Acton Town Council 2017 Accomplishments

The bylaws of the Acton Town Council require that the council president publish a list of accomplishments at year end.  Following is the 2017 list of accomplishments.

AT&T Cell Towers

Solicited input and held community meeting with affected residents and AT&T regarding proposal to install four cell towers in our area.  Obtained AT&Ts agreement to revise proposal to reflect the concerns of our residents.

CANNABIS

Prepared a survey and gathered community input to relay to the County that we do not want any cannabis enterprises in Acton.  Provided buffering conditions for inclusion in the ordinance to secure protections for Acton residents.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Recognized resident’s dissatisfaction with Waste Management and coordinated a community meeting to air their grievances and find solutions with appropriate Waste Management staff.

DRIVE-THROUGH PROHIBITION

Achieved an amendment to Acton’s Community Standards District to prohibit any new drive-throughs, to help prevent more freeway-oriented businesses and maintain our rural character.

COMMUNITY CLIMATE ACTION PLAN 2020

Provided powerful analyses to the County which resulted in significant and appropriate changes to the ordinance for the protection of the residents of Acton.

MOBILEHOME PARK RENT CONTROL

The town council provided a community member access to the County’s Purposeful Aging staff which ultimately resulted in the Board of Supervisors approval of rent control for mobilehome parks in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

SIGNIFICANT ECOLOGICAL AREA ORDINANCE    

Provided detailed comments to the County regarding important modifications to the Draft SEA Ordinance to protect the interests of Acton residents and secure appropriate biological resource protections.  The County noted the Acton Town Council’s concerns, and has initiated a comprehensive SEA Ordinance revision effort.

FILMING COALITION FOR CHANGE         

In concert with Agua Dulce Town Council and residents of both towns, organized a movement to work with the County and FilmLA to establish standards for filming within our territory.

SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT ACT

Worked with the County to separate Acton from the high priority AV basin by pursuing a basin boundary amendment and establishing Acton as a low priority basin, thus exempting us from the onerous requirements of the Act.

SIGNAGE

Instrumental in having inappropriate and garish signage removed from the Acton viewshed.

Industrial Aesthetics

Called for and inspired the formation of a community task force, Acton Takes Action, to address the industrial zoned, storage based businesses, which resulted in permanent changes in the County’s code standards in our community.

Traffic Safety

Through outreach to the CHP, LASD, Acton/Agua Dulce Unified School District and Acton/Agua Dulce School Board, and requesting traffic studies from the Department of Public Works, we are investigating strategies that will improve traffic safety in the community.

 

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