John Bessa writes that there are consequences in allowing the John Smith Road Landfill expansion.
Deadline to submit comments is March 23.
The proposed project includes a 388.05-acre expansion of the existing 95.16-acre landfill located approximately two miles outside of Hollister.
Law requires the facility to keep 15 years of space available for in-county use.
Mitigating countywide road damage from transporting out-of-county waste to the John Smith Road Landfill is estimated to cost $30 million that's not in the budget.