Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mayoral Veto: Trash War is On

The mayor, in a three page veto message, outlined his position of support for his SWMP. Unsurprisingly, he focused on the environmental justice issue of siting transfer stations, the one major area of vulnerability for the Speaker.

The key point of contention will be the 91st transfer station. If Miller accedes on this point he can’t possibly expect to win a mayoral primary. To get the mayor to compromise, however, he will need to come up with a credible waste reduction plan.
All of this will have to be resolved at next stated meeting on the 22nd.