On Thursday, Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the seven people appointed to serve on the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Community Advisory Committee (CCLCAC).
“These seven community members were selected for their commitment and willingness to provide unbiased counsel to me and our L.A. County agencies regarding the Chiquita Canyon Landfill,” Barger said. “This step forward will help us create a positive and effective partnership between the community, the county, and the landfill.”
The appointees to CCLCAC are Jessica Chambers, Jeremiah Dockray, Tim Honadel, Flo Lawrence, Sandy Sanchez, David Thompson, and Justin Wallace.
The purpose of the committee is to serve as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors, Regional Planning Commission, and county staff on issues related to the landfill and to act as a channel for the community to communicate with the county agencies on issues involving the development and operation of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
Members will represent the best interests of the community surrounding the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and will work in collaboration with the landfill to accomplish the mission of CCLCAC.
The committee will function as a Brown Act body and will be supported by a Technical Advisory Committee made up of staff from County Departments.
In the coming weeks, CCLCAC will be announcing their first meeting.
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So who are these people. Where do they live? What is their background? What communities do they represent?
“Members will represent the best interests of the community surrounding the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and will work in collaboration with the landfill to accomplish the mission of CCLCAC.”Does this mean they wn’t worry about air pollution, following the conditions, ensuring that the health assessment is accurate because it is not in the best interests of the landfill? Give me a break! A Community Advisory Committee is not supposed to be a yes man body for the landfill. With this statement, it looks like as many of us feared, this committee will not stand up for the community as it is supposed to do.
Hello my name is Dean wise I have over 30 years experience in landfill operations with BFI and waste management I’m now retired from those activities, feel free to contact me as a sounding board if you like.