Your Opinion: Consequences of Proposition A

Dear Editor:

It will be your right to vote for Proposition A in April, but if you do, you must be prepared to face the following consequences:

• Higher trash service rates: Without a contract, Allied Waste is free to charge on the open market. For a good index of those figures, look to our county residents who pay on average $10 more per month for trash service.

• Possible legal action against the city for breach of contract: By canceling our contract before the specified time, Allied Waste has the right to bring a suit against the city and recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income.

• No curbside recycling service: Allied Waste will not be contractually obligated to offer this service.

• A return to illegal dumping: Since the initiation of the current trash and recycling service, over 2,000,000 pounds of “missing garbage” has been collected. A return to voluntary trash disposal will again fill up our commercial dumpsters and our landscapes with illegal dumping.

Don’t throw a good thing away. Vote no on Proposition A on April 5.

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