Posted by: nevadansagainstgarbage | July 21, 2011

MORE ON THE SF BUDGET AND FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE VOTE TO FORWARD THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT’S PROPOSAL TO AWARD THE CITY’S LANDFILL DISPOSAL AND FACILITATION AGREEMENTS TO RECOLOGY TO THE FULL BOARD—UPDATED BELOW

Recology president Mike Sangiacomo disses the Guardian as landfill agreements head to full Board

“Big corporations like Recology throw big money around and intimidate the electeds,” Favorite quote from the article below about the meeting at the San Francisco board yesterday. And yes they do: intimidate the electeds. Witness Recology suing our Humbold County Commissioners as individuals.

Decide for yourselves how the Recology Business Model applies to both San Francisco and Winnemucca. Read the following quotes: “What did you do to him?” Gordon asked, as she followed Sangiacomo into a corner of City Hall. Er, nothing. Except what any self-respecting reporter would do. Like ask questions, read documents, and challenge the spin.

But that something clearly has ruffled the feathers of Recology’s top brass. “It’s like Godzilla, it’s like Monster Island, they can’t help themselves,” Beyond Chron’s Eric Smith commented to me during the hearing. “I’m disgusted by how money, labor and all these different entities can influence what happens. They don’t care about the little people. They care about the bottom line.”

All interesting details as we approach the Board’s July 26 vote—with a lawsuit hanging over the City’s head. So stay tuned…Click here to read the full SFBG article.

San Francisco supervisors OK sending trash to Yuba County.  Read more. Here’s another article from the San Francisco Chronicle on the same subject.

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