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Quote of the Day: Former Temporiti Trash Client “Becoming Closer and Closer to a Monopoly All the Time”

September 22nd, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

The Dooley Administration once again displaying their raw arrogance of power.

Post Dispatch:

“Competition is what determines the lowest price and what determines the best service, ”[Democratic Councilman] Stenger said, ”The right thing to do, and the only thing to do, is have this go out to a bid, and not move another step toward a monopoly for trash in St. Louis County.”

Republican Councilman Greg Quinn is also opposed.

“Allied is becoming closer and closer to a monopoly all the time,” Quinn said, “They will control five out of the eight districts if this goes through, and will be lessening the amount of competition.”

Allied Waste was represented by John Temporiti, Dooley’s campaign manager, when the current trash districts were

established in 2008. Temporiti tells KMOX neither he nor his firm have represented Allied for two years.

Dooley’s Chief Operating Officer Gary Earls says a competitive bid is preferred, but not a practical option at this time. Read more…

When did open and transparent government become “not a practical option? This is not the first time that the awarding of contracts have been questioned by Councilman Greg Quinn.

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