Council OKs new garbage contract Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm
While competitors were knocking on the city's door, the City Council gave long time garbage hauler Recology Mountain View another eight years on Tuesday, unanimously approving a new contract that contains costs while adding a modest amount of new services.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 20, 2012, 8:41 AM
Posted by JLS, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm
It stinks of back room politics that MV City Council would not allow other companies to give their proposals. Los Altos has a MUCH better program. My birthday gift from Los Altos friends was to be able to drop my compost off in their bins--a gift an environmentalist really appreciates. And not to give this and other companies a chance to bid smells very fishy indeed. Was someone paid off? If other companies were cost more, fine--they don't get the job. But to not allow them to bid? What is going on here?
Posted by Frustrated, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm
Same old MO from the city officials. Back door deals, and higher costs for residents. Kind of inline with our water rates skyrocketing because we rationed too much and didn't use enough. That is enough! November is coming up, time to vote out EVERY SINGLE incumbent! Time to stop corruption and fraud while playing with our dollars on our payroll!
Posted by Nicole, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Sep 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Seriously, no composting for 10 years, that is really really sad. Are we the only city left witout composting? And every other week for recycling, frankly I have more of that than garbage. Why not garbage every other week and recycling/composting every week?