Readers: St. Louis Shouldn’t Sign Veoila Water Consulting Contract, Veolia Withdraws From Consideration
Those who voted in the poll last week don’t think St. Louis should enter into a contract with Veolia. Here’s the final tally:
Q: Should St. Louis Sign The Water Consulting Contract With Veoila?
- No 46 [68.66%]
- Yes 11 [16.42%]
- Unsure/no opinion 10 [14.93%]
I agree we shouldn’t sign this contract. I do think we need a transparent process to take a critical look at the operations of our water utility. We own it and continuing to own it means decisions are based on what’s best for the citizens, not stockholders of a private corporation. Others shouldn’t profit on our water.
You can politely give comptroller Darlene Green support for refusing to sign the contract so far by using the email form here.
Yesterday morning an alderman posted to Facebook that a “representative from the Mayor’s office read a statement this morning informing the Ways and Means committee that Veolia has withdrawn its proposal to do business with St. Louis’ Water Division.”
– Steve Patterson