In Opposition to the AES Highgrove Power Plant
WHEREAS, the City Council of Grand Terrace supports the construction of the Colton Unified School District's high school #3; and
WHEREAS, City Council of Grand Terrace finds that the AES Highgrove Power Plant is not in the best interest of the city , and offers no direct benefit to its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the AES Highgrove Power Plant poses safety risks to the high school #3 students due to the power plant's storage of hazardous materials (ammonia, sulfuric acid, etc.), transport of wastewater, and the proximity of high pressure gas lines; and
WHEREAS, the AES Highgrove Power Plant will emit harmful air emissions of particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxides (SO2), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2); and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that the City Council of Grand Terrace:
HEREBY expresses our opposition to the AES Highgrove Power Plant
HEREBY urges the California Energy Commission (CEC), the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and the Colton Joint Unified School District to oppose the AES Highgrove Power Plant.
BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED that the City of Grand Terrace urges its citizens and neighboring cities to oppose the AES Highgrove Power Plant.
Dated: March 27, 2007
From the EMAIL INBOX:
Note to Readers and Citizens: Rather than have this Proclamation put on the Next Agenda the Grand Terrace City Council agreed to hold a Town Meeting with AES, CEC and Roxanne Williams as presenters at some "Future Date".
The City Council has not taken the time to review the AES Application Documents or the SCAQMD's Concerns on the Additional Plant. The City Council Members persist in the pretence they do not have the responsibility to take action or to review the material available. It is Urgent that the Proclamation is sent Prior to the CEC's Preliminary Decision on the Power Plant. The City Councils Action is a delay tactic, not a true desire for information. Information is already available, and they refuse to look at it or hear a presentation during a regular council meeting, as an agenda item. This is not how Citizens should be treated by their local governments. Put the issue on the agenda, do your homework or get off the City Council.
As Citizens and Voters You should remember this the next time one or all of them say they are concerned about the Public Health and Safety. Thank you Roxanne Williams for your efforts in reviewing the AES Applications, and all the other related materials, and presenting a clear course of action the City Council and the CJUSD Board should take.