The city of Santa Clarita has shuffled around the Newhall Redevelopment committee, adding two new members and reinstating several more,
First, the Council appointed Anthony Campbell, a 25-year resident, to the redevelopment committee. Campbell currently sits on the Associated General Contractors board in Los Angeles and brings a background in real estate and construction to the Committee.
Also new to the Committee is Vladimir Victorio. Victorio has volunteered and taken part in numerous economic development projects in the San Fernando Valley, and he will now turn his attention to Old Town Newhall.
In addition to Campbell and Victorio, five Committee members were reinstated to the board. John Grannis, Kevin Korenthal, and Dennis Verner will continue to serve on the committee in addition to Larry Byrd and Philip Ellis, who have been a part of the Newhall Redevelopment Committee since its inception.
“The Newhall Redevelopment Committee is vital to the City as it reshapes Old Town Newhall,” said Mayor Frank Ferry. “All appointed members were carefully considered and will each bring a unique form and level of expertise to the Committee and further efforts to revitalize the Newhall area.”
City Council members Marsha McLean and Laurene Weste recognized departing, long-time Committee member Susan Shapiro at a reception prior to the April 6 Newhall Redevelopment Committee meeting for her exemplary previous service on the panel.
The Newhall Redevelopment Committee is made up of 13 members with an interest in redevelopment issues within the Newhall Redevelopment Project Area. Members are involved in a number of issues and advise the Redevelopment Agency on the revitalization within the project area. The Committee also assists with the implementation of the Downtown Newhall Specific Plan, designed to help transform Old Town Newhall into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented Arts and Entertainment District with a series of economic engines.