On the automated trash initiative, the vote wasn’t even close.
Those for the initiative championed by petitioner Joel Culberson to move the entire city of Fort Smith to curbside automated showed up in droves, casting more than 20,000 votes in favor.
“I’m pleased to be a part of a citizen initiated matter. It’s a reminder of how one person can make a difference and of how we can come together for a common good,”
Culberson said. “I appreciate the receptiveness of voters to the issue and look forward to seeing the automated trash issue finalized and automated collection throughout the city becoming a reality.”
Out of 25,791 votes cast, only 5,261 were in opposition.