Tonight at the City Council Meeting, Barbra Williamson will be proposing that the topic of Annexation of the Simi Valley Landfill owned by Waste Management be placed on the agenda for a future meeting. This topic has been discussed regularly, both online and offline, in the comment sections on this site, letters to editors, newspaper advertisements by candidates, and in candidate speeches and fundraisers. Interestingly, I haven’t had what I would say qualifies as a definitive answer as to whether or not annexation would put deciding control of the expansion plans into the hands of the City of Simi Valley.
Councilwoman Barbra Williamson always graciously answers my questions regarding the landfill expansion and recently clarified that annexation would NOT put deciding control into the hands of the City. However, researching the issue online, I found more than one instance where a landfill expansion was either approved or denied at the City level here in California. Digging further, it becomes evident that despite any approvals at either the City or the County level, State approval is still a requirement before the project can move forward.
We won’t get those answers tonight, however. Tonight the Council decides whether or not annexation of the landfill can be placed on a future agenda. I suspect that we’ll see that happen.
The meeting starts tonight at 6:30pm.