Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ashby Foote to assume office today

‎Ward 1 Councilman-elect Ashby Foote will be sworn into office at 11:00 AM today at City Hall. 

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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the jungle, Councilman Foote. Just remember that you volunteered for this! Know you will do well and keep em honest.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for representing us, Ashby.

Call Me Negative said...

What difference does it make? All we need to do now is start a pool to bet on what month he will resign. Nothing will make a damned difference in this jungle.

"What do we want?"
"A destroyed city!"
"When do we want it?"
"Now!"

Horse, Then Cart said...

10:22; Aren't you a bit ahead of the curve on this one? Let's give him a month or six months, then you can cheer-lead with examples.

Anonymous said...

Would not wish that Job on anyone

Carborundum Lafitte El said...

Help me remember the name of the last white person elected to this office who served out his/her entire term.

Anonymous said...

Ben Allen?

Anonymous said...

How about Margaret Barrett-Simon?

Carborundum said...

Point made. Barrett-Simon doesn't count and Ben's tenure ended, what, ten years ago?

Anonymous said...

Allen didn't serve out his term. He ducked out on an illness ruse before having to face the election music for having promoted and voting for a property tax increase.

Kingfish said...

And who was going to beat him? He wasn't going to get a serious opponent.

Anonymous said...

What property tax increase 11:29? Enlighten me. Link? Proof?

I wish he was still on the council. White republican elected president. You won't see that again.

Anonymous said...

During Melton's term Sparky. You either weren't paying attention, didn't live here then, don't own any property in Jackson, are clueless or all the above. The Prophet knows how it all went down as he was at center stage selling it.

Anonymous said...

Memory bank here - but think Allen served out a term. Did quit mid-term later, but he did complete a term. Just as Weill did and Quinten also. So they all faced at least one re-election bid. As to leaving mid-term, I give Weill a pass on that due to the reason for his leaving the Council

Anonymous said...

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2006/sep/20/council-approves-tax-fee-hikes/

The 2 mill tax increase rolled off after 2 years. Kept bond rating solid. Good vote.

Anonymous said...

Allen served 10 years. Two and a half terms. Crisler 2, McLemore 2, Bluntson 2, Reno 1, Cooke 1, Tillman 3, Stokes and Barrett forever.

Anonymous said...

2:25 PM doesn't know diddly. The tax increase NEVER "rolled off". The Bugle story only reports the spin that it would, not that it did, and it DID NOT. Only fools believed the "temporary" tax would not become permanent. Mr. RINO Ben Allen counted on those fools to buy the bullshit and then voted for a property tax increase which Melton promptly squandered. That IS the bottom line.

Anonymous said...

BFD. YAWN.

Anonymous said...

Quentin Whitwell got done in half the time what it took Ben Allen 10 years to complete.

Anonymous said...

That's it Ashby.

The most pressing need of Ward 1 is to get the parking meters downtown fixed.

Way to go! You're on your way to be a Superstar.

Anonymous said...

5:06 the city paid TWO parking meter women and one guy $150k w/benefits to collect less than half that in revenues....DUH....great job ashby.....

Anonymous said...

3:56 and 5:06 are a couple of meaningless hacks that have never put their asses on the line to accomplish anything. Too much fun being a dick from the sidelines.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 2:25. Keeping it real.

Anonymous said...

5:06 the city paid TWO parking meter women and one guy $150k w/benefits to collect less than half that in revenues....DUH....great job ashby.....

Dwarfed by the thousand$$$ per day in treated water leaking from pipes all over NEJax. Parking Meter Foote drives by one leak nearly every day that has been dumping $$$ into the Pearl River 24/7 for nearly 3 months.

DUH DumbShit.

Anonymous said...

Other than being a negative asshole,11:10, what is your solution?

Anonymous said...

Still waiting 11:10. Your solutions??

Anonymous said...

Ahem 11:10. This is getting embarrassing. Not meaning to be rude, but please answer the querstchun.

Pumpin' Away said...

5:41 aka 4:09 aka 1:47; Why do people like you always deflect the issue by supposing someone else is obliged to come up with a solution? 11:10, unless he's Ashby, didn't run for the office.

May I infer from your three silly posts that you are suggesting there IS no solution?

Anonymous said...

5:41 aka 4:09 aka 1:47 = Ben Allen

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