Rate hikes in store for trash custome...

Rate hikes in store for trash customers in Menlo Park, Redwood City

There are 1 comment on the San Jose Mercury News story from Nov 13, 2010, titled Rate hikes in store for trash customers in Menlo Park, Redwood City. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

Menlo Park and Redwood City are in the midst of scheduling public hearings to discuss possible increases to garbage and recycling collection rates.

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#1 Nov 14, 2010
I moved to my current Menlo Park home in Jan., 2004. This is a history of my garbage collection rates:
April, 2004-----$86.28
April, 2005-----$86.28 (0% increase)
April, 2006-----%91.46 (6% increase)
May, 2007-----$96.95 (6% increase)
April, 2008----$101.80 (5% increase)
April, 2009----$120.12 (18% increase)
2010 (based on monthly rate---$180.12 (50% increase)
2010 (based on 6 mo. rate)----$185.52 (3% increase)
Overall, in the 7 years I have lived here, my garbage collection rate has gone up 115%. Am I to believe that employee salaries and benefits have gone up 115%?

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