The fact that this continues to be pushed and argued is quite ridiculous. The city and Green Waste are already in contract. This was already voted upon by council, and the city staff has moved forward based on that vote. THIS IS HOW A DEMOCRACY WORKS! If the current city council does not like the result, then they must wait until the current contract ends before a new negotiation can take place. Please stop this nonsense and move forward. This council is becoming an absolute embarrassment.
The waste fee increase will have a large impact on many families within the city and should be investigated further prior to signing a long term contract. I understand the state has put additional requirements on local entities to sort garbage. The trial wasn’t received well but many did not understand why there was a change or that the impact of not complying with the new requirements would result it masive fee increases. Please work on alternatives before signing. SC needs to get creative!
Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion. Further to my letter of 19 May 21 to the City Clerk and based on additional information received on 5/27/21 and on 6/1/21 from the Director of Public Works, I continue to voice my opposition to and encourage the City Council to reject the proposed CY2021/2022 Solid Waste rate increases.