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The Board of Supervisors, meeting in closed session Wednesday, delayed action on a series of contract changes requested by the developer of the controversial proposed trash-burning power plant in San Marcos.

The changes proposed by North County Resource Recovery Associates (NCRRA) could cost county residents millions of dollars in increased garbage collection fees and result in a significant loss of royalties to the county from sales of electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. NCRRA, in a report presented to the board during the closed session, said private financing for the project could collapse if the changes are not accepted.

Previous predictions by NCRRA said the sale of electricity generated by the plant could bring the county more than $85 million in royalties during the 30-year life of the plant.

Pam Thornton, a spokeswoman for NCRRA, said the developer was not invited to attend Wednesday’s meeting. Supervisor Paul Eckert, whose district includes San Marcos, said the proposals were discussed but no vote was taken.

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A spokesman for Supervisor Susan Golding, who had expressed reservations about the changes, said he was not certain when the contract changes would next be discussed by the board.


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