Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Scooter Fees, Straw Resolution

Jan 3, 2019

The mayor says a $15,000 annual fee for electric scooter companies to operate in the city is a way to keep those firms following the rules.
Credit City of West Lafayette

It’s a new year on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, but we spend a good portion of our first show updating topics that were on people’s minds in 2018.

West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski has stepped down, so we ask Mayor John Dennis how he plans to pick a replacement, and whether his former chief’s new job poses any concerns.

Also, the city plans to close its recycling center, and that’s got a number of city residents who want more recycling, not less, up in arms. We dig into the financials of the situation and ask what the replacement might be.

And we talk about the migration patterns of Birds – the scooters, that is. They’ve gone away for the winter, but is the price tag going to be too high for them to return?