Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fisher will run for re-election

Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher issued the following statement.

Inline image 1I have been honored to serve you as your Mayor over the previous four years and believe, working together, we have made great strides moving our City forward. Now, I am formally announcing my bid for a second term as your Mayor.

In 2013, I ran on a platform to increase Public Safety, Grow our Economy, Be Inclusive, and Transparency. How did we do?

1. INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY – Since July 2013, CPD has increased from 40 patrolling officers to 60 patrolling officers - all equipped with body cameras and AR-15 (thanks to your donations). The CPD patrolling division was repositioned to Hyw 80, increasing police presence in one of the largest business sectors of town. And property crime dropped from 380 in FY 13 to 185 in FY 16. The CFD increased from 49 to 59 firefighters, added an additional fire truck, and will build a fire station on Pinehaven this spring. I conducted yearly training exercises to test the reaction and coordination of our Public Safety assets with adjoining City and County agencies.

2. GROW OUR ECONOMY – Since July 2013, our retail sector has added many new businesses driving our economy to an 11.25% growth over the last 3 years. Our industrial park added 8 new companies and saw the expansion of 2 existing companies for a total of 285 new jobs. The land clearing for Continental Tire has begun with site construction beginning in 2018 and completion scheduled in 2021 (adding 2500 more jobs to our City).

3. BE INCLUSIVE – In July 2013, I started the “You Belong Here” campaign, designed to not only welcome business and industry to Clinton, but to re-inforce the value of every Clinton citizen. I appointed men and women of all nationalities, races, and backgrounds to assure fair representation in City government. Our diversity is our strength and everyone grows stronger when everyone has a voice.

4. TRANSPARENCY – In July 2013, I began a twice weekly e-mail blast, reworked the City web page, started streaming the BoA meetings live and hosting a radio show twice a month- all geared to keeping you informed about your City government. I also enjoy receiving 3 or 4 questions per day from the “Ask the Mayor” section of our web page – answering your individual concerns directly. After all, it is your money and you have a right to know how your City government is operating.

We must continue moving forward, establishing Clinton as the “go to” place for those that want to live and participate in a safe, progressive City valuing faith, family, and education. I will assure that our City grows in a way that respects our past and positions us for future. I will continue to promote the City to retail and industrial businesses so that we may prosper.

Over the next few months, I look forward to expanding my discussion with you on these commitments and the many other commitments I have made to you. I look forward to laying out my plans for the next four years and listening to your desires for a better Clinton.

I ask for your consideration, vote, and support. I have said this many times and I still believe it today – Together We Can Do Anything!


Anonymous said...

surrounding mayors could certainly learn a thing or two from Fisher. has done what he said he would and actually progressed the city he was elected to serve.

Anonymous said...

he will easily win another term. Clinton is a better place in 2017 than it was four years ago...imagine that.

Mile Marker 38 said...

2:15 = 3:15 who starts sentences with small letters. 'Progressed' the city?

Anonymous said...

Please ask the Mayor of Clinton to stop having his released prisoners and the homeless driven and dropped into the Jackson City Limits.

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel


Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS