Measure G - KMPH & KMJ Meeting Heats Up - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Measure G - KMPH & KMJ Meeting Heats Up

Posted: Updated:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

With less than 2 weeks to go until the special election that will decide on who will pick up your trash, a private company or a Fresno city employee.

Those for and against Fresno's Measure G attended a special round table discussion at our KMPH News studios.

It began with opening statements, with yes on Measure G spokeswoman Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin talking about the cost savings, and no on Measure G spokeswoman Former Fresno County Supervisor Susan Anderson firing back.

Mayor Swearengin says, "Rates drop nearly 18 percent on the adoption of Measure G and they stay low through the life of the contract. They can only increase through cap amounts that are specified in our contract."

Susan Anderson says, "This is the contract without the attachments, there are 11 pages, pages 61 through 72 explain how the rates can be adjusted. There is also a section in here where the legal costs can be included under special rate review."

If Measure G passes, and the city sells off its trucks what happens if Mid-Valley is in breach of contract?

Mayor Swearengin says, "If the hauler is found in breach for any reason the city can take back over the trucks and operate the business over a period of time. We know there are 12 private companies alone in Fresno that provide this service, we know it's a competitive market should there be any problem what so ever."

Susan Anderson says, "This is an example of why the contract does not protect the people. Page 21 if the contractor fails the city has to go in and take over they actually have to pay the contractor to use the trucks, 200 dollars a day to use the trucks. These are our trucks that they got for pennies on the dollar."

If you still have not made up your mind about Measure G and would like to read the pros and cons just go to the new links section of our website.

You will find both for and against on the measure. Remember to vote in the June 4th special election.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Police Arrest Man They Say Started Several Fires In Fresno

    Police Arrest Man They Say Started Several Fires In Fresno

    Efrain Mendoza was arrested Monday after being recognized by a detective from past surveillance videos.More >>
    Efrain Mendoza was arrested Monday after being recognized by a detective from past surveillance videos.More >>
  • Crews Battling Two Wildfires In Sierra National Forest

    Crews Battling Two Wildfires In Sierra National Forest

    Firefighters are working trying to put out two different wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near North Fork. The newest one is burning in steep terrain in Madera County just south of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir.More >>
    Firefighters are working trying to put out two different wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near North Fork. The newest one is burning in steep terrain in Madera County just south of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir.More >>
  • Fresno Firefighters Stung By Bees At Pool Hall Fire

    Fresno Firefighters Stung By Bees At Pool Hall Fire

    A fire at a pool hall closed roads between Cedar and Ninth Tuesday morning.The eastbound lanes were closed while firefighters put the fire out.No one was in the building at the time.But the building wasn't completely empty.As crews sprayed the flames, three firefighters were attacked and stung by bees.They are expected to be okay.More >>
    A fire at a pool hall closed roads between Cedar and Ninth Tuesday morning.The eastbound lanes were closed while firefighters put the fire out.No one was in the building at the time.But the building wasn't completely empty.As crews sprayed the flames, three firefighters were attacked and stung by bees.They are expected to be okay.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.