Statement Concerning South Santa Rosa County Waste Hauler Contract With Waste Pro at Santa Rosa County Commission Meeting, June 8, 2021.
We are aware of allegations that came to light in a Santa Rosa County Commission meeting this evening about alleged misconduct relative to Waste Pro’s exclusive no-bid contract to service South Santa Rosa County.
We were relieved to learn that the County Administrator has already ordered an independent investigation into the allegations by an outside law firm.
While the allegations must first be investigated independently and thoroughly before any conclusions are made, we believe these issues highlight and justify our substantial concerns about the no-bid contract amendment and extension that was handed to Waste Pro forcing the citizens of South Santa Rosa to take less service and pay more money.
As we have promised before, we are committed only to ensuring that ALL the citizens of Santa Rosa County have access to reasonable trash collection service at a fair price, either through open-market competition or through a fair and competitive franchise bidding process.
It is an honor for our entire team to serve the citizens of North Santa Rosa County and for those citizens in South Santa Rosa County who we have not yet had the privilege of serving, know that we will be thoroughly reviewing the independent investigation report once it is released to the public and will take appropriate action in response to the conclusion of that report to represent the interests of fairness and taxpayer value.