Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The only constant is change

Update: JJ learned of more hires who are listed at the bottom of the post.  

The Yarber team is starting to take shape.  The Clarion-Ledger reported:

New Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber is expected to announce a former city councilman as his chief administrative officer.

No official announcement has been made, but Marshand Crisler is expected to be named to the position. Crisler was Yarber's predecessor as Ward 6 councilman. Crisler served as Ward 6 councilman from 2001 until 2009. He left as councilman when he ran unsuccessful for mayor in 2009.

Crisler said today that he supported Yarber in his run to replace him in Ward 6 and he supported Yarber for mayor.

Without confirming or denying a role in Yarber's administration, Crisler said today of his expected appointment: "It's the worst kept secret." Article

JJ can also report Chief of Staff Safiya Omari, Public Works Director Willie Bell, and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kwame Kenyatta have all been relieved of further duties.

Monica Joiner- Interim City Attorney
Carl Allen- Interim Head of Planning
Charles Williams- Interim Head of Public Works
Aaron Banks- Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Gus McCoy- Interim Chief Administrative Officer

Synaris Green and Gayle Lowery retained in other capacities. Meaning they are the Carlo's of the administration. Got jobs but not in the family business. 


Anonymous said...

That last little bit was the best part of your post. Good news.

Anonymous said...

i like that he is getting rid of the cartoon-named characters. I already have the cartoon network at home. الله خير

Anonymous said...

I think Marshand Crisler will be an excellent addition to the Yarber administration. Crisler is intelligent, dedicated, disciplined and cares about this city.
You naysayers just sit back and watch, he will put all your doubts to rest.
Good choice, Tony!

Anonymous said...

Don't think Crisler is going to be the chief of staff. Saw on FB last night that Jackie Anderson Woods, Doug Anderson's daughter, will be Yarber's chief of staff. She is a Jackson native, Murrah and USM grad who has been living in Atlanta for the past few years. She is a go getter, lots of energy and business owner. I think she will bring fresh perspective while still understanding the challenges Jackson and Mississippi face since she grew up and was educated here.

Anonymous said...

What naysayers? Where?

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the cartoon characters leaving. If we wanted one of those let's hire Daffy Duck.

Anonymous said...

looks like Yarber wanted to live in the "KUSH" as much as the rest of us...

Anonymous said...

I understand the cop on the beat likes what Horton has done with the police department, so I hope he is kept.

Anonymous said...

Jackie Anderson Woods? The same lots of energy business owner go getter who allowed Lt. Robert Graham of the Jackson Police Department manipulate and abuse her father's office and vote during the last couple years of his life?

Anonymous said...

Umm what has Horton done for the Police Department besides make it more top heavy than the previous admin. Hope he is replace with new innovative leadership.

Anonymous said...

@8:53 - is that you Marshand? what a maroon.

Anonymous said...

How can Gus and Marshand be CAO? Is it going to be like the try-outs the Joker held in The Dark Knight?

Anonymous said...

wud urge the Mayor to start process(NOT THINKIN ABOUT)consolidating EVERY dept/ agency etc possible--start w JPD and Hinds CO Sheriff------I KNOW --I KNOW --IT CANT BE DONE ETC ETC--but we can start now or just wait til we're bankrupt and end up in same place--need metropolitan form of govt!!!

Anonymous said...

what about Brother Kali?

Anonymous said...

Meaning they are the Carlo's of the administration. Got jobs but not in the family business.

Didn't work out too well for Carlo, though......

Anonymous said...

um, if nothing else we are better off judging by the names of these appointees. It looks like chokeweed, jr and his merry band of moron's lost out. However, this doug Anderson thing concerns me.

Anonymous said...

We need a police chief from OUTSIDE the state. One who has no prior relationships with the other officers so he will have no problem cleaning house. It's hard to demote or re-arrange when you work with the same people. Ever wonder why their are never ever any major drug dealers arrested by JPD? That division needs cleaned up ASAP.

Anonymous said...

"@8:53 - is that you Marshand? what a maroon.

April 29, 2014 at 10:37 AM"

No, Kangaroo, tain't Marshand. I imagine Crisler has more important things to do than hang out at a blog site all day and use silly words. You are such a lap dog. yip!

Anonymous said...

I'm hearing Wendall Watts will be Chief of Police and Juan Cloy will be Assistant Chief.

Anonymous said...

Commander Watts impressed me in our Precinct Four when he took charge. He went to the Sheriff though. He is capable.

Anonymous said...

"hang out at a blog site all day and use silly words. "

"Silly words"? In "maroon" he is quoting someone much smarter than you - you are just ignorant of our shared culture and obviously missed the literary allusion to great work of mid-twentieth century art (thank you, Mel Blanc).

Anonymous said...

So who is chief administrative officer?

Anonymous said...

I thought Horton was pretty good. Is it for sure that he will be replaced? The more names I can pronounce the better.

Roland Tembo said...

I've heard VERY reliably Wendall Watts will be the next chief.

Anonymous said...

Watts is a smart no nonsense cop though I think that a white JPD Chief, no matter how qualified, in the 80 some odd percent black city is going to be a hard pill that the bulk of racialist agitators will absolutely refuse to swallow.

Anonymous said...

Watts has the support of that predominately black department which speaks volumes of his ability to lead. Horton has done nothing but made sure Calvin Matthews had a made up position to boost his retirement.

Anonymous said...

Horton buys himself and top brass new rides and then skimps on tires and maintenance for the patrol officers. Get rid of him and Lee "lamoomba is a rock star" Vance.

Car 54 said...

The fact that the new chief refused to appear at the opening ceremony of the bass tournament to welcome participants and decry the murder that occurred three days before, told me enough to know he's not the man for the job.

Of course the mayor at that time refused the same opportunity to appear, but he ain't here to criticize.

Jacktown has had more chiefs in the past ten years than any town it's size in America. Somebody should list them all, along with credentials and resulting embarrassments, just for shits and giggles.

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