Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

The Rubber Meets the Road

The Mayor’s Office announced today that the City (at least the Mayor’s Office anyway) has reached a deal with Waste Management for a $750 million dollar no bid contract to operate Trail Ridge Landfill for the next 35 years.  Only one thing standing between that lucrative, and what some people allege is illegal, contract – City Council. 

Here’s where the rubber meets the road folks.  Jack Webb was the first one to raise the alarm about this contract.  Ronnie Fussell has also been pretty vocal about his desire that the operation of the landfill be put out to bid.  I’ll be waiting patiently to see if Council grows a set, or if they cave to Paul Harden.


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  1. gatorblue says:

    I think it’s safe to assume at this point that the Mayor view the Council’s role as merely that of a rubber stamp.

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