Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sanitation 679


What is Next Paying for Too Much Trash?
More on Sanitation

East Side garbage foes hide behind NY's loophole PAC Protection Society

A lobbying group opposing an Upper East Side waste transfer station funneled $690,000 in anonymous donations through a boutique law firm, exposing a potentially major loophole in state lobbying laws  East Side garbage foes hide behind loophole(CrainsNY)  A lobbying group opposing an Upper East Side waste transfer station funneled $690,000 in anonymous donations through a boutique law firm, exposing a potentially major loophole in state lobbying laws

Transfer Station Opponents Put Ad Blitz On Hold As Talks With Sanitation Commissioner Continue

NYP Says Private Garbage Tops In Costs in NYC 
The NYP does not mention the Genovese Mob Tax

New York is top of the heap in garbage-hauling costs(NYP) Almost everything costs more in New York City — including the cost of hauling away garbageThe city’s trash came in as the most expensive in the nation to collect at $251 a ton in a survey by the Citizens Budget Commission. By comparison, Washington, DC, paid $182.At the bottom of the heap, ­Arlington, Texas, pulled off something of a fiscal miracle by spending a paltry $7 a ton on waste removal, though that was in 2009. Still, that year New York City taxpayers shelled out $228.*  32 charged in N.Y. Mob trash-hauling probe* City Pays Top Dollar for Top Quality Sanitation (NY1)
An upstate New York landfill is poised to begin accepting trash by rail from New York City.

* New York City’s garbage-removal operation is more expensive to run than those of other major cities, and the costs of the city's public system far outstrip those of the private one, according a Citizens Budget Commission report:


Sanitation Out of Money

Frigid winter blows $75 million hole in city’s sanitation department(NYDN)

* Though Mayor Bill de Blasio denied that the city experienced a road salt shortage over the winter, his aides asked state and federal officials for salt, the Daily News’ Ken Lovett writes:

Mr. Snow Storm Well Done
After a half-century of working for the Sanitation Department, John Doherty works his final day as Commissioner. Bagpipe band played as he walked out the door for the last time. New York Sanitation Chief Closes a 54-Year Career(NYT) John J. Doherty, New York’s longest-serving sanitation commissioner, ended his final day on the job with reflections on his decades of serving the city.* "IT WAS A GOOD RUN:" Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty serves final day after 50 years(NYDN) * Sanitation Commissioner Says Goodbye After 51-Year Stint(NY1) * De Blasio toasts city’s Sanitation legend Doherty * Retired Sanitation Commissioner looks back on long career(NYDN)

Sanitation Commissioner Doherty Resigns

Kathryn Garcia to head Sanitation
NYC Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty resigns; last day on job will be March 28.* De Blasio Appoints Kathryn Garcia Next Sanitation Commissioner (NY1)* NYC's newly appointed sanitation commissioner began her career as an intern in the department *   Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty stepping down this month |(SI Advance) *De Blasio’s sanitation commissioner tenders resignation(Capital)

So Long, Road Salt. Hello, Sun and Sand.(NYT) * Sanitation Department Commissioner retiring(NYDN) * City Sanitation Commissioner Doherty Resigns (WSJ) * Sanitation Commissioner Stepping Down at End of the Month(NY1) * New Sanitation Department boss Kathryn Garcia: I ‘love’ garbage(NYDN) * De Blasio names new sanitation chief(Capital) Kathryn Garcia will serve as the city’s next sanitation commissioner, a day after John Doherty’s resignation* New Sanitation Commissioner Faces Challenges(WNYC) * Capital New York looked at the “de Blasio way to clean a street” in light of his new sanitation commissioner pick, Kathryn Garcia: “A reporter asked how the de Blasio sanitation department would actually differ from the Bloomberg sanitation department. ’I want to talk about it in terms of where we want to go,’ de Blasio said.”

Upper East Side Cites Injustice to Fight A waste transfer station

In Fight Against Trash Station, Upper East Side Cites Injustice A review of census tracts within roughly a half-mile of the existing waste transfer stations confirms that most of them are in moderate- to extremely low-income neighborhoods. (NYT)



 Repercussions of Fresh Kills' Dump Lives On

Ten years ago today, the last barge of garbage was delivered to Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. The closure of the dump was a watershed moment for Staten Islanders, who had lived with its odor and stigma for 54 years. But the repercussions of Fresh Kills' closure are still being felt by the rest of the city and its sanitation department. (WNYC)

No comments:

Post a Comment