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.
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.
“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.”