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July 25, 2017 City Council meeting puzzles us! We are not sure who do Vallejo City Councilmembers Verder-Aliga, Malgapo, and Sunga think they work for? Do they work for the best interest of the citizens of Vallejo or they work for an outside cement factory? Watch this 1:30 video and decide for yourself. Please share !
WHAT HAPPENED AT CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 1, 2017?
A resolution was passed requiring city staff and VMT/Orcem to develop a “stable, mutually-agreed- upon project description” by July 15.
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER JULY 15, 2017?
The city and applicant failed to agree on a “stable, mutually agreed-upon project description.” They brought this back to the City Council on July 25th for further guidance. The Council voted to accept the first of three Staff recommendations: continuing to work with VMT/Orcem to determine and “stable and finite” project definition with an August 25 deadline. They were unable to agree on a recommended “tolling agreement” to bring VMT / Orcem’s financial accounts current and confirm mutual agreements to avoid a lawsuit; and unable to reach an agreement on what to do if they are unable to reach an agreement by August 25th.
Our legal team sent an open letter asking Councilmembers Malgapo, Verder-Aliga, and Dew-Costa to recuse themselves from any VMT/Orcem vote, explaining why this is necessary going forward and the consequences for failing to to do so. This letter went unheeded by two of those Councilmembers on July 25th.
WHAT HAPPENED ON JULY 28th:
The California Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously to approve the landmarking nomination of the Sperry Flour Mills Historic District , which creates an historic landmark for entire Flour mill citing specific buildings as contributing factors. The commission did this overriding objections from representatives of VMT / Orcem.
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.”
City Council voted 4:3 to punt the decision. Sadly, this is going to waste our tax dollars and staff time on trying to gather even more data on this ill-conceived project. http://www.timesheraldonline.com/government-and-politics/20170601/the-big-orcem-call-divided-vallejo-city-council-directs-staff-to-complete-feir Please share !
Fresh Air Vallejo’s Attorney writes a strong letter to the City of Vallejo stating that the VMT/Orcem appeal that was filed after the Planning Commission hearing in March is legally and factually wrong. So, do we all still have to come to the May 30 & June 1 meetings? Yes. Do we all still have […]
Asthma. Cancer. Heart Disease. All caused by pollution. Vallejo is fighting the proposed cement plant and private port at the Sperry Mill site in a neighborhood already classified as a SB535 Disadvantaged Community. Zip code 94590 has shockingly high rates of air and ground water pollution. Let’s revitalize our Vallejo with real, healthy job growth that benefits everyone. […]
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