GOCHA board members Joan Morris and Gerry Rankin delivered the GOCHA Position paper regarding the Scholl Canyon Landfill. This paper expresses our opposition to the proposed expansion of the landfill that is being considered by the city. The final copy of the position paper is attached here. [Please note the file is rather large and may take a bit to load.]
Please click the link below to read GOCHA's official position paper regarding the proposed expansion of the Scholl Canyon landfill. This document will be sent to the Glendale City Council as well as to the Glendale Public Works department. We welcome your comments on this issue as it affects everyone in the canyon. GOCHA landfill position paper
Wednesday morning (August 20, 2014 - sorry for the late notice), there will be a press conference organized by Eagle Rock community representatives and LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar who oppose the expansion of the Scholl Canyon landfill. The press conference will be held from 9:00 - 9:45am at Richard Alatorre Park at Figueroa Blvd. and Scholl Canyon Rd. just north of the 134 freeway.
The press conference has been organized to express opposition to the expansion plans for the landfill and to raise concerns about Glendale’s draft Environmental Impact Report which documents significant unavoidable adverse impacts related to the proposed expansion, particularly on local air quality.
If you are at all concerned about the landfill expansion or just want to hear more about it, Wednesday’s press conference should be informative. Please see attached Media Advisory for more information.
Due to the overwhelming turnout at the May 19th meeting held at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse, the city has decided to extend the public comment period to July 31st in order for everyone to have a chance to have their opinion heard. In an email written to GOCHA President David Weeks, General Manager of Public Works Steve Zurn said that it was important to give residents a chance to have their opinions heard and therefore the city is extending the public comment period by 60 days. This will give residents more time to digest the Environmental Impact Report and comment. If you would like to have your voice heard, please take the time to look at the report and let the city know your opinion.
All comments must be submitted in writing to the Sanitation Districts (Attention: Ms. Debra Bogdanoff) at 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601 or by email at email@example.com no later than July 31, 2014. Any comments provided should identify specific environmental concerns related to the proposed project. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Ms. Bogdanoff at (562) 908–4288, extension 2734.
Over 200 residents and concerned neighbors showed up at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse on Monday night to hear comments from Steve Zurn, the city's Public Works Director about the proposal to extend the life and capacity of the Scholl Canyon landfill. Lot's of good information was exchanged and it is clear that this is definitely not a simple issue. Residents asked many questions of the Director about the expansion plans and suggested alternate solutions. The Glendale News Press wrote an article about the meeting that goes in to some detail about what transpired.
The public comments period has been extended to May 30th. To read more about the Environmental Impact Report or to make a public comment about the proposed expansion, visit the Glendale City website: Draft EIR for Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion.
We will be posting more information to the GOCHA website as things develop. This is an important issue that will affect all canyon residents. Thanks to all who showed up to the meeting. It was great to have our collective voices heard.
[UPDATE 05/19/14] Below is the official letter that GOCHA has sent opposing the landfill. More information to come after tonight's meeting.
There will be a meeting on Monday night with the Glendale Public Works and the County Sanitation representatives to discuss the expansion project for the landfill. At this meeting, we hope to cover the current state of the landfill, the proposed expansions, and their ecological repercussions followed by an open forum.
A representative from Senator Liu's office involved in environmental issues for our district will be at Monday's meeting as well.
The city is proposing an expansion of the landfill and we encourage everyone to attend this meeting to understand and discuss the impact this expansion will have on our canyon and its residents.
Follow this link for an article written in the News Press about the expansion. http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-city-plans-would-expand-scholl-canyon-landfill-20140411,0,6785628.story
If you would like to look at the Environmental Impact Report, you can look at it here: http://glendaleca.gov/government/departments/community-development/envirionmental-review
The meeting will be held at Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park 2531 E Glenoaks Blvd. Monday, May 19, at 6:30-8:00 pm
We encourage everyone to attend this very important meeting.
A Public Informational meeting regarding the Scholl Canyon Landfill will be held at Glenoaks Canyon Park on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6pm. This meeting is in regards to a permit revision to incorporate additional perimeter monitoring gas probes located outside of the current permitted landfill boundary.
Click here for the Scholl PIM Notice 2011.