I support allowing Recycle Ann Arbor to take over the city’s recycling operations on an interim basis.

I have reviewed the resolution and discussed it with residents, and the loose-loading method proposed by RAA provides the best possible interim recycling outcome for our residents. Recycle Ann Arbor is making some assumptions that need to be validated, but the fact that this is a short term agreement that will include performance measures, a performance bond and a price matching agreement in case their assumptions prove to be incorrect provides adequate protections for Ann Arbor taxpayers.

I also support this because Recycle Ann Arbor’s local employees will be Union workers who make a living wage and who have the benefits that workers deserve which is important to maintaining a strong community. ┬áPlease see the following article for more information.