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Greetings and Happy New Year! As we begin our new calendar year, I would like to share with you some of the programs and projects your City is working on for 2014. 

Sports tourism is an important component of our local economy and in 2014 we have plans to bring excellent events to our City, which helps our local economy, as well as garners national and international exposure. In May, the City will host two starts for the Amgen Tour of California bike race.  This marks the sixth year that Santa Clarita has been selected as a host city for this prestigious event. We will also host a world-wide event n 2014, “The Red Bull Wings for Life” race.

This year, we are helping to improve our community through a multi-million dollar capital improvement program.  Included in this work program for 2014 we will: complete the widening of the McBean Parkway bridge near the post office; complete the roundabout in Old Town Newhall; finish two sports fields at Central Park; start the widening of the Golden Valley bridge over SR 14; complete the Sand Canyon/SR 14 beautification project; complete the acquisition of Las Lomas (Gateway Ranch and Valley Vista Properties) open space; as well as open a business incubator, complete several beautification projects on Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue, and increase our City reserve funds.

This spring, the City will once again host the annual Earth Arbor Day; the 21st annual Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch; the free summer concerts in the park, the annual Marathon to name a few fun things to look forward to.  If you are interested in any of these programs or events or would like to volunteer, please log on to our City’s website for details at santa-clarita.com, or call us at 661.259.2489.

Here’s to a great new year!

Best regards,

Ken Striplin