Haste Makes Waste
1996: James Ellison moved to Harrisburg in 1996 and graduated from Widener Law School in 1997. Mr. Ellison is currently an equity partner at Rhoads & Sinon.
Mr Ellison was past Chairman and CEO of the Harrisburg Authority, past Chairman of the… Read the rest[...read more]
Coalition Forming to Challenge Corbett Administration’s Harrisburg Bailout Plans Involving LCSWMA Incinerator Purchase
Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration’s plan to bailout Harrisburg are planning to oppose it in court.
Corbett’s receiver released the so-called “Harrisburg Strong” plan on August 26. It was ratified by Harrisburg city council this Monday, September 16, amid… Read the rest[...read more]
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) CEO Jim Warner faced tough questions at Harrisburg city council meeting Thursday night.
The council meeting was held to consider the city receiver’s plan to sell the Harrisburg incinerator to the Lancaster authority.… Read the rest[...read more]
Since 1987 I have document noncompliance issues afflicting the Harrisburg Steam Generating Faculty (“HSGF”), renamed the Harrisburg Materials, Energy, Recycling and Resource Recovery Facility (“HRRF”) in 1992.
Whatever you call it, the incinerator generated ash from the incineration of household… Read the rest[...read more]
Representatives from Dauphin County have stated they were not an agent in the sale of the Harrisburg Incinerator. However, minutes from the Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority appear to undermine this contention:
The County is not acting as an agent for either the
Parties at center of Attorney General investigation of Harrisburg incinerator deeply involved in LCSWMA deal
Pennsylvanians for whatever reason have a lot of problems calling the cops.
Some of our biggest criminal cases, past and present, involve the startling question: Why didn’t they call the cops?
This was driven home this week when Pennsylvania Attorney… Read the rest[...read more]
Dauphin County refuses to conduct environmental due diligence on the sale of the Harrisburg incinerator.
The County is clearly negotiating the “sale price for their asset.” As such the County has the ability and fiduciary responsible its to request the… Read the rest[...read more]
How do you make a state bailout not look like a state bailout?
That question is now being answered in Harrisburg, even if in a ridiculous fashion, in part by two words: parking spaces.
For months observers of Harrisburg’s bond… Read the rest[...read more]
It has been almost a year since my presentation on August 1, 2012, but my journey for answers began over 25 years ago. Beginning in 1987, I have documented noncompliance issues afflicting the Harrisburg Steam Generating Faculty (HSGF), renamed… Read the rest[...read more]
This Wednesday was a day of chaotic developments in Harrisburg’s debt crisis.
It’s clear that the incinerator deal, and long-standing problems with toxic waste at the site, are taking a backseat to the big story: keeping Harrisburg out of bankruptcy… Read the rest[...read more]