I enjoyed Colby Frazier's cover story about state Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab ["The Herd Bull of the House," May 14, City Weekly]. I attended the Great Public Lands Gamble Rally at the Capitol in January 2015, at which Noel audaciously stepped up to the microphone to attempt a refutation (the gospel according to St. Mike) of the "lies" being perpetrated by the proponents of public lands.
I applaud Salt Lake City for proposing to expand mandatory recycling to apartments, multi-unit condominiums, and businesses. It is long overdue. I was disappointed, however, to find out upon e-mailing the city that fourplexes would be exempt from the proposed rule. I currently reside in a fourplex and have observed needless amounts of trash being thrown out that could have easily been recycled.