Are the good citizens of Fort Smith expected to vote for a forced “city only” trash service without knowing what the city will be charging for “either option” after the election? Isn’t that kinda like being “FORCED” to sign a contract to buy a house without knowing what the seller is going to charge you for it? That may be fun for the seller, but not the buyer.
Maybe that is why Fort Smith residents pay an additional $13 plus taxes, for trash pickup when in Jonesboro, a city growing at 22% versus Fort Smith at 6%, aren’t charged for trash pickup, it is provided through the 8.5% sales tax in Jonesboro. And to think in Fort Smith we have a 9.25% sales tax and still charges for trash pickup.
While listening to the residents in the troubled neighborhoods, four city directors were originally seeking 3rd party competitive bidding, but because of a rumored VETO by Mayor Sanders, that vote unfortunately was taken off the agenda recently. 3rd party competitive bidding should be a part of the solution in a competitive community, unfortunately that isn’t the way in Fort Smith. Regardless, the citizens have a right to know what “RATES”, the city will charge for trash pickup regardless which proposal wins at the ballot box
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