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I just spoke with Scott Alevy, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of public policy. He added some insight on the chamber’s position announced yesterday that it (kinda) likes mandatory recycling, but isn’t wild about the ordinance proposed by City Attorney Mike Aguirre.
Alevy said the city still needs to determine several things: how much recycling will cost; how it will be enforced; and how space issues will be addressed for new recycling containers at businesses and apartments that lack space. A plan to educate city residents should also be drafted, he said.
“We wanted to make the statement that it’s the right thing to do — even to make it mandatory — but we couldn’t support the ordinance because the ordinance is, dare I say, half-baked,” Alevy said. “It’s not all there.”