The City Council has passed a resolution objecting to a county proposal to pile trash in the county's Prima Deshecha Landfill 80 feet above a ridgeline.
Council members contend that residents north of the landfill would be forced to look at a 4,500-foot-long plateau of rubbish as it rises over several years.
The county proposal includes increasing the landfill's capacity to 103 million cubic yards from 81 million cubic yards.
The council voted Tuesday to forward its objections about a draft environmental report on the plan. The city is also concerned that the report doesn't adequately deal with increased truck traffic and noise on Ortega Highway, the only main road to the landfill.
More than three dozen residents attended the council meeting Tuesday night, and many of them clutched information flyers printed by the city. The flyers contain a sample letter that people are encouraged to write to county officials.