Documents of current interest

Petition against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the approval of the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill directly adjacent to the community of Val Verde, CA.  

This action concerns Los Angeles County’s approval of the continued operation and expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill (“Project”). Petitioners seek a writ of mandate directing Respondents, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES and LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, to set aside Respondents’ approval of the Project and certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report (“FEIR”) for the Project.  Petitioners contend the County’s approvals were unlawful and that the County abused its discretion as it failed to comply with the procedural and substantive requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and its findings were not supported by substantial evidence.

Other Records

The Val Verde Civic Association (VVCA) is a non-profit volunteer association established by its members for the purpose of providing a forum for discussion, study and community networking activities for the betterment of the unincorporated area of Val Verde in the North Los Angeles County area.

​This group was incorporated October 4th, 1995 to allow the residents of Val Verde a forum to publicly organize and collaborate.  

Petition against the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for the approval of the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill directly adjacent to the community of Val Verde, CA.  

Minutes from the 1997 Board of Supervisors meeting on June 5th, 1997 approving the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill including the incorporation of the terms agreed upon by then Laidlaw Waste Systems (Waste Connections is also bound to these terms by this contract) and Newhall Ranch and Farming.

Annotations are included in this document. 

Condition 44 and 46 specify and acknowledge the term of the agreement are to be followed by the permittee (Chiquita Canyon Landfill)

In 1997 the Val Verde Civic Association, Newhall Land and Farming Co., and Laidlaw Waste Systems (Chiquita),INC. 

Agreed to amend the Conditional Use Permit to define closure procedures as well as management of mitigation funds, protection of view shed for Val Verde, limitations on accepted waste and more to protect the community from future burden sourced from the presence of the landfill.

These amendments were reflected in the 1997 CUP respectively as Conditions #44, #46

Click here for an annotated version of the agreement

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