Members of the local Tea Party protested outside the union offices in Fresno opposing Measure G.
voters in the City of Fresno will decide on Measure G in a special election on June 4th.
Supporters say the measure, which would privatize the city's residential trash service, will help balance a budget drowning in red ink.
Those in opposition say the measure will cost jobs and come at the expense of services to local residents.
As the election approaches, both sides are making their voices heard.
Supporter Kim Buck said, "We need to look out for everybody and get the city's finances back in the black."
Marina Magdaleno, a spokesperson for the union, IUOE Local 39 said, "We believe that this is not the answer. There are other ways, you know, that the city could look at, you know, making money for the city but they don't want to look at any other options."
If approved, Measure G would turn over 105,000 home trash accounts to a private hauler.
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