Oppose the City of Glendale's proposed expansion of the Scholl Canyon Landfill
  • Petitioning Ms. Debra Bogdanoff

This petition will be delivered to:

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Ms. Debra Bogdanoff

Oppose the City of Glendale's proposed expansion of the Scholl Canyon Landfill

    1. Petition by

      The Eagle Rock Association (TERA)

The clear threat of increased air pollution in Eagle Rock is one cause for alarm. Now we ask your help to stop this dangerous dump expansion.

The City of Glendale has released a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and is seeking comment on proposed expansion of the dump, which includes two variations for the proposed project: a vertical expansion only (Variation 1) and a vertical and horizontal expansion (Variation 2).  Variation 1 will extend the life of the dump by 13 years. Variation 2 will extend the dump's longevity by 19 years. Scholl Canyon dump is currently scheduled to close in 2021.

The Impact:

  • “Unavoidable adverse impacts related to local air quality” even after mitigation, according to the draft EIR.
  • Increased diesel exhaust from the hundreds of dump trucks entering the dump each day, leaving nearby residents breathing concentrated levels of diesel exhaust.
  • A garbage high-rise of 180 additional feet, or 14 stories tall!
  • Increased traffic-related noise for residents near Scholl Canyon Road between Ventura (134) Freeway and the 7800 block of N. Figueroa.
  • Adverse impact to the nesting habitat of some birds protected under the federal wildlife law, according to the draft EIR.

What You Can Do:

1.  Sign TERA's petition against Scholl Canyon Dump Expansion.  Click here. (petition attached)

2.  Call Councilmember Huizar and urge him to OPPOSE Scholl Canyon dump enlargement and fully deploy the City of LA's resources against this expansion. Councilmember Huizar's office number is: 213-473-7014.

3.  Attend the July 24th Community Meeting with City of Glendale staff.  The meeting will take place from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center, 1100 Eagle Vista Drive, 90041. Voice your concerns and show that Eagle Rock is united against this expansion.

4.  Submit your written comments to the draft EIR.  Written comments on your assessment of adverse impacts should be sent to:

     Ms. Debra Bogdanoff

     Senior Engineer, Sanitation Districts of LA County

     1955 Workman Mill Road

     Whittier, CA 90601

     sclfeir@lacsd.org.

DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS AUGUST 31, 2014.

5.  VOLUNTEER with TERA's efforts to inform Eagle Rock residents!  We need your help to reach and rally TERA members and Eagle Rock residents about this significant threat to our quality of life. TERA will host phone banks to contact residents on Sunday afternoons. To volunteer, please contact: Luis Lopez at 213-840-9312 or via email at luisxlopez@gmail.com.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Justine Leong LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Aesthetically and environmentally this is wrong and must be stopped!

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    • John Wagner LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I want to reduce the environmental impact of the dump on my neighborhood.

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    • Theatrice Westbrook LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 2 months ago

      This seems to only impact my neighborhood negatively.

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    • Lani Stapp EAGLE ROCK, CA
      • 2 months ago

      No more using L.A.s roads for Glendale's trash. I listened to the message of the benefits for expanding the dump. None of those benefits benefitted Eagle Rock or L.A. They all impacted Eagle Rock in a negative way

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    • barrett cooke LA, CA
      • 2 months ago

      its my hood!

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