WHAT HAPPENED REGARDING THE VMT/ORCEM PROJECT AT CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 1, 2017?
A resolution was introduced and passed by four city council members which requires city staff to meet with theVMT/Orce m applicants to develop a “stable, mutually-agreed- upon project description” and come back to council by July 15 with this new “project description.” January 2018 was given as the “drop-dead” decision date for this project.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON AND AFTER JULY 15, 2017?
The city and applicant will come back to city council with, or without, a “stable, mutually agreed-upon project description.” If the city and the applicant have resolved their issues and developed a “stable, mutually agreed-upon project description”, staff will proceed to complete a Final EIR and other documents to allow for possible certification and approval of the newly developed project. This process could take up to January 2018 if the EIR needs to be recirculated. If the city staff and applicants cannot create the new project description, the appeal will return to City Council for action on the appeal. The next steps for everyone will be understood after July 15.
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?
Stay Calm, and positive about our future. Stay respectful to those council members you don’t agree with.
We understand you are upset, so are we, but being reactive or negative only undoes the good work we are all doing to create a realistic, healthy future for Vallejo.
WRITE TO THE ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THESE CONCERNS:
- The applicant needs to demonstrate true benefit to Vallejo. They are full of changing promises but give no concrete commitments on how they will benefit Vallejo.
- The applicant needs to verify exactly how this cement mill and terminal will not damage our air, water, and roads.
- The applicant needs to give Vallejo hard evidence that Vallejo will benefit economically with this business when all their initial economic reports show all the money made on this project leaving Vallejo.
- The applicants’ claim to provide jobs for Vallejoans needs to be a verifiable result reportable to city council.
- The city council needs to see a dedicated payment plan for repairing roads damaged by nearly 500 daily truck trips.
- City Council member email addresses:
1. REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBORS and ask them if they know the future of a healthy Vallejo hangs in the balance. Use this site for background information
2. REACH OUT TO US if you want to help get the word out – if this project is approved, we have a cement mill on the waterfront for 65 years.
3. READ THE EXPERTS’ REPORT on why this is not the right business project for the proposed location off Lemon Street: http://www.cityofvallejo.net/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=6883243
SAY YES TO A HEALTHY VALLEJO.
SAY NO — LIKE THE EXPERTS WITH THE FACTS — TO VMT/ORCEM.Please share !