Renew LA - One dump at a time
Councilman Smith unveiled his 200 page plan for dealing with the city's waste management problem on the eve of the Council's vote to extend the contract at Sunshine Canyon.
While the plan admits defeat regarding Sunshine Canyon, as they are permitted and will continue to accept trash, even if not from LA, the ideas are promising.
The major points include:
- Expanding recycling programs
- Development of seven waste conversion plants, one in each region of the city, which will convert waste into energy
- Paying tax incentives for businesses using trash in manufacturing
The test will be this. Do any of our elected officials have the guts to make this a reality. No one wants a dump in their backyard. We understand that. But we have to do something before we bury ourselves in it. I applaud the effort. Let's hope he can get the council behind it as well.
Only time will tell.
Reports in the Daily News, LA Times and Daily Breeze