http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/30-million-tax-buried-in-Oakland-garbage-contract-5521269.php?cmpid=hp-hc-bayarea

Waste Management…, Tomorrow’s Primary

I realize that a Franchise Fee is Standard for doing business with Cities…
I know… the additional “Processing Fee”… Well I do feel Processed, A 27% Franchise Fee(approx. $30mil annual) is Excessive. 5 % should be a reasonable Standard franchise fee. Kudos to Councilman Gallo for bringing this up, Along with the fact that Measure Y is expiring…(**). The City has a $30Mil surplus… surprisingly. Let’s maybe save that for next year when we know that we will will not have for Budget. We cannot keep kicking the can down the line. The City needs to become business friendly. High fees based on wasted City Administrative costs… It’s hard enough for the people out here.

(**) Can’t wait for the new Flyers on measure Y(2014). Tomorrow proposes to be a boring time
at the polls. I voted Green with 2 write in’s, disappointing choices, A very interesting Primary… I want my ridiculous separated Party Based primaries back!

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