To the editor:
In the April 9 front page article “Likely next mayor combines business sense, idealism,” is a quote from Aron Cromwell.
In the article, Mr. Cromwell states, “Several years ago, the city collected trash twice a week and when it changed to once a week, people thought it was the end of days. But as it turned out, life went on. I think we’ll find that we will adjust and get used to whatever we do.”
Mr. Cromwell does not acknowledge that reducing trash service from two days to one day was a cost reduction for the city. Separating your trash in separate groups such as paper, cardboard, glass, metal and garbage will be expensive for each household. So will letting an outside company remove the trash!
Sure, we can get “used to whatever we do,” but can the retired people in Lawrence on Social Security afford the service? What do we do? Not eat or not pay our city bill? Which would Mr. Cromwell have us do?