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00:00:00 The Santa Clarita City Council meeting from Tuesday, January 10, 2023, featured announcements from the city attorney, mayor, and pro tem, as well as recognition of the Saugus High School girls volleyball team for their successful season.
00:05:00 The Saugus High School girls volleyball team won 19 consecutive matches in the first year of their new coach’s tenure, which led to a Foothill League championship title. The team then went on to win the CIF Southern section division four tournament, and was eventually promoted to division two of the state tournament. Coach Zach Ambrose was named CIF division four coach of the year, and Milani Lee was named CIF division four player of the year.
00:10:00 Tonight, the Santa Clarita City Council recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a proclamation and a speech by councilmember Miranda. The proclamation states that Dr. King was dedicated to advancing civil rights in America and serving others nationally and globally. The speech highlighted Dr. King’s dedication to the cause, his optimism in the face of harsh opposition, and his inscription in the South Wall of the MLK Junior Memorial in Washington D.C.
00:15:00 In this video, the Santa Clarita City Council declares Monday, January 16, 2023 as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Santa Clarita. The council also honors Vice Chair of the Arts Commission April Scott Goss with a proclamation.
00:20:00 The City Council of Santa Clarita discusses public participation at their meeting on January 10, 2023. Pastor Jerry Cook speaks against Planned Parenthood, while Jeffrey Malek and Nancy argue in support of the organization. Cindy Josten speaks about the homeless situation in the city.
00:25:00 This council meeting discusses various topics, including a Planned Parenthood center being considered for Santa Clarita. There is discussion of the pros and cons of the center, with Bill Tavner, the executive director of Planned Parenthood, arguing that comprehensive sexuality education should begin in kindergarten. There is also a discussion of how pedophiles would be included in such a program, if the center were to be accepted in Santa Clarita.
00:30:00 The speaker discusses some of the issues facing Santa Clarita City Council, and notes that racism is a major issue that needs to be addressed. They also discuss some of the negative effects of Planned Parenthood, and how revenue-neutral funding for new hospitals and animal shelters could help to improve the community. The speaker ends their talk by urging the audience to become more engaged in politics and to speak out against racism and bigotry.
00:35:00 The transcript excerpt relates to a Santa Clarita City Council meeting from January 10, 2023, during which James Doyle raised concerns about systemic violations of the city’s code of ethics and hiring practices by Personnel and the Santa Clarita Public Library. Doyle noted that he and another former city library employee had filed formal complaints with the city four months earlier, but no response had been forthcoming. He urged the city to take action against those responsible for these violations, and to open a dialogue with the black community about its concerns.
00:40:00 The Santa Clarita City Council meeting from Tuesday, January 10, 2023 is focused on the city’s response to recent events, including a rise in crime and homeless population. The council discusses ways to address the issues, including considering installing “humps” to prevent cars from driving between them, and discusses concerns that residents of Familia have about city employees driving around them ticketing cars.
00:45:00 The city council discusses the issue of food trucks setting up near restaurants, and how they are affecting the community. Two residents who requested speed bumps to be installed are mentioned, and it is pointed out that they do not appear to be in front of their homes. The council discusses the need for the police to be able to do their job, and the lack of apology from the speaker who posted a video that slandered the residents.
00:50:00 The city manager discussed the fentanyl crisis and the importance of educating children about the dangers of fentanyl use. He mentioned that fentanyl is involved in more deaths in America under 50 years of age than any other cause of death, and that the city is working together to educate children about the dangers of fentanyl use.
00:55:00 The video discusses the fentanyl crisis and how local high schools have created PSAs to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl. Three schools were each awarded a thousand dollars to help fund their video programs. Supervisor Catherine Barger and myself congratulate the video production teams. If you are worried about a family member, friend, or neighbor, having narcon (a nasal spray designed to counter the effects of opioids) available is one way to help.
01:00:00 Margo Miller, a long-time resident of Santa Clarita, California, passed away in November of last year. Miller was an entrepreneur and fashionista, and is most well-known for her ownership of Margo’s the upscale clothing boutique in Newhall for many years. She also served on the adoption guild and was active in philanthropic endeavors. Miller’s death has left the community mourning her loss.
01:05:00 The Santa Clarita City Council held a meeting on January 10, 2023, and discussed a number of topics, including the upcoming living quilt temporary public art piece coming to New Hall Crossings. The event will feature a live video camera directed toward members of the public, and a panel of experts will discuss the dangers of fentanyl. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new inclusive play area will be held on Thursday, and residents are encouraged to attend.
01:10:00 Elaine discusses her concerns with the Arts Commission and how it has been neglected in recent years. She suggests that the commission be broadened to include other Arts forms, such as television, film, and music.
01:15:00 The Santa Clarita City Council meets to discuss nominations for various positions, and council member West shares that he is nominating Dennis Ostrom for the Arts Commission. They also nominate Peggy Stabile for the Arts Commission, Michael Miller for the Arts Commission, Sandra Cattell for the Financial Accountability and Audit Panel, Wendy Leggins for the Arts Commission, Susan Shapiro for the Parks Commission, Don Crookshank for the Planning Commission, Patsy Ayala for the Arts Commission, and Rebecca Sky Ostrom for the open space Financial Accountability and Audit Panel.
01:20:00 The city council discusses an ordinance banning hate symbols, with councilmember West asking if it should be added to the consent calendar. Nancy, Cindy, and Carrie speak on behalf of the community, discussing how the clenched fist has been used as a symbol of hate throughout history. First Peter 2:15-17 is read, suggesting that by doing good, the city will silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil. Love the family, fear God, and honor the Emperor. God bless each and every council member, and finally, America.
01:25:00 This YouTube video is a recording of the Santa Clarita City Council meeting from January 10, 2023. The video gives a brief summary of a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the sale or display of hate symbols in public buildings and public grounds, including state and local fairs. The proposed law would define hate symbols to include the symbols of white supremacy, Neo-Nazism, and the Confederate flag. The video ends with a statement by Carrie Marsh, a resident of Santa Clarita, urging the city council to pass the ordinance. Marsh comments on the importance of reproductive rights, specifically abortion rights, and argues that Planned Parenthood should not be allowed to establish operations in Santa Clarita based on historical evidence of the organization’s involvement in the exploitation and murder of black people. She cites examples of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the exploitation and murder of black people in the United States and Africa, and argues that the black community understands and accepts abortion as a direct attack on human life.
01:30:00 The Santa Clarita City Council held a meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, where they discussed public comments and voted on a motion to close the canyon theater at the Westfield mall. Roger herring gave a short speech urging the council to take over the theater and allow adult entertainment to continue.
01:35:00 The speaker asks the city council for their input on a proposed book festival, and notes that the committee already has a template in place. The speaker also mentions that the festival could take place at the Canyon Theater, which worries some council members about the possibility of the Guild closing.