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FEBRUARY 15, 2005 LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL REGARDING THE 5-YEAR REVIEW FOR THE FORMER PALOS VERDES LANDFILL SITE FEBRUARY 15, 2005 LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL REGARDING THE 5-YEAR REVIEW FOR THE FORMER PALOS VERDES LANDFILL SITE


TO:
HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING & CODE ENFORCEMENT

DATE: FEBRUARY 15, 2005

SUBJECT: LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL REGARDING THE 5-YEAR REVIEW FOR THE FORMER PALOS VERDES LANDFILL SITE

Staff Coordinator: Kit Fox, AICP, Senior Planner

RECOMMENDATION

Consider sending a letter to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) requesting greater public notification and opportunities for additional input regarding the 5-Year Review for the former Palos Verdes Landfill site.

DISCUSSION

On January 27, 2005, the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) made a presentation to the Citizensí Advisory Board (CAB) for the former Palos Verdes Landfill. Ostensibly, this was meant to satisfy the public notice and input requirement for the 5-Year Review for the landfill. The meeting was apparently lightly attended and poorly advertised. As such, South Bay CARES and other community groups have asked the City Council to consider sending a letter to DTSC, asking for: 1) a formal, duly-noticed "town hall"-style meeting; 2) a request for input from all landfill stakeholders; and, 3) simultaneous publication of the 5-Year Review and the Health Risk Assessment for the landfill.

Respectfully submitted:

Joel Rojas, AICP, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement

Reviewed by:

Les Evans, City Manager