Trash the Tax

Larry Grooms, who organized a “Trash the Tax” news conference outside Lancaster City Hall, Tuesday morning, holds up a notice about a proposed increase in solid waste collection fees mailed to 39,789 parcels in the city that were addressed to “current resident,” printed in eight-point and six-point type and virtually unreadable.

LANCASTER — Residents upset over a proposed increase in the solid waste collection fee for single-family dwelling units that would be set at $450 a year and collected on homeowners property taxes, staged a Trash the Tax news conference outside City Hall, on Tuesday morning.

The proposed higher fees are due to state law SB 1383, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, in September 2016, that went into effect at the start of this year. It requires that all organic materials be sent to organics-processing facilities, which is a process that costs more.

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Jimzan 2.0

""This thing has not been thought well-through"" That common practice with Democrat politicians..their intentions may be good ...but they are clueless on the method that is needed...ie. If we all went to electric cars today there would not be enough electricity to charge them all. And instead of adjusting for the situation they hold firm like morons, not caring who or what gets hurt or destroyed. Remember that when November gets here...lets vote the idiots (Democrats) out of office.

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