Our most recent information regarding the Ritter Ranch development is that the current owners have lost their financing and the project is on hold for now.
The Ritter Ranch developers gave a presentation to the Palmdale City Council on June 18, 2019, regarding their updated proposal for the project.
You can read a brief summary here:
You can also view the PowerPoint presentation here:
The Joshua Ranch development is currently building and selling houses. When 75 houses are occupied, they plan to open the south entrance onto Elizabeth Lake Road. It will be a gated entrance limited to residents.
All cannabis regulations for Leona Valley are governed by the County of Los Angeles. Leona Valley is in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. Information can be found by clicking this link:
This explanation can be found on the County website:
If you are located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, please note that all cannabis businesses and activities are prohibited at this time. This includes cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and retail sale of both medical and adult-use cannabis. This ban will remain in place until the County adopts a comprehensive regulatory framework for cannabis businesses. Note that the State will not issue licenses to cannabis businesses within the unincorporated areas of the County while the ban remains in effect.
The LVTC Water Committee worked very hard with California Water Service Company for many years to help lower water rates for the Leona Valley residents. Eventually rates were cut almost in half and residents no longer have to pay the highest rate in the State of California. There is a new Rate Case at the CPUC every three years where rates are reexamined and adjusted. The next rate case will start in summer of 2021. The Water Committee continues to monitor all aspects of rate setting.