Vallejo Cement Plant Opponents Protest with Billboards

Opponents of a proposed cement facility in Vallejo, Calif., are sending a clear message to four city council members with two new billboards that read, “No Cement Plant … We will vote you out!” According to local media, the billboards will run for a month and are located near the ferry terminal on Tennessee Street and on Couch Street.

Vallejo resident Kat Cook and neighbors raised more than $5,000 through Gofundme to pay for the billboards. They target four council members – Pippin Dew-Costa, Hermie Sunga, Jess Malgapo and Rozzana Verder-Aliga – who have voted in support of the Orcem project. Dew-Costa and Malgapo are up for re-election in November.

“We needed to have our voices heard. We needed to wake up our neighbors. And we need to involve the community,” Cook said.

The city council is scheduled to receive the final environmental impact report for the project this month and could vote whether or not to approve the cement plant.

The project only needs four yes votes.

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