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City Council To Name Mayor, Review Budget, Election

Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday plan to name a new mayor, declare the results of a special election and adjust the budget.

Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday plan to name a new mayor, declare the results of a special election and adjust the budget. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The special election was one Santa Clarita officials called in response to a referendum drive, which was initiated as opposition to the city’s billboard ...

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Annual Audit For The Newhall School District

Annual Audit For The Newhall School District

A positive annual audit is a point of pride for the business department in the Newhall School District, officials said in a news release. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. For the last nine years, the Newhall School District received flawless audits from external auditing firms, according to school officials. “We ...

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Court Officials Decry Budget, Say Delays Will Continue

Court Officials Decry Budget, Say Delays Will Continue

A county court official criticized California’s 2014-15 budget in response to its recent approval by Gov. Jerry Brown. And while the effects of past cuts are likely to continue, additional cuts aren't expected, an official said Monday. The courts don’t anticipate any further reduction of service, a court official said Monday. However, the new spending plan won’t allow for the restoration of “painful” self-inflicted budget cuts the courts have undergone over the last few years, said Mary Hearn, spokeswoman for Los Angeles County Superior Court. “Those were all very painful, but now we’re on solid footing,” Hearn said. “The amount allocated to the trial courts in the budget that was just signed won’t allow us to restore those cuts.”

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Castaic School District To Look At Elections, Lawsuit, Budget Tonight

Castaic School District To Look At Elections, Lawsuit, Budget Tonight

The Castaic Union School District is looking at a pair of separate legal actions at a special board meeting Monday night, district officials said. A lawsuit against another school district and the potential for changing the election of the governing board are two items of discussion on the agenda. The meeting was called to formally approve the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, a state-mandated spending plan the school district reviewed at a public hearing on Thursday. The district will also be adopting a general fund budget of $21.5 million.

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Santa Clarita Valley Lawmakers Discuss California’s $156.4B Budget

Santa Clarita Valley Lawmakers Discuss California's $156.4B Budget

Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers discussed the last-minute budget approval that took place Sunday. The state’s Constitution set Sunday as a deadline for the spending plan’s approval. The plan doesn’t put enough money toward education, said Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, while Assemblyman Steve Fox, D-Palmdale, welcomed the job-creation aspects of the budget and its funding levels for veteran services.

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School Administrators, Teachers Union Split On Budget Reserve Bill

School Administrators, Teachers Union Split On Budget Reserve Bill

Santa Clarita Valley school district officials said Friday lawmakers were attaching an “irresponsible” bill to California's proposed budget by suggesting districts have a limit on their financial reserves. Proponents of the bill say it’s needed to make sure Proposition 30 funds are directed into the classroom. Administrators say the state is usurping local control. The state’s Legislature is expected to vote Sunday, the constitutional deadline to pass a budget.

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Santa Clarita City Council Reviews $191.5 Million Budget

Santa Clarita City Council Reviews $191.5 Million Budget

Santa Clarita City Council members voted unanimously to approve a draft of the city’s $191.5 million budget for 2014-15. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The budget, the result of a six-month process, accounts for a 6 percent increase over last year’s budget, including a $460,000 operating surplus, City Manager Ken ...

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