To the editor:
I must be missing something. During a Feb. 12 study session, the City Commission discussed a plan to increase residential water and sewer bills by more than $500 over the next five years to fund infrastructure upgrades. During their regular meeting that evening, commissioners also told staff to ignore the lowest bids and negotiate a recycle contract with a company that is not currently in the recycling industry. They don’t even have a recycling plant.
No matter what a person thinks about the city billing them for a mandatory recycling service, the commission’s thought process is beyond my comprehension. And to make matters worse, the commissioners reportedly never reviewed or considered a proposal that might save the city between $250,000 and $500,000 in annual trash service costs.
I am confused about the way the commissioners look at our city, but one thing is clear to me: Election Day can’t get here soon enough.