Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tidbit of the Day.

Marlin King served as Jackson's Public Works Director from October 2021 until he was reassigned at the end of August 2022 when Jackson's water system crashed. 

Guess how many 1% Sales Tax Commission meetings the Public Works Director attended? 

Zero.  That's right.  Zero.  Nada. Zilch.  

Although the Mayor attended the meetings, shouldn't the Public Works Director have attended as well? 

Inquiring minds want to know.  



Anonymous said...

it is all a $hit show...every damn city employee!

Anonymous said...

Once again, to no one's surprise, truth is always stranger than fiction.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Chowke told him "I've got this, you stay home."

Anonymous said...

Well now….see how it all comes out eventually

Anonymous said...

Considering how clearly incompetent he was, perhaps it's best he didn't attend

Anonymous said...

Mayor didn’t want to watch him sleeping!

Anonymous said...

Let the legislature take over vote to take over the Mayor

Anonymous said...

Public Works director is and has been Terry Williamson. King was just the mayor’s bud who got the title and pay.

Anonymous said...

King not attending meetings continued after he was removed from the position; acting director didn't attend; and of course now that the city doesn't even have an acting director of Public Works, nobody attends.

Bob Miller during his term attended every meeting except when he was out of state; Keisha Powell did as well - most notably when she was there and the commission rejected her attempt to push through "her" master plan. Had her family (parents, kids, everybody) and when the commission rejected considering it, she broke down crying. But, she was at the meeting.

Evidently Lumumba doesn't want a director, or can't get anybody to take the position. But, as Hillary once said - what difference does it make now?

Anonymous said...

Very revealing watching Pete Perry try to get an explanation for the non-payment of contractors for months on end. Never did get an answer.

Anonymous said...

What does an architect know about public works?

That's why he never attended.

Anonymous said...

That is what micro-managers do. King's non-attendance was nothing more than Lumumba's need to totally control narratives.

Anonymous said...

Contractors can’t be paid because Marlin King put one of his cronies, Benita Wells, in-place that’s responsible for paying the bills and she is carrying on his tradition.

Anonymous said...

Imagine how belittling and insulting to have Lil Choke as your race baiting boss bitch, in a city administration that doesn't pay contractors on time and skips maintenance for years.

Of course he has no Public Works Director.

Anonymous said...

As I've stated before, I'm available for the job. Don't know the first damn thing about how to do it, but I will endeavor to reach at least a level above his incompetence.
Another plus for me is that I sleep at night. Just offering.

Anonymous said...

You're assuming the Public Works Director and Mayor are two different people. You don't need to show up if you're not allowed to speak or have an independent thought!

Anonymous said...

Wait, didn't CAL mention that he would be naming an interim DPW director this week?

Well...we're waiting, Mayor!

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