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Pleasanton Council OKs county waste collection plan, nixes final housing settlement

Original post made on Oct 5, 2012

With only four City Council members at their meeting Tuesday and with Mayor Jennifer Hosterman traveling, a measure giving more authority to a waste management agency passed 4-0 but a housing element amendment failed to gain approval with a split 2-2 vote.

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Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

Pleasanton Garbage Service already has the highest residential garbage rates in the Bay Area! Why do these crooks get to steal more from us?

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:43 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

The rates are most likely higher because of added cost of the multiple pick ups that have to be coordinated for the various cans that are required. At least 3 different cans to collect, three different truck routes, 3 times the union garbage drivers. That's the cost we incur to help our local politicians feel good about themselves, since they are single handedly saving the earth.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

I've always been confused why Pleasanton didn't recycle plastic bags and foam trays. Glad it's coming.

Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:58 am

In fact, Pleasanton was one of the last cities in the Bay Area to adopt the multi-can approach. We simply pay far more than other cities, for the exact same service.

Other cities use this fine capitalist concept of competitive bidding. Garbage service is put out to bid periodically, and the company with the best prices and service offering wins. Here in Pleasanton, PGS has a protected monopoly, so there is no competitive bidding. The council simply rubber stamps their rate increases every few years.

I'd expect you fine capitalists and patriots would be all over a socialist mess like that.

Posted by Chemist, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

To b ...
Don't know whether you noticed, but we have so many socialist messes to clean up right now that we capitalists and patriots are overwhelmed. The PGS monopoly is way down the mess priority list - well below our healthcare, our post office, the Injustice Dept, the State Dept, ... oh, let's be honest, the entire bloated, socialist, and virtually useless federal and state governments.

Posted by Rupert, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 8, 2012 at 8:28 am

How does PGS get this sweetheart deal? Assumedly by bribing the City Council. Wouln't you like to know what the union-slug garbagemen get for salaries and pensions? If you want this unions vacuuming out your wallet stuff to stop, don't vote for Cook-Callio for Mayor. She is a union-loving union slug.

Posted by Citizen, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

Aaww, Come on !! Even Mitt's garbage collector can't get a hug ! Give 'em a break !! NOT !!

Posted by don, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:42 am

did you know that in livermore,san ramon and dublin that 3 times a year you get free garbage pick up up to 3 cu yards. free oil and oil filter pick up at a lower garbage bill.