Just a couple of years ago our local Mayor touted the fact that he was the "Getter Done" Mayor and proclaimed that he had just aquired a nice shiney Vacuum Truck to enable the City crews to more efficiantly pickup leaves and yard debris. This service was claimed to be for the convience of the taxpayers. Furthermore, the vac would save the City money because they would no longer have to pickup by hand from the alleys also not have to deal with plastic leaf bags at the dumping site.
The City just announced that due to budget constraints and the poor condition of that "shiney" Vac truck the City Public Works Department will not have a loose leaf pick-up service this year.
Our "Getter Done" Mayor has in fact made some accomplishments in his tenure, but he dropped the ball on this one.