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ONCEMORE1 - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lower costs? Fewer pickups? Lower salary? The same trucks, running the same routes because some people will still be putting yard waste out. And if you think City workers will cut their own paid hours because of fewer pickups, you're delusional.
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He's been contemplating his decision for the last several months while spending his time in Sarasota, Florida and still collecting his $180,000....very smart man to get away with that and still have the Board President say he's great!
HuhWhy - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If I were a betting man.... I would bet that the city council on Monday does not pass the budget. it will be like 9-5 opposed. Then a special council meeting on Thursday to try and pass a budget on Friday.
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pjohnf - I couldn't have said it better myself. Aren't we, in Illinois, 'blessed' with representation in Washington? We can thank Chicago for that.
WarCry - Yard waste stickers a no-go - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You're 100% right that it would change what some people do, including - it seems - yourself. And do you know what that would result in? Lower costs to the city. Fewer pick-ups due to people doing it themselves means lower vehicle maintenance. Lower salary expense due to decreased hours. Yes, some people would stop using the service, which reduces the EXPENSE of providing that service. The point…

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10 months ago metroindependent.com

Tickets connected to state funding and enforcement details are still allowed

From metroindependent.com:

When Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 3411 on Sunday, June 15, he touted it as part of his agenda to maintain integrity in local government. State Representative Jay Hoffman, of Swansea, said the new law eliminates arbitrary quotas.

“Arbitrary quotas on the number of tickets that have to be issued by police officers undermines the public trust in the police departments’ priorities,” Hoffman said in a press release issued by the governor’s office. “By eliminating these quotas, we can restore that trust and ensure that police officers are free to do their job protecting the public.”

The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, does eliminate quotas during the daily operations of most police agencies in the state. It does not eliminate all quotas, however.

Amendment two, introduced by Senator Andy Manar, of Bunker Hill, seems to allow quotas if they are tied to certain funding and used in traffic enforcement programs.

“This prohibition shall not affect the conditions of any federal or State grants or funds awarded… and used to fund traffic enforcement programs,” the law reads.

If ticket quotas are put in place, it appears they cannot be used to evaluate officers. The impacted law enforcement agencies cannot “compare the number of citations issued by the law enforcement officer to the number of citations issued by any other law enforcement officer who has similar job duties.”

Under the new law, state, local, county and conservation police (university and college police are not included in the law) are allowed to set a minimum number of contacts an officer must make during a certain period of time.

A point of contact is defined as “any quantifiable contact made in the furtherance of the [police officer's] duties, including, but not limited to, the number of traffic stops completed, arrests, written warnings, and crime prevention measures.”

The law also states “points of contact shall not include either the issuance of citations or the number of citations issued by a [police officer]."

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