City Council Hears Nearly 3 Hours of Testimony from Residents Voicing Their Concerns Over Toxic Emissions from Asphalt Plant
The September 14th Irvine City Council meeting included nearly three hours of public comments from frustrated residents in north Irvine who believe that emissions from the asphalt plant located about a mile from their homes has led to a public health crisis.
All year, homeowners have pleaded with the Mayor to have the City step in and help. Those requests have largely been denied. Advocating on behalf of the residents, Councilmember Agran has repeatedly requested that the Mayor schedule a special City Council meeting and public hearing on the matter. Agran’s requests have also been denied by the Mayor and her Council majority.
The issue finally made it onto the Council agenda as a City staff “presentation.” However, residents took advantage of the Public Comments portion of the meeting to voice their concerns over the plant’s proximity to homes and schools.