Landfill Expansion Taskforce Website

Minutes after I sent an email to Councilwoman Barbra Williamson offering to host a website for the Landfill Expansion Taskforce, she replied with a press release announcing the new website for the Taskforce! Obviously, she and the team have been working on this for a while and the website is a solid representation of data.

For information regarding the Landfill Expansion Taskforce, dates and schedules, as well as related documents, check out

Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task Force Announces Website Availability

Simi Valley –Barbra Williamson, Chair of the Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task Force announced today that the Task Force has created a website available for viewing at  Responding to numerous requests by interested community members concerned about the negative impacts of the proposed Simi Valley Landfill expansion by Waste Management, Inc., Ms. Williamson states, “This website makes it easy for members of the public to contact the Task Force directly and share their points of view with us. I receive inquiries daily on how people can get involved in the Task Force and learn more about the landfill expansion. This gives them an opportunity.”

Found on the website is an overview of the landfill expansion, highlights of critical impacts effecting Simi Valley and neighboring communities, links to forward thinking waste-to-energy techniques and documents associated with the Task Force. Enlisting the aid of local college students, the creation of the website is one example of the commitment of volunteers to inform the community of the impacts resulting from a three-fold expansion of the landfill.

The Simi Valley Landfill Expansion Task Force 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.


Campaign Websites

I like to stay on top of the social media tools and how they expand. These are worthy tools for those who are campaigning, including those who are campaigning locally here in Simi Valley.

Facebook is a terrific free way to promote your campaign online. Most of the City Council candidates are using Facebook to promote their events and send campaign messages to their supporters. Recently, Facebook announced Facebook Places, a neat tool for those with the right mobile device. Not necessarily a campaign tool, but a clear indication of the continued growth and expansion of one of the most popular social networking phenomenons to date.

For those of you involved in local elections who are looking for assistance or guidance, I’d like to once again offer my support. I live and breathe this stuff on a daily basis and would be more than happy to share some techniques or offer guidance, no strings attached. I can’t help it. I love this stuff. It’s a sickness!

Vote Simi Valley – What Now?

With the election being only hours away from complete, one might wonder what’s to come of  My desire is to keep the site going strong!  No matter who ends up representing the City of Simi Valley, it’s absolutely critical that we continue to understand what’s happening and stay involved.

You’d be surprised and delighted to know how responsive the community has been to our efforts here.  We’ve spoken to most of the members of city council, nearly all of the council challengers and school board challengers, and we’ve received kind emails and kind words from people we’ve met at City Council.  We’ve come to know new friends like Brian Dennert and interview good people and their families.  Having said that, we’d like to keep playing.

My sincere hope is that some of you might also express an interest in participating.  The more voices, the better!  And if you have the same passion about your community as I do, I can offer you a soap box with a pretty fair amount of traffic.  Join me!

Websites and Forums

School Board Video Coming Soon!

The forum at Council Chambers tonight for the School Board candidates was very lively. I’ve got a ton of video on it as well as an on-camera interview of Eric Smith. I’ll have that ready asap!

Barbra Rocks the Web!

Barbra Williamson updated her website and added some new content, including some links to, and a summary of her accomplishments as a member of City Council. Check out her wide range of accomplishments. This is by no means a “cookie cutter” politician. She does not lean to the far right with folded arms and blinders on. Barbra truly sets out to make a difference and represent her community.