"The best government is the government that is closest to the people."

~ Thomas Jefferson

Congratulations Stonecrest Residents!

We are now City residents!

The annexation of our community into the City of Santa Clarita was approved by LAFCO on July 26 and recorded on July 27. Stonecrest is the 28th annexation to the City, adding 409 acres and about 1,800 residents to Santa Clarita. The “Residents in Favor of Annexation” would like to express our appreciation to everyone in the community who helped make this annexation effort successful.

The Results

Because LAFCO received Protest Forms from less than 15% of the registered voters in our community, it was obligated by State law to approve the annexation without an election. Had there been over 15%, a costly and lengthy special election would have been required. Try as they might, the opposition was unable to get signed Protest Forms from 15% of the community. All indications point to the high probability that if an election had been required, the annexation would have still won with a significant majority vote.

Please note the results in the table and analysis below:

Protest Forms submitted
253
Protest forms invalidated
48
Valid Withdrawal Forms submitted
62
Total Valid Protest Forms submitted
143
Total needed for 15%
172

There are 1,147 registered voters currently living in Stonecrest. The opposition was able to collect only 143 Protest Forms, 29 below what they wanted. It is interesting to note that 48 of the protest forms submitted to LAFCO were invalidated. Apparently, several people signed more than one Protest Form and others weren’t registered voters living in our community.

In summary

143 voters opposed the annexation, or about 12.5%. That means that 1,004 voters supported annexation, or about 87.5%. The overwhelming majority realized the benefits of annexation.

Guess who was at the LAFCO meeting?

Paul Kroeger, one of the many attorneys representing Cemex, attended the July 26th LAFCO hearing at which the Stonecrest annexation was approved. He sat in the back of the chambers, trying to be discrete. Fortunately, City staff recognized him. After careful consideration, it is our opinion that Cemex supported the opposition efforts to stop the annexation. Why else would a multi-billion dollar, multi-national company care enough to spend the money sending one of their high-priced attorneys to a meeting regarding the annexation of Stonecrest (631 homes) into the City of Santa Clarita?

SUPPORT THE
EAST SANTA CLARITA ANNEXATION

True to its word, the City is now pursuing the annexation application of its property on which the Cemex mine is located - an application made possible by the annexation of Stonecrest.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CITY, OUR CITY, IN THIS EFFORT. BY WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN CONTROL MEGA-MINING IN SOLEDAD CANYON!

 

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