Vallejo Chamber of Commerce opposes VMT/Orcem

by | Mar 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Thank you Chamber of Commerce for supporting the kinds of businesses that fit the goals and values of the people of Vallejo. And uphold the vision of the new General Plan. 

From the Times HeraldThe Vallejo Chamber of Commerce continues to be full of surprises, months after endorsing progressive community advocate Liat Meitzenheimer for city council, the chamber has announced its opposition to the Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) and Orcem project. In a two-page letter released Monday night, chamber officials urged the city’s Planning Commission to reject the proposed south Vallejo project. “The Chamber Board of Directors believe the costs associated with the project such as impact on city infrastructure, downward pressure on property values in the immediate area and the rest of the city, direct health impact on residents of south Vallejo, and overall quality of life in south Vallejo outweigh the projected revenue the city may receive,” chamber officials stated in the letter.