As you know, on November 14, 2018, the City Council voted 6-1, denying
our right to submit its Ordinance 18-39 to a ballot vote. Despite
finding our Petition “legally sufficient,” they claimed the subject
matter was “not appropriate to submit to the electorate.” In order
to enforce our legal right to a ballot vote, we need to sue the city.
We have engaged an attorney who is experienced in
this type of litigation. In preparation for the legal fight we are about
to commence, our all-volunteer steering committee has registered our
“St. Paul Trash Lawsuit” as a Political Action Committee (PAC) in
order to raise the funds we need to pursue this lawsuit.
We will comply with all financial reporting
requirements for PAC’s.
the City to hold a referendum vote on their new mandatory trash
policy on the Nov. 2019 city ballot;
our residents to a lower cost trash collection system with a greater
range of options, including opting out and sharing services; and
environmentally responsible lifestyles of recycling and composting
instead of regressive and unnecessary trash collection
In order to start the lawsuit, we need
to raise an initial $15,000.
The strong community support for this cause is evident, as we’ve
already raised a portion of what we need, even without a public
funds (beyond that $15,000) will be required to carry our case through
the trial court, appellate court, and up to the Minnesota Supreme
In order for us to REALLY be successful, we ask that you make a donation
(in any amount) at our website. (click
here to donate)
hope that you will continue to support our efforts by spreading the word
to your St. Paul neighbors and friends.
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