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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1991
On Monday, the members of the Regional Water Quality Control Board will be asked to make a momentous decision. As the last obstacle standing in the way of the county's desire to expand the San Marcos Landfill, it has been unwittingly put into the unenviable position of solving the trash crisis for the citizens of North County. The RWQCB is state-mandated to protect ground water from degradation and to reverse present trends of increasing pollution. This mandate puts it directly at odds with the county, whose expansion plans will worsen existing contamination at the site.
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September 9, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Claiming that a place to dump trash is as necessary for their own residents as for the entire North County region, the San Marcos City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday night to approve the expansion of San Diego County's landfill here. The decision came only after Mayor Lee Thibadeau--who previously threatened to vote against the expansion--railed against other North County politicians as obstructionists and after the council said this will be the last time it bails out the county.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several cities in North County filed a last-minute lawsuit Tuesday, claiming a permit to expand the area's only landfill would treat them unfairly. Attorney D. Dwight Worden stressed that the suing cities of Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside and Carlsbad strongly favor expanding the San Marcos landfill, "but they cannot live with the conditions placed on the expansion permit by the city of San Marcos."
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throwing San Diego County trash officials into yet another eleventh-hour tizzy, a rebellious San Marcos City Council has rescinded its permission to expand the landfill there. San Marcos Mayor Lee Thibadeau said the city will reconsider its decision if the county fixes a flawed environmental impact report but that he, for one, no longer wants the San Marcos landfill expanded, period. The 15-year-old landfill is expected to reach capacity by Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The County Board of Supervisors, responding to protests from the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista despite North County's increasingly critical trash crisis, Tuesday refused to temporarily divert garbage from the San Marcos landfill to sites in East and South County without an environmental impact assessment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1992 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors, hoping for a speedy end to the county's garbage crisis, decided Tuesday to correct a faulty environmental impact report and take it back to the Superior Court judge who rejected it. In an hourlong executive session, supervisors decided that bolstering the environmental document could persuade Judge Judith McConnell to reverse her ruling two weeks ago that the report was flawed and couldn't justify expanding the nearly full San Marcos landfill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local leaders won approval Monday from a state agency to speed up consideration of county plans to expand the San Marcos landfill. The Regional Water Quality Control Board agreed to hold a special meeting Jan. 22 on the landfill expansion issue. The meeting has been tentatively set for 9 a.m. at the Carlsbad Safety Center auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So this is the severity of the North County landfill crisis: A top San Diego County bureaucrat on Friday asked a gathering of North County city officials to call him over the weekend-- here's my home number-- if they have any answers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to extend the life of county landfills, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved construction of an $85.6-million plant that will sort recyclable material from the mountains of trash produced by North County's rapidly growing population. When the facility begins operating in 1994, the sophisticated recycling system will pluck paper, metals, glass and plastic from more than 550,000 tons of trash delivered to the plant annually, shredding most of the rest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts by the San Diego County Public Works Department to expand the San Marcos landfill in quick fashion--and sidestep an immediate garbage crisis--remained intact Monday after a Superior Court ruling. Though Judge Judith McConnell ruled that the county must still fix a flawed environmental impact report that was to have paved the way for the landfill to be expanded, she didn't specifically order that an entirely new EIR be completed--a process that would have delayed the expansion by a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts by the San Diego County Public Works Department to expand the San Marcos landfill in quick fashion--and sidestep an immediate garbage crisis--remained intact Monday after a Superior Court ruling. Though Judge Judith McConnell ruled that the county must still fix a flawed environmental impact report that was to have paved the way for the landfill to be expanded, she didn't specifically order that an entirely new EIR be completed--a process that would have delayed the expansion by a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1992 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors, hoping for a speedy end to the county's garbage crisis, decided Tuesday to correct a faulty environmental impact report and take it back to the Superior Court judge who rejected it. In an hourlong executive session, supervisors decided that bolstering the environmental document could persuade Judge Judith McConnell to reverse her ruling two weeks ago that the report was flawed and couldn't justify expanding the nearly full San Marcos landfill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So this is the severity of the North County landfill crisis: A top San Diego County bureaucrat on Friday asked a gathering of North County city officials to call him over the weekend-- here's my home number-- if they have any answers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1992
Recently, the San Diego County Department of Public Works, which is theoretically "fast tracking" the vertical expansion of the San Marcos Landfill, withdrew its integrated Waste Management Board Permit application for 30 days while it attempts to satisfy the technical requirements of that agency. And predictably enough, Bill Worrell, deputy director of the DPW has since discovered that again that, wadda'ya know, the landfill has just enough capacity to last until June, 1992. The DPW has cried "wolf" (a.k.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several cities in North County filed a last-minute lawsuit Tuesday, claiming a permit to expand the area's only landfill would treat them unfairly. Attorney D. Dwight Worden stressed that the suing cities of Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside and Carlsbad strongly favor expanding the San Marcos landfill, "but they cannot live with the conditions placed on the expansion permit by the city of San Marcos."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local leaders won approval Monday from a state agency to speed up consideration of county plans to expand the San Marcos landfill. The Regional Water Quality Control Board agreed to hold a special meeting Jan. 22 on the landfill expansion issue. The meeting has been tentatively set for 9 a.m. at the Carlsbad Safety Center auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Marcos Mayor Lee Thibadeau was "sending a message" when he held a special City Council session at the North County landfill last weekend. The flamboyant mayor wanted all sides to see just what San Marcos had to put up with--the noise, the dust, the smell, the slow-moving traffic--in allowing the landfill to double in size.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmental studies released Tuesday showed no surface or underground seepage from North County's only trash dump. Superior Court Judge James R. Milliken halted expansion of the San Marcos landfill in September, ordering the county to show that there is no present pollution or any danger of future pollution from the landfill if the dump is expanded. County supervisors have approved doubling the capacity of the San Marcos landfill, which will reach capacity early in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991
The San Diego County Public Works Department's (DPW) most recent list contains 16 sites under consideration for new North County landfills. From our home next to the San Marcos landfill, we have a front row seat to the debacle resulting from the DPW's ineptitude. We want to educate our neighbors near these proposed sites on what to expect. First, don't be overwhelmed by the flurry of acronyms related to landfills: WTE, CEQA, DPW, DEIR, EIR, SWAT, MRF, RDF, RWQCB, CIWMB, APCD, EHS, LEA, PRP or EPA. Just remember that when a "sensitive receptor" is mentioned, that's you, and if you are concerned about your property values or quality of life, you automatically become a NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmental studies released Tuesday showed no surface or underground seepage from North County's only trash dump. Superior Court Judge James R. Milliken halted expansion of the San Marcos landfill in September, ordering the county to show that there is no present pollution or any danger of future pollution from the landfill if the dump is expanded. County supervisors have approved doubling the capacity of the San Marcos landfill, which will reach capacity early in 1992.
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