Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Mayor to Hold Garbage Contract Town Hall

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced Tuesday he will hold a citywide town hall to explain the details behind the City’s contracting process for a garbage collection company.

The City has in recent days opened the RFP process, also known as a request for proposals, to solicit and consider bids from companies interested in waste collection and disposal in Jackson. Companies have a specific timeframe to express their interest in working for the City, and their bids will be evaluated on several levels by an independent review body.

The City is currently in a contract with Waste Management. The six-month contract, which began Oct. 1, is set to expire the beginning of April.

Mayor Lumumba said the town hall is important to keep residents abreast of important city business. He believes that transparency and clarification of where the City stands will allow officials to make the best possible decision moving forward. 

The town hall is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Fondren Church at 3327 Old Canton Road. 



Anonymous said...

Mayor GUM FLAP has got to payback his benefactors before he ends up at the bottom of Lake Michigan wearing cement shoes.

Jackson’s erratic feral thugs are dangerous but Detroit’s organized crime syndicates have a global reach.

Thornton Melon said...

First of all you're going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. Then there's the kickbacks to the carpenters, and if you plan on using any cement in this building I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with ya, and that'll cost ya. Oh and don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there's long term costs such as waste disposal. I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the boyscouts.

No White Folks Need Attend said...

The attendees will be treated to some trash talk from the boy mayor chowke, right?

Anonymous said...

Another boy Mayor "town hall".

I guess his "people's assemblies" never caught on with the people.

Perhaps I missed it, but did the boy Mayor hold a "town hall" after
the Lyft driver was shot ... seven times ... last week ?

Anonymous said...

Antard Bonaparte needs another opportunity to flap his gums and pretend that he's the smartest person in the room, right? RIGHT.

Krusatyr said...

Enormous 96 gallon containers are not necessary for most residents. In my neighborhood, for twice weekly pick-up, a thirty-two gallon can is plenty and we all have one plus an extra for occasional extra. Most are a dark gray, dark gray-green color that is subtle and unobtrusive.

The mayor should not micromanage the trash company, let them make their own decisions to be cost effective and dependable. Require property owners to be responsible for litter, not the trash company.

WM has done a superb job in my area for years. It literally takes one hopper for WM less than 5 seconds to get my trash, even if I have an extra bag of yard debris.

Anonymous said...

Since when something like garbage collection become such a “ rocket scientist “ level of preening and posturing?

Anonymous said...

no need to attend. It's a done deal.

Anonymous said...

I don’t live in Jackson (and thank God for that) but I hope enough people show up to talk about crime that it hijacks this so-called town hall.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, is a town hall like a pre-bid conference? Was a town hall mentioned in the RFP process?
I think the answers are yes and no. I think it will be considered a pre-bid conference whether Baby Choc likes it or not.
Like most of his decisions, this is a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

Someone please ask him why an automated collection needs two hoppers per truck. I'm sure he'll babble through some completely made up reason.

Anonymous said...

So sick of his WORDS! The Mayor needs to understand that the Citizens of Jackson are not responsible for his political payback!

Unknown said...

"Perhaps I missed it, but did the boy Mayor hold a "town hall" after
the Lyft driver was shot ... seven times ... last week ?"

That white woman? Uh, no - why do you ask?

Anonymous said...

@ 2:37

Now, what shall we name our new company?

How about Fantasyland?........................

Anonymous said...

Considering how antagonistic Lumumba is to the existing service provider strongly suggest WM send someone to record every word out of the Mayor's mouth.

Anonymous said...

Who has the contract for chicken-boxes at this meeting? Lyft rides to and from? Security? Will Hinds S.O. patrol if meeting extends until after dark-thirty? Will Kenny-Wayne show up to lead The Pledge? Which preacher will ask that God bless the boy-mayor? Will there be a dumpster on display in the foyer?

Anonymous said...

Citizens cannot contribute to the RFP’s as these laws and statues are written specifically to secure lowest bid pricing and there is NOT a reason for two hoppers on each truck. Mayor is a disgrace to every citizen that is law abiding in Jackson!

Thornton Melon said...

Listen, Sherlock. While you were tucked away up here working on your ethics, I was out there busting my hump in the REAL world. And the reason guys like you got a place to teach is 'cause guys like me donate buildings’

Connect da dots said...

This entire garbage situation has stink all over it for everyone except the Mayor’s sister.

Anonymous said...

Will it be safe to attend?

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the Mayor for doing the right thing and holding a public meeting on the issue. Most of Kingfish’s readers in Pearl would denigrate the Mayor no matter what he did, like the ignorant rednecks who think it is cool to call an African-American man “boy.”

Anonymous said...

8:46. He is a boy. Proves it more every day as he continues to ruin the city. A damn child mayor.

Anonymous said...

I.like...cheeezzeeeuh 🤣

Anonymous said...

MY GOD..>THE back to school quotes had me ROLLING!!! YES YES YES!!!!

Anonymous said...

The town hall is being held inside the city limits of Jackson…. So NO, it will NOT be safe to attend.
I hope lots of people attend his meeting and ask lots of questions about the DAILY crime, shootings and carjackings.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't you get public input before issuing an RFP? You know, so the RFP reflects what regular people want in a garbage collection service? And not just what the boy mayor wants?

Anonymous said...

Can we call him MAYOR CHUMP for short?

Anonymous said...

The 96 gallon bins are needed to stack the bodies in, duh. And it takes 2 hoppers to get them lined up on the lift, bodies are heavy. HTH

Anonymous said...

Yep, @5:40 AM, Thornton Melon was a genius!! One of my favorite movies of all time.

Anonymous said...

It should be safe while baby chowke is present, as he will have his palace guard with him. Well, at least safe for him, as the progressive ruling class always have protection; the same protection they want to deny the masses.

I would love to see lots of open carry in the meeting. Baby chowke would wet his Marxist knickers.

Anonymous said...

He knows how stupid the folks there will be. "The contract" has already been decided and it's clearly the lowest bidder with ties to Elahdumbo and his cronies. The cool part is that collection will be sooooo bad and this time it will finally clear a path for a new idiotic crooked Mayor. YEY !!

Anonymous said...

7:12 AM, you already know the answer to your questions. This has nothing to do with the RFP and all about the Emperor Mayor thinking he can gin up a groundswell sufficient to force his hand with the Council.

5:17 PM, damn right. Emperor Mayor can't control his mouth, ego and animus.

Anonymous said...

Top Years for Jackson Murder:

2021 = 146 (Projection @ current rate)

2020 = 130*

* Lumumba Yearly Average = 99

1995 = 92
1994 = 91
2018 = 84*
1993 = 84
2019 = 83*
1991 = 76
2008 = 73
1996 = 67

Chokwe Antar Lumumba [D-Eastover] is the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

Anonymous said...

With all the venues in Jackson why does the Mayor use churches?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Drake can hire Kenny Wayne.

George Orwell said...

You know who else held meetings to keep all the comrades informed? Napoleon the pig…. 4 legs good, 2 legs bad…

Oink oink….

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