Chris Brook, staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice who is representing residents opposed to reopening the White Street Landfill, says he received an unsolicited phone call today from the Wyndham Championship.
The caller was Mike Barber, a former Greensboro City Council member who proposed researching possible cost savings from reopening the landfill back in 2008. The council is preparing to vote to select a private company to operate the landfill as we speak.
"He urged me to tell you that you do not support what you are doing tonight," Brook told the council.
Brook told me during recess that Barber told him he opposes the action to reopen a limited portion of the landfill partly because it's divisive, but also "because there's an opportunity to save money that doesn't involve reopening the landfill. He encourage council to look at the alternatives writ large, but he specifically noted that there was a proposal that would keep the landfill closed and save $3.5 million."
I've got a call into Barber and hope to speak with him soon.