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The city of Santa Clarita has announced that it will be hosting its State of the City event entirely online this year due to concerns over the current COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will take place on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. It will be available to view on Santa Clarita’s Facebook page as well as SCVTV.

The focus of this year’s event is “Staying Connected… Staying Resilient,” which Mayor Cameron Smyth believes will bring the community closer together and encourage residents to learn more about the city.

“This year we will focus on staying connected as a community as well as highlighting our essential workers,” said Smyth in a statement. “I also want to encourage our Santa Clarita students to watch, to learn about our local government and civic engagement.”

The event will include city council members providing updates on what has happened in the community over the past year and plans for the future. The council will also speak with essential workers in the city and showcase new projects planned for Santa Clarita.

 “Although we will miss being together for the State of the City, we are rejoicing in the fact that this year’s event is truly inclusive of the entire Santa Clarita community,” said Smyth. “All residents will be able to log on or tune in to find out the latest on city programs, projects and initiatives.”

Some of these projects include plans for the new Santa Clarita Bike Park located at the George A. Caravalho Sports Complex, new city amenities and a high-speed fiber network. Information will also be provided on how Santa Clarita is preserving its history and plans for the future. Residents can even learn about new filming projects that are planned to start shooting in the city.

Local restaurants will also be offering lunch packages in a way to not only provide residents with a great deal but to also support locally owned businesses that have struggled through the current pandemic.

Santa Clarita residents can stay up to date with everything happening in the city by following the city of Santa Clarita on all its social media platforms including Facebook, where this event will be broadcast on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m.

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