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BG Advisor Note | TDS Wants Its Cake and Austin's Too (Andy Cates)

An article appeared in yesterday's Austin Monitor discussinghe ongoing feud between Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) and the City of Austin's lobbying ordinances. 

TDS argues that the no-contact, no-bid process that is in place under city ordinance that prevents current city contractors from discussing potential bids on other contracts with city employees/officials. TDS says that the "prohibited communication" is an unconstitutionally vague infringement of their First Amendment rights, and until the city changes the rules, TDS is lobbying the city to put a moratorium on all waste contracts, effectively freezing the market for all competitors.

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