I just read the article entitled “Private collection costly” in the Jan. 28 Pantagraph. The first paragraphs quote our local leaders Renner, Koos and various aldermen saying that privatization would potentially result in higher costs and diminished service. So they would vote no for privatization. The article goes on to quote Renner saying that because of budget shortfalls it will probably be necessary to raise solid waste rates and cut bulk waste allowances. So either way we will get higher costs and diminished service. I am at a loss for words. Within a paragraph they use their own argument against privatization as a way to make up projected budget shortfalls.

Whatever happened to investigating the cost/benefit of each and then deciding?

Troy Thorne, Bloomington

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