"Nothing hinders the quality of life in a community more than the smell of rotting trash, especially when the smell permeates
our homes and nearby schools.It is clear that since the county's expansion of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill, that the increased
tonnage creates nuisances that can no longer be mitigated through previous permit conditions.”…… “Though I can appreciate
that Republic has taken steps to improve the situation, they have not proven adequate. I urge you to impose the most
restrictive corrective actions possible to eliminate these foul odors emanating from the landfill and spoiling the air quality
in this community.” Councilman Greig Smith
*Excerpts taken from the official transcription of Councilman Smith’s letter which was read into the record at the
December 17, 2009 SCAQMD Hearing in Granada Hills.