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Oceanside council to debate how to use waste hauler money

BY AARON BURGIN
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 AT 6 A.M.

A battle over how Oceanside officials should use a $1.7 million annual windfall from a contract it signed with its waste hauler last year is scheduled to come to a head at Wednesday’s council meeting.

At issue is whether the City Council should put the $1.7 million franchise fee it receives from Waste Management of North County into the city’s operating fund — which pays for services such as public safety, street repairs and parks and recreation — or into a special fund to keep trash rates low after a rate freeze expires in July 2012.

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