Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stamps: Do you want to be comfortable or do you want your city fixed?

Jackson Ward 4 Councilman Dekeither Stamps gave some ideas of how he would fix Jackson in this video. 


Anonymous said...

### Metro Ad Valorem Millage Rates (2013-2014) ###

Jackson = 58.03 mils
Canton = 56.32 mils

Edwards = 47.0 mils
Clinton = 41.49 mils

Bolton = 36.3 mils
Byram = 34.1 mils
Flora = 33.5 mils
---> AVERAGE = 32.97 mils <---

Brandon = 29.0 mils
Madison = 28.8 mils
Terry = 27.85 mils
Pearl = 27.5 mils
Raymond = 25.62 mils
Florence = 22.9 mils
Ridgeland = 20.03 mils
Flowood = 20.0 mils

Richland = 19.0 mils

*excludes County & School District

Anonymous said...

I wasted 6 minutes of my life watching this. I'm really embarrassed for this

Anonymous said...

I wonder who he thinks should be the mayor? Maybe he should be resigned to being a councilman for 12 years.

He mentions wasted money and bad business deals that will need to be changed. Can he give us a list now of these deals?

Quikrete? Seriously. Yes, they will dig up the concrete to continue to steal water. Can you imagine the additional cost to the water department to reconnect these customers?

And this person wants to be mayor. God help us.

Anonymous said...

Boot and tow away cars downtown? Now you're talking!

Anonymous said...

Stamps I support your ideas

Anonymous said...

Stamps, I support U & I'm white.

Anonymous said...

The most ridiculous presentation of nonsense with no substance that I've heard from an elected official. Sounds like a freshman introductory civics class. It's embarrassing!

Anonymous said...

The 4 year point is concerning. If Jackson's current condition is the starting point, what would that low point be? Fire tornado? Epidemic cannibalism? He should have used a flat line and said "city functions will remain at 0 for the next 8 years". If he instead drew a graph of Jackson with predation minimized, it would look like a hockey stick.

Anonymous said...

A freshman (high school) level presentation. What does he use to support his theory that in eight years we will be back to 0? Just a political statement but not supported by any fact, details, or specific proposals - other than quickcrete and boots, both of which would be good starting points but are not going to make a dent in the problems.

Truth is, this current administration - both the city council and the mayor - have not changed the processes that have led us down this hole but have double downed on them. We haven't increased the labor pool by eliminating the residency requirement. Worse, we haven't decreased the minority provisions in contracting or the residency preferences. In fact this council has increased them. We haven't reduced the administrative employment of the city, we have increased it. We haven't fixed the potholes or the leaky water lines but we are claiming to be rebuilding the five worst streets in the city (Mayor Yarbor, May speech). One of those five - we are going to rebuild County Line Road. If you could drive there on the main arteries (Old Canton or Ridgewood) you would find that County Line is one of the best streets in Jackson in its current condition.

Stamps might be correct - but it will take electing a Mayor that is not so deep in over his head, and electing five councilpeople that are really willing to make the hard calls to really fix the issues facing the city.

Anonymous said...

Notice how Stamps wants a veto-proof majority of 5. What does that tell you?

Anonymous said...

Oh for shit sake.. Burn the city to the ground, run the homeless back to where they are from... Remove all the City and county leaders and the fools they put in any job. Only thing to save this city is to have "Save Jackson party" and call in a JDAM strike! Sucks but will work. We all know what group can never bring this city back to its former greatness. I do recall the fix of Capital street would bring in all kinds of new business??? Not a damn thing has moved in except a bunch of lib tards wanting to live downtown..

Anonymous said...

What's alarming is that Stamps specifically includes the mention of public safety, police and fire protection, as included in those city services that are going to degrade over the next 4-8-12 years before they get improve.

That is a politically shortsighted bordering on outright reckless thing to say.

Anonymous said...

With all the hotel's being built and planned for the city, what are these patrons suppose to do with their free time? Go to a zoo with no elaphants, visit a museum that their hometown most likely has, pay a high price to see an off Broadway show, learn about black history or better yet, see a movie in 3D? They can always go to a club and get shot or mugged. When my family vacations, we want water sports, amusement/water parks, fishing, beaches, hiking, horseback riding and things we can't do at home. Time for a reality check.

Anonymous said...

I like to watch a baseball game while my family shops in an outlet mall. Oops.

Anonymous said...

Is that our dilemma Mr. Stamps? We choose comfort or we choose getting the city fixed? How is your ambiguous blind trust thesis any different than that put forth by all the other politicians over the past two decades as they squandered Jackson's well being and tax base?

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