Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Funny of the Day

 How incompetent is the city of Jackson? WLBT reported: 

A company that the city of Jackson claims it “inadvertently paid” more than $100,000 is on track to receive another $82,500 in city funds.

Last week, a jury ruled that the city owed Expert Professional Solutions (XPS) an additional $82,500 for services rendered in November and December of 2019.

The city had taken the company to Hinds County Court, to recoup $100,000 it had paid the firm for work on the city’s water billing system, a project the city says XPS was not authorized to do.

Following a brief trial, though, the jury found that the city owed XPS for the work and ordered Jackson to pay. ...

The city refused to pay the remaining $82,500, saying XPS was not authorized to do the work.

However, an auditor found that the work was performed, the city was billed at a reasonable rate, and the work was requested by the administrationArticle 



Benjamin Dover said...

Darn, that's serious money that baby chowke could have used to purchase a new armored-up limo, and/or maybe re-decorate his office with rare artwork, or even take his staff to the Winter Olympics in China, or possibly the Paris Air Show, right?

Anonymous said...

This incompetence will never end until people start pulling their heads out of theirs and others asses.

Anonymous said...

So, if they did the work, why the hell isn't the city billing the residents for water?

Anonymous said...

Stand by for gumflapper press conference announcing award of federal funding in the amount of $82,500.

Anonymous said...

None of this ends until they are all jailed. And as it looks, no elected or appointed official in Hinds County can be touched. It's as if they have a magical anti-Shad cloak. The theft IS IN PLAIN SIGHT. Plain damn sight.

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like someone needs to go to gao.gov & read how to file an audit with the US Government Accountability Office.

Jackson, MS the land of Cronyism at its best!

Third World City said...

That money could have been awarded to a contractor (friend of chowke), who would have hired some subcontractors (more friends of chowke), who would have fixed 3-4 potholes, right?

Anonymous said...

It's funny how some vendors must be paid, despite poor/incomplete/no work having been performed, while others must not be paid, despite having performed. I suspect the disconnect happens in the mayor's office, with the idea that "It's our turn."

Anonymous said...

>A jury ruled (...)
The populace is complicit.

Anonymous said...

9:56, or stake Antar's poker games with the rest of the gang at the Confederacy of Dunces Club.

Anonymous said...

When they can't remember if they are consultants or contractors. What a disaster.

Anonymous said...

How many Jackson officials does it take to screw in a light bulb ?

Anonymous said...

Cash Cow: She's still worth milking and the "leaders" are looking forward to some new Biden grazing in the near future. Milk her 'til she goes dry.

Anonymous said...

Didn’t Sam Begley represent the city on this? So add in whatever he’s making to lose this trial.

Anonymous said...

Since we talking about imcompetence. How much money did Mississippi spend on the fight against Memphis for the Supreme Court to rule against us?

Anonymous said...

Remind me again, when did CAO Dr. Robert "Music Man" Blaine leave again? I'm pretty sure this was his F'up that the council formally reprimanded him over.

Anonymous said...

Yeah this is right up there with Reeves pissing off a million voters this year. Mississippi politics.

Anonymous said...

You get what you vote for! Too many people aren’t voting! You end up with crap like this!

And other breaking news said...

The city of Jackistan....

"For the month of October, the city billed approximately 41,000 customers for sanitation, or about 13,000 fewer than for what it’s being charged."

.... at $15 per

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