The City Council announced Tuesday a settlement of a longstanding legal dispute with an auto wreckage firm over waste disposal.
The city and Adams International Inc., resolved a 2-year-old battle over the removal of about 50,000 tons of auto shredder waste, soil cleanup and the continued operation of an auto shredder at 3200 E. Frontera St. For environmental reasons, the city revoked Adams' operating permit in 1992.
Under the terms of the agreement, Adams must remove at least 650 to 1,000 tons of shredder waste each month and must completely dispose of the entire waste pile by May 31, 1998. Also, all contaminated soil must be hauled away by Aug. 31, 1998.
In other action, the City Council enacted an emergency moratorium affecting new street vendors.
The council voted 4 to 0 to prohibit new licenses to vendors for the next 90 days.
During the interim, the city may revise its codes governing street vendors in residential areas. The city has received complaints from neighbors who say trash and loitering result from the presence of vendors.