I can't help but wonder how appropriate it is for a Eureka City Councilguy to lobby Fortuna on behalf of the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA), as reported over at Heraldo's. I've been given the impression that, by joining the HWMA, Fortuna would be required to implement mandatory garbage and recycling services as has been forced upon Eureka.
This whole thing stinks, to me, of some sort of corruption. I've read time and time again of what seem to be behind- the- scene deals between cities and counties and their garbage services. Sonoma County just made a mysterious back- door deal down there that the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat editorialized about.
This sort of thing seems to be happening more and more and I can't help but wonder if these garbage companies and some reps in local government are involved in some racket? Hey, I know it sounds far- fetched, but maybe the State Attorney General's Office needs to be looking at the forces behind the scenes of all these mandatory trash pick up proposals that both city councils and garbage companies are falling over themselves to impose upon us?
Somebody must be making a bundle on this.