About Us

We are an all-volunteer group of St. Paul residents who recently collected more than 6000 signatures in support of a referendum petition seeking the citizens’ right to a ballot vote on the City’s new trash plan. We are not affiliated with any business or political party. Though St. Paul political candidates may agree with our cause, as a PAC, we are not allowed to endorse specific candidates for the upcoming election.

Due to the City’s refusal to honor the “legally sufficient” Petition for a referendum vote on its new trash plan,  we were forced to sue the City of St. Paul in order to secure our legal right to a ballot vote.  This is Clark, et al. v the City of St. Paul, et al., Ramsey County Court File # 62-CV-19-857.

Our lawsuit to put the City’s trash plan Ordinance 18-39 on the upcoming November 5, 2019, citywide election ballot, required that we register as a Political Action Committee (PAC). Our committee includes many of the same St. Paul friends and neighbors who helped to gather the thousands of signatures that were submitted in support of the referendum.  Among others, our volunteers include:

Peter K. Butler
Bruce Clark
Colleen Halpine
Alisa Lein

The purpose of our PAC is to raise the funds needed to pursue the lawsuit against the City. The lawsuit sought the right to a ballot vote in order to return our residents to a lower cost trash collection system; support the rights of low, zero wasters, neighbors, multifamily, townhomes, and condos to share or opt-out of unnecessary trash services; and eliminate the unused plastic carts clogging our alleys and garages.

If you want to help, or have any questions, please contact us.