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Trash Collection Expected To Drop During San Bernardino Fiscal Crisis (bankrupt city)
CBS ^ | 7-17-12 | CBS

Posted on 07/17/2012 4:23:12 PM PDT by dynachrome

The consequences of the city’s fiscal crisis took a trashy turn during a hearing Monday night when San Bernardino officials noted garbage pick-up was among the obligations they might not be able to afford after turning their government into a cash-only operation.

The City Council voted Monday to delay the vote until Wednesday to avoid mediation and head straight to federal bankruptcy. The council previously had voted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, but Monday night members expressed a desire for more time to look over financial information and talk to constituents.

CBS2 reporter Jeff Nguyen reports the City of San Bernardino can no longer pay for anything on credit, such as gasoline for its fleet of garbage pick-up trucks. As a result, taxpayers may be left holding the bag for taking away their trash promptly as early as Wednesday

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; garbage; ratgovernment; sanbernadino
I wipe away a tear or two. NOT!
1 posted on 07/17/2012 4:23:23 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

The comments at the site are pretty brutal. Not kind to the rat gov’t and their thugs.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Hang in there folks.
I’m thinking if Baraq gets a second term he’ll come up with some federally guaranteed bonds for Cal, Il, and NY.
I know the fedgov is broke too, but it will buy them a few more years of good times...


3 posted on 07/17/2012 4:28:03 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: dynachrome

That place will stink for years. I would deliver the trash to city hall at night.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 4:29:34 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: dynachrome

Used to live in a union-infested city and more a couple of times, the garbage union went on strike and they were the only game in the city. However, every time these clowns went on strike every 3 years, people would drive up to their gates and throw their trash there. It gets bad on the 2nd week when they replace security guys with cops.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 4:30:17 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: dynachrome

There are plenty of private companies who will pick up your trash for a reasonable fee.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 4:37:03 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

Many cities force you to use the one chosen by the city board of supervisors. You get no choice.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 4:43:39 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
The comments at the site are pretty brutal. Not kind to the rat gov’t and their thugs.

As they should be.
The elected criminals probably didn't think to make a priority list. The following are the top three; nothing else matters as much because we can do it ourselves :

Sewer treatment
Working Water Supply.
Garbage pickup.

The next set is almost as important : Street lights.
Traffic lights.
Police presence; vetted volunteers, if necessary.
Citizen stand your ground ordinance.

Well, you get the idea.
The cut expenses list will ALWAYS be manipulated; don't fall into the trap of allowing the vested interests make the "to go" priority list. Demand that they resign and be replaced first.

8 posted on 07/17/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: dynachrome

At my property in TN one can sign up for trash pickup by paying a small fee. Last I heard it was under $100/year. Or, the property owner can cart off their trash at a convenience station. Convenience stations are open six days per week. I use the convenience stations. Toss a bag or two of trash in the vehicle and dump it in the dumpsters at the convenience station. BTW, property taxes are low.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: publius911

It looks like trash collection is a city monopoly. I like the suggestion to toss your trash (minus identifying items, like junk mail addressed to you) onto the city hall lawn.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 4:52:59 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Bronzy

Back when I was young most houses had concrete incinerators in the backyard for trash.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 4:55:39 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Same here. Back in the 1950s and early 1960s, every weekend in San Francisco you would see plumes of smoke across the city as people incinerated waste in 55-gallon steel drums in their backyards. It cut down on a lot of waste, but fouled the air so it was banned in the mid-60s.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: publius911
>>The comments at the site are pretty brutal<<

As they should be. That is why we pay taxes. Only under Obama we have learned that we pay for salaries and health care of public workers. To hell with the roads and health of the tax paying (slaves) civilians.

13 posted on 07/17/2012 5:13:03 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINOS)
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To: umgud

I’m old enough to remember home incinerator units. Several of our neighbors had natural gas powered ones.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
Several of our neighbors had natural gas powered ones

Ah yes, the high rent district.

15 posted on 07/17/2012 5:27:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Lurker

My parents house in Cleveland had a gas incinerator.

Before I could sell the house, the bureaucrats made me hire a “certified contractor” to remove it.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 5:31:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: forgotten man

Trash pickup is pre paid here, on our property tax! It is plainly listed. Maybe it is the same there.


17 posted on 07/17/2012 5:39:25 PM PDT by sheana
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To: forgotten man

There are plenty of private companies who will pick up your trash for a reasonable fee.”

When we moved into a city several years ago we were given a list of trash pick-up companies as part of our house closing documents. You had to have pick up at least once a week but you could have it more often if you wanted to spend more. Never understood why all cities don’t do this.

They also handled snow removal the same way. Streets were cleared by the city but, for an additional cost out of your pocket, they would also clear the driveway and sidewalks.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: umgud

Back when I was young most houses had concrete incinerators in the backyard for trash.”

Ah hah! So now we know who was really responsible for our global warming. I’ll let Al Gore know right away.


19 posted on 07/17/2012 5:57:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dynachrome
Was there room for citizen input in this "hearing"?

I want to know how come no one stood up and asked this "City Official" what priorities were used to determine who gets paid with these limited funds? I assume the "Official" is still receiving a paycheck? WHY?

Why does the public have to take it in the shorts when money gets tight? When the local city gov't doesn't get what they want, they always make cuts where it hurts the common folk most (garbage collection, potholes, lines at the DMV, etc.) The purpose, of course, is to intimidate the public and force them to acceed to the city's demands.

If I were a resident of that city, I would demand that NO city administrator be paid until the city's obligations were met.

Public servants, right?

20 posted on 07/17/2012 6:10:48 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: dynachrome
Maybe some of those illegal Mexicans hanging around in their sanctuary
could pitch in to help.
21 posted on 07/17/2012 6:32:46 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: dynachrome
Maybe some of those illegal Mexicans hanging around in their American tax paid sanctuary
could pitch in to help.
22 posted on 07/17/2012 6:33:30 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: mountainlion

It’s not that big of a deal to contract with private companies to pick up your trash or to take your trash to the dump if you don’t want to spend the money. Lots of towns do it. It’s the property owner’s responsibility and the cost is passed on in rents when appropriate. With competition, it’s actually cheaper for a town as a whole.

But I wonder if they got rid of the diversity race and sex harassment divisions in the city and schools first.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 10:05:34 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: dynachrome

LOL!
Well, what’s more important, trash pickup or Rolls Royce retirement packages for government “workers”?


24 posted on 07/17/2012 10:21:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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