Neighbors protest against plan to expand Milpitas landfill – KTVU –.
MILPITAS, Calif. (KTVU) – It has sparked protests and a class action lawsuit.
Milpitas families are outraged over Republic Service’s proposal to increase the height of the Newby Island Landfill’s another 95 feet and extend its closure date 16 years.
Ro Khanna, the renegade Democrat who came within a few points of unseating Rep. Mike Honda last year, has found a new, local cause to champion: a fight against stinky garbage.
“I am involved in a public strategy to make sure Newby takes actions to mitigate the odors that are affecting residents in Milpitas, Fremont and even Santa Clara,” Khanna said. “Also I am opposed to the expansion permit.”
Ro Khanna’s new project: Opposing landfill growth – Internal Affairs.
San Jose planners delay vote on Newby Island Landfill expansion to February – San Jose Mercury News.
San Jose Planning Commission’s scheduled Jan. 28 meeting to vote on a land use permit for the possible expansion of the Newby Island Landfill and Resource Recovery Park, located across the city’s border in San Jose, has been delayed until next month.
Original post located here.
Date: January 27, 2015 10:00AM – 1PM
Location: Cal/EPA Building – 1001 I Street, Byron Sher Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814
For the Newby Island landfill expansion to get final approval, Republic Services needs to get the City of San Jose’s local and CalRecycle state level’s licenses. Since the City of San Jose has granted the local license two years ago, the best chance to stop the expansion now is to email, call, and ATTEND this final decision making meeting which will be held on Jan 27th in CalRecycle building. Meeting Agenda is here.
You can signup so we can get a count here. Carpool information is here. You don’t need to signup, just attend.
CalRecycle strongly encourages public comments to be made in person. For those who cannot attend in person in Sacramento, on Jan 27:
To participate via webcast, go to: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Broadcast/.
Send comments/questions during the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org, (Subject: Section G, Item # 3). Staff will compile questions/comments, and deliver to the appropriate panel member for a response. In addition, comments/questions may be emailed before and after the meeting.