The city of Milpitas stinks—and it’s determined to find out why. Milpitas wants to find out which of several nearby waste facilities, like this one, might be behind the town’s signature odor.
Please attend and listen to the Air district update on the Milpitas Odor situation. Your attendance will show BAAQMD and the Milpitas City Council that we are still concerned about the odor pollution issues in Milpitas. Mr. Jack Broadbent, Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer and Mr. Wayne Kino, Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer for Operations will provide an update on recent Air Board (BAAQMD) developments and strategies to help resolve odor problems affecting the City of Milpitas and the southern Bay Area. All are welcomed, particularly impacted residents from Milpitas, Fremont, San Jose and Santa Clara. Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM (see note at bottom) Venue: Milpitas City Hall, Council Chambers, 455 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA Agenda Item 10: Receive Odor Update and Presentation from Staff of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Agenda Packet: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/council/2019/030519/package.pdf Note: As item 10 is scheduled after 2 public hearings, the odor presentation will likely occur after 8pm.
Watch and listen to the BAAQMD Board of Directors discuss the South Bay Odor Issue. Your complaints did not fall on deaf ears.
City of Milpitas is nominating Councilman Nunez for a seat on the BAAQMD Board of Directors. Kindly take a minute to submit letter of support to Andi Jordan at CSC@citiesassociation.org
Total number of violations issued by BAAQMD to the top 3 odor polluters over the past 3 years.
More than 1,000 odor complaints were recorded in Milpitas area during the past 4 months. Air quality inspectors were able to trace confirmed complaints to the following sources.
1. Newby Island Landfill (72%)
2. Newby Island Recycler (23%)
3. ZWED (5%)
BAAQMD is working to strengthen its odor enforcement efforts updates here.
First off, let me make something absolutely clear:I hate the word “smell.” I doubt any person of reason loves it. I hate it because of what it evokes. To me, when I think of “smell”, I think of gross smells. Bad smells. Annoying smells. “Odors” and “fragrances”, in contrast, evoke something far
Yesterday was a busy one for The Milpitas Smell, a topic my nostrils have forced me to grow passionate about.Since recent data has shown that almost 100% of the people in Milpitas have noses, I continue to be convinced that I’m not alone in this…In the morning, the City of Milpitas Engineeri
Republic Services and other facilities throughout California lobbied and killed AB 1975 (the odor taskforce bill). Opposition worked it hard this year and got facilities throughout the state to send letters and call their assembly members. Not enough votes to get the bill off the Assembly floor. It is very disappointing that other state assemblymen would go against a harmless bill that merely mandates the participation of odor nuisance offenders in a local task force. Kansen Chu’s staff will continue working with the air districts and local enforcement agency to see if something else can be done outside of legislation in the meantime.
Read more on our odor reporting page.