Thursday, May 31, 2018

Money Man Leaving Lumumba Administration

Jackson Urban Praetor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement regarding Dr. Charles Hatcher's departure from his administration.

“We appreciate the hard work and innovation of Dr. Charles Hatcher during his tenure as Director of the Department of Administration. His resignation was fueled by personal  reasons. We wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Mayor Lumumba. “We have identified an  individual to step in and serve in Dr. Hatcher’s stead until a permanent replacement can be found.  This individual has an abundance of  financial experience working with municipalities across the nation and we are confident that they will continue to move our city forward in
the interim.”


Justice for Finances said...

Ok, so who is this individual that’s replacing Dr. Hatcher? Does he have a name?

Anonymous said...

Rats from a sinking ship....

Anonymous said...

Not much of a loss; in over his head and failed to realize it. But would be interested to see who this quality replacement will be. Hope its not another academic - time for Chocke to start doing something rather than planning and talking. Hatcher wasn't up to that job, so there is hope that the replacement will be an improvement.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

What a poor choice of words from a PR standpoint. The word "fueled" did him no favors. Also, we have "identified" an individual? Where did they "identify" this outstanding citizen, in a suspect lineup at the jailhouse??

I'm starting to think that BabyChok ain't no Malcolm X or MLK in the making here.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long before Miller follows suit?

Anonymous said...

Talk is cheap.

Anonymous said...

Woder in his inability to conceive of a legitimate budgeting process being accomplished by 'The Peoples Assembly' led to this sudden departure. If so, indicating he didn't want to be a part of such a farce, then cudos to Dr Hatcher

Anonymous said...

There is always a whole bunch of radical academics all over the country who are looking for a chance to take part in the great socialist experiment. No problem finding replacements. There's more to come. And when all fails, they can go back to Detroit, Oakland or teaching at Cal State whatever. No problem.

Anonymous said...

About as long as it takes for someone else to offer him a gig. Over/under: 3 months.

Anonymous said...

I’m not surprised. Hatcher appeared to be a very smart guy but he couldn’t handle the political environment here. He’s never managed a municipal finance department before and it showed. He stumbled a lot in council meetings, and he was easily rattled by certain councilmen who most often challenged him. He should stick to academia where he can lecture to a captive audience less prone to empty confrontations.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile BabyChok is away from Jackson and away from dealing with the critical issues facing Jackson yet AGAIN. That is what happens when you elect a big talker who has zero experience running anything beyond his mouth.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what his "innovation" Dr. Hatcher brought to the table under the Lumumba Administration? Or is that just another Progressive buzz word like "collective".

Anonymous said...

Nobody in Jackson (and in our Legislature plus Executive Branch) wants to proactively learn the teachings from Detroit. They only want to repeat Detroit's now well documented disastrous mistakes.

Jackson has been a clearly visible fiscal basket case long before Hatcher's arrival and he did nothing to accelerate the terminal velocity of the impending train wreck during his short time drinking Lumumba's pollyannic kool-aid.

Until the city declares bankruptcy and the state takes over Jackson's date with economic calamity remains right around the corner.

Anonymous said...

I hope this "unnamed identified individual" is a qualified municipal finance person. Jackson's finances are in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

So one of Lumumba's A-Team walks away after 7 months, without a word of explanation? The article cites "personal reasons" as the reason for his departure. Does that mean the problems are so profound he sees no possibility of resolution?

I'm surprised more hasn't been said about this. Ideal fodder for conspiracy theorists.

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