Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time to do Some Lootin'

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors are holding a "special" meeting this morning even though the next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday.    Check out the agenda to see what was soooooooo important that the Board couldn't wait until Monday.
Watch the short meeting.




20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lee Vance tear the jail down and start over

Kingfish said...

Spend nearly a million bucks on a sole source contract to replace 73 doors. Only one company is available (in Texas) to provide the doors.

Anonymous said...

Tear down the jail and start over. . . So you trust the new Hinds County board to build a jail? Ooooooookay. So President Graham, who in December was the lone and vocal vote against a settlement timeline with the Department of Justice, is now the champion of detention matters. Nothing but a crock to cover the stealing. Hello Auditor White, c’mon on down!!

Anonymous said...

I love how Hinds county spends our money and THEN tells us. Just like the time back in 2016 they gave the developers of the Westin $9,000,000 of our dollars without asking us.

Anonymous said...

And the federal courthouse has NO public parking, so you have to valet park at the Westin. Follow the money...

Madison Rulz said...

Great optics. New board attorney rides in behind a suspicious contract. Wonder how long until fed investigation smoke is in the air?

Anonymous said...

Dey gots to pay back their benefactors ASAP. Follow the money; business as usual.

Anonymous said...

The folks have been crooked for a long time; move far away quickly

Anonymous said...

Anxiously awaiting the name of the "Risk Manager" and his or her qualifications. Seems like another kush job appointment.

Anonymous said...

$12,287 per door? I call BS. Why were there no bids taken?

Anonymous said...

11:41, clarification, the county backed a loan between the Westin developer and the bank, up to $9 million. And the state backed a bigger loan, not to mention certain state leaders twisted the county's arm to be involved in the first place. And they developer's family personally guaranteed the note and would be in line to pay before the state and the county took the hit. And everybody in mid-Mississippi knows the name of the Rankin county family backing the project. But sure, short cut all of that and say the county gave them $9 million.

If you had an issue with the previous board, just wait.

Anonymous said...

Six years under McQuirter and a full four-year term under Sheriff Mason and this did not come up in a meeting at all. If all they needed was doors, the detention center would have been compliant a long time ago. The discussion was ALWAYS staffing and inadequate pay (sound familiar?)

People are about to get PAID in Hinds County. Just not the jailers.

Anonymous said...

So how many times has the board fixed these doors in the last 12 years?

Anonymous said...

Fixed? Or spent money? Apparently never fixed.

Anonymous said...

Read the monitors report. Doors were not the priority of the Feds. Nor the last board. But fixing them using this sole source provider is the priority of the new board. Draw your own conclusions.

Anonymous said...

15 days in and the new sheriff has it all solved. Just need a million bucks and a contractor nobody heard of.

Anonymous said...

For a second I thought this was about the airport authority.

Anonymous said...

So, one meeting into the term, the new board members figured out how to fix the jail....and without the aid of the longstanding board attorney who had all of the interaction with the federal monitors for five years. And they had to call a special meeting? Ok.

Cynical Sam said...

Is there an annual jailer's convention in Paris?

Anonymous said...

@4:26pm

you stated......

"clarification, the county backed a loan between the Westin developer and the bank, up to $9 million. And the state backed a bigger loan, not to mention certain state leaders twisted the county's arm to be involved in the first place. And they developer's family personally guaranteed the note and would be in line to pay before the state and the county took the hit. And everybody in mid-Mississippi knows the name of the Rankin county family backing the project. But sure, short cut all of that and say the county gave them $9 million."

the reality is the State gave the developer $26M to the Simpson Group where the owners filed bankruptcy protection shortly after the Westin opened resulting in the closure of Mint and Julep.

Please state the facts. If these guys were real they would have built parking for this overpriced 200 room hotel. Somebody(s) got paid.

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