To date, no official public meetings have been held on the zone proposal outside of broader legislative hearings about the industry as a whole. Today will be the advisory board's third full meeting, with 40 members representing industry, environmental groups, unions, real estate interests and elected officials, among others. As indicated by the letter, the consulting team has been conducting additional meetings with committees within this board as well as outside stakeholders.
Many agree New York's commercial waste industry needs to change. Fewer can agree on why, how, or whether it's happening fast enough. Stakeholders will bring an array of opinions when the city's zone advisory board has its latest full meeting today. Among the 40 or so attendees, some see franchising as a beacon of light for industry reform, a looming shadow over their businesses, or too sensitive of a subject to discuss publicly.
UPDATE Jan. 19, 2018: The Town Board of Romulus, NY approved a six-month moratorium on new waste-to-energy projects at its Jan. 17 meeting, as reported by WSKG. This was the first time the town supervisor expressed public opposition to the Circular EnerG project. The town will develop new zoning ordinances for energy-related projects, including large-scale solar panels, during this period.
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