Slouching Toward Havana

The Mac Groveland Community Council – apparently acting as a de facto city planning agency – has been leading the way toward socialized trash collection in Saint Paul.

And they’re going to be having one of the “public meetings” that have been, in Saint Paul recently, more or less rubber-stamps on the plans the Met Council wanted to pass anyway.

Here’s the meeting notice:

Thank you for your continued support of our Organized Trash Collection project! We invite you to a presentation of our final report and recommendations for moving Saint Paul towards smarter trash collection.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
7:00 p.m. 
Smail GalleryOlin Rice Science Center | Macalester College (click here for map)
Can’t make it to the meeting? Our final report is available at This comprehensive report contains our survey analysis, research on the history of trash collection in the City of Saint Paul, lessons learned from other communities in the region, and our recommendations.

It was a self-selected, online survey of no value whatsoever – except for purposes of jamming down the solution the city council already wants.

I’m more than a lot tempted to be there.  Preferably with a lot of people who are also perfectly happy with the trash-hauling system we already have.

2 thoughts on “Slouching Toward Havana

  1. Around here each neighborhood picks a favorite hauler and we all sign up with them for a given pick-up day, and at a favored cost. Apparently that’s not permissible under the Reich.

  2. Yea, the Bloomington fight has languished as of late.

    The Democrats always come up with a distraction. That’s why our 2016 property tax statements, jamming a 7% increase down our throats, came out the week after the elections.

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