Newton reacts to mayorâ€™s flip-flop on curbside recycling listen09/25/08 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has reversed his long-held position and will now support a Pinellas County proposal to bring curbside recycling to his city. The countyâ€™s program will not cost residents because it will be funded by a surplus in revenues generated by solid waste collection.
Before todayâ€™s Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting in St. Petersburg, WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n Kinane spoke today with City Council member Wengay Newton, to get his reaction to Bakerâ€™s change of heart.
â€œI think itâ€™s a great thing. ... Weâ€™ve got a situation by which we can provide curbside recycling for free to the constituents; I most definitely was going to do all that I could to make sure that happened.â€
Photo by SeÃ¡n Kinane/WMNF (September 2008)