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9/26/2013 12:39:00 PM
Letter: Putting trash man out of business?


The City Council has again put the issue of a single refuse collector on the table. This is not the way to go. It would decrease competition thus increasing rates, put companies out of business, employee layoffs etc. It would further open the City up for lawsuits. It could even lead to under the table bid rigging.

The City should start thinking out of the box if it feels it needs to save money. Let's try solar street lights; solar power for all city buildings. I could go on but I think I have made a point.

Walter McIntosh


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Article comment by: @ Having watched the meetings -

I guess it's all in the way you look at it. To me, it seemed more like Randall Garrison up to his old tricks in a new venue.

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Article comment by: Slater slater

Gov going through our trash? I thought that was the F.B.I.s job.The gov runs the Post Office and look at that joke.
Keeping a monopoly out of hauling and keeping competition is the American way.

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Article comment by: ted schofield

you get govt involved in mattersa like this and it will get screwed up. Why havent the govt spokes people thought of solar lights or any other green measures to save money. Ancient thinking, no imagination, too old or too lazy to make decisions that matter...and the voters keep putting the same old teabags in the water. Voter education is a must...

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Article comment by: Competition is better for the consumer

Should be no question that competition results in better prices, better quality, and is better for the consumer.

Let's hope the city does not try to mandate your trash service.

They'd probably want to charge Verde Santa Fe and Verde Village more anyway.

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Article comment by: Having watched the meetings -

It looked like this was more of a primer to bring new council members up to speed on an old issue.

Rather than lambasting the city for just discussing the topic, perhaps attending the meeting would be a wise course.

While not as much fun as assumptions and speculation it might be more informative.

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Article comment by: Bill Peterson

I selected my trash service with the local guy who has better service and is more responsive, and lives here. Why let another large corporation come in with enough resources to under bid in the short run, then jack up their prices when they are the only option in town. Come on city council members, get it right for once and stop the double speak. Support our community!

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Article comment by: CINDY NORMAN

I couldn't agree more! I don't our City government officials dictating who I have to have picking up my trash/recycling. Eliminating a freely competitive market is not the way to go, and it will do nothing to save our roadways, as they have stated for their reasoning. They should not even be wasting time discussing this subject - they've got much bigger things to worry about!

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