Marnie Winter oversees Environmental Affairs for the Parish and was part of the evaluation team on the River Birch contract. Skip to the 4:00 in the video and see if councilman John Young gets any sort of straight from Marnie before Theriot jumps in. I again note how Waste Management is the boogie man in the room, not River Birch which is rumored to be owned by several area politicians. In this strange world it is not a conflict for Bryan to have paid to play with the Parish when he was overseeing IESI’s business dealings.
Of course we now know all about Bryan Griesbach and the local rats that associated with his former employer. This brings us back to the person that ends up with egg on their face Miss Marnie Winter. Unslabbed described Winter this way:
Rumor has is when she was told she was to be interviewed by the FBI she panicked and was only brought under control because Wilkinson gave her a good talking to.
She and Katharine Costanza , her second in command, are the ones who can unravel all the strings but they too are ‘ retirement junkies’ as Whimergate says all the time. And Mr. Buller who runs the landfill has his own information, and rumor has it worked for one of the big trash firms prior to joining the team in JP.
Those three individuals have all the dirt but have stated on numerous occasions to a number of people that they are afraid of incriminating themselves and/or losing their jobs and retirement.
We endeavor to be fair and balanced here at Slabbed, well most of the time anyway. With that said it is time the Slabbed Nation is introduced to our newest source on Jefferson Parish Government who we’ll call the Wino. Wino is a long time observer of Jefferson Parish Government that I simply can’t dismiss. In fact I value all the opinions I get, even the ones from skid row. This is what the Wino had to say about Miss Winter:
Marnie is very good with the Enviro side of the house as to the solid waste not as much. Rick Buller is the knowledgeable one in the department. If I recall correctly after Marnie went out for a RFP on woody waste Tim Whitmer and Tom Wilkinson hijacked the project to the point Marnie was not even allowed to participate in the review. Think about that. Not allowing a director to be involved in looking at something directly under her department. I do think she will be a key player for Mr. Letten.
At this point I’ll add I have some personal experience watching a bureaucracy implode under the weight of corrupt, ineffective leadership at the top. Predictably there is a general consensus on which actors in Parish Government are the bad ones. I am not quite ready to lump Miss Winter in that group even if she might have a self incrimination problem with the landfill as Unslabbed opines. If I worked in Parish Government I wouldn’t be toting water for the pols or the miscreants like Deano Bonano, who is seemingly universally disliked.
If immunity is needed I trust Mr Letten to use his powers there wisely.