Goleta, California


Goleta, California


Assistance with Negotiation of Solid Waste Franchise Agreement


In 2011, we assisted the City in negotiating a new citywide franchise agreement with MarBorg Industries, Inc. (MarBorg). Previously, the City had been served by two haulers (Allied Waste and MarBorg) that served in separate zones of the City. Our work included gathering information from both haulers about their operations in Goleta, analyzing rate and service information, and determining the total amount of citywide waste collection revenue. We also assisted in developing a negotiation strategy, preparing counter-offers, and preparing sections of the new franchise agreement.


Case Studies

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Chula Vista, California

In 2011, we performed a solid waste fee survey for the City. We gathered information about the franchise fees, AB 939 Fees, and other solid waste-related fees charged by…

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Orange, California

In 2007, we assisted the City in performing a cost of service analysis of its sanitation service rates. Work included designing new rates for single family, multi-family…

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Vernon, California

Since 2000, we have assisted the City achieve its AB 939 diversion goals. Our work has consisted of monitoring the City’s reported tons, and preparing the…

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Tacoma, Washington

In 2013, we served as technical consultant to Raftelis Financial Consultants in support of a water/wastewater/solid waste utility rate study.

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South Gate, California

In 2004, we reviewed the revenue, expenses, and throughput for a transfer station located in the City. Assisted the City in negotiations to adjust the…

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