Landlords and Tenants Sue City Over Trash Fee Increase
Tenants and landlords joined forces to end what they say is an oppressive trash policy in New Rochelle, New York.
According to a report, the group, which includes minority residents along with landlords, filed a lawsuit in federal court that claims the $200-plus per person trash pick-up fee is discriminatory.
Carl Finger, the lawyer representing the group, told reporters that the nearly 400% increase in fees is not based on a corresponding increase in the cost of trash pickup, but rather it’s a revenue-generator for the city.
The group argues that the fee charged to each individual tenant is the same as single-family pickup, and is not prorated for those in multifamily complexes who share trash collection bins.
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