Friday, August 12, 2016

Read 'em & weep: The budget edition

It's raining, you are bored, and you have absolutely nothing to do.  Never say JJ doesn't help you in your times of sloth.  Here is the proposed 2016-2017 budget for the City of Jackson.  All 400+ pages of it.  Enjoy and feel free to comment. 


Anonymous said...

Give us some good highlights KF

Anonymous said...

How much did they budget for the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport Kingfish?
oh, ZERO. so much for it being Jackson's. About like the rest of the cities assets, not maintained.

Anonymous said...

Bet none of the elected officials of Jackson have read it.

Anonymous said...

@4:16 - shows what you know. Actually, shows what you don't know. The airport is self-supporting; it's daily operations are not subsidized by the city (although its creation and construction were.) The airport is a revenue producing asset of the city - just like its water/sewer department are supposed to be. Granted, the water/sewer operation is not currently making money because they are not sending out or collecting bills. The airport, on the other hand, is being properly run and is collecting its rent from the airlines and the vendors.

The fact that the airport does not receive a subsidy from the city does not change it being the city's. If you had grown kids, would you claim that they were not yours just because they became self-supporting?

Well, at your obvious intelligence level, maybe you would, but most would not.

Anonymous said...

Damn. Nothing about fixing the potholes on my street.

Anonymous said...

Taking a huge haircut on expected water/sewer and sanitation fund revenue. All thanks to the utter incompetence of the Public Works Department. Great job guys. Keep that momentum going!

But You'll Deny It.. said...

Nice try 5:30. You must be one of the appointed board members who fly all around the country inspecting other airports and enjoying fabulous meals and accommodations. And you bring no notes back. Only your expense report. Am I close?

Anonymous said...

White guy in suburbs who flies alot says....the airport is fine and anybody that flies more than once a year will tell you that.

Anonymous said...

I have no problems with the airport. Still believe it is a "slippery slope" for the State to take over Authorities. It is clearly a Rankin County move and being attempted SOLELY because Rankin County has the clout right now. Any organization has room for improvement and a new board would not be perfect either. The whole deal is who will control development. Its Jackson's land and even the ones who what to control it admit that. There are other Authorities in the state and they should watch very carefully what happens here.

Anonymous said...

@4:56 Bet Priester is spending the weekend with it. He's thorough, and also out constantly to remind citizens that Yarber is corrupt, inept and stupid. His Facebook posts are the most insightful and informative thing getting written about the city council's work these days.

5:30 here said...

@6:59 - Not even close. If I were sitting at the table with the appointed board members, you could easily pick me out - my complexion not being like the others. And if you were to examine my 'close connection' with the current and previous mayors of the city you would realize how ridiculous your suggestion is - as ridiculous as your opening comment.

I am, though, someone who has flown all around the country - both commercially and privately - and while not inspecting the airports I have enjoyed some nice meals in the various cities, although at my own expense. I would venture that I have flown into/out of as many airports throughout the country as fast food restaurants that you have visited, including all those where you have worked.

Also, I happen to be one of those weird folks who bother to get educated on matters before I let my fingers do some talking on blog sites or other places, and understand what I am talking about before making idiotic comments. When I find I have a disagreement, I bother to address it on the facts, rather than some comment like yours assuming that I have a vested interest in the airport or more particularly that I am a member of the board.

I recognize that your trailer might be parked in the flight path of JAN and that is the basis for your intelligent commentary. Why don't you go back to it and study your comic books some more.

Anonymous said...

Jackson leaders act a fool everyday. My question is this. What is to stop Rankin county from creating its own water treatment plant? Seize all water from the reservoir? Create its own airport? Build sky scrapers?

Anonymous said...

I've responded twice to that ego-crazed buffoon at 7:35 but The Fish won't allow the posts. Protecting that buffoon for some reason, Fish?

Anonymous said...

I imagine Fish is not protecting anybody, except all his readers from your further ignorance.

Anonymous said...


(1) water treatment plant - Rankin already has its own. Maybe you are talking about wastewater treatment plant. If so, West Rankin is currently proposing to do just that, but what is to stop them is called regulatory approval (DEQ, EPA, etc.) and money - around $300 million. But why do that when the state could take over the one in Jackson and manage it for everyone's benefit? The reason - there is no money to be made by the developer groups that want the land around the airport. Managing a sewer treatment plant is work with no glory.

(2) sieze all the water from the reservoir? All kinds of regulatory issues - but if there is enough water available to supply the current contracts and keep the level required for the adjoining landowners, then Rankin could contract for (not take) that state owned asset.

(3) create its own airport? Nothing except a little thing called the FAA, and of course, money. The FAA is not likely to support a new airport for the area with funding, so all the costs would have to be borne by the county. But if they wanted to do it, they should contact Rudy Warnock in Madison County. He put together such a stupid plan for them while he was in charge up there. I'm sure he would be glad to pull it off the shelf and sell it to Rankin if they were so inclined.

(4) build sky scrapers. Go right ahead. Just don't plan on putting a restaurant and bar in it. Little problem there but otherwise start pouring your concrete.

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