Council Won’t Put Measure on Ballot

The Santa Clarita City Council has rejected a request to place a growth-control initiative on the April ballot.

Proponents of the measure said they will begin Friday gathering the 5,757 signatures necessary to place it on the ballot without the council’s help.

The measure would allow the council to approve only 475 housing units each year.

The request from Councilwoman Jill Klajic was supported by the initiative’s sponsor--Citizens Assn. for a Responsible Residential Initiative, or CARRING. The group urged the council to put the measure on the ballot.