Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Committee Approves Jackson Water District Bill

 The Mississippi House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee approved SB #2889 this afternoon.  The bill creates a public utility district to operate Jackson's water and sewer services. 

A Board of Directors will govern the district.  The Mayor appoints four members while the Governor appoints three members and the Leftenent Governor appoints two members.  The Governor must confer with Byram for one appointee and the Leftenent Governor must confer with Ridgeland for an appointee as well. History and text of bill. 

State Representative De'Keither Stamps offered an amendment that required the Mayor to appoint a Director from South and West Jackson.  The amendment also requires the city to maintain the well system as a primary or secondary source of water for South Jackson.  The committee approved the amendment.  The bill passed unanimously although several members were not present. 

The bill next moves on to the House for consideration. 


Anonymous said...

If you're white don't bother applying for one of Chowke's four positions on the board.

Anonymous said...

Is there a legal definition/description for north, south, east and west Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Jackson doesn’t want help from the state. They would rather live in a crime infested cesspool than get outside help with a few strings. Let them solve this on their own.

Anonymous said...

If you’re not white, don’t bother applying for one of Tater’s or Delbert’s five positions on the board.

Anonymous said...

If the state steps in and tries to help the city with the water system and crime problems,they are raciest. If the state does not step in and help the city with the water system and crime problem, they are raciest. TRUTH

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure this was presented late in the day so the alcoholics representing the various areas of the state could attend their free alcohol drinking place for the night.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good but what the heck with the well system amendment? If they ever get plants working right then those 50 year old wells need to go away.

Anonymous said...

If they ever get plants working right then those 50 year old wells need to go away.

Why? Be specific.

Anonymous said...

Hello 6:58 - Your race post doesn't hold water. Both the Speaker and the Lt. Governor have shown fairness in giving non-white public servants committee leadership positions.

Do you have evidence of the current mayor of Jackson ever hiring a white person or putting one on any commission or committee, any project coordinator position or clerk at City Hall?

Kingfish said...

Well, race baiter, try Bob Miller, Jordan Hillman, and Robert "no E" Lee for starters. Also the guy who runs the arts and cultural division or whatever it is called. Did appoint the first white guy to the airport board in 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, the Legislature may not wuss out over the racism pressure after all!

Anonymous said...

SB 2338 and HB 0698 would stop Henifin from basing water bills on home worth. Instead, base bill on water usage.

SB 2338 died in committee (public utilities committee killed it).
HB 0698 is still alive. House passed it, sent to Senate. Senate amended it.

Deadlines coming up to get this thing through.

Anonymous said...

Let them eat water.

Anonymous said...

KF - Miller, Hillman, that guy, and Lee are employees. And with Lee at least, his only choice since there ain't nobody else left to give the interim to.

The only appointment to a board or commission is Herring on the Airport Board, and that was after all his other choices bailed and left, not wanting to go down with the ship. And, bailed before they even began.

Kingfish said...

So? I was answering the question .

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