Santa Clarita

3 petitions

Started 6 months ago

Petition to CITY OF SANTA CLARITA, Santa Clarita Elementary, Arroyo Seco Junior Highschool, Saugus Residents

Crossing Guard for Seco Canyon Rd and Guadilamar Dr.

We are writing this letter as concerned parents to kindly propose that a crossing guard be placed at the intersection of Seco Canyon Road and Guadilamar Dr. It is a very busy four-lane road that the children have to cross. There are many children that currently cross this intersection who attend Santa Clarita Elementary, not to mention students from the Arroyo Seco junior highschool. We have attached a list of several Santa Clarita Elementary parents who have children that cross at this intersection and they are all very supportive of obtaining a crossing guard. Many of these parents currently drive their children because of this particular intersection. A crossing guard at this location would provide a sense of safety and allow those children to walk to and from school. Having the children walk to and from school will also help solve the problem of a crowded parking lot at Santa Clarita Elementary as well as would promote physical activity for the youth and is far better for the environment. Thank you for considering our request for a crossing guard at Seco Canyon Road and Guadilamar Dr.,+Santa+Clarita,+CA+91354/@34.4462165,-118.5347366,3a,75y,125.9h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sEimUi8WsD3mOAqgvVoxD9A!2e0!!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c27d80488ff8c7:0xb5311a0b42dc515d!8m2!3d34.4461828!4d-118.5347959

Nina Withers
371 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Kathryn Barger, Hilda Solis, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn

Hold Waste Connections to the "Conditions for Approval" for the Chiquita Canyon Expansion

Please support our call on the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors’ to uphold the Chiquita Canyon Landfill’s "Conditions for Approval" before considering their Conditional Use Permit. The Conditions for Approval help protect residents and the environment. The LA Regional Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit that includes several operational conditions: height restrictions to 65 feet; annual tonnage limits; periodic site reviews; air quality and odor monitoring; fees on out of county waste; construction of a household hazardous waste facility; and, continued composting operations. The operational conditions must be agreed upon for the 30-year expanded conditional use permit to be granted.   Waste Connections’ appeal of the Planning Commission approval shows they are only in it for the money. On April 20th, Waste Connections released a media advisory saying it was appealing the Planning Commission approval to the Board of Supervisors stating that the operational conditions and increased fees to the county make it “economically unviable.” In short, the landfill owner is only in it for the money. Does Los Angeles County want to do business with a landfill operator unwilling to compromise? Waste Connections is asking a lot of the County of Los Angeles and the many residents who live near the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. The company is seeking to double the current daily intake to 12,000 tons per day, increasing the landfill footprint by 50%, and its elevation by over 100 feet. There is also talk of allowing household hazardous waste and sanitized human waste (sludge) to the facility. The landfill viewshed will be visible above the ridge line. Area residents and visitors will be able to see the landfill above the ridge line and the bulldozers. Why then is Waste Connections unwilling to compromise when the impacts are significant? Chiquita Canyon Landfill is estimated to close in 2019. In 1997, the owners and operators of Chiquita Canyon Landfill entered into an agreement with our neighbors, the Val Verde Civic Association. Among the many provisions of the contract is a requirement that the landfill cease operations after reaching its total capacity of 23 million tons. If Waste Connections’ is unwilling to make concessions and compromise with Los Angeles County, then we encourage the Board of Supervisors to let the landfill close. As it’s the objective of the county to reach zero waste, then alternative solutions to the county’s waste problems can be met without using Chiquita Canyon Landfill. No Conditions for Approval - No Expansion! We still oppose the approval of any expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill; however, if you choose to allow the conditional use permit to move forward, then please hold Waste Connections to the safety and health standards recently approved by the Regional Planning Commission. The operational conditions are minimal safeguards designed to protect the neighbors and residents of the community.

Stop Chiquita Canyon Landfill
42 supporters