GLADSTONE, Missouri – Gladstone city officials have been talking about trash service for months the, resolution fails to pass.

Gladstone has six different trash services and Monday night, the city council hoped to decrease that number down to one, but failed in a 2-2 vote.

Almost 2200 residents signed a petition to block the measure.

Many people stood outside City Hall protesting the measure saying their basic rights were violated.

“I need the right to say which company I want, not have it forced down my throat and the price set for me predetermined for the next 10 years,” said Linda Walker.

“I think that was generally the public perception that we were forcing this on them and we’re not acting in their best interest and again that burden was on us to help them that we were trying to act in their best interest,” said Mayor Barry McCullough.

The mayor says he hopes to take up the consolidation at a later date.

I thinks he needs to take notice residents don’t want this limitation.

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