Just want to post a quick follow-up to the Fruit Heights recycling fiasco. So far, it has served as a good demonstration of government attempting to force out one private business in favor of establishing a government-endorsed competitor with a guaranteed monopoly.
Fortunately, the State Auditor’s office was tipped off on what was going on and took some action. From what I’ve been told, the take-over is on hold because the city screwed up its RFP and/or contract.
Realistically, that’s only partially good news as it sounds like all they need to do is fix a few things and resubmit the bid/proposal and they are still ‘golden’ to squeeze out any private business they like. Wish I could say the cup is half full, but it doesn’t really look like it…maybe it will get the city to think twice and allow residents to catch wind of what is going on.
Ending on the positive: I’m not the only one who’s noticed the private sector intrusion from forced recycling programs. Only one correction to the writer of the editorial – Bountiful isn’t opt-out, everybody pays, like it or not.
Edit: Click here for posts on this issue if you want more background.