By: Diane Benjamin
I remember great angst from the Council during discussion on privatizing garbage in Bloomington. Even citizens wanted government service because private wouldn’t be as good. Seriously? Private MUST succeed because it’s their money at risk. Government has no incentive to provide the best service at the best price because they DON’T have to. Look for more increases next year.
Here’s proof private is better:
I have private service. They never miss the appointed day, unless it’s a holiday. They never make a mess dumping my garbage can. When both of my kids left home and the volume went to tiny, they reduced my bill.
This email was recently sent to customers to explain the holiday schedule:
The City sent this email yesterday:
My service will run double routes the day after a holiday. Bloomington will pay their drivers how much to work on Thanksgiving? Double time? More? Of course, at your expense.
My service wants their employees to spend time with their families.
Obviously Bloomington doesn’t.