At Last - Vote Yes/Yes on Organized Trash Ballot Questions

Trash_Collection.jpgSD49 is recommending that Bloomington residents vote Yes/Yes on the two Ballot Referendum questions (1 and 2) relating to Organized Trash.  This will return to you the freedom and direct-control of choosing your family's trash hauler. It will also reduce, if only slightly, the scope of city government.

Five years and multiple court-hearings later, after the city council voted to impose city-controlled trash collection, these referendum questions are being presented to voters at last. 

For more information visit the website www.yourchoicebloomington.com or their Facebook page.

The wording of the two questions can be confusing, so below we’ve included the question and what each vote will mean.

Question 1: SD49 is recommending a “yes” vote for your freedom to choose.

Should the Bloomington City Charter be amended to add: “Unless first approved by a majority of voters in a state general election, the City shall not replace the competitive market in solid waste collection with a system in which solid waste services are provided by government-chosen collectors or in government-designed districts. The adoption of this Charter amendment shall supersede any ordinances, ordinance amendments, or Charter amendments related to solid waste adopted by the City Council in 2015-2016.”?

A “YES” VOTE:

A YES vote means that the voter wants to change the City Charter to require the voters, in an election, to decide if Bloomington should have City-organized solid waste collection.

A “NO” VOTE:

A NO vote means the voter does not want to change the City Charter and the voter wants to continue residential solid waste collection organized by the City.

Question 2: SD49 is recommending a “yes” vote for your freedom to choose.

If City Question 1 above passes, should the Bloomington City Charter also be amended to add: “The council shall not enter into a contract with residential solid waste haulers for the exclusive rights to haul and collect residential solid waste services within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Bloomington.”

A “YES” VOTE:

A “yes” vote means you do not approve of continuing City-organized trash, recyclables, yard waste, bulky waste, and electronic waste collection. You want to revert back to residents selecting their own individual private trash haulers.

A “NO” VOTE:

A “no” vote means you approve of continuing with City-organized trash, recyclables, yard waste, bulky waste, and electronic waste collection.

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