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Re: “Waste Management Launches Referendum Drive to Win Back Oakland Garbage Contract

Smaller companies? Are you referring to CWS which operates out of Oakland, San Jose, and Vietnam? That's what you consider local? And how do you consider Waste Management monopolizing oakland when CWS has serviced half the cities recycling for how long? Waste is very diverse as well. I don't know where you heard that fact. People tend to forget that Oakland City Council wasted $1 million hiring an outside company to bring in more bidders which failed. Who's paying for that? Are you still saving money? Do you realize that the garbage CWS is proposing to send to Livermore is revenue loss for oakland? Let's just forget the Zero Waste Initiative that was so important to council at the start of the bidding process. I guess that's not important anymore if it effects the bottom line.

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Posted by aaron brown on 09/10/2014 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Waste Management Launches Referendum Drive to Win Back Oakland Garbage Contract

Just wait till CWS approaches Oakland City Council for more money. Then what? Will city council admit to their mistake?

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Posted by aaron brown on 09/07/2014 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Waste Management Launches Referendum Drive to Win Back Oakland Garbage Contract

I agree with Ms. Nadel. There is definately some shady stuff going on. And it seems as if the Zero Waste Initiative that was so important at the start of the negotiations was thrown out the door come vote time. Council didn't like how high priced the original bids were and demanded lower. From what I have read council gave CWS a copy of Waste Management's bid which was "Confidential and proprietary information" and that gave them a chance to underbid. I think the Oakland City Council are THE ONLY people who think this was a fair process. I don't know who they are fooling other than themselves. I also read that CWS is already buttering up San Leandro council members. Whose next?

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Posted by aaron brown on 09/07/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Fallout from Oakland Garbage Contract

Credit where credit is due! Why when something goes wrong does city council (not only San Leandro but Oakland as well) always blame it on administration, but when something goes right they take the credit?

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Posted by aaron brown on 09/04/2014 at 8:50 PM

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