With Broward County officials set to make a decision on the closure of the North Broward waste-to-energy facility at a meeting on March 3, Coconut Creek is gearing up to ensure that the proposal is not approved.
The city has asked residents to attend the meeting or contact county officials to oppose Waste Management's proposal. The city fears that the approval of the proposal would result in more trash being dumped on Monarch Hill, thus affecting the quality of life of people living in the region.
"We are going to fight it until the end; we have hired two experts to help us on the issue," Mayor Becky Tooley said. "We want the county to study the issue before making a decision. This affects the lives of so many people."