On June 30, the City of White Rock is finally giving residents a chance to hear about plans for single-family garbage and recycling services.
Our White Rock mayor and city council are seriously considering privatizing these services.
Despite the fact that the city has already sought proposals from private contractors, this will be the first chance for residents to hear about plans and have their say.
As president of the city workers who provide garbage, recycling and green-waste collection for almost 4,000 White Rock homes, I know the value of keeping this service publicly delivered.
Your city workers not only work here, many of us live here. We care about our community.
We have heard from many residents who don’t want garbage and recycling to be privatized. They are concerned that private contractors will mean declining and inconsistent service, paying more for less service, less accountability and less concern for the environment.
There’s a lot at stake, and it is important that our mayor and council hear from you. We hope to see you June 30 at the White Rock Community Centre, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mike Guraliuk, CUPE 402-01