Friday, February 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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This move lacks common sense

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From page A16 | October 06, 2013 |

This decision on garbage can rates is very short-sighted and will have unintended consequences as residents and landlords switch from often half-empty larger cans to sometimes overflowing smaller cans. Three unintended consequences are:

* Lower revenue than expected as people switch to smaller cans;

* Increased costs of cleaning-up spilled and orphaned garbage: and

* Increased conflict between renters and adjacent homeowners over spilled and orphaned garbage from large rental households with undersized cans.

The volume of garbage per capita is unlikely to be changed by the advent of more, smaller cans, because currently most of the larger cans are half-empty most weeks. The exceptions are weeks with major holidays and moving time. This is when the short-sightedness of this decision will become obvious.

Like the electorate in Davis, the City Council is highly educated, well-intentioned, but sometimes lacks common sense.

Clay Brandow

Davis

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