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Community Reforestation Plan

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Installation of 250 new trees along various major roadways and removal
  • Replacement of 75 trees damaging sidewalks and/or which have reached the end of their usual life

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Installation of 250 new trees along various major roadways and removal
  • CheckBox-2020Replacement of 75 trees damaging sidewalks and/or which have reached the end of their usual life

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Installation of 250 new trees along various major roadways and removal
  • CheckBox-2020Replacement of 75 trees damaging sidewalks and/or which have reached the end of their usual life

Contact: Special Districts Manager Kevin Tonoian| (661) 290-2210 | E-mail Kevin Tonoian


Graffiti Removal Program

graffitiThe Graffiti Removal Program is head up by the Graffiti Task Force, a collaborative action group that meets quarterly to discuss and develop solutions to graffiti-related issues. The GTF takes a three-prong approach to graffiti abatement: quick eradication, arrest of graffiti vandals, and community education and outreach.

Year 3: Goals 2017-2018

  • Conduct seven outreach presentations per year to deter graffiti vandalism
  • Conduct seven surveillance operations per year in graffiti hotspots
  • Continue to remove 99 percent of graffiti from City right-of-way within 24 hours

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Conduct five outreach presentations per year to deter graffiti vandalism
  • CheckBox-2020Conduct five surveillance operations per year in graffiti hotspots
  • CheckBox-2020Remove 99 percent of graffiti from City right-of-way within 24 hours

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Track and monitor through Resident Service Center requests the graffiti removed from City right of way within 24 hours when reported on a business day
  • CheckBox-2020Track and monitor time of opening and closing the requests to obtain removal compliance from private property owners within seven calendar days
  • CheckBox-2020Conduct five outreach presentations per year to deter graffiti vandalism
  • Conduct five surveillance operations per year in graffiti hotspots

 

Visit the Graffiti Task Force Website


Median Beautification Program

medianThe City is completing the corridor and median beautification program including the construction of the remaining median landscaped improvements, the removal of turf, the upgrading of antiquated irrigation systems and the installation of water efficient plants.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Install a minimum of 500 new/replacement trees throughout the City
  • Award the contract, construct and complete median refurbishments along Orchard Village Road and Magic Mountain Parkway

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Bid, award and complete construction to remove all turf along the Valencia Boulevard median, from Rockwell to Magic Mountain
  • CheckBox-2020Proactively remove trees City-wide due to property damage, death, decline, disease or those deemed hazardous
  • CheckBox-2020Install 100 new street trees in vacancies along major thoroughfares
  • CheckBox-2020Install 50 new trees in City parks to replace trees lost, and establish new plantings prior to forecasted tree removals
  • CheckBox-2020Install 25 residential street trees at homeowners' requests
  • CheckBox-2020Complete plans, specifications, estimates and phasing plan for elimination of turf from all remaining landscape medians in the City
  • CheckBox-2020Complete plans, specifications and estimates for alternative landscape designs for the significant turf area along Orchard Village Road based on public outreach

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete conceptual design and cost estimate to eliminate turf from medians on major thoroughfares in the city
  • CheckBox-2020Produce alternative landscape designs for the significant turf area along Orchard Village Road
  • CheckBox-2020Bid, award, and complete construction to remove all turf along the Valencia Boulevard median, from Rockwell to Magic Mountain

Overall Program Contact: Special Districts Manager Kevin Tonoian| (661) 290-2210 | E-mail Kevin Tonoian


Open Space

spaceIn July 2007, City property owners voted in favor of creating the Open Space Preservation District, designed to expand the City’s existing Open Space, Park and Parkland Program to preserve natural land from development, create more parks for community usage, and protect rare biological and geological regions. The City is continuing to identify and acquire additional open space to complete the 3-mile greenbelt buffer surrounding the City. There is a total of 8,745.4 acres of open space in Santa Clarita.

Year 3: Goal for 2017-2018

  • Send out 40 letters of interest to prospective sellers of open space

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the acquisition of 80 acres in Tapia Canyon
  • CheckBox-2020Complete acquisition of 93 acres in Placerita Canyon and close escrow

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Complete the acquisition of the 60 acre Pryor property in Quigley Canyon and close escrow
  • CheckBox-2020Complete acquisition of 93 acres in Placerita Canyon and close escrow
  • CheckBox-2020Send out 40 letters of interest to prospective sellers of open space

Visit the HikeSantaClarita Website


Underground Overhead Utilities

undergroundIn an effort to maintain community beautification, the City is exploring locations and evaluating funding options to support a strategy to underground overhead utilities.

Year 3: Goal for 2017-2018

  • Coordinate with Edison on the design of the utility undergrounding on the Soledad Canyon Road segment

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Award a design contract
  • Coordinate with Edison on the design of the utility undergrounding on the Soledad Canyon Road segment

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Identify a location and prepare plans to underground the overhead utilities for that area
  • CheckBox-2020Obtain funding for the design project
  • CheckBox-2020Award a design contract
  • CheckBox-2020Prepare plans and specifications

Contact: Senior Engineer Harry Corder|(661) 286-4025 | E-mail Harry Corder