Category Archives: Events

Meeting and events.

Clean Air Rally Aug 27@9am-11am

“Clean Air” Rally – Aug 27 @ 9am-11am
Venue: 2 Ranch Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
JOIN US to drive awareness to stop odor and stop Newby Island landfill expansion!

Rally Sign-up:

Rally Volunteer Sign-up:

● Rally activities are limited to public sidewalk and pitstop shown in map. Do not litter, trespass or obstruct traffic.
● You’re encouraged to participate in Milpitas City Family Bike Event, which is FREE to the public, but not associated to Clean Air Rally. The bike trails offer an excellent recreational opportunity to see protected wildlife, wetlands and odor generation facilities in our community.

Clean Air Rally 2016

Invitation to Meeting with the EPA, BAAQMD, and CA Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:30pm (Presentations start at 5:45pm)
Location: Milpitas Community Center, 457 E. Calaeras Blvd., Milpitas CA

On August 5, 2016, Congressman (Mike Honda) will convene a panel of experts from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to speak on improving waste management throughout the South Bay – why we need to do it, how to do it, and what state and federal resources are available to help cities, communities, and municipalities reach their goals.

What to expect at this free event

  • Hear about the federal and state resources that can help our cities and communities improve recycling and better manage our waste streams.
  • Share your questions, comments, and suggestions with Congressman Honda and participating agencies.

As community leaders on the local Newby Island odor issue the congressman thought this event would be of interest to you and values your input.  Please share this notice with your group and neighbors.

If you have questions, feel free to email me.

Cathryn Ming Hyde
Constituent Services Director
Congressman Mike Honda (CA17-Silicon Valley)

More details here: Mike Honda Aug5th Meeting Notice

Jan. 12th Workshop to Learn About Options for New Solid Waste Disposal Contract, Provide Feedback

Milpitas City Council Invites Residents to Attend Jan. 12th Workshop to Learn About Options for New Solid Waste Disposal Contract, Provide Feedback to City Officials Milpitas community’s opinions and feedback are essential to city’s ultimate success in selecting the best waste management providers to fit resident needs Milpitas, California – Milpitas City Council will be holding its first in a series of community workshops to keep residents up to date and solicit feedback on its ongoing process to issue a new waste management contract for the City. The workshop will take place on January 12th starting at 7:00pm at Milpitas City Hall.

Sept 15th 6pm Rally@Milpitas City Hall

Dear neighbors and friends,
For almost 30 years, Milpitas residents have been paying Republic Services to collect our garbage and send it to their Newby Island landfill to pollute our own air. NOW WE HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE THAT!
The city of Milpitas is about to select a garbage collection service provider.for the next twenty years.
The almighty Republic Services has many allies in our City Council, which means the city council will very likely give the contract to them again – that is, UNLESS we let them know how much we want otherwise.
So make time to join us on Tuesday, September 15, at 6pm, at the Milpitas City Hall fountain, for a RALLY to let the elected city council members know that we REALLY want a garbage collector that send our trash to a more remote area.
Please see the attached news letter for more details.
After the rally, you are welcome to go into the City Hall for the city council meeting, even speak at the public forum session.
The September 15 council agenda has 2 items that are relevant,

Receive a Presentation on the Recycling and Source Reduction Advisory Commission and Approve the 2015-16 Work Plan (Staff Contacts: Elizabeth Koo, 408-586-3353 and Leslie Stobbe, 408-586-3352)

Authorize the Selection Process to Appoint a Public Representative and Alternate to Serve on the South Bay Odor Stakeholder Group (Staff Contact: Steven Machida, 408-586-3355)

Thank you for your continued support in our effort to fight the landfill. Hope to see you at the rally!

Kind Regards,


Please sign up for the Rally by clicking the above link.
Dear All Milpitas Residents and Newby Garbage Odor Victims,

In October of 2015 the city councilmembers of Milpitas will decide whether or not to renew the contract with the city’s garbage collector, the Republic Services Corp.

I heard Newby Landfill Corporation’s attorney laughed at Milpitas government at Santa Clara County Superior Court: Newby Landfill Corp is Milpitas’ garbage collector…Milpitas proved many new buildings close to Newby Landfill…all those have become evidences to against the city of Milpitas to oppose Newby Landfill’s expansion and operations.

Therefore, we need to stop doing business with Newby Landfill, otherwise, all lawsuits against Newby will waste Milpitas tax payers ‘money!

As you all know that if residents do not voice out, you basically give the politicians a pass to do whatever they want or whoever has the money wants, but definitely not what you want.  Please join our RALLY to show your objection on Milpitas renewing the contract with the public nuisance, Republic Services Corp!

Sept 15th, 2015, there will be a council meeting at Milpitas City Hall. We need you to show up at 6PM gather around the city hall’s water fountain!  Government needs your supervision, otherwise the power will be abused and the power will damage your interests in every way!

(originally posted by Jennifer)

San Jose Planning commission Meeting, 6:30pm Weds, Jun 24

Proposal for the new odor study on the Newby Island Landfill expansion will be presented.

Location: San Jose City Hall
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

View the video achieve of this meeting:

An excellent summary of June 24’s San Jose Planning Committee Meeting from Robyn.
Dear Friends and Neighbours,

Today’s meeting was relatively short. Public hearing session started at 6:30 pm, and was over by 7:30 pm for our item.

The topic was focused on the upcoming odor study. We requested for a minimum two year duration of the study, unbiased data collection, and demanded for monthly data release during the course of the study.
Republic Services’ Don Litchfield spoke at the end, agreeing to

Looks like the committee is looking more to BAAQMD for technical
advice, which is a good thing. We also asked the committee not to make a decision until comprehensive studies of air, water and soil are complete and clean.

The next meeting is scheduled for 8/26. Wednesday. In the meantime, please continue to email to the committee members and other authorities to voice your opinion. Our voice will be not be ignored.

Thanks very much for your continued support.

Best Regards,

Odor Group Weekly Meeting 7pm, Fri May 29th

Please come to the weekly meeting on Friday 7PM . You are invited!
Location: Milpitas Police Dept Community Room
Address: 1275 N Milptias Blvd, Milpitas

Meeting agenda:
1. Prepare and launch an email campaign
A) draft sample letters
B) gather email addresses
2. Prepare for June 24th SJ planning committee meeting
A) establish our stance of pushing new Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
B) request for old EIR for study
C) discuss on how to spread out the meeting info, how many people need to attend the meeting
D) if public hearing is open to us, how do we deliver our message?
3. Prepare for the meeting with city of Milpitas and BAAQMD
4. finalize the paper work for our non-profit organization

May 13th Milpitas Stop Odor Group Meeting

Milpitas Odor Group Meeting. Everyone is welcomed!

Time: 7pm Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Place: Milpitas Community Center (Room 7/8)
Address: 457 East Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Review of the San Jose Planning Commission decision
  2. Solidify our goals
  3. On-going Projects update
    1. Odor Study
    2. 24/7 Monitoring
  4. Identify Actions/Contacts
  5. New name/new petition?
  6. How can we work with other groups