Another hidden tax increase
The 2020 city proposed city budget proposes an raising the environmental services department (garbage) fees from $74.1 million to $91.3 million.
Get ready for your garbage bill to go up.
This is just another tax increase.
We deserve better
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what we need are more democrats in office
Ah, another thoughtful comment…what a great way to start my morning…
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Your reply is so well crafted and thought out, you are obviously well-educated and of much higher class than others. If you look to someone’s comments to determine how your day goes you may want to get a pet instead.
So, that’s a 23.2% increase, about 14 times the rate of inflation.
Are they going to give a 23% wage increase to the laborers doing the work?
I didn’t think so.
It doesn’t count as a tax but as a fee so they get away with it. I recall when rubbish collection was an urban service like police and fire, not separately levied. Then again, I also recall when trains were pulled by steam engines 🙂
Call it whatever you like, it’s an increase in the cost of living in El Paso and people aren’t seeing much in return for all the increases in recent years.