Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Trash Talk: Let the Games Begin. UPDATE: Contract Rejected

Update (1:43 PM): The City Council rejects the garbage contract on a 4-2 vote.  Only Grizzell and Lee voted for the administration's recommendation.  Stokes abstained. It should be noted the contract was not provided to the public and was dropped on the City Council at the last minute.  

Watch the Jackson City Council discussion over the proposed garbage contract.  How many times will the Mayor raise his voice? Will Stokes storm out of the room? Will people have to buy a 200 gallon garbage can? How does this all connect to Frank Melton and the Two Lakes Plan? Tune in below to find out.



*Attorney John Walker represents Richard's Disposal at the meeting.  Walker = Bennie. 

* There are 53,869 house accounts but this number is not used for contract purposes. There are 45,000 customer accounts as of October 2021.  Staff said there are probably 41, 000 paying customers. 

* The Mayor left after 20 minutes to catch a flight to DC.  He said the City Council was arguing just to argue.

* Staff said the city would save $100,000 per month compared to the current emergency contract. 

* No one had a list of DBE sub-contractors to provide to the City Council.  However, Mr. Richards is a minority.

* Mr. Richards said he was purchasing 15 trucks to service the routes. 


Anonymous said...

They just cost the city thousands in sign name changes for Ellis Ave instead of just dedicating the damn Road to Bobby Rush like MOST other cities do ! Wonder who will make the bank on that signage ? Seriously KF ? HOW DID THIS GET BY YOU ?

Anonymous said...

Don't bring Bobby Rush into this boondoggle. Bobby is a good dude. The Mayor and the "proposed" new garbage men aren't.

Elliott Ness said...

Pretty telling that no one would answer Foote's question about who are all the minority contractors on the team. The city and Richard's Disposal said they couldn't remember. Really? How could they not know who their partners are?

Of course, they know....they just don't want to say.

Keep pushing for transparency, Ashby. Don't let up till all parties are publicly outed.

Anonymous said...

Any idea where in the recording the garbage discussion begins?

Burke said...

The Mayor takes off for someplace far away, where he can make his rainbows and unicorns speeches and everyone swoons. Meanwhile, we're living in a real world. I am grateful to the council for its consistent refusal to allow the Mayor to become the "benign dictator" that he envisions. I see only a spoiled child.

Anonymous said...

I do not want the ugly blue plastic garbage can.......would never use it. Everyone should send their can over to Chowkey's house. He can use them to build a neato fort in his back yard to play in...

Anonymous said...

Ray Nagin worked with Richards.

Anonymous said...

Lee and Grizzell —-Why are they always votes to second the thief in chief?

Anonymous said...

125, not just the but every business and resident along that street will incur massive cost and inconvenience.

And next, Stokes et al want to change the name of Woodrow Wilson from interstate to interstate.

According to Banks it will increase tourism for Jackson. What bullshit!

Anonymous said...

2:09 : Bobby Rush isn't paying for the signage changes and all the other logistical crap. The taxpayers are ! If you live on Elis prep for the coming nightmare.

Anonymous said...

3:10 : Tourism to what though ? The Dairy Queen ? A big dedication sign would have been perfect.

Anonymous said...

Wilson was a racist, he along with the rest don’t deserve to have an alley named after them much less a major street in any city.

Anonymous said...

Ellis Avenue is a dump. I don't want Bobby Rush's name on there. His name needs to go on a more prominate street not crime infested Ellis Avenue. Anyway how many times is the mayor going to force 1 time a week garbabe pickup. Nobody wants that junk

Anonymous said...

For those of us who don't obsess over this subject, what the fuck does it mean in general terms? Can I drive from Madison and leave my shit behind Cowboy Maloney's on 55 or not?

Does anybody give a shit to whom Chokwe gives a wheel-barrel full of money?

Can we get back to Jim Buck, Jr and the grain bins at Greenwood?

Krusatyr said...

"Richard's" garbage taken to Dick and Dump;
Slogan for timely bill payment: "Don't Dick Us, We'll Dump You"?
Future news: NOLA bodies in Jackson dump, Jackson bodies in NOLA dump.

Kudos City Council for sending this slimy mafia proposal to the dump.

Krusatyr said...

I have two Rubbermaid Commercial gray plastic trash containers, normal size, with flat tops, very durable, which stack inside each other empty for a small footprint in garage, or on top each other if full. On the flat tops one can also securely stack a large yard bag, making it tidy looking and easy on pick-up crew.

WM has been courteous and dependable for years: extend their contract for twice weekly and no big blue monsters or NOLA mafia outfits!

Anonymous said...

As far as the renaming of Ellis Avenue, is there any special connection to Bobby Rush? A recording studio or something? If not, why choose Ellis Avenue for renaming? In that case, a street is a street & any street will do, especially one that doesn't cause such a disruption to so many. But this is a city that doesn't care about any of its residents or businesses.

Anonymous said...

You clowns are giving the NOLA Mafia a bad name. NOLA was a much safer city when the Mafia ran it than it is now.

Anonymous said...

Wam here in Rankin County is great. The employees don’t miss anything and I’ve never been missed.

Not sure why Jive-ass Jackson wouldn’t want to use them.

It doesn’t matter. Jackson IS garbage.

Anonymous said...

Ray Nagin ?

I still laugh when I hear his name.

Is this "chocolate city" Mayor still in prison ?
(Or did he get a blessing)?

Anonymous said...

To 3:33, All the Supervisors and the mayor are racists. They don’t deserve their positions of leadership. Or, the authority to change the name of an alley or a street.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain why the cart is such a big deal. I already own 2 carts, and guessing more residents already own carts too. Why not back that out of the proposal? And, since the mayor seems very concerned with the workers, won't that be a heavy load to lift if completely full? Serious inquiry here.

Anonymous said...

@11:45 The new cans are made for trucks with a lift arm. With the new cans nobody has to get out of the truck for most collections.

Anonymous said...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell aims to overhaul trash collections in New Orleans of course

Woodward and Bernstein said...

This has Metro Service Group all up in this. They are partnered with Richards in NO and Jimmie Woods was the top donor to the Mayor's 2016 campaign. He even held some fundraisers for Lumumba at his house. JW wants to keep his name out as his firm in NO has been having labor issues and strikes. Not a good look for Metro.

The council should demand a list of all firms/partners who are going to be involved in any capacity for whoever is recommended for the contract....before approval.

To quote Deepthroat, "follow the money"

Former and Future Project Manager said...

Picking up trash cans can be an impossibility without a 'lift arm' truck. A 48-gallon bag can easily weigh 50 pounds, full. And a 55-gallon contractor's bag will weigh in at 60. Consider three of those in combo in one of these huge cans when the 'lift arm' truck is, ah, indisposed.

Not sure what a couch weighs, but folk in Jackson will pick one up the street in Madison or Niknar and 4 years later put it on the street in Jackson.

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