A full environmental impact review has begun for the proposed biogas power plant on Scholl Canyon Landfill (Biogas Renewable Generation Project). The Glendale City Council contracted Stantec (once again) to conduct the study. There will be two times during the almost year-long process where public comments are solicited.
Glendale has scheduled city-wide neighborhood meetings to discuss Glendale's Integrated Resources Plan. City staff will solicit public opinions about the overall picture of local power resources, including changes at the Grayson Power Plant and developments at the Scholl Landfill. One of those meetings is scheduled to be held at…
According to a Glendale News-Press article, the proposed biogas plant being recommended for the landfill must get a more thorough review in large part due to the outcry by concerned citizens affected by the plant (GOCHA members as well as residents of Eagle Rock).
Glendale City Council Members voted 4-1 to initiate an environmental impact report for the proposed plant. You can read the full article here.
Below is an interesting and informative article written by Mary Stewart Douglas, a Washington DC environmental attorney about the Scholl Canyon landfill along with the other planned energy projects proposed by the City of Glendale.
Gerry Rankin, a GOCHA Board Member and a 76 year resident of Glenoaks Canyon, submitted the following comment on the City's intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration relating to "Biogas Renewable Generation Project."
It is an important read and provides some important information about the proposed Biogas Plant that GWP wants to build on the Scholl Canyon Landfill.
Fact Sheet on the Scholl Canyon Landfill Prepared by the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association (GOCHA)
Background The Scholl Canyon Landfill opened in 1961 and currently serves as a waste shed for the cities of Glendale, Pasadena, La Can ada-Flintridge, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and unincorporated communities of Altadena, La Crescenta, Montrose and East Pasadena. The Landfill consists of 535 acres…
On Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM, the Glendale Planning Commission will be hearing oral comments and will be voting whether to approve the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Biogas Renewable Generation Project (Power Plant) at the Scholl Canyon Landfill. Meeting location is 633 E. Broadway, Room 105, in Glendale.
What this means is the City is trying to fast track the installation of a new power generating system on top of our landfill without a full and proper analysis of environmental hazards. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would more fully examine these hazards and would also provide alternatives solutions. GOCHA is calling for a full EIR report. Be advised that if this MND is approved on Wednesday, the power plant will be built on the landfill.
It is important that we get a big turnout for this very important meeting. We need the city to hear us.
Please see attached flyer and plan to attend this important meeting regarding a power plant that would affect all of us in the canyon as well as in surrounding areas.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Municipal Services Building 633 E. Broadway Room 105
This is a reminder that the Annual Meeting for the Glenoaks Canyon Homeowner's Association (GOCHA) will be held on:
Wednesday, September, 14 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The meeting will be held at Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park located at 2531 E. Glenoaks, Blvd., Glendale CA
Please join us to learn more about:
The Canyon's Disaster Preparedness Program Come listen to Isabel Meyer discuss the details of the Canyon's Disaster Preparedness Program. The Glendale Fire Department and Glendale Police Department will also be present to discuss how their efforts will dovetail with the Canyon's in the event of a fire or natural disaster.
The Scholl Canyon Landfill City Manager Scott Ochoa and Council Member Vartan Gharpetian have graciously offered to speak at our meeting to share with us the current status of affairs with the landfill.
Hope to see you there.
[UPDATE 3/21/16 8:44pm] New Location:
Richard Alatorre Park, Base of the Eagle Rock 7600 Scholl Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, 90041 (just north of 134 Freeway, and north end of Figueroa Street. Park along street; location is close to road).
Communities United to Stop Scholl Dump Expansion is holding a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
The event will be at the Eagle Rock Rec Center (east of the playground).
Even though speaking roles are strictly limited to 4 newsworthy leaders at this event, your PARTICIPATION as a conscientious community stakeholder making visible your opposition to the expansion of the Scholl Dump is extremely important.
Attire: WEAR BLUE, dress appropriately for 70 degrees, bring a dust/particulate mask for nose and mouth.
Parking: At Eagle Rock Rec Ctr parking lot OR along Eagle Vista.
Duration of event: 30 minutes
The message of the event is END, DON'T EXTEND THE DUMP. TAKE DUMP EXPANSION OFF THE TABLE.
If you plan to attend, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the organizers can have an idea of how many people will be attending.