SCOPE - Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment


Legal Issues/Quality of Life


Upcoming Events

Tuesday September 25thth

Re-scheduled Newhall Ranch Court Hearing

Time: 1:30PM
Location: Stanley Mosk Courthouse  (Google Maps)

Newhall Ranch is a 21,000 unit project proposed to be built along the Santa Clara River, Los Angeles County's last free-flowing river. This case is regarding the adequacy of the water supply for the first 6000 units of Newhall Ranch, the Mission and Landmark tracts, and whether an updated water supply report for the projects should have been provided. We think an updated analysis should have been conducted to ensure there is enough water for existing residents and a sustainable future water supply before these tracts were approved. If you would like to see how our County Court system works regarding environmental issues, our water supply and Newhall Ranch, this is your chance. Contact for carpooling information.

Why are we worried? The water supply section of this EIR has not been updated since 2010. Since that time we have had a severe drought that, with continued ground water pumping, caused a severe drop in our ground water table. If this drop as a result of supplying the current population, how will we supply the 60,000 new residents of proposed for Newhall Ranch and all the other developments that are projected to double our population at build out. We believe our community deserves a new and careful review of the valley's water supply before these developments move forward.

Tuesday September 25thth

North Lake Project Hearing

Time: 9:30AM
Location: 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012  (Google Maps)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing concerning the3,150 NorthLake Specific Plan mixed-use development on Sept. 25th at 9:30 a.m. at 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012 after several environmental groups and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy appealed the Planning Commission's approval of this project.

The latest project materials are available for review at the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning website by (clicking here). Some materials, including the SEIR, are also available for review at the following L.A. County libraries, Castaic Library, 27971 Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic; Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch.

Can't attend? You can send written comments to Agenda Item #11 and to the attention of Jodie Sackett of the Department of Regional Planning by mail to the above address, by fax to 213-626-0434 or by e-mail to For more information, call 213-974-6433.

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