Proposals for a county landfill and a jail will be the topics of a town meeting tonight for county and city officials and residents concerned with water quality and property values.
Also on the agenda for the meeting, organized by residents, is a development plan for Anaheim Hills Golf Course. Sydney Minich, an organizer of the meeting, said she expects at least 500 people with "a great deal of constructive anger" to show up at the Canyon High School gymnasium, 200 S. Imperial Highway, at 7:30 p.m.
Of the three subjects to be aired, the county landfill, proposed for either Coal Canyon or Gypsum Canyon, is the most important, Minich said.
A report from independent consultants, released last month, showed that placing landfills in the canyons would pose potential problems--including contamination of the Santa Ana River--if recommended precautions are not adopted. Minich and other residents oppose the landfill, saying they fear contamination of the river, which replenishes the county's water supply.