Wednesday, March 8, 2017

About that $90 million loan.

Remember when the Jackson City Council voted to get a $90 million loan last week? They were rushing to meet submit it to the Mississippi Development Bank for its board's meeting on March 8. Well, the Kingfish is here at the board meeting and guess what? The item is not on the agenda and will not be discussed today.  However, there is even more news.

MDB Executive Director Buddy Mitcham told JJ that the city of Jackson submitted no application, no notice, nor any paperwork of any kind about borrowing $90 million.  The next board meeting is scheduled to take place in April.  No members of the media but for moi were attending the board meeting today.


Anonymous said...

Wait, you mean they won't just help a brotha out and hand over close to nine figures in cash?

Anonymous said...

Incompetence reigns

Anonymous said...

Pete Perry vindicated again!

Anonymous said...

Damn Tony. You know you can't get the cash in hand to pay off the engineers so they can fund your fledgling campaign if you can't even get the paperwork in? Fooled enough of the council last week, but you know the business isn't over until you do the paperwork.

Anonymous said...

Were any other members of the local media in attendance Kingfish?

Anonymous said...

LOL Hey Melvin, did you say this had been in the works for a year?

Plain ol' Catfish said...

What the fudge!? SMH

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Tony and Melvin and Margaret, et. al. need to take full advantage of one of the city's thriving industries. There are a number of payday loan places all over town that will provide a loan without so much as a credit check. They'll even hold your check until pay day.

Anonymous said...

Citizens of Jackson owe a big thank you to Perry and Duckworth for saving the city from this disaster.

Anonymous said...

Yet another obstacle placed in the path of progress for "The BOLD NEW CITY" by the white man.

Anonymous said...

Hey MDB, make the $90 million loan to Jackson interest free while you're at it because you'll never see a dime of that loan paid back. The City's leadership is a modern day version of the Keystone Cops...

Get with the Program said...

The "BOLD NEW CITY" slogan was replaced with "THE CITY WITH SOUL" quite a while ago.

Anonymous said...

Is the MDB a public agency?

Anonymous said...

11:54, scroll back up & read the final sentence of the post.

Anonymous said...

Wat? Paperwork? Wat? D I S C R I M I N A T I O N !

Anonymous said...

So sad but 11:22 is sooo correct....

Anonymous said...

No one is interested in the board's priorities on what is being funded?

Anonymous said...

Is there anything you people won't inject race into? Anything at all?

Anonymous said...

Evidently nobody told hizzoner that you need to finish the paperwork before you flush the city down the toilet. City went ahead and posted notice in the CL, and of course in the Mississippi Link so that all the taxpayers of the city would get adequate notice, of the intent to borrow the 90 million.

Funny, the March 8th deadline that the council was told was an "absolute deadline" didn't seem to bother them. The notice refers to April as the deadline.

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