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November 25, 2011

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If the reason we gave Recology the no-bid contract was because it said it would pay off Coastside Scavenger's unpaid taxes to the city, as long as Recology was allowed to raise rates to cover those unpaid taxes -- what the hell did the city gain by not putting this out to bid?

Dan, City Council signed a contract with Recology allowing the past increases and the prospective increase to come. The council has to date shown no awareness about the financial struggles that many Pacificans are going through.
The council has a choice whether or not to allow this new rate increase. Staff recommends that it go through, judging by the staff report. Staff also has shown no awareness about the plight of many Pacificans.
So call your councilmembers and ask them what they will do about this. You may learn something very uncomfortable.

I must have missed something. Did our mayor and council members ask Recology to raise its rates? It seems unlikely.

We, the citizens of Pacifica, decide the nature and focus of government we want by exercising our right to vote.
As a Pacifica resident, homeowner, and taxpayer, I do not support the current 5 percent rate increase or, for that matter, either of the previous increases.
Personally, I will not vote for the individuals currently serving our city as mayor and City Council members.

Perhaps it's time they change their name to Recolonoscopy—for obvious reasons.

In this economy, it is almost a crime for anyone to be asking for any type of increase, whether it be salary, rate, fee, tax, etc. Hey, wasn't Tony Soprano in the waste management biz? Got it. Bada bing...

Chris Porter, head of Recology in Pacifica, and the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, how do you sleep at night?

They've had this contract for only a year or so. Why are we getting rate increases already? I'm sure our hometown newspaper will print a story about this.

"The question of why rates are so much lower there for similar service has never been answered."

I'm sure our hometown newspaper will get to the bottom of this.

A lot of our city employees live in those other communities, Lionel. Does it ever end? Time to ask for a review, a real audit of the company's finances instead of relying on financial information the company supplies to the city for justification.

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