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San Gabriel, CA

Cornerstone of Azusa's downtown, Target has 'soft opening'

They hired my neighbor and we live right around the corner.  (Dec 19, 2010 | post #63)

San Gabriel, CA

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

I am Jeri Vogel. Set it up in a location accessible to ALL Azusans such as the Canyon Christian Church here in town where everyone can come and hear, regardless of income level or transportation.  (Dec 15, 2010 | post #319)

San Gabriel, CA

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

The current CUP calls for the contract to end in 2038 and that it could be renegotiated if "both parties agree". Measure A calls for the contract to end in 2038 and that it can be renegotiated if "both parties agree". These are identical clauses, there is NO new "PHASE OUT" of mining, what so ever. To say there will be NO health or environmental risks to any residents is, at best, laughable. It is scientifically and physically impossible to tear apart a mountainside and NOT cause risk to the environment surrounding it. It is already well established by the medical community that silica, which is a byproduct of mining aggregate, is a known carcinogen. So I suppose voting yes on Measure A causes the laws of known science to disappear? So, lets find a public place to debate this where people actually can see and hear the facts.  (Dec 10, 2010 | post #279)

San Gabriel, CA

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

Lie: Mining will continue regardlessIf they don't try and FAIL and go to a less "superior plan" due to "geological, environmental or scientific reasons" as they are allowed to do in Measure ALie: the $15,000.00 is only a fraction of the cost of buying and maintaining an air quality monitor. According to Measure A, that particular monitor will be set where Vulcan and the City wants it to be, not where it will do the most good. Also, the particulate monitor that will be purchased will not monitor silica, the particulate of concern. The AQMD wanted TWO monitors, one monitor being one that monitors silica, but that was rejected by the city. The AQMD is currently working on ensuring additional monitors are set up independent of VulcanLie: Mining will continue regardlessLie: Mining will continue regardless. I would like to point out this is the THIRD time I have had to clarify that Measure A will NOT stop the mining to this member of Vulcan's Canyon City Alliance. We keep getting credit for this fallacy, now we see where it is and has been being propagatedLie:We have a say, that's why Azusans Against Mining Expansion worked so hard to get Measure A on the ballot. City Staff has stated repeatedly Measure A doesn't effect the reclamation plan. Unless you doubt City Staff's opinion on their reading of this, as we at AAME doAgain, if they try and FAIL, they are allowed to go to a less "superior plan" due to "geological, environmental or scientific reasons" according to Measure ALie: The 1988 CUP requires Vulcan to allow access to Fish Canyon Falls. That was one of the issues the City used to try to CLOSE Azusa Rock down in 1988 and one of the conditions the City of Azusa negotiated to allow them to remain openTrue, we don't want money from Vulcan that may have to be paid back with interest. The additional 8-12 million dollars over the 28 year period will NOT be enough pay for a new library, etc, etcLie: it's a BIENNIAL review, not an annual review. The annual review was in the 1988 CUP, which was changed to a biennial review in the last ten years. The biennial review is in the CUPA one time payment of $75,000 which is $164,000 less than they spent trying to stop Measure A from going on the ballotLie: the old CUP does NOT allow for Vulcan to mine the entire site. Vulcan tried to do that a few years ago and it was rejectedThat is an opinion, not a fact. And, considering your knowledge of facts, it's a questionable opinion, at best.  (Dec 10, 2010 | post #278)

San Gabriel, CA

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

I have always been the President of AAME, just ask the City Clerk. Since you are so inaccurate on that first comment, I wont even approach the fantasy land of the rest of your comment. I encourage you to keep believing it, though.  (Dec 8, 2010 | post #267)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

Oh and if anyone wants to see what a collapsed mine and landslide looks like, go to Corona and look at the gravel mine there. Get off the I15 @ Magnolia Ave and look to the left. It all was Mayan Steps (I guess they were reclaiming the area) until the end of last week. Friday there was no structure whatsoever, just a slide of rocks.  (Dec 6, 2010 | post #258)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

What if it's geologically impossible for them to do so, they pay their fine and continue as usual after submitting a much less grand reclamation plan, as they are allowed to do in Measure A? In 2038, will the mining Company then come up with a new "magical " reclamation technique and say they only way they can afford to use it is by extending their mining date past 2038? And will the City then say, "We need this new technique to restore our mountains, we have to let them extend it, but THIS time we will FIGHT the mining Company and DEMAND a better reclamation and an ABSOLUTE end date to the mining!"  (Dec 6, 2010 | post #257)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

So, best possible scenario is that the wording is contradictory, it can be interpreted many ways, thus the courts can interpret it many ways. The clause ALLOWING extension of the mining should have been DELETED from the Agreement PRIOR to it being approved. The Development Agreement is BADLY WRITTEN and should NEVER have been approved. BUT, that can be easily remedied by the Citizens of Azusa not approving it at the ballot box by voting NO on MEASURE A.  (Dec 5, 2010 | post #254)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

But, not quoted in it's entirety. Just enough to suit your cause, just enough to mislead, just enough to twist the meaning to propagate misinformation, as usual.  (Dec 5, 2010 | post #252)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

You have failed to quote the entire paragraph. Development Agreement Section 2.15 Termination of Mining in 2038. NOT WITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTRARY SET FORTH HEREIN, in consideration of the City entering into this agreement and the rights granted hereunder, Vulcan represents and warrants that Vulcan shall cease all mining operations and activities in the City of Azusa on or before December 31, 2038, however that this requirement shall not apply to operations regarding the Reliance facility. Something is contrary set forth herein. This clause: Development Agreement (MEASURE A) Section 6.1: Term and Termination: "This Agreement shall commence upon the effective date, and continue in full force and effect until December 31, 2038 UNLESS EXTENDED or terminated earlier as provided herein. Upon expiration of terms of this Agreement, this agreement MAY BE EXTENDED under such terms and conditions as the parties hereto may mutually agree." How's that for "hiding facts"?  (Dec 5, 2010 | post #251)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

Measure A allows the mining agreement to be EXTENDED. It does NOT phase it out "for good" what so ever. And I'm accused of twisting facts....  (Dec 3, 2010 | post #245)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

Yes, do get informed! Development Agreement (MEASURE A) Section 6.1: Term and Termination: "This Agreement shall commence upon the effective date, and continue in full force and effect until December 31, 2038 UNLESS EXTENDED or terminated earlier as provided herein. Upon expiration of terms of this Agreement, this agreement MAY BE EXTENDED under such terms and conditions as the parties hereto may mutually agree."  (Dec 3, 2010 | post #244)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

I don't recall saying the City Attorney was wrong on Vulcan not paying for the election. She was correct in that call. What WAS said, was, if the Development Agreement is the only thing that could be challenged by referendum, WHY even put any mention of PAYING for the referendum in the Development Agreement at all. That's like me putting in an employees hiring contract, if they promise to come to work everyday, I will promise never to fly to the mars.  (Dec 2, 2010 | post #210)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Arcadia's coyote trapping program stirs debate

Aren't Prius's electric motor cars? =/  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #49)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Former Azusa mayor accuses Duarte officials of misusing p...

As opposed to setting up polling places, paying people to man the polling places, the persons to count the ballots, in addition to the printing of the information, the extra paper and extra time on behalf of City Staff etc.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #203)