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Find a place to take your trash

Posted: March 11, 2009 1:29 a.m.
Updated: March 11, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Laughable. That's how I see the Santa Clarita City Council, at least on the MRF issue.

Not only do the members contradict each other, they contradict themselves from one sentence to another.

At a recent meeting, out of the nine items on the consent calendar, the only one needing to be addressed was the MRF-site selection committee.

The requests-to-speak forms were for that topic only, with an overwhelming voice telling the council to keep the MRF within the city's limits.

Residents from Val Verde and Castaic told the council in no uncertain terms that we are not going to accept the MRF in our area.

Don't make your responsibility our burden.

Castaic-area residents are a unique lot of folk. We are relaxed, easy going, friendlier than most, but we aren't pushovers. We are organized and can be political when we need to be.

What we have shown in dealing with the yet-to-be-built high school is that we can turn out in droves, we are passionate and we don't give up. You bet you can expect the same passionate response on the MRF issue.

Councilwoman Laurie Ender asked the question: If we build the MRF inside the city, can we then limit the intake of materials to only city residents?

My response to that, had I been able to speak again, (comment period was over) would have been, and is now: If you do that, you would need to find a place to take your trash!

Since the landfill is outside your city limits, sharing goes both ways.

We take your trash; you take our recyclables - which, by the way, you would make money from. Give me a break.

The council as a whole seems to think in valleywide terms only when they want to dump something somewhere, but not at any other time.

Council, look elsewhere. Castaic and Val Verde are closed.


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