Here we are, in December, the final month for the year 2020.
Upcoming Meetings –
December 13, 2020 – CCLA monthly Community Townhall meeting at 3 p.m. Due to COVID19 restrictions, this is a virtual meeting accessible by internet or you can phone in. Information to access the meeting as follows:
Computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/378814269 or by Phone: 571-317-3122 enter 378-814-269
Delegate Sam Rasoul representing part of Roanoke City is our guest speaker. Delegate Rasoul is the sponsor of House Bill 1038 which addressed solid waste management facility: permit for landfill with capacity of more that 35 million tons. House Bill 1038 was heard as far as the first hearing on the House floor. The end result was – House bill 1038 was carried forward to the 2021 General Assembly Session. An update on this bill, will probably be part of his presentation, as well as other legislation he is working on.
See attached flyer for full details of the meeting
December 08, 2020 – December monthly Cumberland County Board of Supervisors meeting at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Courthouse. At the time of this writing, the meeting is scheduled to be an in-person meeting. If this changes, another post will be done. A phone call has been placed to the Cumberland County Administrative office with no answer as of this time.
Meetings Held Prior to This Writing
There was a lot of activity at the Pine Grove School on Sunday, December 6, 2020. AMMD opened the facility up for the community event which included an Opening Statement by Dr. Benjamin F Chavis, author of the term Environmental Racism who spoke about the issues with the local historical site.
Keynote speaker was Rev J R Gurley who spoke about the environmental justice issues affecting not only the local community, but other areas in Virginia and the nation as well.
The program included many other participants who spoke about the environmental justice issues and the concerns being faced by local residents in regards to the proposed mega landfill in Cumberland County.
until the first piece of trash is placed in the landfill!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT – WE ARE FIGHTING TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT AND WE WILL SUCCEED.