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City Council wrap: Tuesday night meeting

Posted: October 29, 2008 2:16 p.m.
Updated: December 30, 2008 5:00 a.m.
At the Santa Clarita City Council's meeting Tuesday night, councilmembers unanimously voted to direct city staff to meet with the more than 10 speakers who voiced their concerns at the meeting about how the local public access channel would be managed.

See Thursday's edition of The Signal for more on this story.

In other business, the council voted to:

* Approve a contract with Red Rocket LA for graphic design services in an amount not to exceed $150,000. AGENDA ITEM PULLED

* Approve the plans and specifications and award the construction contract for the Safe Routes to School Infrastructure, which provides improvements to sidewalks, crosswalks, signs and signals near Santa Clarita Elementary School, Newhall Elementary School and Cedar Creek Elementary School as a way to increase student safety. PASSED 5-0

* Award the Green Building/LEED commissioning contract to Irvine-based TRC for the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Phase 4 Gymnasium. Increase the architectural design services contract with Laguna Hills-based Meyer and Associates worth $270,000 to include expanded design services and LEED design. PASSED 5-0

* Approve the plans and specifications for the Light Emitting Diode (LED) Replacement Program and award a contract to Van Nuys-Based Metro Parking & Traffic Systems for a contract worth $173,549. The program is the third phase of a five-year program to replace incandescent traffic signal lamps with energy efficient LED modules and install pedestrian countdown modules at 30 intersections. PASSED 5-0

* Execute a contract to address slope erosion issues in NorthPark. PASSED 5-0

* Adopt a policy to prohibit the installation of closures, gates or other physical barriers on public streets. PASSED 3-2 with Councilwoman Marsha McLean and Mayor Bob Kellar dissenting.


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