Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why we must shut down the Detroit Waste Incinerator

Call or e-mail Detroit City Council members to STICK WITH THEIR RESOLUTION to support a new waste model for Detroit.

Ask Council members to

--Allocate money to begin a pilot curbside recycling program and other projects to ramp up RECYCLING and INVESTMENT IN NEW JOBS and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT related to resource recovery THIS YEAR;

--REJECT the Administration's current consideration of BUYING BACK the incinerator and extending contracts to keep the incinerator going for four more years. Why buy back the plant to buy time to plan for future recycling?

Council's budget deadline for offering amendments to the Mayor's proposed budget-which continues the status quo -is tomorrow, Friday,May 23.

Thanks for your help in getting a new waste plan for Detroit!

***Council members to contact first

***Council President Ken Cockrel, Jr., 224-4505

***Council President Pro-tem Monica Conyers, 224-4530

Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, 224-4535

***Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel, 224-1337

***Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins, 224-1298

***Councilman Kwame Kenyatta, 224-1198

***Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, 224-1645

Councilwoman Martha Reeves, 224-4510

Councilwoman Brenda Jones, 224-1245

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