West Covina Mayor Forest Tennant is mentioned in the Aug. 18 Times as leading a crusade against garbage burners in the San Gabriel Valley. When I heard Mayor Tennant speak before homeowners in Hacienda Heights recently, I couldn't believe my ears.
Having known Tennant to have been part of the problem and not part of the solution to the BKK mess, I thought for a minute that an impostor had taken the place of the West Covina mayor.
If a tiny fraction of Mayor Tennant's newly discovered energy and zest for a safe and healthy valley had been evidenced years ago, the Dracula (otherwise known as the BKK dump) that Tennant has been helping to feed, clothe and shelter in his own backyard would have been taken care of long ago.
A medical doctor and a member of the City Council, Tennant should have been in the front lines of the battle against dumps in this valley. Tennant did not support Proposition K, which would have banned toxic waste in West Covina. He did not want any city inspections of the dump. He did not want any lawsuits against BKK.