Important HWMA meeting tonight
From Maggie Gainer:
On Thursday night, it is likely that elected officials on the HWMA board will vote to send our recyclables to a Willits hauler. At least half of the HWMA board attended their first meeting in January and have never dealt with the complexities of these issues before. They need more time to learn about the impacts to our local economy — now and in the future — and to develop a more sophisticated plan to protect our interests.
Their act could bring an end to 40 years of local recyclables processing and will force the closure of a modern materials processing facility on the Samoa peninsula. This is a clear example of when the lowest bid is not the best choice. The HWMA says the lowest bid saves ratepayers money, but this is a shortsighted view of recycling and the local economy. This is not good public policy and is a giant leap backward for several reasons.
Full Story. Meeting starts at 6:30.