Monday, March 21, 2016

Confirmation hearing? What confirmation hearing?

Mayor Tony Yarber nominated Ward 1 resident James Stanley to the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Board of Commissioners on February 23.  Mr. Stanley possesses a sterling resume: a  decorated combat fighter pilot, many years spent at Ergon in management, and more years spent as an engineer.  City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. postponed his appointment to the board as he promised at the February 23 meeting that a confirmation hearing for Mr. Stanley would be held a week later. Watch his promise for yourself in this video:

However, it is a month later and no confirmation hearing has been held for Mr. Stanley.  His nomination sparked several heated comments at the City Council meeting as it was clear several people were unhappy that Mayor Yarber nominated, gasp, a white person to the board.

Kingfish note: The question remains: When will the City Council hold a confirmation hearing for Mr. Stanley.  Perhaps the legislature should kill the $21 million capitol complex deal if the council can't get its act together.   Mr. Stanley has a better resume than that of any nominee submitted in a very loooooong time.  There is only one reason there is opposition to him and everyone knows what that reason is. 

Video of reaction to Stanley nomination.
Copy of Mr. Stanley's resume.


Anonymous said...

Fodder for the legislature' justification for taking the airport...

Roberts said...

Would be clever if someone could produce video of prior confirmation hearings. Rules of order, motions, seconds, all that stuff.

Anonymous said...

His nomination was supposed to be enough to fool the white people. Does anyone really believe a white man would ever be on the board? Just something to show people who are looking for a reason to let Jackson keep control over the airport.

Anonymous said...

When Jim, aka the Lone Ranger, "flys" in and gets through straightening out the MESS at the airport sit tight Jackson you will be next! He is a machine that expects nothing but the best in HARD WORK! West Pointer to the core!

Anonymous said...

Yarber should not appoint anyone to the airport board this late in his term. We are just over one year away from Jackson municipal elections and the the voters should have a say. The council should not hold any meetings or hearings with Mr. Stanley and definitely should not give him a vote.

Anonymous said...

I see what you did there a supreme court filibuster jab.

Anonymous said...

Cute, but an airport commissioner is not a lifetime appointment; serves only a four year term. Big difference, but still a cute attempt.

Anonymous said...

1:35 for the win!!

Anonymous said...

Well played, 1:35. 2:45, the Mayor and President also serve four year terms....

Anonymous said...

Just another example da man keeping the white man down.

Anonymous said...

It really is likely taxing for the council from a timing standpoint - after the "storm" they are probably all busy fixing potholes.

Anonymous said...

When the airport was run by whites, who many blacks where on the board????

Anonymous said...

The past is the past. Lets learn from our mistakes and go forward. The airport is a major piece of our area. It should be run by qualified people. It does not appear that this has been the case. Again learn from our mistakes and GO FORWARD

Anonymous said...

When will the people learn? It isn't how well qualified a person is for a job. The most important thing is what color the person is.

Anonymous said...

No. It isn't even how well qualified he is. Its where he is from. If qualifications were the only requirement, then the airport - owned by the City - could be required to have qualifications added to the appointments. What Harkins is wanting to do is give to his Rankin County buddies property that belongs to someone else - the citizens of Jackson.

Add qualifications - no problem. But adding Rankin and Madison residents to the management of Jackson property - its a matter of who you are (as well as what color you aren't.)

Anonymous said...

How can people complain when a person is hired because they are a certain color then complain about another person being hired for what they are not? Oh, I forgot, if you are a certain color there is a law that says you do not have to be qualified, educated, or even sane.

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