The City of Santa Clarita is a young, vibrant, and dynamic City that has garnered a strong reputation for the high quality of life enjoyed by residents, which didn’t happen by accident. Careful planning and an active and engaged community have resulted in an unparalleled City that is now the third largest in Los Angeles County.
City of Santa Clarita City Council
The five-member Santa Clarita City Council holds their regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Council Meetings are broadcast live on SCV TV Channel 20 and on the City’s Website.)
Santa Clarita City Council members are elected and serve four year terms. General municipal elections are held in April of even number years and all City residents are eligible to vote. Visit the City’s election page for more information about the election process and important dates.
A Thriving Business Community
The City of Santa Clarita is home to more than 6,000 businesses and is consistently ranked as one of the top retail markets in California. Some of the most successful entertainment, biomedical, technology, manufacturing, lifestyle and aerospace companies are based in Santa Clarita. Whether it’s designing new technologies of tomorrow, producing number one rated television dramas, developing life-changing products, or creating world-class experiences, Santa Clarita is the ideal place to work providing a high quality of life for residents and their families.
The City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Division provides a variety of business programs, like the Santa Clarita Valley Enterprise Zone, and a streamlined permitting process to make doing business in the community cost effective and as simple as possible. The City also partners with organizations like the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation to attract and retain companies in targeted industry sectors, providing high quality jobs for residents.
Many of Santa Clarita’s business owners are members of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Industry Association, both of which provide business-focused networking and programming, as well as online business directories, to help companies of all sizes succeed.
If you are now doing business in the City and have questions about things like building codes, incentives or local business programs, contact the City’s Economic Development Division at 661-255-4347 for assistance. You can also access the City’s website for small business owners or check out the Small Business Resource Guide.
The City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Division and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation provide demographics and community profile information about the area’s annual economic indicators, crime and housing and population.
Want to do Business with the City?
The City of Santa Clarita is interested in doing business with local companies whenever possible. If you would like to learn more about doing business with the City of Santa Clarita, check out the City’s purchasing web page, which provides detailed information about the City’s processes for procurement. You can also register your company as a supplier with the City, which helps ensure you receive any and all applicable quotes and bids.
KHTS AM 1220 – Santa Clarita’s only local radio station, offering a combination of news, traffic and sports, as well as adult contemporary hits. The station offers e-mail and text alerts and a daily e-blast. The website also features a variety of lifestyle links, from health and beauty, fishing and restaurant to recipes and a business directory.
SCVTV Channel 20 – Santa Clarita’s only local public, education and government television channel. SCVTV programming reaches the entire Santa Clarita Valley on Time Warner Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99/Santa Clarita, and online at SCVTV.com.
The Signal – Santa Clarita’s only local newspaper, serving the Santa Clarita Valley and neighboring communities. The paper is delivered daily and also includes a popular online edition and daily e-blasts.
Important/Quick Reference Phone Numbers
Animal Control (Los Angeles County) – (661) 257-3101
Arts & Events (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4018
Building & Safety (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 255-4935
Bus Schedules & Routes (Santa Clarita Transit) – (661) 294-1287
Business License (Los Angeles County) – (661) 253-7342 * Monday/Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce (Santa Clarita Valley) – (661) 702-6977
City Hall (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 259-2489
Community Court (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4044
Community Preservation (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4076
Community Services (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 250-3708
Courthouse (Traffic Violations) Los Angeles County Sheriff – (661) 253-7258
Dial-A-Ride (Santa Clarita Transit) – (661) 294-9327 and (661) 295-6398 for cancellations
Economic Development (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 255-4347
Enterprise Zone (Santa Clarita Valley) – (661) 286-4071
Environmental Services, including trash and recycling (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4098
Facility Rentals (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 250-3710
Film Office (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 284-1425
Fire Department Non-Emergency (Los Angeles County) – (661) 254-9661
Graffiti Hotline (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 252-5326
Housing (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4156
Human Resources (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 284-1418
Landscape Maintenance District (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4067
Library (Santa Clarita Public Library) – (661) 251-2720 (Canyon Country); (661) 259-0750 (Newhall); (661) 259-8942 (Valencia)
Parking Citations (Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station) – (661) 255-1121
Parks (City of Santa Clarita Central Park Office) – (661) 290-2220
Planning/Community Development (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 255-4330
Purchasing/BIDs (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4183
Recreation (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 250-3700
Santa Clarita Transit (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 295-6300
Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) – (661) 288-4400
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station – (661) 255-1121
Southern California Edison (Street Lights) – (800) 655-4555
Tourism Office (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4084
Urban Forestry, trees (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 294-2567
Valley Industry Association (VIA) – (661) 294-8088
WorkSource Center (City of Santa Clarita/College of the Canyons) – (661) 799-9675