From Sandy Bishop:
19 days after posting the survey we have received 750 responses. By all accounts this is a record number of responses in a very short period of time.
De Dump is a local icon and an important community utility – that much is for certain.
Tomorrow, Friday July 8th the citizens committee will issue our Phase I report. Our meeting is from 4-6 p.m. at the Library.
An important date for our Lopez community is: July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center for the Port of Lopez meeting. This will be a historic gathering and one that will likely be a firm and bold step towards local Lopez control of our recycle and garbage facility.
Please join us, hear the results of the survey, get an update from the citizens committee and Port commissioners.
Thank you everyone for caring and for helping to shape our community future – As Neil Hanson said, “There is a fundamental difference of philosophy from current county management and SWAP. County management views garbage as a necessary commodity and primary revenue source, and limits recycling to a narrow list of mixed unlike materials, which often destroys their value. This is abundant evidence that the Lopez community views this approach as a design failure in our disposal system. Lopezians favor, instead a zero waste – or darn near – approach. This means encouraging the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused and any trash sent to landfills is minimal. We suspect that waste is a resource in disguise. Time will tell. ”
See you all on the 12th at 7 pm at the community center.