Why did more
than 6,000 residents sign petitions?
"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.,
residential dwellings are exempt from these mandates -- thus, saving
money, space, and administrative hassles.)
believe that at least some of the new rules are unreasonable.
Others take issue with the process by which the City entered into a
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
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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