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This is really unbelievable. I am reading the front-page headline about the Gainesville City Council approving the curbside trash "service."

What is involved here is the requirement for every Gainesville resident to roll (?) some 96-gallon container of garbage up their inclined driveway to the street curb in rain, sleet, hail, snow or whatever; where it will decorate the street along with all those from the other homes; from whence it must be rolled back down again after being emptied regardless of the inclement weather; and the city will pay $425,000 in startup cost for this Rube Goldberg operation; and this entire Kafkaesque procedure will result in the elimination of four jobs!

That's what it says. And we are talking about the lowest-paid jobs in the entire city operations. Why do those guys always share the burden of "budget cuts?"

I would much rather read about the elimination of four jobs by guys sitting at desks and making big bucks. I would feel even better if they were the guys who concocted and voted for this cockamamie scheme.

Henry R. Shields

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