Scott Banbury 
Member since Oct 12, 2011

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Re: “MLGW: Power Restoration Will be Multi-Day Process

Strait Shooter, MLGW (and the Mayor) came before the City Council (rate making body of MLGW) with a modest proposal to increase rates to deal with needed infrastructure investments and the City Council shot them down. This was done under past MLGW CEO Jerry Collins and new CEO J.T. Young. If anyone's power is out, it's because the previous City Council pandered instead of doing what was/is required.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 10/21/2019 at 5:59 PM

Re: “MLGW: Power Restoration Will be Multi-Day Process

It's the City Council that voted against a rate increase for infrastructure improvement. Just sayin'.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 10/21/2019 at 5:07 PM

Re: “The "Bogus Ballot" Syndrome Again

Jackson, you don't say whether the "offending" ballot producers are registered as TN Political Action Committee's. Are they?

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 09/23/2019 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Report: Memphis Could Save Even More Money with Renewable Energy

MLGW should be reaping the savings of cheap clean renewable energy generated within MLGW's service area, rather than TVA getting the savings and the selling it back to us at full price.

Posted by Scott Banbury on 09/12/2019 at 11:03 AM

Re: “About That Cover ...

Thank you for recognizing Memphis Magazine's blunder on this, Bruce. I hope that there isn't too much blow back on the Memphis Flyer. I know that y'all are struggling in this new digital age, and that the Flyer staff had little or nothing to do with the decision to run the offensive cover. I'd hate to see our leading progressive publication suffer from a sister publications poor decisions.

I've also got to imagine that it cost Contemporary Media a lot of money to recall all of the issues it could, and I thank Anna Traverse for making that happen. I'm glad to know that Contemporary Media is, and has been for several months, moving to diversify its staff and move its organization in a more inclusive direction that reflects the majority of people in Memphis.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 09/05/2019 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Save the Swamp

FUNKbrs, in the context of Bruce's article--which is all about the Tump/American Legislative Exchange Council assault on our nation's environmental and conservation laws--your assertion that Strickland is a tiny Trump is WAY off base. I'm no fan of the Greensward parking compromise (I'm really not a fan of the Zoo period) but that was a hand-me-down controversy that Wharton had punted several times.

The real issue in this context is what Jim's position is on natural resource issues. Jim has been fully supportive of the Sierra Club and Protect Our Aquifer. He even took time to come and sit directly behind me for hours at the appeal hearing challenging TVA's well permits Memphis that will serve as an academic hub for science on surface and groundwater research.

Just sayin'.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/16/2019 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Save the Swamp

Bruce. I cried a little as I read this, to the chorus of cicada and and intermittent hoots of horny barred owls in my little wooded paradise along the Cypress Creek in North Memphis. It breaks my heart that so much good bi-partisan law that turned around our decimation of the natural world in the last 50 years could be undone in just 2 and half years. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 08/15/2019 at 11:21 PM

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