Sunday, October 9, 2011

On Zack Matheny's White Street Landfill conflict of interest issue.

"It’s unclear if the council will address the issue
of whether Councilman Zack Matheny has a conflict of interest in the discussion.

...City Attorney J. Rita Danish said she has not been asked by any of her clients
to answer the question about Matheny’s potential conflict of interest.

How can taxpayers not be Rita Danish's clients?

She also said she does not have enough information to make a ruling.

Matheny works in investor relations for the Greensboro-based Bell Partners.

The business is working with Griffin’s company on an Atlanta redevelopment project.

His employer is working on a project
with the demolition and construction company D.H. Griffin.

D.H. Griffin Sr. is a majority partner in one of the trash bidders, Gate City Waste Services.

Matheny said the project began before he started to work at Bell Partners in 2008.

“I don’t have a dime in that deal,” Matheny said.

Would Zack's bosses prefer that he vote
in favor of their business partner's interests?

City and state law prohibit city officers from voting on or participating in awarding contracts
in which they have a “direct or indirect” financial interest."


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