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

Nov 13, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: San Jose Mercury News

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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Palo Alto, CA

#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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