Friday, April 28, 2017

Auditor: Jackson ends year with a surplus.

The city of Jackson issued the following press release.


Anonymous said...

Yarber has done an inadequate job before the campaign and during the campaign to fully detail to all taxpaying Jacksonians what an economic basket case Chokwe Sr. had, unfortunately, left behind.

Had he lived Chokwe Sr. was either going to have to make the budget cuts Yarber made or dramatically raise property taxes.

What is unclear is if Chokwe Sr. and company were managing the city finances using Paypal.

Anonymous said...

I went to the CPA Firm's website---I'm not surprised---not one white person is listed as a partner.

I would not believe a thing the CPA group put in writing---It's like everyone believing IMS is an engineering firm---what a joke.

No hope for Jackson !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is not a real audit and not approved by the State Auditor.

Anonymous said...

CPA's black or white are guided by ethics and hold license and required to complete PEU's every year.(Professional Education Units for those who don't understand.) Bigoted attitude to slam a firm for being all black. The firms the City used 50 years ago were all white. So what?

So the Furloughs END in OCTOBER. Know some employees are glad; others were enjoying their day off. Maybe it should be optional to take one day a month without pay for some who feel the need.

It is good to know our City is on better footing and will continue to be if there is continuity in leadership. Congratulations to the Mayor and to the Finance and Administration Department for a fine job of fiscal responsibility.

Anonymous said...

They all graduated from college, the head of the Jackson office from MSU and they have passed the CPA exam. Have You?

Anonymous said...

1:48, go back to work and get off your city issued computer in the Hood building. If you believe that the City is on sound financial footing you had better hope you can hold on to your city job because no one would want your financial ability in the private sector.

Why can the city not fix the water lines that continue to break? Because they aren't collecting the bills or not sending out proper bills from the water sewer department. The W/S fund was flush a couple of years ago and now has a minimum balance - practically zero.

Other than the special sales tax, the city is spending less than a million dollars a year on road, bridge and street maintenance - a ridiculously low sum for a city this size. Zero dollars are spent to deal with the collapsing drainage systems.

And yes, there are furloughs, but there have not been layoffs other than those that don't pony up (or down) at the Mayor's demands.

If the city is in such great financial shape, why is its bond ratings still so low?

Great press release put out the weekend before the election, but even if it were factually based, its too little too late to help this guy. He'll have to go back to preaching (fleecing?) his flock.

Anonymous said...

1:00PM Seems like you're in need of a New Year hug from Ginger. Try looking for her at the local Tuesday Morning store or River Hills Club.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the comment about the CPA firm having only black members is beyond the pale... The CPA licensing exam is notoriously one of the hardest (if not the hardest) professional examinations out there. I've taken two Bar examinations (one in Louisiana) and there's no way I'd want to have to sit for the CPA exam. I know TONS of smart white folks who have failed it multiple times.

I certainly wish our city leadership realized that integration goes both ways (and welcomed more white folks to the table) but attitudes like those stated above hold us all back.

Also, I hate the personal mess Yarber has created with the multiple women, BUT as a lifelong Jackson resident, I still think he's the best, most responsive mayor we've had since Ditto.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that Yarber has an excellent grasp of what has to be done to try and get us back on level ground (and good roads). Others are promising "pie in the sky" visions and have not the vaguest idea of where to start. On the job training starts again in July if that poll posted in JJ is accurate.

Anonymous said...

2:26 - best since Ditto? Boy, that is faint praise, even if it were based on anything. Harvey the Planner, Frank the pedophile, Chockwe the short-termer. Being better than crap doesn't really improve your standing or justify maintaining someone in any position. And responsive is not the primary function of the Mayor - how about having him put some competent people in charge of the various functions so that real information could be forthcoming; so that money would be properly spent rather than jockeying scoresheets to funnel dollars to those that will funnel them back. Hard to get beyond the personal mess as you call it to realize that there are no actual accomplishments unless you happen to work for IMS, Southern Consultants, AECOM, Mitzi, etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile both Chris Routh and Davey Watkins took it in the shorts this week!

Anonymous said...

Better than what Madison can say

PittPanther said...

City of Jackson couldn't find an audit firm actually located in Jackson???

Anonymous said...

Not a black owned one, or one that was willing to 'partner; with a black-owned one as required to get a contract from the current administration. Reputable audit firms don't find a need to 'partner' (read - pay off) a black firm in order to meet the ridiculous EBO requirements of the Bold New City. Guess the rule about firms having headquarters in Jackson only applies when it fits the contributor group (i.e. IMS).

Anonymous said...

1:00 pm is "the whiter shade of pale" version of Stokes or else RT's Jackson agent.

Anonymous said...'s become an industry in itself. Those in it cannot comprehend the private sector. Jackson has available funds? Next time you get a chance go to the impound yard/city maintenance shop and see the amount of wrecked and destroyed city equipment. It would shock you! No accountability from city employees at all. In the private sector, you wreck a vehicle or damage equipment then if it's your fault you likely won't have a job.

Anonymous said...

Does Jackson have indoor plumbing and running water again? The wife and I attended a party in Eastover a month or so ago and it looked like a port-a-john convention was in town.....

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