and was the other person at the meeting...
Voting with Matheny to spend an extra $6 million to $10 million
and award the contract to Republic Services
were Mayor Robbie Perkins and Councilmembers Nancy Vaughan
and Dianne Bellamy-Small.
Is this true?
...The majority on the Greensboro City Council
desperately wants to give the city's garbage bid to Republic Services and Hilco Transport
despite the fact that their bids are higher.
For some reason the fact that Waste Connections keeps underbidding Republic
is seen as a problem.
...Matheny, during the process of bidding the garbage disposal options,
has failed to mention that he is in the garbage and recycling business himself.
This is a fact that might have been of interest to his fellow councilmembers and his constituents,
but Matheny chose not to disclose his new business venture.
Matheny is now selling the services of Green Day,
a recycling and waste collection company in Greensboro.
On Tuesday, June 26, before he had sent out the memo to fellow councilmembers,
Matheny said, "Green Day has nothing to do with Republic
and has nothing to do with Waste Connections."
When asked if Green Day used the Republic landfill or transfer station,
Matheny said, "I don't know. Not that I'm aware of."
...Matheny did not want to discuss how Green Day handles its operations.
...Matheny was recused from the White Street Landfill discussions
because his employer at that time, Bell Partners,
had a business relationship with D.H. Griffin Co. on a project in Atlanta.
And D.H. Griffin was one of the companies
that was involved in bidding on operating the landfill for the city.
Mayor Perkins is an owner of NAI Piedmont Triad commercial real estate,
which has contracts with D.H. Griffin, but he was not recused."
Where did you hear that John?