For the last ten years, the topic of commercial waste collection zones— defined as specific areas of municipalities that are assigned to contractors for collection services—has gained traction both inside and outside the trash industry. And while there are both pros and cons to franchise zoning systems, the industry is split when it comes to supporting the concept.
I have a riddle for you. What happens when you take increasing utility costs and a drought and cross it with a group of managers? Don 't know yet? You get Pacific Utility Audit. Who are they? They are a dedicated company whose founders were originally property managers themselves. During the drought in 1989 […]
A RECAP OF 2013 AND 2014 The History Late in 2013, LADWP implemented a new customer billing system that replaced its 40-year old customer billing system. What happened next is, as they say, history… There were so many billing errors, delayed bills, estimated bills, poor customer service and overall confusion for both customers […]
There's Gold in Your Association's Utility Bills! By; Erin Kelly As a prior property manager, I approved approximately two dozen bills daily! Of these bills, the majority were almost always utility bills. Trying to intelligently decipher and understand a utility bill is like trying to read Latin when you don't have a translation […]
True or False: Utility Audits Create More Work When managers of businesses or associations look into a utility audit, they often have several common misconceptions about the process. Among their list of concerns, this question tends to pop up frequently: Won’t a utility audit require a lot of work from our property manager, business owner, […]