Nearly 2 million tons of garbage is decomposing in the middle of Balboa Park. Jose Ysea works for the city department that manages that now-closed landfill in the park, and joined us to tell us more at our “Meeting of the Minds” event last week.

Ysea was one of six speakers following a quick-moving format called pecha-kucha, whereby each speaker gets 20 slides, displayed for 20 seconds each. Watch Ysea’s presentation:

For more, read our story on the landfill and watch our episode of San Diego Explained.

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Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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