A Publication of The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham

Published October 2004

LWVGB Monitors Sewer Expansion Policy

“The public has the right to know about pollution levels, dangers to health and the environment and, in this case, proposed resource management policies and options,” said Cary Page, LWVGB board member, speaking at a public hearing before the Jefferson County Commission on September 15.

Many of the citizens attending the hearing said the County’s draft sewer expansion policy doesn’t go far enough to demand public scrutiny and protect the environment, customers and inner cities. Most developers and builders were pleased with the draft and urged the Commission to move quickly. Commissioners said they would take the comments into consideration in the next draft, but were divided on whether to hold another hearing before ratification.

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