The Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss recommended increases to residential and commercial garbage collection rates for residents and businesses in unincorporated Washington County.
The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 12, 10 a.m., at the Public Services Building auditorium, 155 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro.
Anyone may attend the meeting and provide comments to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee regarding the proposed rate changes. The public may also submit written comments via email to email@example.com, or by mail to the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program, 155 North First Avenue, Suite 160, Hillsboro OR 97124. Comments will be shared with the committee.
Copies of the staff report and recommended rate increases are available:
• Online at www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/SWR/Committees/solid-waste-advisory-committee.cfm
• At Washington County Health and Human Services – Solid Waste and Recycling Program, 155 North First Avenue, Suite 160, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• By calling 503-846-8605 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The nine members of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee are appointed by and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on solid waste and recycling policy and program issues. Six members represent the public while three represent the solid waste industry. A representative of the county’s Health and Human Services Department serves as a non-voting committee member. The committee typically meets the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Public Services Building in Hillsboro. Meeting agendas are posted to the web page listed above. The public is welcome to attend meetings.
This Friday June 6, Rep. Mitch Greenlick (Chair of the House Committee on Health Care) and Sen. Mike Dembrow (Chair of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee) are sponsoring a workshop on the link between toxic air pollution in the Portland metro area and risks to public health.
Portland Metro Area Air Quality Workshop: 9am to 3pm Friday, June 6, Portland Community College/Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland OR - Moriarty Auditorium
According to Senator Dembrow, "It's my hope that this workshop will begin a conversation about potential legislation for the 2015 session around air quality. We'll have several Portland-area legislators in attendance."
The workshop is open to the public. Check out the agenda (linked here) featuring speakers from agencies, citizen advocate groups, the Legislature and Governor’s office, and Metro. Locally, Miki Barnes and Jim Lubischer from Oregon Aviation Watch will give a presentation on Hillsboro Airport and lead emissions, and staff of Port of Portland and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will be on hand to respond. The Hillsboro Airport segment begins at 11:30 am. There will be a public comment session from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. Lunch is “on your own.”
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