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Modesto Bus Bench compromise chooses people over money

Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:00 pm
The Modesto Bee  [ View Original Article ]

 
"Modesto leaders have dodged a public relations bullet, thanks to a large out-of state company's willingness to play ball.

Instead of muscling United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus County out if its long-term bus bench contract with the City, Florida-based Creative Outdoor Advertising will partner with UCP and share proceeds.

A few months ago, Modesto City Council members found themsleves in a precarious position: they could get a lot more money by handing the maintenance and advertising contract to COA, but it would mean cutting off the local non-profit and its disabled workers depending on the contract for personal income, work experience and self-esteem"