Barbra Williamson has officially resigned from the Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task Force, according to this news release distributed this morning by the Task Force:
*** UPDATE: Barbra Williamson has resigned as Chair of the Task Force, but still remains a member of the group. ***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Resignation of Barbra Williamson, Chair of the Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task Force
Simi Valley, CA (December 8, 2010) – Barbra Williamson announced today the resignation as Chair of the Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task force effective immediately.
Citing the perception of a possible conflict of interest due to her recent appointment to the negotiating committee with Mayor Huber and City Manager Mike Sedell on discussions with Waste Management and the proposed landfill expansion, Williamson thought it best to step down.
SVLET member Louis Pandolfi will take over as acting chair. “The Task Force has exceeded my greatest expectations and I know it will continue in its professional investigation of the impacts of the landfill expansion on the residents and businesses in our Community”, Williamson said.
“Task Force members will surely miss the leadership that Barbra has provided for over three years, during which she has worked tirelessly to protect Simi Valley from the negative environmental impacts that will result from the proposed landfill expansion” said Charles Blaugrund Task Force Member. “We wish her success in her new assignment with Mayor Huber.”