Mayor Kevin Faulconer urges City Council to take federal action on sewage

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first_img January 28, 2019 Dan Plante Dan Plante, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In the latest move to protect San Diego’s environment from ongoing sewage spills at the border, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmember Vivian Moreno urge the City Council to vote in favor of joining the State Attorney General’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over contaminated runoff from the Tijuana River Valley.At the request of Councilmember Moreno, the topic will be discussed during Tuesday’s City Council closed session meeting.For years, sewage, sediment and trash from the Tijuana River Valley have affected local beaches and coastal waters prompting frustration and public health concerns. The most recent sewage spill began in December and continues to release millions of gallons of sewage that flows into the Pacific Ocean.Regional leaders from the U.S. and Mexico have called on federal agencies on both sides of the border to address the situation. The City of San Diego’s diplomatic efforts have helped compel the U.S. federal government to begin preparing response plans. Now Mayor Faulconer and Councilmember Moreno want the City to join an existing lawsuit from the state to ensure federal agencies follow through.City Attorney Mara W. Elliott has previously served notice of the City’s intention to sue. Mayor Kevin Faulconer urges City Council to take federal action on sewage issues Posted: January 28, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img

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