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November 26, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city has signed a one-year, $300,000 contract with a public-affairs consulting firm to develop and implement a "strategic plan" to kill the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill. The contract with Los Angeles-based Bill Hussey & Associates, which was signed Oct.
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October 1, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday unanimously declared their intention to remove Elsmere Canyon from the county's list of potential landfill sites, bringing added hope to activists seeking to preserve the rugged land southeast of Santa Clarita.
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July 3, 1990 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Monday revived a watered-down version of a bill sought by the city of Santa Clarita to guarantee that the city and county of Los Angeles comply with a new state law regulating dump locations if they create the proposed Elsmere Canyon Landfill. Under a compromise, the legislation by Sen.
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December 11, 1996 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the battle won and the enemy routed, Santa Clarita is throwing a party today for unlikely allies--a liberal Democratic senator and a conservative Republican congressman--who helped the city thwart a plan to put a 190-million-ton dump just outside town.
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May 15, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill are questioning Congressman Howard (Buck) McKeon's endorsement of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Richard Riordan, who negotiated the deal between the city and the county of Los Angeles to develop the dump. "Why would he support Riordan knowing that he contributed to the single biggest threat to this valley?" Pat Saletore, an anti-dump leader, said Friday.
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October 5, 1996 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a "David and Goliath" battle for the future of a young city, if you ask Santa Clarita Valley politicians and residents who succeeded this week in upending plans to build the world's largest trash dump just outside the city limits. But if you ask waste management officials, it was an example of lawmaking at its worst--the adoption of "very bad public policy" that will cost Los Angeles residents hundreds of millions of dollars down the line.
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April 11, 1990 | GABE FUENTES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles City Council committee endorsed a plan by the city and county Tuesday to open a large dump in Elsmere Canyon and to set up a joint powers agency to oversee its operation. The council's Environmental Quality and Waste Management Committee voted 3 to 0 to recommend that the full council approve the plan later this month. But the committee also included suggestions by Councilwoman Ruth Galanter to encourage recycling.
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June 18, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW and DOUGLAS ALGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After several months of debate, the city's two largest business organizations announced Thursday their opposition to the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill, delighting dump foes who have long urged them to take a stand on the area's most heated issue. The boards of the Canyon Country and Santa Clarita Valley chambers of commerce voted separately over the last nine days to oppose the dump, representatives of the two organizations said, with neither group acting unanimously.
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July 27, 1993
Expressing concerns about setting a precedent by using national forest lands for dump sites, Sen. Barbara Boxer on Monday joined local government leaders' opposition to a proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill. Boxer (D-Calif.) is a member of the powerful Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, a position from where she could bring considerable pressure against the plan that has twice previously been denied by the U. S. Forest Service.
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August 5, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its latest--and certainly heaviest--attack on the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill, Santa Clarita on Friday handed county and federal officials an 800-page report saying the design of the 190-million-ton garbage dump was "fatally flawed" and a threat to public health. The report was hand-delivered to both the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission and the U.S. Forest Service.
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October 5, 1996 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a "David and Goliath" battle for the future of a young city, if you ask Santa Clarita Valley politicians and residents who succeeded this week in upending plans to build the world's largest trash dump just outside the city limits. But if you ask waste management officials, it was an example of lawmaking at its worst--the adoption of "very bad public policy" that will cost Los Angeles residents hundreds of millions of dollars down the line.
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October 4, 1996 | MARC LACEY and JOCELYN STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move that is being viewed as a deathblow to the proposed Elsmere Canyon Landfill, the U.S. Senate on Thursday adopted a provision in its federal parks legislation that effectively blocks development of the contentious 720-acre dump. The measure, surreptitiously inserted by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), effectively kills the project that opponents argued would have spoiled the area's pristine wilderness.
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March 12, 1996 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A new report by Los Angeles County trash disposal officials suggests that transforming Elsmere Canyon into a 190-million-ton dump should remain among the options being considered for the county's garbage. But county officials also announced plans to hold a dozen public meetings to further discuss the controversial landfill and other parts of the report.
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September 4, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jockeying past a crowd of thousands of Santa Clarita residents who turned out to protest plans for a giant garbage dump just outside the city, Jeff Kolin couldn't help but smile. Kolin, after all, had been named the city's point man in fighting the Elsmere Canyon landfill. He had spent hundreds of hours preparing the city's official response to the proposal, and he helped organize the huge turnout--about 3,000 showed up--at the public hearing held by county planners in May.
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August 5, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its latest--and certainly heaviest--attack on the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill, Santa Clarita on Friday handed county and federal officials an 800-page report saying the design of the 190-million-ton garbage dump was "fatally flawed" and a threat to public health. The report was hand-delivered to both the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission and the U.S. Forest Service.
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July 13, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of a proposed garbage dump at Elsmere Canyon blasted the project's environmental report as woefully inadequate on Wednesday, and a Santa Clarita official said the city would fund its own study to search for alternatives to building a new landfill.
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January 1, 1995
In response to an article appearing in the Valley Commentary Section of your newspaper on Nov. 27, from George Pederson, then mayor of the city of Santa Clarita, I wish to offer the following information to clarify statements made that I believe are either incorrect or misleading. First, Pederson states that the Los Angeles County's trash crisis will be hastened by the approval of the agreement that would remove the city of Los Angeles use restriction from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Expansion's Land Use Permit.
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February 6, 1994
We in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys have a silver lining to the Jan. 17 earthquake. The proposal by the city and county of Los Angeles to put a 190-million-ton landfill in Elsmere Canyon has been dealt a "10" on the Richter scale. Elsmere Canyon is adjacent to the intersection of the 5 and 14 freeways. For years geologists have warned the landfill proponents that this area--the Newhall Pass--is an area of enormous seismic instability. Hopefully, with this act of God, they will now listen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1995
In response to an article appearing in the Valley Commentary Section of your newspaper on Nov. 27, from George Pederson, then mayor of the city of Santa Clarita, I wish to offer the following information to clarify statements made that I believe are either incorrect or misleading. First, Pederson states that the Los Angeles County's trash crisis will be hastened by the approval of the agreement that would remove the city of Los Angeles use restriction from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Expansion's Land Use Permit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1994
In response to an article appearing in the (Nov. 27) Valley Commentary section of your newspaper from Mr. George Pederson, mayor of the city of Santa Clarita, I wish to offer the following information to clarify statements made which I believe are either incorrect or misleading. First, Mr. Pederson states that the Los Angeles County trash crisis will be hastened by the approval of the agreement, which would remove the city of Los Angeles' use restriction from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill expansion's land use permit.
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