Uncensored Civics

David Brauer is a former Journal editor who lives in Kingfield, where he chaired the neighborhood association and farmers market boards. Find him on Twitter @dbrauer.
Aug 27, 2014

So is the city’s new curbside food-waste collection program a massively expensive feel-good exercise?

Cam Winton, the Republican shadow mayor of Minneapolis, said as much in a recent Star Tribune op-ed. Noting an $8 million cost to “recycle organic materials like food scraps and drier lint,” Winton suggested the $40-a-year fee every household might pay would divert money from “school supplies,” “a bike helmet for a budding bicyclist,” or “healthy food from the farmers market.”

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