The Office of Supervisor Diane Burgis, Contra Costa County, District 3 has organized a public forum on illegal dumping with key stakeholders with the goal of raising public awareness and developing new solutions to combat the issues.
The forum will occur on April 5 at the Antioch Community Center (4703 Lone Tree Way) in the City of Antioch from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
The speaker list includes:
- Joe Yee, Deputy Director of Public Works
- Mike Carlson, Deputy Director of Flood Control
- Marilyn Underwood, Director of Environmental Health
- Dept. of Conservation & Development, David Brockbank, Senior Planner
- Republic Services, Susan Hurl, Division Municipal Services Manager
- Wildlife Impacts: Fish & Wildlife
- Joe Losado, Code Enforcement Manager
- Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Captain Brian Vanderlind
- Stacey Grassini, Deputy District Attorney, Environmental Protection Unit
Back in November, Sean Tongson reported that illegal dumping costs the county more than $1 million per year while the county. Meanwhile, the county is allotted $14 million annually to maintain the 363 miles of roads and grounds in Contra Costa County.
According to the Press Release, at the forum, Supervisor Burgis aims to address the quality of life issues illegal dumping presents to the Contra Costa Community, its residents and the detrimental effects on the environment by bringing together thought leaders in various aspects from public health to enforcement.