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RAGLM Board > General Discussion > Riverside County considers selling landfills
6/9/2012 1:32:18 PM
re: agentsReply: Roy
Hugh, it sounds like I offended you and if so, it was not my intention.  I think it is fine to make good money.  My point was simply that it takes a combination of in-depth knowledge and history of the area, plus the willingness to share that knowledge even when it could undermine a sale.  I trust we could agree that such a combination of qualities is uncommon, at best.    Plus as I already stated, those with such knowledge and integrity deserve our business.  You may know of a number of outstanding people who fit this description, but the average person outside of your business does not know who to rely upon.
6/9/2012 10:24:43 AM
Landfill solutionReply: BillB
I have a friend who tried selling the county on microbes that digest nearly everything in a landfill, and turn it into what is essentially dirt. He showed me what it did to a pile of garbage, and I was amazed! Now, I don't profess to know all the details of this stuff, but the county wouldn't even talk to him about it.
6/8/2012 12:55:22 PM
Landfills infoReply: Anne
My sister-in-law has been researching landfills since 1984 & can give you information on where not to live. Here is the facebook page & the site link.https://www.facebook.com/pages/People-Investigating-Toxic-Sites/127697480663113  www.toxicsites.org
6/8/2012 10:13:50 AM
Landfill / RE AgentsReply: Hugh
I can’t speak for Government workers giving you a “straight” answer, but I certainly can regarding Roy’s comments about real estate agents. My wife and I are agents with Land of the Hawk – we work our butts off for the “commission.” We do it to help people find the right property in the Lake Mathews, Gavilin Hills & Springs area. Many of our clients have become friends. Trust me Roy, we are not the exception. There’s a bunch of caring RE agents in this area. I think it's ok to make an honest living, even if it's a really good one.
6/8/2012 10:09:17 AM
Landfills ResponseReply: Hugh
As far as the landfills are concerned no one seems to be offering a solution or alternative – including me – I don’t know the answer.  However, this I do know – complaining about an issue with no suggestion of possible cures provides nothing. Plus, referring to an article that is a year-and-a-half old to make a point is, well, it’s pointless. If I had to make a choice between trusting government or a private sector company I would always go with the private company. And, please allow me this: Money is what makes the world go around and I believe it’s ok to make as much as you can. Bob Buster thinks government is the solution to almost everything. Read the link on Cindy’s post and you’ll see what I mean.
6/8/2012 6:49:04 AM
Landfills replyReply: Roy
I know what happens to landfills.  I grew up in the Covina area.  BKK toxic waste dump was only a few miles away.  On some evenings, you could even smell it when the wind blew over the acrid waste pits.  Then they covered it over with dirt.  Some chair engineers in the city/county decided it was magically safe.  They built homes and condos next door to it.  They built little league fields on top of it.  Always ask old timers and do your research before you buy your family home.  They know what was there, but you won't get a straight answer very often from a young clerk in a government office or a real estate agent looking for a commission.  Of course there are exceptions, a few have knowledge and willingly share it, and they deserve your thanks and business.
5/28/2012 11:17:15 AM
Riverside County considers selling landfills Post: Cindy Ferry
Wait, isn't this where all the "habitat" is being created and set up at? If so, what might happen to the habitat and what will be done with that land if sold? What health issues will be there if they want to develop, build on this land? Why would someone want to buy a landfill? What can they do with it? Maybe just use it as that, a landfill, for some city or county that no longer has room for anymore of their waste. Should we become their waste dump? Well, we pretty much already are, as we take trash from outside our area for money. Money, money, money! The only thing that is going to fix what is wrong in Riverside County is to cut civil servant jobs and redo the county union contracts. That is where all of our money goes first and then our "needs" and "services" come in second. That needs to be fixed. Make a wise choice when voting in June folks, it will be THAT important to how you get live in Riverside County.
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