The past seven days were busy what with the General Assembly in session and trying to stay up-to-date on various bills. This General Assembly session has been very unusual to say the very least. First it is virtual to include all the committee hearings and no in-person meetings.
CCLA owes Senator Hashmi a lot more than what words can express for efforts to get environmental bills passed. She was successful with Senate bills 1318 and 1319 as both of these passed through committee. SB1319 was watered down with the deletion of the requirement to be a hold on new landfills or expanding existing landfills until an in-depth review was completed. Even though Senator Hashmi stated these bills concerned the entire state, people opposing the bill made it an issue about the proposed Cumberland County landfill. This was very discouraging since for the last two years we were told the proposed landfill was a local issue. Interesting how the tide turns from one year to the next. Senator Hashmi, THANK YOU for your hard work on these bills, and your continued support. It is greatly appreciated.
February 9, 2021 – Cumberland County Board of Supervisors meeting at 7 p.m. This is a virtual meeting. Please check their website on Tuesday to register to attend the meeting. Public Comments can be submitted in writing up until 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Below is the link to obtain the agenda and other information.
February 14, 2021 – CCLA Community Townhall meeting at 3 p.m. This is a virtual meeting and you can join on the internet or phone in at the information below. Trudy Berry is our guest speaker and will discuss alternatives to putting our garbage in landfills.
Phone: 571-317-3122 enter 378-814-269
Hope you can attend – a lot is happening especially since the General Assembly is in session.
New Roadside Banners
Thank you Mike, Chris, Cecil, Barbara and Joel – job well-done!!
The new signs are it and so far we have 9 of them placed in various locations in Cumberland County. Looking for locations to place others. Preferably along majorly traveled routes in Cumberland and neighboring counties, for example along 522. If you know of a location – residence or business, just let us know by sending an e-mail to NoMegaLandfill@LoveCentralVA.com. There is no cost to you.
Expressions of Appreciation
Thank You – Thank You – Thank You for your continued support. This is not a Done Deal — far, far from it. Each of you and the support you provide is greatly appreciated. There is strength in unity and WE ARE UNITED!!!