The Rhino’s John Hammer writes on Greensboro City Council member Zack Matheny’s conduct during the June 19 meeting, which brought an accusation of slander from the low bidder on the city’s garbage contract:
One aspect of this whole controversy that is being overlooked is how Greensboro got in the situation where the contract for the disposal of Greensboro’s garbage comes down to the wire and a temporary contract has to be put in place so that Greensboro’s garbage doesn’t pile up in the streets.
Which is Greensboro is forced to ship its garbage since the White landfill remains closed to municipal garbage. Normally I would say Matheny’s behavior is but one aspect of that whole controversy, except for the fact that —at a public meeting— he verbally attacked one bidder for G’boro’s garbage then made a motion to award the contract to another bidder, which would cost the city between $6 and $10 million.
BTW, Anson County would get G’boro’s garbage under Waste Connections’ bid instead of Republic Services current deal with Montgomery County.
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