SOURCE: San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

July 08, 2010 20:26 ET

San Diego Regional EDC Supports Mayor Sanders' Landfill Initiative

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) - The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) applauded Mayor Sanders' announcement today that he intends to get the City of San Diego out of the landfill business and encouraged the City Council to support the Mayor's initiative.

"The landfill is an under-utilized asset that, if put into private hands, can be expanded into a full-service operation and provide an on-going stream of revenue to the City of San Diego," said Julie Meier Wright, President & CEO of the EDC.

She noted that operating a landfill is not a core service of the City and likely can be done more efficiently and at lower cost. 

"I am confident that the City will receive one or more very competitive proposals to operate the landfill, and I encourage the City Council -- which has supported the Mayor in other important deficit-reduction efforts -- and the City's labor unions to unanimously support this very smart initiative," said Wright.

EDC is supported by more than 150 of San Diego's largest companies and most influential business leaders. The group strengthens San Diego's business climate and maximizes its economic success through two key programs, business development and policy. The business development program supports corporate outreach and retention, while nurturing emerging industries and attracting new corporate investment through targeted marketing initiatives. The policy program focuses on creating a competitive business climate for the region through workforce development initiatives and building the infrastructure to support 21st century industries.

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