"Paul Rasmusson, general manager of Allied Waste Services, said his company offered the city an $8.4 million a year contract for 10 years, which would mean $4.3 million in savings.
Allied Waste was the only company to respond to the city's request for a proposal.
A second option, which would save nearly $3 million a year, is to spend $12.2 million to buy 40 new automated refuse trucks and continue with city workers collecting trash and recyclables."
So if we could save the most amount of money by contracting with Allied Waste, why aren't we signing a contract? After all, we've got an $8 million deficit.
No - wait - it increased to $15 million, according to the mayor earlier this month.
Sorry - it's really $16.9 million, according to the clerk of council.
Oops - again, my apologies - the latest figure is $22-27 million, depending...
See what I mean? And no decisions were made yesterday about what to do. What, exactly, are we waiting for?