Supervisor Simitian hosting annual meeting on Lehigh Quarry

Aerial view of the Lehigh Permanente Quarry

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is set to hold his fifth annual meeting on the Lehigh Hanson Permanente Quarry this week.

The public meeting, set for Thursday, February 13, will examine the role of different local, state, and federal agencies in regulating and overseeing the quarry’s operations. Staff from many of the agencies will be on site to answer questions and provide information about their work.

This meeting comes as Lehigh is seeking approval for plans that would include a new mine area, as well as updated water safety and revegetation efforts. Lehigh hosted two community meetings back in February and June 2019 in Cupertino and the City hosted its own public meeting in July 2019.

Thursday’s meeting, running from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave. is free to attend.

Mining at the quarry has been occurring since 1903, with the adjacent cement plant open since 1939. According to Lehigh, the quarry “produces roughly 50% of the cement used in the Bay Area and about 70% of the cement used in Santa Clara County.”

To see more about Thursday’s meeting in Cupertino, click here.

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