- County supervisors in San Mateo, Calif. are supporting a proposal to place elected officials in position to take over control of waste collection services.
- Currently, government officials serve on the board of the South Bayside Waste Management Authority and oversee the waste management of various cities.
- The reasoning behind the proposed personnel change is a perceived lack of accountability on the part of the current board, in conjunction with a steady increase in collection services costs.
From the article:
... Supervisor Carole Groom, who represented the county on the task force, said elected officials often felt when asked to approve rates set by the waste management authority that it "was sort of a blind decision."
The [task force] group voted to back the leadership switch, County Manager John Maltbie wrote. ...