Last month, the Council considered the City administration’s revenue bills for the upcoming fiscal year. I have received many irate comments from constituents regarding Bill 19 (text available at https://bit.ly/2Jvv8DH) which authorizes fees for City- provided refuse collection service for multi-family, ADU/related residences and nonprofit organizations, and appointment- based bulky item collection.
Under this bill, single-family homes, multi-unit residential buildings, and accessory dwelling units will be charged a base $5 monthly fee, with a $2.50 additional charge per additional refuse bin.
Bill 19 passed first reading during the March 28th full Council meeting, and will be considered for passage on second reading at the April 18th Budget Committee meeting. If you would like to provide testimony or feedback regarding this fee measure, please submit your testimony to Roelle Torres of my staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.