Taskforce Requests Halt to Landfill Expansion


Simi Valley Landfill Taskforce files a Writ asking the Ventura County Superior Court to halt further taxpayer funded action by County of Ventura staff on Waste Management’s Simi Valley Landfill expansion application pending court review of legality

Simi Valley, CA (October 13, 2010) – The Simi Valley Landfill Taskforce today filed a Writ with the Ventura County Superior Court asking for an immediate halt to any further activity by County of Ventura staff processing Waste Management, Inc.’s application for expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center pending review by the Court of the County’s Siting Element and determination of the project compliance with the element.

The County of Ventura County, in accordance with California law, has adopted a Siting Element, including stringent criteria, for purposes of evaluating the placement and expansion of landfills within the County.

“Despite the fact that the Siting Element would otherwise prohibit the expansion of the Simi Valley landfill into the area proposed, the County of Ventura has permitted the application for expansion to move forward,” said Simi Valley Landfill Taskforce (SVLT) Chair and Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson.

SVLT member Louis Pandolfi added, ” this egregious and intentional misapplication of the Siting Element by the County has cost taxpayers thousands of dollars for the sole benefit of Waste Management, has violated the law, and shown complete disregard for the residents of Ventura County.”

The SVLT was hopeful that Waste Management, the largest trash hauler and waste disposal company in the world, would modify its current permit application to address the issues surrounding the Siting Element as well as the numerous negative environmental impacts on the residents of Simi Valley and Moorpark.  Unfortunately, thus far, despite countless meetings and discussions, the County of Ventura and Waste Management have not addressed the critically important requirement of compliance with the Siting Element and the landfill expansion is scheduled for approval consideration by the County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors in a few months making legal action the only remaining option for the Taskforce.

The Simi Valley Landfill Taskforce (SVLT) is an independent community group formed in 2007 by Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson and members of the community.  The Taskforce is not affiliated with the City of Simi Valley or any other government body.   Its mission is to keep the public informed and engaged on issues involving the Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center’s proposed expansion currently under consideration by the County of Ventura.

119 thoughts on “Taskforce Requests Halt to Landfill Expansion

  1. It does not matter how many votes I get since hopefully some people will now watch the Council and I don’t have an ego the size of the room that I am in, unlike people like Barbra. If I get more votes than anyone else, that will really say something since I did not spend any money. If I happen to get elected, it will indeed show that people are listening and paying attention.

    The fact is that I pointed out that Glen Becerra said that if the public did not want them to have the benefits they would get rid of them and Steve Sojka was listening and said that he would bring it up, although after the election. So, perhaps there is an effect there, but then again I would not trust that they will actually do it.

    The bottom line is that I will get more votes than you do.


  2. An unbounded ego is all Ken has. He is proud that he will get more votes than a non-candidate. He used this stupidity to rationalize his dead last position that he will attain. He finds some victory in running a losing campaign that was nothing more than a disgrace. Any normal human would be humiliated, but Ken feels divinity. Ken, it is wise that you didn’t spend any money on the campaign. You will need what little you have for therapy. As for Councilmembers doing anything about benefits after the election because you raised the issue, forget it. They earn them, them won the election, and they will not spend a moment in time thinking about anything you said.


  3. Sorry Not Force, you are wrong when you falsely claim that I have an unbounded ego. Look to your hero for such things. You have to resort to your childish comments and attacks in order to make yourself feel better and in doing so you are ignoring reality, which seems to be common for those in your gang. Not Force seems to be the one who needs therapy, but I am sure that doctors would have a rough time trying to get reality through to such people.

    The fact is that I least I am trying to make a difference and running, you, on the other hand, are just sitting there, afraid to use your real name, and trying to make nasty comments, but in reality there is no basis for your claims. That, again, shows that you gang should be ignored.

    The funny thing is that you and your gang don’t get how you look and how that is going to affect you in the future.


  4. Ken is but a piece of dust in the air blowing through town. Fortunate for all, that dust shall be gone in but a long week. Blow on little dust, blow on. We shall rejoice in the election returns showing Ken in last place; ah but the laughing stock of the community. Back to its hole, back to its hole, back . . .


  5. The laughing stock is you and your gang. Especially Barbra who can’t even spell “gnat” correctly and I don’t think that she realizes it or refuses to admit that she made a mistake or she is calling me something else :-). In response to serious issues, all your gang can come back with is childish responses and a refusal to actually address the issues, which is dishonest, but that is all people can expect from you and your kind.

    I don’t have a problem with a different of opinion, but you and your gang have been caught numerous times in lies and deception and that is a serious problem.

    All it would take for me to go away is for the Council to be open and honest, but I don’t think that is possible. The bottom line is that I am not going away, even after the election, nor are your statements going away either.

    I must admit that I should be ashamed for these discussions. It is not fair for me to have a battle of wits with unarmed opponents, but it does serve a purpose and that is to extract some information about the games the gang is playing and also to show the dishonesty and deception.


  6. http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/26032.html

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 – 1955)

    Barbra seems to think that posting the same thing over and over again is going to get different results. There is a logical conclusion there. I am just having a good time documenting her behavior and calling her on her refusal to honestly discuss the issues.


  7. Oh poor chap Ken. You miss reality as it blows around you. Barbra and her Task Force debate the landfill expansion several days each and every week at service organizations, homeowner associations, tax payer groups and at open City Council meetings. What they will not do is show you any respect or even talk to you. It appears they consider you a raving idiot not worthy of their time. I don’t disagree one bit. No Ken, your end is near, for come election night you will go back into your hole. You may babble on the blog from time to time, but you will get no response. It is ONLY because you are a candidate that anyone communicates with you to even this silly degree.

    Now go away, little gnat, go away or you will encounter the red can of Raid. Spray, spray, spray . . . . . sho, sho


  8. No, they spread mis-information and deceptions. I do not care to talk to them, so that is no great loss. Barbra has attempted that here and when called on it just resorts to childish responses, much like you do.

    I have to wonder what happened to you growing up. Why are you so hostile and angry? Why do you feel the need to attempt to put people down, especially when they don’t buy into your deceptions?

    Your comments about a can of raid basically amount to a death threat. If I do not go away I will encounter the red can of Raid? You do have some serious issues and sooner or later you will have some serious problems.

    Perhaps you could get some help, but first you have to admit that you have a problem and I doubt that you will ever do that.


  9. Perhaps Ken should run for County Medical Director instead a failing campaign for City Council.

    “By the way that he came, by the same shall he return.” (II Kings 19:33, Isa. 37:34)

    Shoo Ken, Shoo. Annnoying little nat., shoo!


  10. Not Force should grow up, get off the school playground with Barbra and stop ignoring reality. The fact is that incumbents have an advantage and there are a total of 6 people running for two positions. That means that 2/3 of the people running will not get elected. Trying to make a statement clearly is over some people’s heads.

    Also, to point out the obvious, it is really stupid to claim that I should run for a position which is not elected and which has specific educational requirements, both of which some people just don’t seem to understand.

    Some day such people might mature and learn to have real discussion, like adults have. Until then they will make childish comments and rants and say really stupid things in order to try to make themselves feel better. They can not feel good about themselves unless they try to put others down.

    It is really funny that you did not get the comment about my getting more votes than you. I should have known better than to expect you to understand such things. Perhaps you should run so that others can make personal attacks on you, but then again you might have enough sense to know that you would not get any votes, most likely not even your own.


  11. Shoo Ken, Shoo. Annnoying little nat., shoo!

    References to Raid have not been included since the gnat feels like it is on the endangered species list. It is not, however it remains a pest.


  12. Not Force, I know you won’t believe me, but I am going to say this so when it comes to pass you will realize that I told you so. You don’t realize how you are being played. Those you are involved with don’t care about the public or you, they are trying to get what they can for themselves, whether it is money, power, re-elected or something else. If they can get in on the development of the surrounding land, then they can make a lot of money and they are using people like you to help with their agenda. Their current spin will change when they get what they want and suddenly you will be hearing a different story.

    I hope you will keep track of all the information possible as you might want to make use of it later. Remember what they are saying and doing and keep track of it. It might be valuable to you in the future.


  13. It is hard to tell who the good guys are. How do you tell if they are going to do the right thing? Some go in with good intentions and then they take the wrong path, for many reasons. One can tell with the incumbents when they do the wrong thing or even when they do the right things, but the wrong way.

    This is part of the reason for term limits. Politicians go bad after time. Some don’t, but those are more rare than common.

    No, I don’t see myself as the Lone Ranger, I can’t afford silver bullets :-). I don’t like the costume either. As I said, I have less of a problem with those who have different views than those who lie and deceive people.


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