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Your Opinion: Views on Prop. A Letter 2

Your Opinion: Views on Prop. A Letter 2

April 2nd, 2011 by Michael J. Leahy, Jefferson City in News

Dear Editor,

On April 5 the voters of Jefferson City will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition A. After examining the facts I would urge folks to vote no on Proposition A.

If passed, this proposition would throw away the excellent trash and recycling system we currently have here. Allied Waste's efficient waste-hauling equipment cannot accommodate plastic bags. Allied Waste is the only trash-hauling company with a landfill to take collected waste in Central Missouri. That is the present and the future reality.

Proposition A will not move Jefferson City forward as a community. We currently have trash/recycling rates that are lower than most cities of our size. We are getting more service and paying at least $5 less each month than residents outside the city limits in Cole County.

Don't throw our excellent trash and recycling service away.

Please go to the polls on April 5 and vote no on Proposition A.