Stonecrest to hear county’s offerings

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Residents of a Canyon Country neighborhood in the throes of choosing whether to annex to Santa Clarita will hear from Los Angeles County officials Tuesday about the services the county currently provides. The meeting follows an April session in which city officials gave their pitch to residents of the Stonecrest tract about cost savings and better municipal services if the unincorporated county area chooses to join Santa Clarita. In contrast to city officials, who called the Stonecrest tract a needed land bridge to the 56.1-million-ton gravel mine they are spending millions to fight, a county official said the tenor of its meeting, called at the behest of constituents, will be neutral. “We have no agenda,” said Bob Haueter, a senior deputy for Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “The supervisor supports the residents being free to choose … to remain in the unincorporated area or choose to annex.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe county Board of Supervisors has approved the mine, which is about a mile from the Stonecrest tract. The city is battling the mine on several fronts, citing the added traffic, noise and air pollution it would bring. In March, the supervisor intervened on behalf of a group of Stonecrest residents who protested the annexation but failed to follow protocols of the Local Agency Formation Commission, which rules on municipal boundary changes, asking they be given a second chance. Following a procedural error by LAFCO, a new public hearing was needed; the protest hearing is set for June 28. The Office of Public Safety, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Chief Administrative Office, county counsel, Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol will be represented Tuesday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Elementary School, 16628 Lost Canyon Road, in Canyon Country.last_img

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