Citizens for Good Government urges the Jefferson Parish Council to cancel the contract with River Birch

Following is the text of a letter faxed by the Jefferson Parish Citizens for Good Government to Parish President John Young and the Parish Council this weekend:

Honorable John F. Young, Jr.
Parish President
Joseph S. Yenni Building, 10th Floor
Jefferson, LA 70123

SUBJECT: CFGG urges the immediate cancelation of the River Birch landfill contract

Dear President Young:

Citizens for Good Government wants to thank you for your decision to make public the Postlethwaite & Netterville financial analysis of the River Birch landfill contract. This just-released report was of particular interest to us, since we have been demanding for some time that our Jefferson Parish government cancel the tainted River Birch landfill contract.

We have contended that this contract should have been terminated by our government earlier this year when it canceled other contracts with connections to ex-CAO Tim Whitmer. Since the Postlethwaite & Netterville study indicates that the 25-year River Birch contract would cost Jefferson Parish as much as $39 million more than continuing to use Jefferson’s own landfill, we believe that this is the final, conclusive reason justifying our demand for the immediate termination of this contract. Continue reading “Citizens for Good Government urges the Jefferson Parish Council to cancel the contract with River Birch”