Environmental Press # 70

Subj: OOG: City By City: Brea vs Fountain Valley Tuesday Night, OC Supes.Tue. AM
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 1:36:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Jon V3
To: Jon V3

Dear Ocean Outfall Group (OOG), dedicated to ending the 301(h) waiver held by the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD):

This week is a watershed for our campaign to end the waiver, as we need one more city to come on board opposing the waiver before the BIG ONE Wednesday night 6 PM at OCSD, 10844 Ellis Ave, Fountain Valley when the OCSD Board will make their legacy decision, hopefully to end the waiver. I feel our best chances are at the cities of Brea and Fountain Valley, both on Tuesday night, Brea being the best if we can only attend one. Let me know who can go where, and we'll see if it is feasible to spilt up and do a simultaneous presentation. Also, a few people are needed to go to the OC Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning to be supportive of Supervisor Silva's Resolution for a vote for full secondary treatment.



Here are the directions for Brea:

Address: 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea. Take 57 Freeway north, off at Imperial Highway, 90, turn left, west. Shortly turn right, north, on State College Blvd. Go past Brea Mall, turn left on Birch St. Just past Embassy Suites Hotel, turn left on Civic Center Circle. Phone 714-990-7600.

Website for Brea: Welcome to the City of Brea. Meeting starts at 7 PM. OCSD Representative is Roy Moore, who, in my opinion, has been conscientious and willing to listen to public input.

Fountain Valley is an enigma, with OCSD Representative and Mayor Laurann Cook unavailable recently for meetings. Fountain Valley should be sympathetic to its neighbors Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, but it is home to Plant 1 of OCSD, so its relationships with its neighbors may be somewhat skewed. One would think Fountain Valley would want increased business and revenues from increased OCSD operations, and the plant is right off the freeway, so traffic from operations should not be a factor. But Fountain Valley is the one city council without televised city council meetings, so it can conduct business without the usual public visibility. Since the mayor has been unavailable, our recourse is to attend the city council meeting to persuade the other council members.

Address is:

Fountain Valley City Hall
10200 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Take Brookhurst North from 405 Freeway, turn right on Slater. 10200 Slater. Website is: Fountain Valley - Home Page.

For the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, Agenda Item 46 is Supervisor Silva's request for a Resolution adopting full secondary treatment of the OCSD effluent. See: http://cams.ocgov.com/agenda07_16_2002.htm .

Item number 46 says:
"46. Supervisor Silva - Adopt resolution supporting full secondary treatment of Orange County Sanitation District's wastewater effluent."

This is on the consent calendar, so no testimony is needed unless someone calls it up. However, a few of us should be there in case it is called up for discussion. It is commendable of Supervisor Silva to put this resolution on the agenda.

Address is:

10 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, California

Let me know who can go where.


Jan Vandersloot (949) 548-6326

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