Council Member Jessica S. LappinPLAIN AND SIMPLE, Bloomberg and Quinn's plan represents an INCREASE of 153% increase in the total cost of trash export or an extra $335.4 million, which could have gone to homeless programs, low-income housing, or education over the next 20 years. This is NOT environmental justice, this is government WASTE.
Council of the City of New York
New York, NY 10007
Dear Council Member Lappin:
At your request, the Independent Budget Office has prepared an estimate of the cost of constructing and operating the East 91st Marine Transfer Station (MTS) compared to continuation of the interim plan of exporting waste to transfer stations in New Jersey under short-term contracts. Based on IBO’s analysis, the present value of the twenty-year cost of exporting under interim contracts to transfer stations in New Jersey is $218.9 million, compared with $554.3 million for export at the East 91st MTS. We estimate that the cost per ton in the first year the new facility could be operating is $90 for the interim plan and $238 for the East 91st MTS....
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A TRASHY, EXPENSIVE IDEA: Bloomberg's East Harlem Marine Transfer Station is DOUBLE the Cost of Current System
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