Mayor Tony T. Yarber’s Nominee for Jackson’s 1 Percent Commission Receives Unanimous Approval from City Council
Frank L. Sutton, Mayor Tony T. Yarber’s nominee for the City’s Special Municipal Sales Tax Commission, on Monday, Aug. 22, received unanimous approval by the Jackson City Council.
Sutton has served as a Hinds County Justice Court judge since 2005 and is pastor of Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church. Sutton attended Jackson State University and received a bachelor’s in Management from Belhaven University. He is also a former Hinds County sheriff’s deputy.
“I look forward to doing whatever I can to help move Jackson forward,” Sutton said, shortly after Monday’s confirmation hearing at Jackson City Hall.
Kingfish note: Is there some engineering, financial, or other much-needed expertise that qualifies Judge Sutton to sit on the Commission? The Commission needs experts. Judge Sutton is a good justice court judge but frankly, this appointment smacks of playing to a segment of the community before an election. However, the Mayor chafes at the mere existence of the Sales Tax Commission and at times does not take it seriously. However, this IS Mississippi where we appoint cronies and friends instead of actual experts who can make a real difference. That goes for Democrats and Republicans.
These are the videos of the last meeting of the Sales Tax Commission. It met in March and April this year. Several other meetings were cancelled this year. The first twenty minutes consist of the Mayor and Pete Perry going at it and then the meeting settled down into 90 more minutes of attacks by the Z monster. In other words, things got real boring as projects and procedures were discussed.
JJ obtained a copy of a bound set of documents that were passed out to the Commission. It will be taken apart and scanned later this week.