Here's another attempt at saying what I've evidently not done a very good job of saying so far about one of the many lessons to be learned from the Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation process:
This is a well-argued letter by a thoughtful person about a controversial issue.
But there's just no way that people would accept as the final word on Greensboro's landfill options a report that includes this letter's tagline, The writer [...] is employed by Waste Industries, because Waste Industries, as one of the finalists bidding on the landfill project, has a huge self-interest in the way this story gets told.
That doesn't mean the writer should be ignored, or silenced, and it's not an attack on the writer himself or his company -- it's just about the objectivity of the process.
That's what I have been trying to say to other Truth & Rec groups about the GSO TRC.
Another important point is that the ultimate responsiblity for putting daylight between the GTRC and the GTRP lay not with the survivors group, but with the leadership of the GTRC and its commissioners.