A 2008 increase to trash rates never went before the City Council, which is a violation of a city ordinance, a top official said last week.
During the recent debate over whether to increase garbage rates by 43 percent, Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron said a 10 percent increase in late 2008 hadn’t gone before the council. Gurule-Giron, who wasn’t on the council at the time, said residents had been overcharged since then.
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