City Hall Says Flow Control Will Bring In Millions. Attorneys Will Also Be Paid Quite Well.
|Smells like money.|
But perhaps this gets your attention? Tomorrow the city council will vote to pay the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher a landfill's worth of green to represent the city in the federal lawsuit brought by the National Solid Wastes Management Association about a month back. There was supposed to be a hearing concerning the NSWMA's request for a temporary injunction on Thursday, you may recall, but it's been pushed back to January 12 while the city and the waste-haulers prep their docs due in coming days. Implementation of the ordinance, which was supposed to take effect January 2, has been paused till at least early February. Meanwhile: Gibson Dunn's attorneys will take home $175,000 (out of "current funds") for their work on the city's behalf, and we aren't even at the starting line.
You can read the council's heads-up on the other side. Guess you gotta spend money to make money, right? (The city says forcing all the waste-haulers to dump at city sites will increase revenue by $15 million to $18 million annually.) After the jump you'll also find a video posted this week by the students of Paul Quinn College who are vehemently opposed to more trash headed their way.
Council Vote on Flow Control Legal Bill