Dec 3, 2009

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Celebrates 10 Years

December 11 will mark the 10 year aniversary of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. What makes the center truly remarkable is that it was a cooperative effort between two neighboring cities to build one recreation facility serving both communities. It is a unique project in the State of California. In addition to the two cities, the project received support from the County of Los Angeles, and the State, as well as significant funding from private donations. The Bank of America (Countrywide), deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff station and hundreds of local residents contributed to the final project.

What is worth noting here is the recognition on the part of political and community leaders that the residents of the Conejo/Las Virgenes region should not be deprived of services because of political boundaries. In ten years, the Center has not become a political issue. The two cities created a joint powers board, made up of members from both cities, that oversees the facility. It has done a remarkable job of serving the greater region. Both cities can be proud of this record of cooperation.

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