Thursday, November 23, 2023

Trash Talk: Richard's Disposal Sues Jackson Yet Again

 John Walker will be able afford some rather nice vacations if he keeps representing Richard's Disposal. The New Orleans garbage company filed a notice of appeal in Hinds County Circuit Court yesterday. The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Faye Peterson.  The notice asks the Court to stop the city of Jackson from issuing a new RFP for garbage collection services. 

Richard's Disposal is picking up the trash in Jackson under a one-year contract that expires in March.  Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba tried to award a six-year garbage contract to the company but the City Council rejected his recommendation.   Richard's Disposal asked a Hinds County Circuit Court to enforce the Mayor's recommendation.  However, little action has taken place in the case as the two sides skirmish over the record for the appeal.  

With the contract expiration approaching, the City Council asked the Mayor to issue a new RFP.  Mayor Lumumba did so on November 16.  

Richard's Disposal took strong exception to the new RFP and sued the city yet again.   

The notice argues Richard's Disposal will suffer "undue expense and hardship" if it has to submit another proposal when it should already have a contract.  Richard's Disposal claims the Council will not approve any vendor but Waste Management. 

Richard's Disposal asked Judge Peterson to throw out the new RFP and award a six-year contract, damages, and attorney's fees to the company.  

Kingfish note: Just how vigorous will the city's defense be?    Collusion, anyone? 


Anonymous said...

And the circus continues!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it legal to bind a city with a garbage contract that will extend into a new administration/council term?

Anonymous said...

This mayor is a total moron and sided with criminals over citizens that pay his damn salary. Ready for the Lumumbas to move on.

Anonymous said...

So obvious that this administration & city council are incapable of governing. And now the city has employed layers of incompetent employees. The city must elect competent mayor/council or risk having all services run by the courts.

Anonymous said...

There is something to be said for a life of lawsuits, scratchoff tickets, and handouts from Government.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? said...

The perfect storm: A crooked Marxist mayor combined with a brain dead city council.

My Madison property just appreciated again.

Anonymous said...

Not real crazy about which judge is on it.

Anonymous said...

Well, we certainly know who represents the mayor and Richards disposal. What we don't know is who if anybody will represent the people of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Lumumba will continue to win. I don’t even know why you light-weights even try to step into the ring.
And to all of you rednecks calling the Mayor a “Marxist” you don’t get as rich as he has if you are a Marxist.

The Perception of Future Suffering said...

So, to recap: Richards is suing the city based on harm Richards thinks it will suffer - harm Richards perceives it will suffer due to Richards somehow knowing the council would not award a contract other than to another vendor if the RFP is allowed to exist.

Got it? Good. Move along. Have a turkey sandwich.

Anonymous said...

My supply of "surprised" is used up.

My supply of "disgusted" remains unlimited.

Anonymous said...

Prove the Marxist Mayor is "rich". He hasn't "won" anything except for flooding our creeks, the Pearl river, State Street in front of Millsaps and some houses and yards with 50M+ gallons per year of human waste sewer per year, the takeover of water and sewer by the feds, costing Jackson $1M because he's too inept to pay contractual bills to vendors, replacing a bridge after it was collapsed for three years, a zoo that lets more animals die than it keeps alive, endless cratered streets, repeated non-functioning traffic lights, running tens of thousands outta town and letting downtown, South and West Jackson become a dead-end ghetto of killers, rapists and carjackers.

Any attendant writer on JJ could add twenty more dismal, pitiless failures for this Marxist who parades/charades as a mayor.

Anonymous said...

Grifting on steroids-

Anonymous said...

happy thanksgrifting

Anonymous said...

5:27 Indeed, Happy ThanksGrifting to our childish tyrant whose trash contract steering looks exactly like a parody from Babylon Bee.

Anonymous said...

"John Walker will be able afford some rather nice vacations if he keeps representing Richard's Disposal."

He'll be able to go from Johnnie Black to Johnnie Blue to King George. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving.

And Thanksgrifting - but note - John isn't doing the grifting and those that are would hire someone. And even grifters are entitled to representation and their day in court.

Anonymous said...

Mayoral grifters will grift. Right?

Anonymous said...

Any decent RFP writer would end with "X" (in this case City of Jackson) retains the right to reject any and all proposals. That's only if you are interested in protecting the entity for whom you work. If you are interested in directing the RFP toward one particular vendor, any good RFP writer can do that easily.

Anonymous said...

“you don’t get as rich as he has if you are a Marxist.”
There are plenty of rich Marxists. In every Marxist country the ruling class claims to be Marxist, but their Marxism only applies to the masses, not themselves. They enjoy all the luxuries of wealth while proclaiming the virtues of Marxism. It’s that way in China, N. Korea, Venezuela, and was that way in the old Soviet Union. Even in this country there are plenty of rich Marxists who proclaim the glories of Marxism but never actually walk the walk. The Mayor enjoys the trappings of wealth while parading as the representative of the poor and downtrodden. In the meantime, the city wallows in crime, broken infrastructure, and incompetent leadership.

Anonymous said...

@ November 23, 2023 at 3:41 PM - So, you're a fan of winning and getting rich off of graft at the expense of the taxpayers? Go ahead and let yourself into a cell, Otis.

Anonymous said...

Only in Jackistan does the government hire someone who keeps suing said government.

Anonymous said...

The citizens may pay his salary; however, the criminals pay his stipend. The stipend is much higher than the salary.

Anonymous said...

KF took the word right out of my mouth. COLLUSION.

Anonymous said...

Which councilpersons have the balls to call their bluff?

That's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

Good grief. The apologists for racist Marxist Chokwe must be delusional. He's the son of a Marxist tool, and he carries out, in the words of Ibram, "present discrimination" to "remedy past discrimination." Read his biographical information and the article below.

He's just a bottom tier tool of cultural Marxism. The Marxist-racism identity politics prototype. It's a long article, so basement dwellers and Millsaps types will just need to reject it fact free immediately or they will grow restless soon.

While Heritage sometimes sends me over the edge, this article is truth, especially about Lumumba and his upbringing, grooming, and consorts. Practically a timeline of Chokwe's upbringing and totally predictable path.

From failed JPS union schools to identity politics and his endless repetition of 60s garbage union/racial politics left over from MLK and Communist Rustin Bayard, it tells the same old saga of anti American Leftism. He is the child of a enabler of violent BP and RNA revolutionaries. He is not our friend. And, yes, he is the classic cultural Marxist elitist.

Anonymous said...

From a procedural standpoint, that Notice of Appeal may be the most screwed-up document I’ve ever seen from a licensed attorney.

Anonymous said...

In what world would a reputable company be upset about the City issuing a new RFP when every other company that would be putting forth a proposal acknowledges that costs have risen since their bids from the last RFP, which would allow Richard's to recoup more of those rising costs through higher prices passed onto the customer?? The mayor's #1 argument against issuing another RFP (besides the lawsuit he baited Richards into filing) was that he believed prices would rise substantially if companies rebid 2 years later.

Why is Richard's the ONLY company willing to stick with their lowball offer from the last RFP, and why would they not jump at the opportunity to rebid, especially when this RFP looks tailored specifically to Richards and Richards alone with the cart requirement + trucks no less than 2 years old, etc.??

There's a reason they say when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Fishy as hell that Richards seems to be perfectly content sticking to their old offer when they clearly have an opportunity to rebid and get more $ for the same services. Lowballing is what got Richards into their situation in NOLA where they couldn't keep up with 2x/week pickup because their employees left to work for competitors who could pay them more. Eventually the City of New Orleans agreed to pay Richards essentially a bonus of several million dollars to help close the gap between what they were paying other garbage companies if they promised to get back on track with collections. No way to know if Richards would have still won that NOLA contract way back when if they'd included those costs in their original proposal.

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