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Why did more than 6,000 residents sign petitions?

Because of mandated...

Organized trash "arrived" October 1, 2018 in St. Paul.  Residents and owners of privately-owned 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-unit buildings are confronted by significant changes.  (Not surprisingly, publicly-owned [e.g., City-owned] residential dwellings are exempt from these mandates -- thus, saving money, space, and administrative hassles.)  

Many citizens believe that at least some of the new rules are unreasonable.  Others take issue with the process by which the City entered into a five-year contract with Haulers.  Although today this program is limited to small buildings, its roll-out can be seen as a trial balloon for eventual changes to be forced onto all privately-owned residential dwellings. 

  • 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.

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Our petition drive is a first step toward
achieving these GOALS:

  • Ability to Opt Out
  • Ability to Share Containers
  • Reduce Excessive Price Increases
  • Reduce Excessive Space Requirements
  • Make the Program FAIR TO ALL
Real-Life Examples
Financial & Space Implications
Then What?

Petitions now.  What's next?

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