Last November, after another bidder withdrew their bid, LoPorto was the only remaining bidder. Instead abiding by the rules, the mayor put out another request for proposal. This time, there are two bidders, LoPorto and M&M Enterprise.
Despite the close family connection, LoPorto maintains there is no conflict of interest because, "I don't like the guy."
Under the Tutunjian bidding rules, the mayor is allowed to 'Carignan' the matter. That would mean that M&M is awarded the concession using LoPorto's bid and Holmes & Watson has to pay LoPorto.
On a side note, LoPorto, who winters in Troy and summers in Brunswick, announced he would run again for Troy City Council in the 7th District (Brunswick).