The extremist left running the government of the city of St. Petersburg wants you to pay more for your garbage bill. The same environmental extremists want to force you to sort your garbage – whether you want to or not. The extreme leftist St. Petersburg mayor and city council want to cut the number of garbage pickups to ensure you have no other option but to sort your trash. The Big Brother St. Petersburg government wants to put a radio chip in your trash can to help “educate you” on proper management of your garbage. Welcome to the collectivist city-state of St. Petersburg. Citizens will have an opportunity to prevent more loss of their freedom and save more of their money today at 4 p.m. the St. Petersburg City Council meeting, at 175 5th ST. N.. Remember, this is coming from the same mayor who said he wants to build a better quality of life for “the struggling, the vulnerable and voiceless“. Apparently that means paying more to the city and doing the work they insist get done. (More details about recycling program here and all stories here.)
The “progressives” running the St. Petersburg city government are planning to implement a “universal” recycling program by September. They will raise garbage bills $3-4 per month, place a new 90 gallon trash bin at each house and ultimately cut garbage service to once per week. Imagine St. Petersburg summers with a full week of garbage building up in the July heat. Imagine working hard to try to earn a living in the down economy our governments have created and then coming home to have to sort your trash out for the purposes of the extremists in charge. Imagine getting the letters from your friendly government and then ultimately the knock on the door that says “We notice that you haven’t been recycling”. There are no fines planned now for failure to recycle, but the time will come when the same extremists who forced this nonsense on its citizens will fine them for not recycling. In the meantime, they can suffer with higher garbage bills, less garbage service and radio tracking chips in their trash trashcans.
This is the same city council that tries to force companies to hire drunks, felons and drug addicts. The same city council that bans free speech on electronic signs. The same city government that endlessly raises taxes and has annual “budget shortfalls” as it spends the hard earned funds of its serf-class citizenry on feel good projects and cronies. Don’t let these extremists force you to recycle, pay more for it and have the tools to scold and fine you when you find better things to do with your time. Come out to the St. Petersburg City Council meeting today at 4 pm at City Hall (175 5th st. N). Parking is on the street or on the north side of 2nd Ave. N. between 4th and 5th street (free in that lot). “Open forum” will be at 4 pm where citizens get three minutes each address the rulers who claim to be in charge of our daily lives. The city will then hear a “report” on recycling after open forum, where they may allow comments from those who arrive after open forum is over- if they feel like it.