Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Carl Boyer Announces Reelection Bid, 1993
City of Santa Clarita

Wednesday, December 22, 1993 — In front of City Hall on Valencia Boulevard, Carl Boyer announces his intention to seek a third (and final) term on the Santa Clarita City Council.

One month later, the City Hall building was heavily damaged in the Northridge Earthquake.

Boyer was elected to the first five-member City Council in November 1987. Subsequent elections were held in April of even years (until 2016 when they switched to November).

In 1987, in order to stagger terms, Boyer, along with Jo Anne Darcy and Dennis Koontz, served an abbreviated 2-year term, so he came up for reelection in 1990. Thereafter all terms were 4 years. Boyer won reelection in 1990 and 1994; he retired from the council in 1998 and did not run.

Photos by Kevin Karzin / The Signal.

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Boyer to Run for Re-election

City Councilman Carl Boyer announced Wednesday he's going to seek re-election in 1994 because he wants to help fight crime in the valley, bring more business here and continue the fight against the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill.

"I waffled about running because I don't think I'm God's gift to the earth," said Boyer, a history teacher at San Fernando High School. "The issues in this campaign arc primarily Elsmere Canyon, crime and the economy."

And, he said, "although we're in pretty good shape, we need to be in better shape."

Boyer has been a City Council member since the city incorporated in 1987. His seat will open next year as will Jo Anne Darcy's and Jill Klajic's.

All three incumbents will run again along with a slew of other council hopefuls, including to date, Dennis Farnham, Linda Storli, Rosalind Wayman, Kirby Burnett, Clyde Smyth and Fred Heiser.

Council hopefuls have until Jan. 14 to enter the race and file papers with the city clerk's office.

Boyer also said: "When I was considering whether or not to run for re-election, I knew I had to take the issues to the voters with pride, or stay home."

He said that he is proud of Santa Clarita because it is a city "where it is not politics as usual, where we operate on a balanced budget, where we have held the line on taxes to the point of our taxes now being lower than the county's."

As a City Council member, he said, the challenge will be to embrace a future "not concerned with politics, but concerned with good government, with doing what is right."

35mm BW negatives, Signal Photo Archive. Download archival images (full film roll) here.


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