John Hammer delivers right on time:
(L)ast year the city paid ReCommunity $165,000 for recycling. If the contract that the staff recommended is approved then the city, instead of paying $165,000, would make a profit of over $800,000. So it’s a difference of about $1 million for the city, which is good news. The bad news is that the contract with ReCommunity goes back to 1998, which means that for years the city has been paying when it should have been profiting. And the City Council apparently wants to keep doing business with these same people.
ReCommunity also wants a 10-year contract so it can upgrade its recycling facility, which Hammer says is their problem, not Greensboro’s problem.
As for the easy solution to Greensboro’s waste disposal problems, we all know what that is —–reopen the White Street landfill. That issue was apparently settled during the last City Council election, but did anyone really believe that when they cast their vote?Read full article » No Comments »
Based on what we’ve read about UNC’s football program over the past year, it seems like there’s a lotta work to do in order to ‘change the culture.’ But in my humble opinion this is a good start:
Larry Fedora has spent less time talking about “changing the culture” at UNC than recent Tar Heel coaches.
But Fedora is definitely changing the dress code culture. For starters, he’s outlawed earrings at football functions and implemented a no caps while indoors policy.
“That’s just the way I was raised,” Fedora said Monday. “You didn’t wear a hat in the house. That’s not what a man does, and I sure as heck couldn’t get an earring. I’d have to moved out of the house.”
Never forget the time I sat behind the Florida State bench during a night game. The bling was downright blinding, and I couldn’t help but wonder why the players weren’t worried about getting an earlobe ripped up after a tackle.
For the record, let me state that I have never worn an earring.Read full article » No Comments »