San Bernardino City Hall as seen in November 2009. File photo.
San Bernardino City Hall as seen in November 2009. File photo. (Rick Sforza/Staff Photographer)
The San Bernardino City Council is scheduled to meet in open session at 3 p.m. today, a day later than usual because of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Among the agenda items are contracts with Burrtec Waste Industries and Republic Waste Services to handle trash, which replace the city's usual contract with San Bernardino County. The city stopped paying the county when it filed for bankruptcy and announced it no longer intended to use the county's landfill, prompting county officials to authorize an attempted lawsuit that has since been replaced by an agreement to pay back the missed fees over time.

Police Chief Robert Handy will also respond formally to the county sheriff's proposal to handle policing services for the city. The City Council asked for that proposal in November, and the proposal itself was made public Jan. 11.

In a brief interview on that day, Handy noted that the proposal would cost roughly as much as the city now spends on its Police Department, but would not include many of the services police now provide.

The meeting, which follows a closed-door discussion of issues including the city's bankruptcy filing, takes place at 300 N D St.


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