Monkey See, Monkey Do
Isn't it usually the other way around? I thought Arcata came up with the stupid ideas and then Eureka eventually adopts them. In fairness to both cities, I can't seem to come up with any examples of stupid ideas that Eureka has adopted from Arcata right now.
The Times- Standard reports that Arcata seems to be getting serious about mandatory garbage pick up and recycling. A bit strange that they think it's necessary in a town that already seems to be pretty recycling oriented.
But, I suppose it should come as no surprise that Arcata wants to follow Eureka's lead and force garbage service and recycling on its residents. After all, I've said before this mandatory garbage pick- up is about more than just trying to meet the state's landfill diversion requirements.
I suspect it's more about city government gaining control of something so they can skim money from it in some way or another.
At least Arcata residents get something out of the deal aside from higher garbage rates. Now they'll have 20 gallon cans available for use instead of the standard 30 gallon cans. It is a bit of a surprise that 20 gallon cans weren't already available in a city that likes to consider itself Ecotopia.