Dual-Stream Recycling and 4% Collection Rate Increase - YES

This vote signaled the final chapter of an unpleasant saga that began the day I was inaugurated. On July 3, 2018, our garbage collector (Mill Valley Refuse Service; MVRS) came to the Council with bad news: China had abruptly stopped buying recyclables from the United States, causing an immediate crisis in the international recyclables market. As a result, MVRS had nowhere to send the recyclables it collected except to a select few distant facilities, causing the cost of recycling services to skyrocket. Overnight, dealing with recyclables went from a modest revenue source for MVRS to a major expense, throwing the entire company's business model into turmoil. MVRS determined that the best way

Approve Budget for 2019-2021 - YES

I voted to approve Corte Madera's Operating and Capital Improvement Budgets for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 because they keep Corte Madera on the path of delivering quality services and improvements to our community while shoring up our fiscal stability. This year, Corte Madera made the switch from a one-year budget to a two-year budget. I believe this change is positive in that it engenders the important shift I've been talking about since the beginning of my campaign for Town Council: that we need to start taking a longer-term approach to governance in Corte Madera. Our new two-year budget helps us look at each year's revenue and expenditures in a larger context, and helps us bett

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