County Focuses On Solid Waste

By: GPK Media

By Chuck Wentworth | SENTINEL

With a standing-room only crowd in attendance, Sierra County Commissioners began their June 7 regular meeting by hearing a series of public comments, a majority of which were focused on proposed plans and concerns about future solid waste management and associated fees.

In succession, 15 individual speakers expressed their views, which primarily raised questions and confirmed a strong opposition to the flat-rate solid waste fee structure previously proposed by county authorities. Commissioners heard concerns about how such fees might be implemented, and several speakers emphasized the potential detrimental effects such measures would have upon area businesses, RV parks and properties with multiple dwellings.

Commission members also heard recommendations to more vigorously pursue recycling opportunities….