Referendum floated as possible solution to garbage contract fight

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The city of Jackson hasn’t paid for its trash to be picked up in more than 5 months, as the mayor and city council are locked in a battle over who truly won the bidding process, but Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba proposed a potential resolution to the conflict at his weekly conference Monday.

Lumumba said his administration is proposing a public referendum, where Jackson residents could pick between Waste Management, whose bid a majority of the city council supports, and Richard’s Disposal, whose bid his administration supports.

After the request for proposal, or RFP, blind bidding process…

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