by Sam Hieb
…Who marched to the Melvin Municipal Building to protest the Greensboro City Council vote on Gate City’s contract to run the White Street landfill?
‘Ignite Greensboro’—who organized the march —- was set to receive funding from Greensboro’s $5 million Department of Energy grant.
Assistant City Manager Denise Turner-Roth expressed concern that “Ignite would engage in outreach of BetterBuildings while engaging in advocacy efforts regarding the landfill.”
As a result, Roth removed Ignite from the “consortium of groups headed by NC A&T University Assistant Professor Robert Powell proposing to contract with the city.”
The consortium’s proposed contract was for $214,000. The City Council unanimously approved the contract with no discussion. Sigh.