Hearing and how to access them. 

Please visit the Events Page for more information about upcoming public virtual community meetings.


Agua Dulce Residential Project, RTG Investments, formerly known as the Coussoulis Development, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50385

This is a large scale project on 908 acres located northwesterly of Valley Sage Road, between Sierra Highway and the Antelope Valley Freeway, SR 14, in the Agua Dulce area.

Documents and information related to the project

Documents related to the Waste Discharge Requirements ordered by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on February 10, 2022


***Gardens of Paradise:  LA County Board of Supervisors Upholds Denial of Conditional Use Permit***

At their meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the LA County Board of Supervisors upheld the Regional Planning Commission's denial of the Conditional Use Permit due to inactivity.  We thank the Board for reviewing the substantial evidence to support the denial.  As we understand the process going forward, in 12 months, the applicant can reapply for a Conditional Use Permit.  The current zoning of A-1-2 and the fact that the property is within a Significant Ecological Area will be considered.  Thank you to everyone who has been part of the process. 

Conditional Use Permit No. 201200163 was filed to authorize a special event center and related uses at 32222 Agua Dulce Canyon Road in Agua Dulce.  On July 21, 2021, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission reviewed an appeal of the Hearing Officer's denial for inactivity of the CUP, and denied the applicant's appeal and affirmed the Hearing Officer's decision.  Subsequently, the applicant appealed the Commmission's decision to the Board of Supervisors.

Click HERE to view the letter the Agua Dulce Town Council sent 7/18/2022 to Supervisor Barger

Click HERE to view the Board letter from Regional Planning

Click HERE to view the Public Comment/Correspondence

For details about the project click HERE.

Click HERE to see Site Plan submitted 3/9/2021

Click HERE to see Project Description submitted 2/17/2021


June 10, 2022:  This just in from LA County Department of Public Works:  Initial Study/Negative Declaration:  Acton, Agua Dulce, and Antelope Valley Garbage Disposal District or Residential Franchise Contracts

June 10, 2022: A "recirculated Negative Declaration is being circulated for a 30-day public review starting June 10, 2022 and ending July 9, 2022. 

To view the Recirculated Notice of Intent click HERE.

To view or download the Recirculated Initial Study/Negative Declaration, click HERE.

Click HERE to get more information on the proposed program.

There will be a virtual Zoom meeting hosted by Dept of Public Works to explain the proposal and to take public comments on Thursday, June 30, 2022.  Town Council members will be in attendance and will submit written public comments based on community input at the meeting.  This will affect all Agua Dulce residents.  Please attend to you understand the requirements this program is proposing. 

LA County Public Works is proposing the creation and operation of new Garbage Disposal District or Residential Franchises (GDDs/RFs) and associated waste hauling contracts for Acton and Agua Dulce.  Under the proposed GDD/RF contracts, selected waste hauler would provide source-separated curbside collection service of refuse, recyclales, and organic waste.  Manure collection, bulky items pickup, and illegal dumping pickups would also be provided.  Establishment of GDDs require voter approval; as such if GDDs are not established, RFs would be established for residential areas and the existing commercial franchise would remain in place for commercial customers. 

To view the Notice of Intent click HERE. This has been recirculated.  See above.

To view or download the Initial Study/Negative Declaration, click HERE.  This has been recirculated.  See above.


SAFE, CLEAN WATER PROGRAM - MEASURE W

Through Measure W, the Safe Clean Water Program provides local, dedicated funding to increase LA County's local water supply, improve water quality, and enhance communities.  Agua Dulce is located within the Santa Clara River Watershed Area.  The watershed area drains west into Ventura County, where it eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean. The main watercourse through this watershed area is the Santa Clara River, which originates in the San Gabriel Mountains. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area are Los Angeles County and Santa Clarita.

The Santa Clara River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $6 million annually to fund regional projects and programs.

Regional Program funds for the Watershed Area are programmed by the Watershed Area Steering Committee  comprised of local stakeholders from agencies, municipalities, and community members from within the Watershed Area. The Steering Committee meets regularly to develop funding plans and recommendations to provide water quality, water supply, and community enhancement benefits to the region.  Click HERE to see a video recording the latest Santa Clara River Watershed Area Steering Committee meeting.  Use this password: UfQm9qKJ


Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Notice of Public Hearing to Issue a Waste Discharge Requirements to RTG Investments, LLC for the Agua Dulce Residential Development Project (File No 20-105) February 10, 2022, 9:00 AM.  Please refer to the Los Angeles Water Board website for the agenda for the meeting which will include the information on registering and attending the meeting.  Approximately 1 week prior to the meeting, go to the following link to register Click HERE. Oral comments will be accepted at the public hearing.  Written comments must be received by January 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Send via USPS to Los Angeles Regional Water Control Board, Attn:  401 Unit, 320 /west 4th St, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90013.  Send via email to RB4-401Certification@waterboards.ca.gov  Indicate in the subject line, “Comment Letter-Agua Dulce Residential Development Project.  Send in a Microsoft Word format. Questions:  contact Celine Gallon at (213) 576-6784 or via email at celine.gallon@waterboards.ca.gov


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Adjustment of Boundary of Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley Plans to include all of Agua Dulce Community Standards District within the SCV Plan.

LA County Board of Supervisors:  Notice of Public Hearing: April 24, 2018, 9:30 AM, Room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St, Los Angeles.

Project no. R2017003368-(5) Advance Planning Case no. RPPL2017005805-(5) Santa Clarita Valley Area Plan Maintenance Project.

Adjustment of boundary of SCV and AV Plans to include all of the Agua Dulce CSD in the SCV lan.  Project materials available at:  http://planning.lacounty.gov/scvap_maintenance


Click HERE to connect to Los Angeles County Code Agua Dulce Community Standards District



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 countys 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.



!!!!!  THE UPDATED AGUA DULCE COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICT  GETS APPROVED BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON MAY 22, 2012!!!!!

On May 22, 2012, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the recommendation of the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) to amend the County Code to update the Agua Dulce CSD as reflected in the draft ordinance and incorporate the requests of the Agua Dulce Town Council into the CSD and instructed County Counsel to prepare an ordinance amending the County Code as recommended by the RPC.  

Click HERE to view the Motion by Supervisor Antonovich incorporating the additional requests by the Agua Dulce Town Council.

Click HERE to view the Statement of Proceedings of May 22, 2012 relating to the update.

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. 

Special "THANKS" to CSD Revision Committee:

Co-chaired by Lorene Cangiano and Mary Johnson, with Lillian Smith, Rosie Heffley, Gary Hebdon, and Tana Lampton.  Former co-chairs:  Donna Saufley and Susan Tarr.