Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Trash Talk: Showdown!

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the following statement. 

Today, Mayor Lumumba has called a special meeting of the City Council to be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 30 in the council chambers of City Hall. The Mayor intends to present a contract to the City Council in the interest of providing garbage collection services to the residents and businesses of Jackson

A no vote against this contract is a vote against trash collection in the City of Jackson. 

WHAT:       Special meeting: Garbage contract  

WHEN:      3 p.m. Thursday, March 30 

WHERE:   City Council chambers, City Hall


Anonymous said...

Is this a paid political ad? The biased wordage would lead one to believe this.

Anonymous said...

A no vote is a vote for following proper procurement procedures.

fed up in Jackson said...

"A no vote against this contract is a vote against trash collection in the City of Jackson. "

is this statement an example of gaslighting, passive aggressiveness, or just to be expected from narcissistic lack of self awareness?

I'm not the biggest fan of "foote", but he is correct, it is the Mayor's job to bring a proposal that can gain 4 votes

*a "NO" vote by any council member, to me, means they feel that the contract does not represent the best interest of their folks

Anonymous said...

By the way, did the parking of garbage trucks at Hawkins field ever get resolved? Anyone know?

The rats will be well fed said...

Like I posted earlier, he waited to the 11th hour to thus extort a contract out of the council or create an emergency - Marxist playbook 101.

Let the games begin.

He's Dumber than Dumberest said...

Chuckles: I want to ask you all a question, straight out, flat out, and I want you to give me the honest answer. What do you think the chances are of a failed NOLA garbage company getting a contract if I beg and threaten enough and you vote against it EIGHT times?

City Council : Well Antar, that's difficult to say. We really don't...

Antar : Hit me with it! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you again about garbage, just... The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?

City Council: Not good.

[the background soundtrack music suddenly stops]

Antar : [he gulps, his mouth twitching] You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?

City Council : I'd say more like one out of a million.

Antar : [long pause while he processes what he's heard] So you're telling me there's a chance. YEAH!

Anonymous said...

He wins!! Council can't afford not to agree with his proposal.

Anonymous said...

Never saw this coming. Bwa, ha, ha. Richard's knee-cappers paid a late night visit to the Chowke crib.

Anonymous said...

Chokwe: "If you don't give me what I want it's proof that you hate puppies and babies"

Anonymous said...

"A no vote against this contract is a vote against trash collection in the City of Jackson"

It's my way or the highway, peasants!

Anonymous said...

I bet my house it will be Richards.

Anonymous said...

Mayor has put a gun to the head of CC and made it appear to be their fault if trash starts to pile up. If not the lowest and best bid CC should reject contract and If contract is not clearly legal should reject . I bet the CC caves and the crooks win.

Anonymous said...

OH; Here go again!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mayor going to send the ball back to Foote's court?

Anonymous said...

Will the NO and Detroit contingent be there?

Anonymous said...

The mayor has either been very shrewd in orchestrating this fiasco, or has serendipitously landed in a position where he can blame the city council if they do not rubber stamp his contract to Richards disposal. It is said that possession is 9/10's of the law. So if there is no other approved garbage vendor in place, and the city council does not approve the contract, we're right back where we started. It is unfortunate that the mayor's message re:RD being the best and cheapest bid, was not effectively challenged by Ashby Foote. Rather than focus on RD's qualifications (though their effectiveness is questionable based on their performance here; and most importantly, their hx and reviews in NOLA), a better argument is the apples to oranges comparison of costs. Additionally, their pledge to honor prices provided in the initial RFP,as a selling point, is negated by the waiver clause giving them the right to raise rates in the future. However, the mayor and his people understand that the majority of his constituents do not understand or care about the nuances. The mayor is counting on the success of his misinformation campaign. He's learned his lessons on manipulation well; but sadly has ignored the ones on effective leadership.

Anonymous said...

Keep fighting over trash while the Republicans take the city.

Anonymous said...

Council: If it's Richard's again, vote no deal, please. While in chamber, pass a resolution excoriating Jackson's little emperor for not putting out a new RFP 90 days ago.

Anonymous said...

There is no way that WM can hit the ground on the 1st, and Chowke knows this. Marxist extortion 101.'s Richard's.

Anonymous said...


Do NOT vote in favor of Richard's!

I live in South Jackson. I have a 80 yard long gravel driveway. I'll be damned if I'll wrestle a humongous cart up and down this driveway twice a week. You heard from residents like me loud and clear - that's way you didn't approve the cart option. Thank you for that.

For the no-cart option, Richard's bid LOST. It lost!!!! It was NOT the winning bid! Residents DON'T WANT THE FUCKING CARTS and we DON'T want this mayor (or any mayor) doing whatever the hell he wants with our money and services with you rubber stamping it! HE IS NOT A DICTATOR!!!

If he gets away with this, it will happen over and over and over, and the only winner will be the mayor and his cronies. Everyone else loses. For God's sake, grow a pair! Step in front of the cameras and call him out on his bullshit, ALL OF YOU! You allow him to lie and lie and lie and you just sit there and go along with it. I can't figure out why??? Are you getting a piece of the action from Richards now too??

PLEASE stand up to this crook of a mayor!

Anonymous said...

It says a lot about the council and their incompetence and terrible messaging that this fool of a mayor is about to prevail over them.

Anonymous said...

Suffer the poor fools of Jackson under this mayor. I'm sure the council will be presented with the same contract they've rejected previously. Don't let the late blame game work. It's the mayor that is allowing this to occur.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone expect the outcome to be anything else? If there is anyone who thinks the mayor was going to do anything different than he did last time. It worked then and looks like it will work again. I don't know which is worse, a mayor that would stoop this low or a city council that is so weak they let him get away with it.

Anonymous said...

High noon would have been a more appropriate time for this showdown.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:05
The only elected republicans serving Jackson are Michael guest congress and Ashby Foote city council president NE Jackson and Delbert lives in ne Jackson but I don’t claim him… shonda Yates Fondren area is independent

Anonymous said...

I am impressed. The mayor and his cronies know how to manipulate the fools that worship them. Most politicians seem to manage this lately.

They tell a lie, such a no vote is a vote against garbage pick up" and they know the residents are too stupid to understand that it is a lie.

Respect. They play the game well.

Anonymous said...

5:59 You would only have to roll one and it's easy. I roll my 96 gallon I bought myself. I'm 76 and weigh 125 lbs. And, I roll it up hill. You are basing your opinion on a myth and lack of knowledge of the design that makes it easier to roll, not harder.

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