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Today the L.A. City Council unanimously approved our game-changing Zero Waste L.A. program, which will implement a complete overhaul of commercial and multi-family waste collection and dramatically increase recycling throughout the city.

The program, which Councilmembers Paul Koretz and José Huizar introduced as a motion in 2010 and worked on during Huizar’s time as Chair of the Energy & Environment committee, will also ensure fair pricing, improve service and working conditions, and help us meet our zero waste goals for Los Angeles. Councilmember Nury Martinez helped usher this long-working policy as an advocate and the recently appointed chair of the E&E committee.

While 70% of L.A.’s waste comes from commercial and apartment buildings, this new program aims to reduce landfill disposal by 1 million tons per year by 2025 and reduce waste by 65% in all 11 of the City’s new service zones!

The program will also decrease food waste and provide all Angelenos with Blue Bin access, no matter where they live or work. The City of Los Angeles has the number one curbside single-family home recycling program in the nation, and now our commercial and multifamily recycling program is well on its way to becoming its equal. Thank you, Don’t Waste LA and all our partners!

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The Hearing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold several public hearings to consider the issuance of an Order for Abatement addressing odors from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar.

Below is the hearing schedule:

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

SCAQMD Hearing Board Room
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Information on the Hearing Board proceedings is located at: www.aqmd.gov/home/about/hearing-board.

The District webpage dedicated to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Facility can be accessed at www.aqmd.gov/home/regulations/compliance/sunshine-canyon-landfill/order-for-abatement.

For more information, please contact the Public Advisor at (909)396-2432 or via email at publicadvisor@aqmd.gov.

More info: https://www.scl-cac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SunshineCanyonHearingBoardDecember2016.pdf

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The Hearing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold several public hearings to consider the issuance of an Order for Abatement addressing odors from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar.

Below is the hearing schedule:

October 25, 26, and 27, 2016 and
November 2 and 3 at 9:00 am
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

November 5, 2016 at 9:00 am
Plaza Del Sol Concert Hall
California State University, Northridge
(Please stop at information booth at Nordhoff and Lindley or Prairie and Zelzah for a free parking pass)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Information on the Hearing Board proceedings is located at: www.aqmd.gov/home/about/hearing-board.

The District webpage dedicated to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Facility can be accessed at www.aqmd.gov/home/regulations/compliance/sunshine-canyon-landfill/order-for-abatement.

For more information, please contact the Public Advisor at 909-396-2432 or via email at publicadvisor@aqmd.gov.

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RESCHEDULED HEARING DATES
The Hearing Board proceedings originally scheduled on:
September 6, 7, and 8, 2016*
are now being held on:
October 25, 26, and 27, 2016 at 9:00 am
*September 10th hearing will be rescheduled to a future date and location to be determined.
The Hearing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold several public hearings to consider the issuance of an Order for Abatement addressing odors from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar.
This legal proceeding is open to the public. You may present oral or written testimony. (Please note: if written material is to be presented to the Hearing Board, eight [8] copies must be submitted to the Clerk of the Board.)  The hearings will also be webcast, and can be viewed at:  http://www.aqmd.gov/home/library/webcasts .
Note: Signs are not permitted in the Hearing Board room.
Information on the Hearing Board proceedings is located at:  www.aqmd.gov/home/about/hearing-board.
The District webpage dedicated to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Facility can be accessed at http://www.aqmd.gov/home/regulations/compliance/sunshine-canyon-landfill/order-for-abatement.
For more information, please contact the Public Advisor at 909-396-2432 or via email at publicadvisor@aqmd.gov.
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The Hearing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold several public hearings to consider the issuance of an Order for Abatement addressing odors from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar.

Below is the hearing schedule:

Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 9:00 am
Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences
Multipurpose Room
10445 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

September 6, 7, 8, 2016, at 9:00 am
Hearing Board Room
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 9:00 am
Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences
Multipurpose Room
10445 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

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As the Councilmember of the Granada Hills community where the Sunshine Canyon Landfill is located, it has been my unfortunate predicament to see the odor issues at the landfill escalate, without having the jurisdiction necessary to mitigate the problem. I have served the Twelfth District through the previous South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Stipulated Order of Abatement, and have been extremely disappointed at the lack of improvement in conditions despite myriad actions on the part of the City, Local Enforcement Agency and even the landfill operator.

In my position as a Sunshine Canyon Landfill Local Enforcement Agency (SCL LEA) Board Member, I requested the SCAQMD to form, organize and lead the SCAQMD Interagency Working Group on Sunshine Canyon Landfill Odor Mitigation, and requested collaboration from all of the member agencies in recognition that SCAQMD has the primary statutory jurisdiction over the control of odors at the landfill.

It is my sincere hope that the draft Order of Abatement be enforced so that the SCL LEA’s included recommendations can be fully implemented without the impediment of other government or regulatory agencies. This community has suffered enough.

-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District

Click here to read the full letter submitted at the AQMD Town Hall last night.

Click here to view the Order of Abatement.