EDITORIAL RAW DEAL SUPERVISORS SELL OUT COMMUNITY ON SUNSHINE CANYON.GIVEN that the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County supervisors gave their tentative blessing to the dreaded merger of the two Sunshine Canyon landfills back in June, it comes as little surprise that they signed off Tuesday on the details of the project.
Community opinion be damned. This sellout was preordained pre·or·dain
tr.v. pre·or·dained, pre·or·dain·ing, pre·or·dains
To appoint, decree, or ordain in advance; foreordain.
The public never supported the merger of the two landfills -- one within city limits, one under L.A. County government's control -- for good reason: Neither Sunshine's operator, Browning Ferris Industries, nor the political leaders overseeing the deal ever acted with much integrity.
Neighbors were worried that somehow, once again, their interests would be buried in the dump's mountainous piles of trash. And they were right.
BFI BFI - brute force and ignorance wanted the new 1,528-acre mega-dump to be exempt from a policy that had applied to the city portion and barred it from accepting trash from outside L.A. County.
Suddenly the deal was going to be about more than bureaucratic organization after all. If BFI got its way, the deal would be the vehicle for further dumping on the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. . This is exactly the sort of trickery Trickery
See also Cunning, Deceit, Humbuggery.
Bunsby, Captain Jack
trapped into marriage by landlady. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
cheated of bride after lavish wedding preparations. [Span. Lit. community leaders had feared.
Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of Supervisors Mike Antonovich Mike Antonovich might refer to:
But the dump will get to keep operating for 30 more years, thanks to the supervisors' approval. The daily amount of trash going to the landfill also will be increased from from 6,000 tons to 12,000 tons.
And though the mega-dump will be held to some more stringent environmental standards, that will be of little consolation to those living nearby.
Neighbors will still have to put up with the fumes fumes
odorous gases and other volatile materials; inhalation of irritating fumes causes coughing and, if sufficiently severe, irreversible pulmonary edema. , the hazards and the traffic -- plus landfill operators and politicians who don't care.