Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Author: John Hammer

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Newspapers’ Editorial Is The Big News

A lot of newspapers across the state ran articles about Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest calling for an investigation of the $57.8 million pipeline “mitigation fund” that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper arranged to have created and put under the sole control of the governor.

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DGI Asks Folks To Imagine Downtown In 2030

Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) held two Community Workshops this week to solicit input on developing a new strategic action plan for downtown Greensboro.The event on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at South End Brewing Co. was attended by close to 100 folks who had a lot of ideas on what the downtown should look and feel like in 2030. The fact that it was held in a venue that sells beer may have helped up the attendance.

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Greensboro’s Recycling Cost Lower Than Others In State

Greensboro made some major changes to its recycling program this year and some residents still have not gotten the message that glass placed in the brown residential recycling bins ends up at the landfill.But along with that was a major financial change. Instead of being paid $15 a ton for recyclables only, July 1 Greensboro started paying $30 a ton. July 1, 2020, Greensboro will start paying $60 a ton, and on July 1, 2021, it will increase again – to $90 a ton.

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And Then There Were Nine – Glass Recycling Locations

The City of Greensboro hasn’t tried having trucks with loudspeakers on top blasting out the message: “Don’t put glass in your brown recycling bin.” The city also hasn’t tried skywriting, but it may in the future because the city continues working to get the message out that glass does not belong in the brown recycling bins.

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One Microphone Is Never Enough

The Monday, Nov. 4 meeting of the Greensboro City Council at the Marylene Griffin Recreation Center audibly demonstrated one of the problems with having the meetings offsite rather than at city hall.

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