Letter to the editor: Misinformation on waste hauling

Posted 6/3/20

 

Randy Moorman of the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee (ASAC) objects to a vote by Arvada citizens on the single-hauler plan because he believes that those who live in HOAs that …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Username
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution in 2019-2020, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Letter to the editor: Misinformation on waste hauling

Posted

Randy Moorman of the Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee (ASAC) objects to a vote by Arvada citizens on the single-hauler plan because he believes that those who live in HOAs that provide waste hauling (HPWH) would be “voting on an outcome that never directly affects them.” This is not true. Those folks already are affected because their tax dollars have helped finance the work done to date by the city on this project. And, like the rest of Arvada’s tax-paying residents, they will continue to pay for the city to manage the single-hauler system in perpetuity, should it be approved. They deserve to vote, as we all do.

Of course, the real issue is that ASAC, some city councilmembers, and Republic Services fear that a public vote would scuttle the single-hauler plan. Republic apparently is trying to influence Council into denying a public vote; why else would they threaten to rescind their bid should it be put to a public vote? They haven’t provided a reason why a public-approved contract would be less desirable than a council-approved one. Hopefully, City Council will not be bullied.

Councilmember Nancy Ford is quoted in the article as saying “To me, this (waste hauling) is another utility”, apparently to justify a council decision, rather than a public vote. Shouldn’t the citizens of Arvada decide if waste hauling truly is another utility like water, sewer, and stormwater?

Gary Osburn,
Arvada

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.