Regarding Carlos Vidal's column on leaf collection....While I agree that the city could start collecting leaves later, I don't know if you can really complain about what isn't picked up. Yes, our tax dollars pay for this service, but our taxes are SO low compared to other cities and towns that it's hard to believe they can find money to do this at all. I think the city does a good job given the cost of the task and the area they have to cover. In a perfect world, they would probably start later and make more than one pass, but I for one would rather bag what is left behind myself than push them to do beyond what they can do with the budget they have in place. This could result in more taxes to cover the additional services. I think we are lucky to have the luxury of leaf pick at all. Why complain? Maybe an exception could be made for people who are not capable of picking up what they city missed, but the rest of us can take an hour and do our part...and maybe even help out an elderly neighbor too.