Resolution on Scholl Canyon Dump

Whereas the city of Glendale, in planning to expand and prolong the use of its soon-to-be-filled Scholl Canyon Dump, has already identified in its draft environmental impact report serious, adverse effects on air quality and health for residents of neighborhoods in southeast Glendale, Los Angeles’s Eagle Rock neighborhood, and southwest Pasadena, especially children and seniors; and

Whereas air quality in the east area of the City of Los Angeles already ranks in the worst 10 percent in the state of California and pollution from additional truck traffic expansion, all of which will pass through the City of Los Angeles, will further worsen the air quality and health dangers, affecting thousands of nearby residents; and

Whereas cities such as Los Angeles, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland, and Pasadena, have already adopted Zero Waste policies to protect residents, workers, and the environment by setting goals for increased trash diversion, increased recycling and decreased reliance on landfills and dumps;

Therefore be it resolved that the LACDP opposes any expansion of the Scholl Canyon Dump at the expense of the health and wellbeing of nearby communities; and

Therefore be further resolved that the LACDP send a copy of this resolution to the members of the Glendale City Council and LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar, County Supervisor Gloria Molina and Assemblymembers Mike Gatto and Jimmy Gomez.

Submitted by:Thom O’Shaughnessy, LACDP Region 3 Director,
Renee Nahum, LACDP 43rd AD
Paul Neuman, LACDP 43rd AD

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