African-American aldermen want Emanuel to trash plans for garbage fee

By Fran Spielman – SunTimes

African-American aldermen are urging Mayor Rahm Emanuel to trash plans to impose a suburban-style garbage collection fee on grounds it will leave some neighborhoods filthy, breed widespread avoidance and, possibly, cost laborers their jobs.

In Chicago, the Department of Streets and Sanitation still operates with three employees on a truck. Unless work rules are changed or garbage collection is privatized, costs would be higher, but the first-ever fees would have to be lower. read more……