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The answer is still no.

For the second time, the Chiquita Canyon Landfill operator has said it doesn’t think it should have to cut dumping fees for trash generated within the city of Santa Clarita or be forced to sponsor city-hosted rideshare events.

In a Jan. 9 letter, the city reiterated the requests it initially made in its 2014 response to the environmental documents for the proposed landfill expansion.

In addition to expressing concerns about air and water quality and other environmental effects of an expanded Chiquita Canyon Landfill, the city said it would like lower dumping rates for city-generated trash to offset the impacts of added dump-truck traffic on city streets.

“The traffic analysis indicates there would be a 594-truck increase in daily traffic into and out of the landfill site with the proposed expansion, (causing) increased traffic congestion and vehicular delay for residents and employees who live and/or work in the city,” the letter said.

The landfill company responded that dumping fees and traffic are unrelated: “There is no nexus between the request for preferred disposal rates and priority access to the landfill and the potential for increased traffic in the Santa Clarita Valley.”

The landfill is located outside of city limits in the unincorporated county community of Val Verde. More than 80 percent of the total waste is trucked in from communities outside of the Santa Clarita Valley along Interstate 5 and Highway 126. About 7 percent uses Newhall Ranch Road, which is inside the city, according to the city letter.

The city also said it would like the landfill company to contribute $5,000 to each of the city-hosted “green” programs such as Bike to Work Day and other rideshare events.

The landfill company said it would rather discuss those things outside of the expansion approval process.

The city’s Jan. 9 letter and the landfill company’s responses follow.

The landfill expansion is up for consideration by the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Abigail says:

    SCV deserves nothing after turning its back on the nearby people who begged for their help. Some where even their own citizens from with in the city. It has been 44 years of trash from all over California being dumped here. SCV still gets to keep dumping in our backyard. There is a first for everything. I finally agree with the landfill – LOL.

  2. Susie Evans says:

    But they are such good neighbors. It shows this is all about money not about the people.

  3. Paul Cupp says:

    I noted section 300-9 seemed to indicate the city’s request to discontinue local resident dump allowances. Instead, it seems they wish for the locals to travel greater distances to wait in longer lines to ‘properly’ dispose of household wastes. We don’t even want the dump here and now the city wants us to join in the bureaucratic nightmare and STILL keep the dump. Personal Opinion=No integrity on either side of the issue.

  4. Tanya says:

    The city of SCV wants perks but this… “C4CCLC also has asked the City of Santa Clarita to speak on its behalf, but the City Council has expressed no intention of involving itself either way in the landfill’s application, an official said Friday. ‘The Council has not taken a position on Chiquita Canyon, and they have no plans to,’ said Carrie Lujan, spokeswoman for Santa Clarita. ‘It’s not on the agenda.'” http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-latest-news/county-expects-to-make-chiquita-canyon-landfill-decision-in-january-180980

  5. waterwatcher says:

    Looks to me like, in spite of what they said, that they HAVE taken a position in support – just give them some stuff. Just like all the others who are supporting, including our local electeds, charities and the Chamber, they want money for their support.

    Too bad those at the City who fought Elsemere and CEMEX so hard with millions of public tax dollars, don’t see fit to stand up for us and Val Verde on this issue. It is the same as they argued on CEMEX – air pollution and truck traffic. Makes them look like a bunch of hypocrites. Or?

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