Canyon View Es­tates res­i­dents left in dark

Out­age leaves an es­ti­mated 200 peo­ple with­out power

The Signal - - Community - By Jim Holt Sig­nal Se­nior Staff Writer

An es­ti­mated 200 res­i­dents in Canyon View Es­tates were with­out power from 10 a.m. Wednes­day into the evening, with no word on how long the out­age would last.

In an ef­fort to con­firm the out­age and get an up­date on the prob­lem and pos­si­bly a time for elec­tri­cal power to be re­stored, a phone call was made to Canyon View Es­tates on Wednes­day evening.

A woman who an­swered the phone by say­ing “Canyon View Es­tates,” said “just a sec­ond please,” to the re­porter who iden­ti­fied him­self as such. The call was placed on hold and she did not re­turn un­til the phone con­nec­tion went dead.

A fol­low-up phone call placed within five min­utes went to a phone mes­sage ma­chine.

Ac­cord­ing to one Canyon View Es­tates res­i­dent, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied, “The only in­for­ma­tion that res­i­dents have been pro­vided is that a trans­former blew.

“We were promised when the so­lar pan­els were in­stalled that we would have power should some­thing like this oc­cur again. This isn't the first time CVE has had this prob­lem,” the res­i­dent said.

“The last time power was not re­stored for days. That was the mid­dle of a scorch­ing sum­mer heat. Now it is the mid­dle of win­ter and the res­i­dents are left with­out elec­tric­ity for heaters. “This is ridicu­lous,” the res­i­dent said. “The so­lar pan­els are an eye­sore to the en­tire com­mu­nity and now to find out that they don't even help the res­i­dents that have to live be­low them is a joke.”

Four months ago, the so­lar pan­els be­hind the Canyon View Es­tates mo­bile home park re­mained on the hill­sides nearly two months af­ter the city of Santa Clarita di­rected own­ers to re­move them.

In July, the city is­sued a no­tice of vi­o­la­tion for the in­stall­ment of mul­ti­ple so­lar pan­els in and out­side the park for fail­ing to ob­tain the re­quired per­mits and not com­ply­ing with con­di­tions of ap­proval, in­clud­ing a con­di­tion that 50 per­cent of the prop­erty re­main as open space.

Own­ers of the prop­erty were or­dered to re­move the pan­els as a re­sult. The city of Santa Clarita is pur­su­ing lit­i­ga­tion to force the re­moval of the so­lar pan­els.

Ef­forts to reach Man­ag­ing Part­ner Kerry Sei­denglanz Wednes­day night were un­suc­cess­ful.

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