Palo Alto street sweepers take to the streets

Workers question city plan to contract out, reduce sweeping services

City street sweepers took to the streets of Palo Alto on Dec. 3 to oppose a plan to contract out street-sweeping services, reducing the frequency of sweeping to once every-other-week.

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Watch the KPIX 5 news coverage (video – MPG3)

The latest proposal comes just as the acting city auditor recently reported city mismanagement of a contract for underground utilities cost the city possibly $281,000.

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Margaret Adkins, Programs Assistant in the Public Works Department being interviewed by KPIX 5

“Quality services and public safety are not the business priority of any contractor. We know the quality of services provided to our community will suffer,” said Margaret Adkins, Programs Assistant in the Public Works Department. “As public workers, we are committed to delivering excellence. We are standing up for our community first.”

Palo Alto city workers standing up for Community First!

Palo Alto city workers standing up for Community First!


Watch the video of the rally on Facebook

 

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