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Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Contracting this out we know over time this would be the correct way to fix the problem. Lets just hope the city council gets the idea. I don't like paying more either but isn't that the way things work? Correct me if i'm wrong!!
qfingers - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
Torpedoes be damned...full speed ahead!!! Never mind there is a better solution that they could, quite easily, vote on. Replacing the sticker revenue with a fee on you water bill which would average around $10 per quarter and would be tied to your water usage which would mean single people would pay about $5 per quarter for example. Families a bit more. Then contract this stuff out like we should…
qfingers - Committee prepares to hear Garbage and Recycling pitch - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The council was never presented a choice that didn't jack up the cost to the citizens. It was either: #1 Rasie sticker prices #2 Everybody pay $12.99 per month. (I think that was the number or close to it). I don't know how many complained about #2 but it was enough to sway many of the council members. They needed a 3rd option to replace the sticker revenue on the water bill but that idea…
Bdizzil - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
This councel know's how to play the citizens of Quincy. $973,000 will be an eaisier sell to the general public than $1.07 Million
szingle - Illinois local governments can now consolidate if they so choose - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
Please include the bill number or the public act number articles of this type so I can look it up more easily. Thanks.

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Hyperlocal news coverage on the Web has been touted as conventional journalism's best hope in the digital era. One big problem: No one has figured out how to make money from it.

In metro Chicago, the suburban Patch network has shrunk to a sixth of its former size to stem losses. Startup news organization DNAInfo Chicago has been pumping out neighborhood coverage on its website since 2012, while losing millions of dollars. And EveryBlock isn't even trying to make money.

No matter how compelling the news next door is, readers don't want to pay for it and local businesses—the universally hoped-for sponsors of local content—can't afford to advertise, or they pay so little that sales reps can't earn a living. As a result, when the starry-eyed backers of hyperlocal ventures get a grip on the mounting labor and overhead expenses, the experiments often end badly.

“There's a lot of hunger for it, but finding enough consumer eyes and ears to pay for it is still a challenge,” says Thom Clark, who until recently led the Community Media Workshop in Chicago, a nonprofit affiliated with Columbia College Chicago.

AOL Inc. made the biggest bet on hyperlocal news, investing more than $100 million to build its Patch network; some 65 of its 200-plus reporters and editors covered suburban Chicago. The thinking went that their reports on village board meetings, high school sports and local crime would draw readers, who, in turn, would attract restaurants and shops too small to advertise in a metro newspaper. Today Patch is down to a dozen employees in suburban Chicago under its new owner, turnaround shop Hale Global of New York.

“The problem of hyperlocal always gets back to the cost-of-sale for local advertising,” Hale Global CEO Charles Hale told online magazine Street Fight last month. “It just costs a lot more to go door-to-door selling ads to small businesses than it does to sell regionally or nationally.”

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