Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

City tries to give away $470,000

There may be a budget crisis in Jacksonville, but don’t tell that to the Mayor’s Office—at least when it comes to negotiating with Waste Management for that 35 year $750 million no-bid contract.  Folio’s Susan Cooper Eastman highlighted a particular provision of the now infamous contract in this week’s Folio Weekly.  The city has had a long running dispute with Waste Management over noise violations at the Trail Ridge Landfill.  The 47 violations resulted in $470,000 in fines—none of which have been paid.  Those fines are graciously forgiven in the new proposed contract the Mayor is trying to ram through the Council.

Perhaps there is no budget crisis after all.  I wonder who will be next in line to request that the Mayor waive their fines?

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  1. John Gault says:

    I guess we can now park downtown whenever and wherever we like and just send out tickets to the Mayors office for cancellation….SWEET!

  2. It is unbelievable how this administration gets away with such actions.

    Thanks for getting the word out, and for keeping such great tabs on the action of this administration.

    Everyone needs to be reminded to visit bidthelandfill.org to sign the petition, and to contact the council member to let them know how they feel about this subject.

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