Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 5:06 pm
Updated 4:37 p.m.with additional reporting.
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich released an audit of Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday accusing Nixon of overspending his appropriation by $1.7 million and thumbing his nose at the budget appropriation process.
City Manager, Mike Matthes, says a 5.8 million dollar plan to use rolling trash bins is not in the budget for 2013. Columbia resident, Frankie Minor, spoke at the city council meeting on behalf of a large group of people who say they oppose the program.
“There is a lot of concern that the carts are going to sit there all day being unsightly," Minor said. "They’re going to roll down hills, elderly or people with mobility issues will not be able to manipulate them as well.”
Minor questions a plan that would replace a program many Columbia citizens are satisfied with.