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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation ensuring San Francisco can continue to haul trash to Solano County, despite opposition from local voters, Brown's office announced today.

Assembly Bill 845, by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, prohibits local voters from restricting the importation of waste into a privately owned landfill.

The measure follows a 1984 voter-approved initiative in Solano County to limit the amount of waste imported into the county.

Environmentalists and cities argued against Ma's legislation, saying it usurps local authority.

Waste haulers and other supporters of the bill said waste disposal is a matter of statewide concern.


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