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Tag: East Bay
By JGillman, Section News
One of the local issues that has continued to make headlines is the single hauler question. The question being, whether it is appropriate for the local governments to mandate a single hauler for an entire area of private citizens or allow them to continue choosing their own.
Let that sink in.
Allowing private citizens to make a decision on what garbage service they might purchase.
The chilling advocacy of removing the ability of one to contract for themselves, often becomes the result of a perceived problem. A perceived problem that has likely been amplified by complaints of noise, traffic, and "those ugly ol garbage trucks driving by more than once a week." Grown out of proportion by elected officials concerned about the financial means of maintaining roadways as their budgets disintegrate around them. Grown, amplified, and thrust forward eagerly by the "gods of the copybook headings."
A city, and two townships have fallen to this ruse of benefit to the citizenry. The false promise of saved roads, and less garbage truck traffic blight buying the conservative souls of those who think they are being fiscally responsible negotiating the "best deals" for their constituents. The false promise and Faustian bargain that takes away the true rights to negotiate for one's own self, and instead, insert a board-knows-best dependency upon the public.
For a little coin.
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