Monday, April 29, 2019

Mayor Launches Quiz of Water/Sewer Dept

Jackson First Consul Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement.


“While we have a duty and responsibility to defend and protect our citizens from external entities that attempt to take advantage of the City, we must also do our due diligence to investigate and eradicate impropriety from within.

The relationship between this Administration, the employees of the City of Jackson, and the citizens of Jackson must be built upon a foundation of trust. Our citizens and business owners have the right to believe that this Administration and City employees are trustworthy.

It is my duty as Mayor to inform you that we have initiated an investigation into alleged activities that may have violated public trust, caused harm to the City of Jackson, and may have been criminal.

While it is being determined how widespread these practices may be, we have information indicating that a number of employees may be involved.

This investigation will be a thorough, exhaustive look into any malfeasance on the part of City employees within the Water Sewer Business Administration. The employees who have worked in a trustworthy manner have the right to an honest reputation and those who have violated the public trust must be removed.

Employees who have performed their job consistent with the City of Jackson Employee Code of Conduct have no reason to fear this investigation. Consequently, employees who have violated the public trust have no reason to believe they will escape the consequences of their actions.

The results of this investigation will be shared with the City of Jackson Police Department and the Internal Audit Department.

Evidence of criminal activity will be shared by the Police Department with the Hinds County District Attorney, the Mississippi State Auditor, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for prosecution by local, state, and federal authorities.

This investigation comes at a time when the Water and Sewer Business Administration Department is making substantial progress. And while it is unfortunate, it is necessary that we conduct this investigation now so that together- we can complete the task of ensuring that our metering and billing system works the way it was intended.

The employees of the City of Jackson will move forward together in a way that restores the trust and confidence of our citizens and businesses.”

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah, right

Anonymous said...

Smart move the guilty will run for cover and the cover up always gets them.

Anonymous said...

I work in this industry (but not for Jackson). They have big problems, more than you know. But Miller is trying to clean it up. If they have employees stealing or helping customers steal, then they should prosecute. It's a long dig out of their hole, but you have to start somewhere. They better hold on to Robert Miller. He's the best they have had, and is the best they will get. He ain't perfect, but nobody worth a crap wants that job.

Anonymous said...

I believe that just as much as I believe the crime in Jackson will decrease.

Cynical Sam said...

Translation: "We have a perception of corruption within the Water Department."

So, how many thousand$ in ca$h water bill payments have gone out the back door?

Anonymous said...

But, those of you who have been faithful supporters of my earlier candidacy, my father's legacy and my efforts going forward will be protected from scrutiny and prosecution, regardless of your involvement in criminal activity.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, here comes the po po, and they ain't looking to sip co co.

Anonymous said...

“Whatch you talkin bout Willis?”

Anonymous said...

Antar is a total fraud. Kim Wade is absolutely right. Antar will do nothing but try to play out the clock.

Anonymous said...

Can you say boondoggle?

Wiseowl said...

Does anyone believe certain councilmen were not in on it. When ever
Government cleans up its mess, the little guy takes the fall. We have known about this for three years, why soooo long to act?

Anonymous said...

Does Kim Waide live in Jackson? I know most of you don't.

Anonymous said...

Baby Choke won't be re elected. Although South and west Jackson will vote in another incompetent leader. Northeast Jackson businessmen and establishment political funders absolutely ruined the hope of Jonathan Lee ever being elected in the city bc he was a candidate that many blacks can't vote for. Same is true with Priester. Anyone qualified that appeals to both races can't win.

Anonymous said...

1. Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Disaster
4. Search for the guilty
5. Punishment of the innocent
6. Praise and honors for the non-participants

Every major government effort unfolds this way. Jackson is no exception and phases 4/5 will be interesting...

Anonymous said...

Does Kim Waide live in Jackson? I know most of you don't.

Don't know about Kim Waide but know that Kim Wade does live in Jackson. So do I. Any other questions?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Instead of being glad to hear this ( the rumors of corruption in the water/sewer administration date back 30 years with changing " beneficiaries), instead of cheering this mayor on and supporting his effort, you all seem to want him to fail.

This is a perfect example of why Mississippi stays on the bottom. Those who try to do something don't get the public support they need so the corrupt win.

Anonymous said...

Water sales is a money maker for all the Cities in the US.

Anonymous said...

A real life Atlas Shrugged, occurring right here in little old Jackhole, Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

SO many of you Sunday warriors tripping over yourselves to cast a stone and judge someone, regardless of whether they right or wrong. Dont talk about "leadership" being the problem unless you are willing to lead yourself.

Anonymous said...

...you all seem to want him to fail.

That's BS. Want him to move faster. There's no damn reason why he can't. Perfectly legit to suspect that he's moving like a sloth for purely political reasons.

What exactly has he accomplished after nearly two years in office? What has actually gotten done? Tell us.

Anonymous said...

How long has he been in office? Better late than never I guess but this is really late. Chances anything comes from this are slim

Cynical Sam said...

@8:31 AM - Baby Chok, I didn't realize that you are a poster here.

Anonymous said...

Nobody who supported Baby Chock or the legacy of Daddy Chock will be prosecuted or even held accountable. Book it!

Anonymous said...

No matter what the mayor does, he will always be wrong according to the posters here. That’s the definition of ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Tell you what @4:49. When he actually does something beyond flap his gums (and jet around telling unsuspecting rubes outside of Mississippi how great a job he's doing in Jackson) let us know. The definition of ignorance is not understanding the difference between actual action and endless talk and PR spin.

Anonymous said...

10000 lies and counting...

Anonymous said...

Feds involved..... Mike Hurst aka Batman. You can believe there will be justice.

Anonymous said...

6:49 in all fairness Antar hasn't told that many though he did drop some whoppers while over in Iceland.

Cheerleaders For Chock said...

Every third post is by the same guy.

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