SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The city of San Diego will recover $900,000 in a settlement stemming from alleged over-billing by two contractors for debris removal in Rancho Bernardo following the 2007 wildfires, Councilman Carl DeMaio announced today.

“This is not simply a case about the potential waste of taxpayer dollars; it is also offensive that private companies would seek to exploit for their own profit the misfortune of those who lost their homes in the 2007 fires,’’ DeMaio said at a news conference.

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We want to thank you so much for all you did for us during this last ordeal. We were truely surprised at all the people that came out of nowhere and were there for us.

Harris Fire Survivor, 2007