Solid-Wastes Association Tells Mayor: Go With Flow Control, and You Invite "Legal Challenges"

Now that it's wrapped budget amendment talk, the council's in executive session, where one of the agenda items reads: "Legal issues regarding proposed resource flow control ordinance." And not a moment too soon. Not only is council set to return to read over those flow control Q&A's we posted Saturday, but this morning we were copied on a missive from Bruce Parker, president and CEO of the National Solid Wastes Management Association, who more or less tells Mayor Mike that if the council votes next week to okee-doke Marys Suhm and Nix's proposed ordinance rerouting all solid waste to the McCommas Bluff Landfill, then the NSWMA is going to sue. As in:

A vote by the City Council to adopt a flow control ordinance will not be simple, straightforward, or free of legal risk and liability as you have been led to believe. Instead, it invites legal challenges and consequences that will be needlessly detrimental for the City and will prohibit the City from realizing the increase in revenue that it seeks. The purpose of this letter is to make sure that you are fully informed before making a decision that will have severe and unwanted consequences.

The whole thing follows.

NSWMA Legal Mayor's Letter

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