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 The Issue


Apartment Owners, Business Owners and Community Leaders are fighting back to protect your rights and your wallets!

In 2014, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor, working with Labor-based Organizations, passed an Ordinance impacting ALL Commercial Business, including Apartment Owners, in Los Angeles.

While the City picks up trash from residential and some smaller apartment units, Commercial Business Owners were able to negotiate with the approximately 30 40 Commercial Trash pickup providers for their trash service.

With the passage of LA City Ordinance #182986, the City created 11 Exclusive Commercial Trash Zones and awarded the Exclusive Zones to a select number of Trash Companies. These companies, approximately seven, are the only companies allowed to pick up the Commercial Trash within their zone. Those who were not Union or did not have a Labor Peace Agreement with a Union could not apply for a Franchise Zone.

A group of Community Leaders, Business Owners and Advocates for Free Enterprise joined forces to fight the attempt by LA Politicians and Labor Organizations to create a Closed Monopolized for Commercial Trash pickup in Los Angeles.

The Committee for Accountability and Good Government in Los Angeles and the Proponents of the Ballot Initiative worked to draft an Initiative Ordinance titled the Non-Exclusive Franchise System for Solid Waste Collection.

This Voter Initiative Ordinance repeals several sections of the City’s exclusive ordinance and allows Trash Companies and Business Clients to operate as before, without penalty or fees.

David Hernandez,

Lead Proponent & Executive Director



To Repeal and Replace Ordinance No. 182986 entitled City-wide Exclusive Franchise System for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Handling Program/Exclusive Commercial and Multifamily Solid Waste Franchise Collective and Handling System.

 The Los Angeles City Charter provides for an Ordinance Initiative Petition as an option to Repeal and Replace an Ordinance passed the City Council and Mayor.

 Five residents of Los Angeles, known as Proponents can file for the Ordinance Initiative.   If the requisite number of signatures are gathered, the Ordinance Initiative is placed on the ballot and voted on by the citizens of Los Angeles.

 The number of signatures need to qualify this petition is 61,486. Once the signature gathering begins, there is a 120-day time limit to collect them.

 Anyone who is a registered voter in the City of Los Angeles can sign the Petition. Anyone who is eligible to register to vote in California can circulate the Petition.


Committee for Accountability & Good Government In Los Angeles
P.O. Box 9694
North Hollywood, CA 91609
ID# 1334520 

Greetings, Community Partner –

 We seek your support in overturning Ordinance No. 182986, the Citywide Exclusive Franchise System for Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Handling Program, and Exclusive Franchise Commercial and Multifamily Solid Waste Collection and Handling System. The ordinance took effect May of 2014, and the City is now issuing approval; No more than 11 haulers will receive permits.

 Our Committee is reaching out to trash haulers, business industry groups, apartment associations, faith based organizations and concerned citizens. We’ve met with citizens that debated this policy with City officials for years before it passed; and spoke with small haulers fearful of losing their businesses as well as City tactics. However, none of our colleagues want to let this City-instituted monopoly stand unchallenged and therefore, let this be our call to action.

 We want to work with you because our experience and strategic relationships make The Committee for Accountability & Good Government in Los Angeles poised to manage this campaign, take legal action if needed, and run day-to-day community advocacy, outreach and education.

 We need to raise $640,000.00 to get a voter initiative on the ballot. This budget pays for the signature gathering campaign, which includes expenses such as legal support, petition printing, signature verification, professional signature-gathering teams, campaign management, office supplies and temporary office space. Once on the ballot any and all funds will be used to pay for the election campaign.

 Our petition is approved!  We have 120 days to gather nearly 62,000 legally qualified signatures.  We encourage you to take an active role in this campaign by donating. You can contribute here on the website or via mail.  Please send your check made payable to:

Committee for Accountability and Good Government in Los Angeles to: 

P.O. Box 9694,
North Hollywood, CA 91609.
Your contribution is not tax deductible but vital to our success.

 Next you can be a volunteer in your community to help spread the word and arrange for us to address community groups in your area. We are looking forward to working with you and your association to stop bad public policy in Los Angeles and make our city a good place for business and its citizens.

 I thank you in advance for your support and look forward to speaking with you soon.


David Hernandez
Principle Officer
Committee for Accountability and Good Government in Los Angeles


 About Us

This Campaign will be conducted by:

Committee to Support Accountability & Good Government in Los Angeles.

Our mailing address is
​PO Box 9694 .

North Hollywood, CA 91609. 

We are a “Primarily Formed Committee”
established with the

California Secretary of State

on December 30, 2010.
ID #1334520.


The Ballot Initiative Proponents

David Hernandez


Chuck Betz

*Treasurer, Sherman Oaks Homeowners

Daniel H. Villegas

Realtor with National Assoc. of Realtors

Daniel C. Faller

*President/C.E.O., Apartment Owners
Association of California

Augusto Bisani 

* President/C.E.O,

Bravo Systems International

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