By: Diane Benjamin
The Council balked at David Hales’ plan to charge for “buckets” last night. The plan was just too complicated. Think he was happy? Hit play below.
Easy and straight forward was never part of the plan.
What happens if you buy a house that already had their 2 free pickups? Hales’ plan charges by address, not by name. So, you throw some stuff on the curb the last owner left for you – and get billed.
Soon more admin staff will be needed to handle calls, complaints, and billings.
Curb shoppers could give the City some relief. The City should promote reality, not Utopian plans for more money.
Maybe they could just quit expecting pickup to pay for itself? (too easy)
Maybe they could privatize service. Save employee costs, decrease pension expense, end this conversation forever.
Hint: Private companies are going to do a better job, their income depends on it.