Clear something up for me, because I may have the wrong information. Before I start, I would never vote for a mayor on one issue or the leaf issue alone. From what I understand the leaf pick-up never really cost the city more. The city and DPS has a yearly budget and funds are allocated to different projects. The DPS workers make a certain yearly amount. They never actually got paid overtime for leaf removal. Funds were just allocated from one account to another. The dept. head would say it cost such and such dollars, when actually those guys would have been paid anyways, just allocated to a different account. I might not of said it right, but you get the point.
Another thing, do you know how Compora was able to talk all those mayoral candidates into closing a plant.The paper plants operated since the 1900's and the smell was just as bad. They sure did support a lot of people. She lived in that neighborhood when the paper plant was running. The smell was the same. Where would most of the families in Monroe be, if not for the paper plants. Would they have been in favor of closing them too, because of the smell?