What Will the Trash Monopoly Ballot Initiative Do?
It will repeal the exclusive franchise and stop their price-gouging monopoly.
It will repeal the requirement that a hauler be a union company or have a “Labor Peace Agreement” with a union.
It will remove forced recycling and fines; voluntary recycling will still be encouraged.
It will protect the business owner against fees or penalties for not participating in the city’s program.
All haulers will still be required to meet State Environmental requirements.
We NEED 62,000 original signatures from registered voters in the City of Los Angeles to put this initiative on the ballot to repeal the corrupt trash monopoly. The petition is in English and Spanish, as required by the LA City Clerk, and each petition is 22 pages with space for 100 signatures. Click the Ballot Initiative button below to download a copy of the petition.
IMPORTANT: When printing or circulating the petition, it must be kept intact. Even if you only collect one (1) signature, it must include all 22 pages. ONLY ORIGINAL SIGNATURES WILL BE ACCEPTED – DIGITAL SIGNATURES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES TO SIGN AND/OR CIRCULATE THE PETITION.
There are four (4) mandatory sections for those signing:
*Birthdate is optional and is used to verify the signature.
ALL INFORMATION MUST BE ENTERED BY THE PETITION SIGNER AND MAY NOT BE ENTERED BY THE CIRCULATOR OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL.
The declaration page at the end is required to be completed by the individual who circulated the petition, and/or the sole signer of the petition.
The due date to return all signatures is March 30th, 2018. However, please submit intact petitions with all the signatures that you have on February 15th, to help gauge the pace of collection and give us the time to generate more assistance, if needed. Do NOT fax or email signed petitions – the entire petition with original signatures must be returned to:
Apartment Owners Association
Attention: Dan Faller
6445 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 300
Van Nuys, CA 91411
If you have any questions, please call Dan at (818) 988-9200 or email Cris at [email protected].
What Else Can Be Done?
As you may know, in addition to the Ballot Initiative, AOA has filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles on behalf of landlords and business owners. As you can imagine, lawsuits do cost money. Donate today to help keep the fight going to benefit you, fellow landlords and business owners.
If you have experienced an outrageous price hike, please fill out a declaration, and send it to Dan Faller at AOA, 6445 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 300, Van Nuys, CA 91411 or email it to [email protected]. We need as many of these declarations as possible to help win the lawsuit that AOA has filed against the city for this totally unfair and unethical trash monopoly.
Contact the Los Angeles Sanitation Customer Care Center 24/7 to lodge your complaint about this program. Their phone number is (800) 773-2489.
Please make sure you contact the mayor and your councilpersons regarding your troubles due to this new law. If you have already contacted them, contact them again – let them know this fight is not going away!
Mayor of Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti, City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street Rm #303, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 – [email protected] – (213) 978-0600
Mailing address for All City Council Members
City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street (Rm #), Los Angeles, CA 90012
District 1 – Gil Cedillo: [email protected] or room 460 – (213) 473-7001 or (323) 550-1538
District 2 – Paul Krekorian: [email protected] or room 435 – (213) 473-7002 or (818) 755-7676
District 3 – Bob Blumenfield: [email protected] or room 415 – (213) 473-7003 or (818) 774-4330
District 4 – David Ryu: [email protected] or room 425 – (213) 473-7004 or (323) 957-6415
District 5 – Paul Koretz: [email protected] or room 440 – (213) 473-7005 or (323) 866-1828
District 6 – Nury Martinez: [email protected] or room 470 – (213) 473-7006 or (818) 778-4999
District 7 – Councilwoman Elect Monica Rodriguez: [email protected] or room 455 – (213) 473-7007 or (818) 756-8409
District 8 – Marqueece Harris- Dawson: [email protected] or room 450 – (213) 473-7008 or (213) 485-7616
District 9 – Curren Price: [email protected] or room 420 – (213) 473-7008 or (213) 485-7616
District 10 – Herb Wesson (President): [email protected] or room 430 – (213) 473-7010 or (323) 733-8233
District 11 – Mike Bonin: [email protected] or room 475 – (213) 473-7011 or (310) 575-8461
District 12 – Mitchell Englander (President pro tempore): [email protected] or room 405
District 13 – Mitch O’Farrell: [email protected] or room 480 – (213) 473-7013 or (213) 207-3015
District 14 – Jose Huizar: [email protected] or room 465 – (213) 473-7014 or (323) 526-9332
District 15 – Joe Buscaino: [email protected] or room 410 – (213) 473-7015 or (310) 732-4515