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<br />Orozco, Norma <br />From:Margo Finlayson <> <br />Sent:Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:00 PM <br />To:eComment <br />Subject:Waste Management item 43 8/17 <br />Dear Mayor and City Council, <br /> <br />I am writing in opposition to the recommendation for Athens (based in LA) for the Santa Ana waste <br />management contract. This bid does not make sense at a time California cities are trying to reduce <br />their carbon footprint and make decisions that are both sustainable and equitable. Athens will <br />increase the landfill and create more pollution. Located in City of Industry over 30 miles from Santa <br />Ana, Athens would increase vehicle traffic significantly over CR&R (a local Santa Ana company) <br />which will lead to both higher emissions and more air pollution. The Athens bid would also contribute <br />to higher landfill disposal (20,000 tons per year higher). <br /> <br />The Athens bid would also increase rates for residents of Santa Ana's multi-unit housing communities <br />- as much as 1/3rd higher. <br /> <br />Please reconsider this matter. CR&R team offers the best service for the price andalso resides in <br />Santa Ana. We do not support the recommendation for Athens based in LA. Athens will increase the <br />landfill and create more pollution. <br /> <br />Thank you for your consideration. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br /> <br />Margo Allen Finlayson, MBA <br />member: Climate Reality OC, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter OC Group, OC for Climate Action, OC <br />Clean Power, OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment <br /> <br />1 <br />