Re: Privatized single-family garbage on hold, April 29.
In reading the article in Peace Arch News regarding privatized single-family homes’ garbage collection, I am astounded at the attitude of city administration towards multifamily homeowners.
The city made a decision behind closed doors in December 2014 to cancel garbage pickup for multifamily homes. Multifamily homeowners were not informed of this decision in writing until the following March.
The city cancelled the service and abandoned its citizens to their own devices. The city saved $318,646 by stopping the waste-removal service for multifamily homes.
Now, the city is considering reducing the solid-waste user fee for single-family homes by $58 each for a total of $145,000. The city intends to take the money saved by no longer servicing multifamily homes and use it to subsidize the cost of garbage pickup for single-family homes.
How is this following the City of White Rock’s stated ‘corporate values’ regarding integrity – “honestly striving for equity and fairness in all that we do.”
Ian Routledge, White Rock