Only 800 signatures? It is a sad situation when in our country, the private sector is forced out from competing in the market place and replaced with a uncompromising system of, “our way or the highway”, approach. Is forced “ALL MANUAL” or “ALL AUTOMATED” really viable options? The once popular, free market approach, allowing competitive bidding from private companies must be unpopular locally. Competitive bidding assures the citizens the best price and performance, something much needed in Fort Smith where the annual median household income is lower than any of the surrounding, comparable cities. If a city like Jonesboro can provide trash pickup through its’ 8.5% sales tax without a charge to its’ residents, surely Fort Smith with a 9.25% sales tax, charging $13 plus tax for the same service could allow neighborhoods seeking 3rd party options some compromise?
Your Region is not set.