Evidently city council is considering raising the franchise fee on our residential trash collections from $1.10 to $4.00 per month.
Help me to understand this please.
The organization that picks up our trash is a city department. How can a city charge a franchise fee on a department that it owns?
Does that mean that we might see franchise fees slapped on top of our ambulance service, police department, fire department, tax department…heck every department the city runs?
This is not a fee, it is a tax.
This is absurd.
We deserve better