Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Should the Mayor go?

A Jackson group wants to get really get rid of the Mayor.  They don't want to get rid of Mayor Tony Yarber but instead want to abolish the office of the Mayor itself.  WAPT reported last night:


Anonymous said...

What would it matter. The same people who elect the city council elect the mayor.

Anonymous said...

I think a City Manager is the way to go. We have nothing to loose at this point. The problem is---what qualified (black or white) person would want to step in this pile of dog s---! No well educated, properly trained individual can work for our City Council because they are the ones who delivered the pile of dog s---.


Anonymous said...

A capable manager, who negotiates a good contract (kinda like when a university hires a football coach - cut the deal when they need and want you, not after you have started doing the job) could come in and straighten up a lot of this mess.

Contract would have to let the manager have some authority without interference - hiring/firing, mostly firing so that he could right size the staff; prioritizing spending; shutting down functions; collecting bills, etc.

Give manager a minimum term guarantee and make the contract results based (and not 'results based' like the Seimens contract with no results and no damages included). Its either let the city go to this format, or let the state take it over and do basically the same thing for them.

Anonymous said...

Nothing to "loose". Here we go again.

J'Quantis for Mayor! said...

I have the man for the job. J'Quantis Brown. The name just oozes respectability!

When J'Quantis' momma named him, she set him up for a lifetime of success and achievement.

Tom Head Reads JJ EVERYDAY said...

Gather signatures, conduct a campaign and hold an election, get wrapped around yet another axle, blah, blah, blah, blah. None of it matters.

Jackson, its citizenry, its murderers, its voters, its school system joke, its water thieves, its office blowjob loving politicos, its disappearing taxpayers, are beyond the tipping point and can't fix any of it themselves.

Jackson is lost.

Anonymous said...

All we have now are good memories of what Jackson USED to be like which was a place that we were proud of. Now it is an example of what a city SHOULD NOT DO in order to be successful. It was a proud city at one time and as I said I have many good memories of the former city as it was. I really am sad to see so much work and effort by so many former citizens and former leaders of the past be thrown away.

Anonymous said...

A "city manager" is coming soon. He/she will be called the "emergency city manager" as appointed by the Governor. He/she will recommend the filing of Chapter 9 as authorized by the legislature. The Mayor will not be involved in any of this.

Anonymous said...

Just fold it into Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

geez..ok..take your best shots...i have lived in Jackson since 1955 so i am DAMN qualified to say this. Jackson has become a third world shit storm run by a bunch of retards that don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain. I have moved north and believe me it was the best thing ever. I have witnessed MY town become something that is revolting and putrid and broken. And those of you that pretend things are just fine deserve what you get. over and out....

Anonymous said...

Many years after Frank Melton and still no one has introduced a bill for re-call of elected officials.

Anonymous said...

As long as the manager will have the power to declare "Fried Chicken Day!"

Anonymous said...

The Council, some vendors and those wanting to be Mayor will never let this happen. They only want what is good for them and could not care less about the city or its people. But lets be frank ( no pun intended) most politicians are like this including our state officials. Examples are SLRP and campaign finance laws that legalize kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

....campaign finance laws that legalize kickbacks.

Point out in the law where kickbacks are legalized.

Anonymous said...

7:30, Funny how people that "move north" remain obsessed with running the city down every chance they get.

If you have moved on, then move on.

Kingfish said...

The North remembers

Messick said...

7:44 = JFP staffer

Anonymous said...

Kickbacks are not part of campaign finance laws and can't be fit in them. More importantly - they are already illegal and we'll defined in current law. It's called the Corrupt Practies Act. Just what do you think needs to be refined about kickbacks being illegal?

Anonymous said...

Kickbacks are legal. They just get a new name for them. Everyone has heard of the mentor program. What do you think that is? What about the minority requirements?
People will never get rid of kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

The mentor program is not practiced by the legislature - just the City of Jackson. Our Mayor has brought it full frontal during his two years of office.

And yes, you are correct - its just a new name/process for what has always before just been simply named what it was. A kickback.

Anonymous said...

10:46 Its called converting "political contributions" to personal use. Mississippi law allows it. You must have fallen asleep last winter when the CL had numerous articles and editorials concerning this practice.

Anonymous said...

3:05, just another way of saying kickbacks. Ms. law may allow it but the people didn't vote on it. It was a way politicians see to steal money. Guess theft would be a better word for it than kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

4:38 - kickbacks are illegal. What you and 3:05 refer to is questionably legal. But still you have not shown where this consultant or anybody connected with it has ever made a campaign contribution to anybody in MS. Nor have you shown where the people that voted to hire this consultant has ever converted campaign funds to personal use.

The CL articles you refer to did discuss a few politicians - all republicans if I remember correctly. Didn't mention the worst offender, our AG Jim Hood. Or any of the black caucus members of the legislature although they are bad not to ever report expenditures or receipts for their campaign accounts. And - most all of them are employed as "consultants" anyway.

Anonymous said...

5:55, when a person starts accusing the other party I become uninterested. Both parties are guilty. If you are a person of voting age you should have already have learned this.

We do not have to prove anything. It is all kickbacks. The politicians change the name so it will sound better than theft.

You can call a turd by many names but that doesn't make it anything else.

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