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Upcoming City Council Meeting Agenda

On Monday, Pacifica City Council will meet to address the San Pedro Creek bridge project, Recology rate adjustments, and more.

For the City Council meeting on Monday, city staff recommends that the council approve the renewal of contracts for streetlight maintenance with Republic ITS for $33,280.50 and for street sweeping services with Clean Street Company for $111,711.60.

The council’s agenda states that “staff is very satisfied with the services rendered by these companies and recommends the renewal of their contracts for fiscal year 2012-2013.”

The council will also decide whether to approve a contract with HF&H Consultants to review the June 1, 2012 rate adjustment application from Recology of the Coast. The city of Pacifica entered into an agreement with Recology in February 2010, and in August of that year, a 5 percent rate increase was implemented.  

Rate increases in the past have included a 5 percent increase in August 2010, which provided for the purchase of new carts and trucks, an 8 percent increase in July 2011, followed by a third adjustment in January 2012.

HF&H Consultants are scheduled to turn in their report on the recent Recology application to the city in August.

City staff also recommends that the council nominate the creek-widening aspect of the Route 1 San Pedro Creek Bridge Replacement Project to be funded through a San Mateo County highway program.

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority put out a call for projects for a $104 million program to reduce congested commute corridors in the county.

The new bridge, built to current structural and seismic standards, will coast approximately $9.5 million, and can be funded through federal, state, and local grants. City of Pacifica staff hope the call for projects from the county TA will cover the $2 million creek-widening.

The council will also decide whether to nominate the Route 1 Calera Parkway project for the county TA call for projects. This project would alleviate peak hour traffic on Route 1 from Westport Drive to Fassler Avenue.

City Council plans to cancel their meeting on August 27, 2012.

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Pacifica Index June 19, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Here is the history of Recology rate increases per City documents: * 5% - August 2010 -- March 2011 * 8% - June 2011 - -December 2011 (gap due to Emde litigation delay) * 4.99% - January 2012 -- December 2012 The rate history as well as rate-setting contractual language relating to Recology may be found at www.pacificaindex.com/theindex.html (specifically, Article 11 and Attachment K of the Recology Franchise Agreement) -- see under "Garbage & Recycling / Recology of the Coast"
Steve Sinai June 19, 2012 at 07:43 PM
These rate increases are surreal. Recology sure played the city.
Lionel Emde June 20, 2012 at 04:22 AM
I will only add that Pacificans pay the second-highest rates for garbage collection in San Mateo County, and our weak commercial sector pays the highest rates in the county.
Tony Parsons June 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM
What is Recology going to do, not pick up the garbage if the city freezes the prices? Oh wait the increases were built into the contracts that the city council awarded them. Recology pulled a con job on the city but the city council awarded it. So who is to blame..The City Council Vote every single one of them out!!!
Leonard Inigue June 26, 2012 at 08:46 AM
The city gave them a sweet deal. When they came in and paid the amount due by coastside. they wanted a contract without any rfp. They offered the city so much from what they collect. I don't think the city is in any hurry to put a stop to the increase! I for one would like to see it go to a vote let's what else is out there. By the way I sent my letter last year I don't think anyone looked at it, because I now have to pay more.

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