Friday, October 16, 2015

Broad Street Blues

Jeff Good temporarily closed  Broad Street Bakery earlier this week due to water problems.  He had a few things to say about the water problems in Jackson on Facebook:


Broad Street Bakery & Cafe is having to CLOSE for the next hour or so until we have water. A little known fact is when a food service facility loses water pressure (as in has none) it must CLOSE until the water is restored.

This is an ongoing battle in the City of Jackson. This is the SIXTH time we have had a water episode in the past 10 months.

Folks it is full on crisis time in Jackson. This is beyond the 1% sales tax ability to fix. We need major federal money. We are a capitol city crumbling from within. LITERALLY.

Kingfish note: The post was reprinted with his permission. 


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor can start by cutting off water to those who have straight piped around the City meter to steal it. The Mayor should not tolerate theft of water, poor constituents or not. If there is no integrity in the system enforced by the Mayor, the City is lost.

Anonymous said...

I agree with jeff on this issue… unfortunately this is a major issue in our city and it is a major issue around the country with other aging city infrastructure as well… Jackson as a whole has kicked the can down the road long enough this goes back way beyond Mayor Dale Danks years even.

Anonymous said...

Jeff is a champion for Jackson, always has been. He is the wrong business owner (not that others aren't important) disappoint.

Anonymous said...

I continually can not help but wonder, for the past 20 years, in a city of 180,000+, where has the water revenue gone? Where have the multiple administrations directed these funds? Has there been basically zero maintenance and upkeep? At what point does someone decide to find where 20 years of mismanaged revenue has gone?

Anonymous said...

I'll pay attention when Mayor Phony Yarber starts making the hard and courageous budget decisions necessary to put Jackson on a path to true recovery.

If you believe that all that Jackson needs is more money, Federal and/or other, then you also must subscribe to the idea that throwing more money at JPS will produce a tsunami of Rhodes Scholars.

Anonymous said...

Skipper Westbrook, general manager of the Hilton on County Line, posted this note on one of Jeff's Facebook rants:

"I feel your pain Brother. I had to install a new pump in the hotel to get water to the top floors and when I complained to the city about pressure and brown water I was rewarded with a $35,000 water bill that no one can explain to me. The Seimens guy who installed the meter said I must have had an "event" happen. I told him if we had an event that used an extra 200,000 cubic feet of water there would be a moat around the Hotel."

Anonymous said...

I would like to know the logic of why Mr Goode thinks that the Feds (or anyone outside of Jackson) should be the ones to pay for the needed work?

Anonymous said...

11:35. Because we throw $158,000,000 A DAY at stupid wars all over the world while our entire country's infrastructure goes to hell. Bridges, drainage, water/sewer.... Keep up. As much as you want it to be, this problem is not just here in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Thad owes Jackson big time. I guess he is too busy traveling with his current wife (formerly his wh---) on taxpayer dollars to care unless Haley can make a few bucks off of it.

Anonymous said...

Broad Street can only be supportive of Jackson for so long. He needs to open an additional location to cover his a$$ets. Let's see, 1 day per month (for 2 yrs.) of mandated furloughs + unfixable water problems = the need to raise prices (wrong move) or R E L O C A T E.

Anonymous said...

I guess he is too busy traveling with his current wife (formerly his wh---) on taxpayer dollars to care unless Haley can make a few bucks off of it.

Thad and Kay are in Italy right now on our dime.

Anonymous said...

Thad? Good grief. Let. It. Go. Is this Chrissy or just his loyal hypocrite minion? Funny how Thad does bring home dollars, and Jones County and every other county loves to spend it. Just don't mention the project that benefits you, right?


"Senators Cochran & Wicker Announce Federal Support for $3.2 Million Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker today announced approval of $2.4 million in federal funding to support the construction of a community safe room complex in Jones County, Miss."

See. Thad and The "Stablishment" (Big GubMint) give lots of Federal money to Jones County, including road projects all around Jones County JC. Chrissy and the Tea Party never acknowledge that.

Other people's money spends good for the Tea Party. Just don't bring it up.

"JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport will use a new federal grant to improve general aviation service.

The grant, totaling $762,587, is coming from the Dept. of Transportation's Airport Improvement Program and is part of $10 million in grants to 35 different Mississippi airports." And on and on and on.....

Yep. Laurel needs to land those 747s rolling in filled with pilgrims seeking the Wisdom of McDaniel. I'm sure Chrissy stood up to stop these dollars coming from Thad's office. Yep.

Anonymous said...

Complain about spending government money in Jackson? Our federal and state governments spend endless dollars widening highways and building roads so the suburbs can get to soccer practice with no delays.People move to undeveloped areas with minimal roads and then complain about traffic congestion. Yes, I'm looking at you, Madison, Flowood, and Byram.
I'm sure those communities could have built their own infrastructure by pulling up on their boot straps. So why didn't they?

Jane said...

I moved into a rental while my house was being repaired after a tornado. The previous tenant had a stolen electric meter, stolen gas meter and owed over $600 on the water bill. The problem with Jackson is that too many people are getting a free ride.

Anonymous said...

Chapter 9 cometh. Don't give these incompetent fools a dime until there is an accountable emergency financial manager appointed subject to federal bankruptcy court oversight.

Anonymous said...

Correct 1:35. State Street (Highway 51) is maintained by JACKSON until the hot second it leaves the city, and THEN it is maintained by the state, north and south. 51 is smooth as a baby's butt right through Ridgeland and Madison, curbed, guttered and landscaped.

Paid for by the taxpayers of Mississippi. but Jackson is asked to maintain it with local dollars. Don't even get me started on Mary's bridge.

Oh yeah, same scenario on Woodrow Wilson (Highway 49 of record). State road, Jackson maintains.

Anonymous said...

McNeil & Rhodes

Ima Call Bernie and Bennie said...

Jeff Good is a typical Bernie Sanders socialist. As long as the proletariat are buying cheap cookies and baked goods and sporting their tie-dyes, all is well on the yellow brick road. But, when things go to shit, it's time for the money tree to start shaking and shedding its leaves for the good of the commune. How we pay for it is nonsense and irrelevant. All that matters is that manna flow from Heaven.

Anonymous said...

1:50
You are a complete moron and you clearly know nothing about the history of that stretch of road.
State Street is maintained by Jackson because Jackson wanted it, Jackson asked for it, Jackson got it. That was a deal made by JACKSON. The reason that it is in the crappy condition that it is, is because the idiots that run this city have made it so. When the State controlled it, it was smooth as that baby's ass that runs through Ridgeland and Madison and is controlled by the State.

Anonymous said...

11:12/11:35/1:48

Agree totally with the above.

And 2:12, as Margaret Thatcher stated, "Socialism only works until you run out of other people's money."

close but no cigar said...

no no 2:24. close but no cigar. the state was NOT maintaining it worth a shit. the city actually put a sign on it that said "this street maintained by the state of Mississippi". the city then did cut a stupid deal, as Jackson was flush with money back then, and did agree to take it over AFTER the state brought it up to standards.

the state did, the city took it over, the white flight started, the tax base cratered, the school system collapsed so the black middle class followed as well and Jackson became broke.

all along the way, state laws changed regarding state aid roads and what the state and the feds would and could do throughout our state, and particularly rural areas. when the rules changed Jackson asked for re-consideration, to put this state highway back in the hands of the state and were told by Melinda McGrath "over my dead body", even though this very thing was done throughout Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

1:50. Read 2:24 - history shows he is correct. He does, however, leave out one of the details about why Jackson wanted it.

When First Baptist Church wanted to build a crosswalk across State Street, well before they built the new building on the east side, their request violated the requirements for a state highway. (State Street is originally State Highway 51, which is why it is state maintained in Madison County.) Putting the walkway across it made it ineligible for state support - and the City knew it. But the Mayor at the time accepted it as a City street so that FBC could build their walkway.

Can't bitch about getting what you ask for. Unless, of course, you just like bitching and don't care about the facts - something the Chrissy folks in earlier posts are well recognized for doing.

Anonymous said...

The Dot will take back 51/State street if the City put it back in good condition. Just that simple but the city has pissed away all it's money.

Anonymous said...

Really thought Hwy 51 was a FEDERAL hwy, not state.

Anonymous said...

The condition of Jackson's utility infrastructure, roadways and political leadership have not changed since Mr. Good decided where to open his businesses and gamble his future. A bad decision on the front end doesn't entitle someone to a bailout later. He is just lucky his water has been on this long. He needs a bailout like Jones County needs a safe-room or airport improvement.

Anonymous said...

Allocation of Resources.....End of Story

Responsible parties allocate resources responsibly.
Irresponsible imbeciles allocate resources irresponsibly.

We have all seen this in private and public settings. It is amazing what
responsible allocation of resources will net an entity.

Anonymous said...

1:09 says "Thad and Kay are in Italy right now on our dime"

Oh, really? Wow. Did they take the Concorde last night to JAN and parachute in? I know, they used an F-35 arranged by Haley Barbour. Wow. They really get around. Time travel? Or, just his body double in a Big Ole "Establishment" Conspiracy?? Or, just a normal public trip with US Navy officials?

"U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran will be honored with the Geographic Visionary Award at an Oct. 15 luncheon.

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is set to receive the Mississippi Geographic Alliance’s Geographic Visionary Award at an Oct. 15 luncheon in Jackson." Wow. They must not actually BE in Italy on that trip right now.

In a reality based world, Cochran serves a Chair of Appropriations and Subcommittee on Defense. Was this a honeymoon for him and Kay that you are so obsessed with?

Hmmm.

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naples
By coreyhensley
– October 14, 2015Posted in: Europe, News - Europe

NAPLES, Italy – Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, Oct. 14, to meet with Sailors and answer questions at an All Hands call in the hangar during a scheduled visit to Europe.

Along with NATO meetings about the refugee crisis. And...

Thad's "SECRET" Press release about the SECRET trip:

RELEASE:

COCHRAN VISITS WITH MISSISSIPPI SERVICEMEMBER STATIONED IN ITALY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) visits with Petty Officer 1st class Mitishia Gaines from Jackson, Miss., while meeting with the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet in Naples, Italy. Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, was discussing the Department of Defense, humanitarian and other governmental responses to the Mediterranean refugee crisis and the resulting impacts on regional and U.S. security." 10/15/15

Yep. Thad and Haley created a FAKE refugee crisis, ISIS, and NATO issues along with invading the Ukraine to cover up the secret trip. And you remember Thad served in the Navy. Unlike McDaniel.

Anonymous said...

The people in Madison cannot afford a $15 lunch. They are all over-mortgaged and can barely afford a Wendy's... So Broadstreet could never survive in Madison.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for Mr. Good as I patronize his establishments on a regular basis and feel that he provides several gems to the community. As Mr. Good should know you can't have a good dish without good ingredients, and Jackson has been good old boying and quid pro quoing until few items of quality exist in the municipal government. Maybe if Mr. Good would push for the city to actually charge people for the water they use he wouldn't have to spend his own hard earned money covering costs directly incurred by city incompetence and management focused on goals other than the betterment of the city. Any man that can run multiple profitable restaurants can do a better job as mayor than the past string of office holders and actually understands the needs of businesses.

What If Finch Had Won said...

A 'Geography Visionary Award'. NO SHIT? I don't know what that means and don't care, but the guy has trouble finding his own office and often needs somebody to point him in the direction of committee meetings.

Let's stop with feeling sorry for Cochran. Think about his salary for life, then his (current) wife earning the same salary for her life after his demise, and all the perks and benefits both of them will enjoy, at OUR expense, as long as they are breathing. But....he has a Got-Damned 'visionary award'.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Goode should take his complaint to city hall. He wants to be "pro-Jackson" when it serves him, but his whole "we need federal money" thing is nonsense. If Jackson want more federal money, then maybe, like Detroit, it needs some outside help to show city leadership how to be fiscally responsible.

Once again, there is Jackson, with streets and an infrastructure worse than many third-world nations, with their hand out, wanting a hand out.

Typical.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry. I am sure Kenny Stokes is working on a plan. Look for a press conference as soon as he unhooks his illegal water line.

Anonymous said...

Let's face some realities here. The people making Jackson an awful place are not going to evaporate, if the city is allowed to implode. Nor are they going to stop having babies. If Jackson crumbles, they will still be alive, and still reproduce. But they will be living and reproducing SOMEWHERE ELSE - not in Jacktown.

While the educated/responsible/motivated are capable of moving to Seattle or Vermont, the problem people are likely to stay right here in the metro. Personally, I'd rather they stayed inside Jackson-proper, than to have them plop down next to me, out in the exurbs (and this time, if we have to flee, we'll be following those who moved cross-continent - not moving to Livingston or Gluckstadt or Pisgah).

But they won't stay put, if they're not comfortable. They're not leaving the planet. They're not going to stop having babies. They're not going to "learn responsibility". Comfortable containment is the only solution.

I think that having the feds fix their infrastructure is an excellent idea. Most of this mess came about, one way or another, because of government interference. Washington made the problem. Let Washington fix it.

Too Drunk To Drive Home said...

Mr. Good's water must be back on. I noticed some cars at Broad Street this morning. Of course that could be the over-flow from last nite at Hooters. Doesn't he rent out his parking lot?

Anonymous said...

God save us from ourselves!

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