In the spring of 2012, Lopez residents faced the closure and privatization of our garbage, recycling, and Take-it-or-Leave-It facility. Randy Gaylord stepped up and literally came to Lopez’s rescue.
Listening to the community, Gaylord crafted a plan to carve out a Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District (LSWDD) from the county-wide district.
He then presented it to the County Council and wrote the enabling ordinance.
He drafted bylaws for the LSWDD and assisted in the drafting of property leases and in the valuation of equipment to be sold by the county.
Next, he wrote the ballot levy measure creating an annual property tax measure on Lopez in support of dump operations.
Finally, Gaylord offered advice and counsel to the new leadership of the LSWDD regarding its financial plan, and addressed remaining issues with the County Council to enable final approval of the Lopez District.
Thanks to Gaylord’s actions and legal advice, Lopez was able to keep and improve its Dump, which has proven to be a popular success. Without his timely help, it would likely not have happened.
For these actions, Randy Gaylord has earned our thanks, our praise, and our support. We urge all San Juan voters to join us in retaining Randy Gaylord as San Juan County’s able prosecuting attorney.
Signed by 4 of the originating board members of the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District.