Thursday, May 5, 2016

Editorial: Jackson City Council moves in the right direction.

What a shocker.  Jackson City Council President Melvin Priester split the public comments section of the city council meetings.  The council will hear comments that are related to the meeting's agenda while the other comments are heard after the agenda is concluded. 
There were only two comments made at the beginning of the meeting and they lasted all of two minutes.  Only two citizens made comments after the council finished its regular meeting and those comments only lasted six minutes.  The meeting lasted less than three hours.   Amazing what a little order can do.  Nice move by the Council President and probably appreciated by more than a few people although this website laments the fewer opportunities for comedic relief. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enoch Sanders must not have shown up.

Burke said...

Another instance of leadership from the Councilman. If we don't see a whole lot of asphalt soon, Yarber may be a one-termer. Will be, that is.

Lot of street talk about corruption in and around the Mayor's office. I'm sure Priester hears it as well as others. He's thrown the flag on a couple of occasions of cronyism. I hope he keeps his own skirts clean.

Anonymous said...

@2:18 - I am sure that Priester is as aware as are most people in and out of government that realize the extent of investigation existing around the honorable Mayor. At least for his sake I hope so. And as soon as the proper amount of sweet potatoes show up in the back seat of the Mayor's fine vehicle, you will start to see some asphalt.

Problem is, now the Mayor evidently wants to change the asphalt to water lines, because his water department has gone through its hundred million dollar reserve fund paying operating costs due to the failure to collect payments from 'preferred users and straight-pipers'.

All he really wants to do is find the most efficient way to shake down vendors and contractors before he has to leave office next summer. Get the cash while you can has become the operational code in Mayor's office and across the street in the PW Department.

Anonymous said...

Glad the Council got this one right. Guess it is because they can do this without imput with hizzoner the Mayor. If they could get it to where he had to stay in the back with Enoch then they would have to listen to much less crap.

Anonymous said...

Yarber in the news.

Pray the potholes away?

https://twitter.com/TonyYarber/status/634688516753072128

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/mississippi-mayor-ridiculed-for-plans-to-make-potholes-go-away-with-the-power-of-prayer/

Anonymous said...

I certainly agree with splitting the Public Comments. Occassionally there are things that a Citizen needs to say regarding City Service, but often they speak without having even attempted standard channels.

Not sure I understand many of the comments. They come across as sour grapes regarding an election. Is "sweet potatoes" a euphemism for bribes? (Should that be "an euphemish"?) "Fine Vehicle" sounds like former Councilman and Radio Talk (Gossiper in Chief) Bluntson.

Try removing one or two people from the "Commission" that oversteps their purpose on the 1% money and we probably could see some serious intersection repair.

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