Darcy recalled pitching the idea of Santa Clarita annexing
Val Verde to Antonovich about 12 years ago, but was rebuffed.
Steven Huerta, who is pushing for a vote on annexation by the residents, asked whether the city can gain jurisdiction over the mine through the nearby Santa Clara River bed, without annexing
In letters written to the city, the company's lawyers accuse Santa Clarita of trying to circumvent environmental laws by annexing
the land it owns without comprehensive environmental studies.
Santa Clarita then shifted strategy and, in an agreement with the city of Los Angeles, decided to seek a change that would give the city some say over development within the sphere without annexing
or taking jurisdiction of the land.
Santa Clarita tried to stop Las Lomas by annexing
the land before Palmer could join the city of Los Angeles.