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Editorial: CPI-based trash collection contract has pros, cons for city


July 3, 2017

Sweet Home Sanitation is asking for a rate increase, as we report on page 1.

That’s fine. We’ve no beef with that. The increase seems to be in line with previous requests – fairly minor. It makes sense. Costs are going up as the economy expands and the council is right in taking the first step toward giving a 2.1 percent increase to the company, which asked for and received a similarly small increase in rates two years ago.

When Sweet Home Sanitation, always a stand-up company, asked for the increase two years ago, it ran into a speed bump when a councilor dickered over somethin...

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