Following the passing of former Santa Clarita Mayor Jo Anne Darcy, Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement:

“Jo Anne was the personification of the can-do spirit who cared deeply about the Valley and served so many residents working in our office and on the Santa Clarita City Council,” said Supervisor Barger who worked with Darcy as a deputy to former Supervisor Antonovich.

“With the severe damage and isolation sustained by the Valley during the Northridge Earthquake, Jo Anne’s efforts to manage the emergency were beyond impressive.  I admired Jo Anne and appreciated her decades of service.  I will adjourn the Board of Supervisor’s meeting tomorrow in JoAnn’s memory.  Eric and I send our prayers to her family and friends.”