Angry New Yorker

Thursday, May 08, 2003
TODAY'S LEAD STORIES... From Gotham Gazette., May 2003

Trash Collection "Sanitation officials said yesterday that the city will pick up garbage less frequently in two-thirds of the city's neighborhoods beginning in July. The city plans to cut trash collections by one pickup a week and reduce weekly recycling to once every other week. In congested parts of Manhattan and the Bronx, pickups would continue at current levels. Even with proposed increases in the sales and personal income tax negotiated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York State Legislature last week, the Sanitation Department still plans to lay off 500 people and use overtime workers to make up the difference. Last year, the City Council was able to restore proposed sanitation cuts, but it is unclear if there will be sufficient funds in the city budget to do so this year. " [more]

Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?