i've know chris a long time and bashing her is unwarranted. coastside has been here a lot longer than most of us and has contributed generously to many of our local charities and offered free services to many of their fund raising events. look at the attached staff report to council. page 2, #2 is interesting for what it says. it's pretty clear to me that the city has an opportunity to transition to a new company relatively painlessly. with all our bitching about studies, consultants, and attorney costs, you think there would be a few kudos for not spending over 100k on a report that will put you right where you are today, at no cost. negotiations will still go on. demands for added service are still on the table. put your gripes on paper and ship them to the city manager. i'm sure there are old battles still being fought with coastside. i would suggest putting those aside and focusing on making sure your concerns are addressed during these negotiations.
Coastside sale to Recology Staff Report