EDITORIAL TIME FOR LEADERSHIP VALLEY MUST COME TOGETHER TO STOP EXPANSION OF BRADLEY LANDFILL.D-DAY on Bradley Landfill has been postponed 60 days so that the dump's operators have time to regroup re·group
v. re·grouped, re·group·ing, re·groups
To arrange in a new grouping.
1. To come back together in a tactical formation, as after a dispersal in a retreat. and reorganize.
Unless they want more trash in their community, Valley leaders must now do the same.
The California Integrated Waste Management Board was supposed to hold a hearing Tuesday on Waste Management Inc.'s plans to increase the size and life span of the dump, but in light of mounting community criticism and political pressure, the operators wanted more time to prepare.
So they got it, and more.
State Sen. Richard Alarcon, who represents the area, appealed to the board at its meeting Tuesday to come to Sun Valley and hold a hearing on the Bradley expansion.
The board agreed to hear what the community has to say. It's imperative that the community come together to make it clear the Valley will be Los Angeles' dumping ground no longer.
This isn't just a Northeast Valley issue. It's an issue that calls for all Valley leaders to mobilize to make the case that dumps have no place in densely populated pop·u·late
tr.v. pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing, pop·u·lates
1. To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
2. urban areas.
It will test the commitment of our elected officials - L.A. City Council members Alex Padilla Alex Padilla is a politician in California. He was elected as the State Senator for the 20th District of California in November 2006 and was inaugurated in early December. In order to enter the Senate he had to resign as Councilman for the 7th District on the Los Angeles City , Ruth Galanter Ruth Galanter was a city councilwoman from Los Angeles. She served as President Pro-Tempore and President of the city council. , Wendy Greuel Wendy Greuel is President Pro Tempore of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 2nd District. Greuel was elected in 2002 to fill the remainder of the term of Councilman Joel Wachs. She was elected in her own right in 2003 and reelected in 2007. , Dennis Zine and Hal Bernson Hal Bernson served as Los Angeles City Councilman for the 12th district. He was chair of the Transportation Committee. Prior to being on the City Council, he served in the Navy.
Robert M. - to serve the interests of the people who elected them. Civic organizations, secession backers and former candidates for the failed Valley city must join in this effort if the Valley is ever going to end City Hall's abuses.
We either come together now to fight for our common interests, or we will get dumped on again and again.