A letter we received from congressman Mike Honda:
Recently I was contacted by community leaders and residents of the cities of Milpitas, Fremont, and San Jose concerning the upcoming San Jose Planning Commission meeting to consider the appeal of the proposed expansion of the Republic Services Newby Island Landfill.
As a result of concerns raised by the community on the validity of the data submitted by BAAQMD, the analysis of data by the City of San Jose, and the need for additional time for the community to review the new data, I have requested that the matter be continued until January 2017.
I have attached a copy of the letter I sent to the Mayor of of San Jose, the City Council, and the San Jose Planning Commission. Although I and other community leaders have requested the continuance, the community should be prepared to attend the meeting on October 26, 2016 to express their concerns about the project and City staff’s recommendation. There is no guarantee that the item will be continued to another date.
For years, I have heard from my constituents in Milpitas, San Jose, and Fremont who are impacted by odors emanating from the landfill. As your representative, I will continue to advocate on your behalf so that your concerns are heard by the City of San Jose.
Click below to see his letter to SJ Mayor and Planning