RE: Anaheim Sustainability Center Comment Period

Dear Sir;

 

Because Business Inc. was not informed that the City of Anaheim has plans to approve a “Sustainability Center” for the purpose of processing STINKY VEGETATION and FOOD WASTE PRODUCTS in the very close proximity of our place of business, we want to go on record the we OPPOSE THE APPROVAL OF THIS PROJECT for the following reasons (not all inclusive):

 

  • Proposed site is in a very populated location (homes, schools, churches, businesses).

  • Air quality for residents, students, and employees will be terrible, if not intolerable and unhealthy.

  • Trucks traveling from the Blue Gum Trash Facility to the site will increase traffic significantly on La Palma and Lakeview.

  • Property values will be adversely affected for homes and local businesses.

  • Plant would be pumping exhaust gas and outgas fumes up into the air.

  • Quality of life is impacted. Would you want to invite company to your home or place of business to enjoy a meal or have your children play outside or go to school with rotting food fumes permeating the air?

 

In light of the impact of this facility, I am requesting:

  1. That an extension be given to the “Official Public Comment Period” from the current 30 days to the 60days limit.

  2. That a complete site Specific EIR be completed.

  3. That Anaheim Sustainability Center be located somewhere else that has a huge buffer zone, that will not affect the surrounding community.

Why is the city not looking into locating the “Sustainability Center” in the same location as the Blue Gum trash facility, or some other location that will not impact the surrounding community?

 

PLEASE ADD OUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO YOUR LIST OF CONCERNED BUSINESSES THAT WANT TO STAY INFORMED REGARDING THE CITY’S DECISIONS ON THIS PLAN.

 

Regards,

 

 

Business Owner

RE: Anaheim Sustainability Center Comment Period

Dear Mr. Gonzalez,

I am an Anaheim home owner in close proximity to the proposed Anaheim Sustainability Plant and I want to go on record that I STRONGLY OPPOSE the approval of this project.  

My home is located in the neighborhood off of Lakeview and Orangethorpe. It is unfortunate that the city chose to not notify home or business owners of their plan.  For the record, I was not informed of the City of Anaheim’s plan to approve a “Sustainability Center” for the purpose of processing smelly vegetation and food waste products. The negative effects of this center being built are of serious concern. 

I have great concerns about the facility and the close proximity to my home.  The air quality will worsen, the odor and potential chemicals from the processing and exhausted out of the plant will be stank and possible cause medical issues.  The increased truck traffic traveling on the new bridge built right next to my home is concerning.  The value of my home will surely decrease.  If I were looking to buy a home, I would certainly not buy near a food processing plant.  

Should the plant be built, the quality of my family's life will decrease. Who wants to go out and garden, go for a walk around the neighborhood or, invite guests over for a BBQ if there is a strong, horrible odor in the air?  

Other surrounding cities will be affected; Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Placentia could all be affected by the poor air quality, smell, decreased home value, etc. Depending on the wind shift, this list could grow.  

I ask that the city of Anaheim reconsider these three things:

1. Not to build the processing plant in this location.  Typically, dumps are built on an elevated location where homes and business, restaurants and churches are not affected or in areas that have atleast a 3 to 4 mile buffer zone.

2. That an extension be given to the “Official Public Comment Period” from the current 30 days to the 60days limit.

3. That a complete site Specific EIR be completed.

​Thank you,

​Concerned Citizen

Concerned Citizen

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED.

Please send your letters! 

to Anaheim City Planner Gustavo Gonzalez ggonzalez@anaheim.net

also to

Sam Wang  - Air Quality Management District - (handling the review of proposed project)

swang1@aqmd.gov ph. 909-396-2649 .

You can also find the list of representatives to CC here.

Gustavo Gonzalez

Senior Planner, City of Anaheim July 30, 2016

 

Re: The Anaheim Sustainability Center Dear Sir:

It would appear that even though Anaergia, Inc. has had a mitigated decleration evaluation completed for the proposed site of the Anaheim Sustainability Center on Lakeview Avenue in Anaheim, the impact of the proximity of this business for the small businesses, residences, and elementary school directly to the north has been ignored.

In light of the impact of this facility, we are first requesting:

  • That an extension be given to the “Official Public Comment Period” from the current 30 days to the 60days limit.

  • That a complete site Specific EIR be completed.

  • That Anaheim Sustainability Center be located somewhere else that has a huge buffer zone, that will not affect the surrounding community .

We also OPPOSE THE APPROVAL OF THIS PROJECT for the following reasons (not all-inclusive):

  • The location is in a highly populated area (homes, schools, churches, businesses).

  • The air quality for residents, students, employees, and livestock will be adversely affected, if not intolerable and unhealthy. The plant will be pumping exhaust gas and outgas fumes into the air.

  • Property values will be adversely affected for homes and local businesses. Home sales have already been negatively impacted due to the Lakeview Overpass Project. The odor from the Sustainability Center—and there will be obnoxious odor, no matter how much the business tries to contain it—will add insult to injury regarding property values and business viability in the area.

  • Trucks traveling between Republic’s Blue Gum Trash Facility and the Sustainability Center will increase markedly on La Palma and Lakeview on a daily basis. On Lakeview, this will create additional congestion that was to have been relieved by the Lakeview Overpass Project.

  • Quality of life will be adversely impacted. The Olinda dump is far from residential areas for a good reason, as no one wants to invite others into their home or place of business, have their children play outside, go to school, or sit in church with noxious, nauseating fumes permeating the air.

 

Has the City looked into locating the Sustainability Center in the same location as the Blue Gum Trash Facility, or some other location that will not impact its surrounding community so adversely? It is laudable that

Anaergia wants to convert garbage into usable energy, but not at the expense of other businesses and homeowners. I am confident in saying that you and others would not want this business as your next door neighbor.

 

PLEASE ADD OUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO YOUR LIST OF CONCERNED RESIDENTS THAT WANT TO STAY INFORMED REGARDING THE CITY’S DECISIONS ON THIS PLAN.

 

Best Regards,

 

A concerned citizen

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Mail or email your letter to these city reps.

You can find out more about each one here.

Anaheim City Planner Gustavo Gonzalez - Make sure letters are addressed to Planning Department - Comment period for Anaheim Sustainability Center.

ggonzalez@anaheim.net

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait

ttait@anaheim.net

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring

lkring@anaheim.net

Anaheim Council Member Kris Murray

kmurray@anaheim.net

Anaheim Council Member Jordan Brandman

jbrandman@anaheim.net

Anaheim Council Member James Vanderbilt

jvanderbilt@anaheim.net

Todd Spitzer - Orange County Supervisor 3rd District

Todd.Spitzer@ocgov.com

Shawn Nelson - Orange County Supervisor 4th District

Audra.Fishel@ocgov.com

Sam Wang  - Air Quality Management District

swang1@aqmd.gov