trash http://kvpr.org en Petition Campaign Successful, Fresno Trash Privatization Hits Snag http://kvpr.org/post/petition-campaign-successful-fresno-trash-privatization-hits-snag <p></p><p>Opponents of the City of Fresno’s move to privatize residential trash pickup scored major a victory today. And according to Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin, that means another round of layoffs for city employees could begin soon.&nbsp;</p><p>The issue of privatizing Fresno’s residential trash service may soon be headed to a vote of city residents. Backers of a petition drive to stop the city from selling off the service to a private company learned today that they have gathered enough signatures to at least put a temporary halt to the effort.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:55:39 +0000 Joe Moore 10777 at http://kvpr.org Petition Campaign Successful, Fresno Trash Privatization Hits Snag On Valley Edition: Fresno FAX, Trash, Kettleman City Health; Flu; Janka http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-fax-trash-kettleman-city-health-flu-janka <p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:44:51 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 9723 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno FAX, Trash, Kettleman City Health; Flu; Janka Fresno Home Trash Service Supporters, Opponents Wait For Outsourcing Decision http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-home-trash-service-supporters-opponents-wait-outsourcing-decision <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The waiting game has just begun for both sides in the battle over the outsourcing of Fresno’s residential trash service.</span></p><p>For the past month opponents of Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s plan to outsource the city’s home trash service have hustled to collect signatures in order to meet a January 18 deadline to put the decision in the hands of voters.</p><p>More than 50 people escorted around 35,000 signatures in seven sealed white boxes into the City Clerk’s Office on Friday.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:42:50 +0000 Ezra David Romero 9725 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Home Trash Service Supporters, Opponents Wait For Outsourcing Decision New Council Members Take Oath, Mayor Hits Back At Union Critics http://kvpr.org/post/new-council-members-take-oath-mayor-hits-back-union-critics <p>Today was swearing-in day for a new crop of elected officials at Fresno City Hall. Two new council members, Paul Capgriolio representing District 4 and Steve Brandau representing District 2, were sworn in for the first time, as well as Lee Brand who was reelected to represent District 6.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:19:02 +0000 Joe Moore 9255 at http://kvpr.org New Council Members Take Oath, Mayor Hits Back At Union Critics On Valley Edition: Trash Talk; Pharmacy School; Future of the Local Cinema http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-trash-talk-pharmacy-school-future-local-cinema <p>This week on Valley Edition, Juanita Stevenson reports on plans by the city of Fresno to privatize&nbsp;residential solid waste. We also talk with Dan Stone of National Geographic who recently wrote about the city's recycling efforts, and find out why Fresno is one of the nation's leaders in this area.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:41:10 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 7993 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Trash Talk; Pharmacy School; Future of the Local Cinema In Fresno, Privatizing Trash Pickup Ignites Controversy http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-privatizing-trash-pickup-ignites-controversy <p></p><p>It is a dirty job, picking up the trash of Fresno’s residents.</p><p>But it is also a job that has afforded 58 year old Joe Hill a decent middle income salary. Those at the top of the scale can make $22 an hour.</p><p>“I have a good job. I make a decent wage, but I don’t feel I am overpaid. I praise god for the job I have and how much I make. And I know there’s lots of people who make a lot less, but it’s not excessive,” says Hill.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:38:36 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 7997 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Privatizing Trash Pickup Ignites Controversy