A recent article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune points to discounts provided by outside, private companies that provide essential services.
“Our option is to rebid the contract,” Yauchzee said. “I think contractors realize that and they want to keep the work because having some work is better than none.”
Covina, West Covina, Rosemead, and all recently saved money by negotiating new contracts with service providers, sometimes at rates 5 percent to 10 percent less than previous contracts. In Rosemead, the city recently saved an estimated $200,000, officials said.