SB 833 (Vargas, 2011-12) - Gregory Canyon Landfill

SB 833 would have limited the building of landfills that are within a specific distance of a San Diego waterway or Native American sacred site. Specifically, this legislation would have applied to the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill.

Position and Status.
CAW Supports.

Governor Brown vetoed SB 833.  Read the veto message.


This bill would protect the San Luis Rey River, the drinking water aquifers it feeds, and sacred Native American sites in northern San Diego County by making it illegal to build or operate a landfill within 1,000 feet of those sensitive resources. The bill would apply only to new landfills and not existing, permitted landfills or any expansion of an existing, permitted landfill.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Nick Lapis (916) 443-5422

Senator Juan Vargas
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Californians Against Waste
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Barona Band of Mission Indians
California Coastal Protection Network
California Native American Heritage Commission
California Tribal Business Alliance
City of Oceanside
Endangered Habitats League
Environmental Health Coalition
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake
Inaja Cosmit Band of Mission Indians
Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
Los Coyotes Band of Indians
Manzanita Band of Kumeyaay Nation
Native American Heritage Commission
Natural Resources Defense Council
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Pala-Pauma Sponsor Group
Pam Slater-Price, 3rd District San Diego County Board of 
Planning and Conservation League
Ramona Band of Cahuilla
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Sierra Club California
Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
Surfrider Foundation
United Auburn Indian Community
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation