Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Steening of Clinton?

 Tune in tonight for some political drama at the meeting of the Clinton Board of Aldermen over what else but redistricting.  

The Board has been deadlocked over a new plan for quite some time.  It might get interesting. Agenda.

The NAACP submitted a plan and the word on the street is........ Alderwoman Ricki Garret and two of her cohorts - Republicans all - are going to vote for a plan submitted by the NAACP and reject the plan favored by the Mayor.   Politics makes for strange bedfellows indeed. 

Update (6:55 PM): Garrett moves to table the vote to give the Board more time to decide on a plan.  She said the Board has until 2025 to choose a redistricting plan.  She said did not understand the need to rush a decision.  The Board rejected the motion.  

Update (7:15 PM):  NAACP plan passes on a 4-3 vote.  


Anonymous said...

So what do those Aldermen really want? Forming a coalition with the Democrats?

Steen is a yuuugh disappointment. He guaranteed that District 4 will remain in Democrat control for decades. It was a 50-50 district that easily could have become Republican with redistricting without gerrymandering. It was gerrymandered to remain a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Alderman at Large, and wanna be Mayor, is not quite as well situated as Gerald Steen on the Madison BOS. Her marriage with the NAACP fails, 4-3

Anonymous said...

Wtf just happened

Anonymous said...

Great job Beverly! Your ignorance on full display.

Anonymous said...

Lol Clinton got an NAACP map. Man this is about to get interesting

Anonymous said...

In today's environment, you either go along with the NAACP plan or the courts will do it for you...and that outcome will be even worse.

Take your choice...Do you want a bitter-burning pill up your nose or up your ass?

Anonymous said...

“The Steening of Clinton.” How appropriate!

Wonder if all reading the headline understands that Madison County Stuperisor Gerald Steen will be responsible for destroying Madison County?

Also wonder if all reading the headline knows that Ridgeland King since 1989 Gene McGee could get Stupervisor Gerald Steen under control, or have a Republican run against and replace him?

Since King Gene McGee keeps his puppet Stupervisor Gerald Steen in office, wonder if King McGee secretly hopes the County of Madison being destroyed will take the spotlight off of Ridgeland (how many apartment complex permits were issued during King McGee’s 34 years in office as Mayor of Ridgeland?)?

Republicans; they aren’t called the stupid party - for no reason.

Anonymous said...

Mayoral veto?

Anonymous said...

Could look back in a few years at this moment to when all progress made in last 10 years in Clinton just falls apart.

Anonymous said...

More chicken s--t republicans.

It seems more and more conservatives (actually, RINO's) are helping the left instead of fighting the left.

You all need to grow a pair or join the democratic party.

Anonymous said...

7:35, the apartments in Ridgeland were approved when Hite was Mayor. Gene tried to get rid of several of them, but the owners sued and won against Ridgeland.

Regardless of what Clinton just approved, it is still a great city and has very competent management.

Anonymous said...

8:28, thanks for the response. But, are you saying no apartment complex permits were issued since 1989 when McGee become Mayor i.e. no apartment complexes have been built since 1989?

Also, was it not the U S justice Department that stepped in and stopped McGee from not just “getting rid of several of them (apartments)” but going after all apartments?

Sincere questions since we only know what we’ve read. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Steen won in Madison County four years ago by 25 votes. Now nobody runs against him. That's baffling.

Gerald Steen not only is destroying Madison County - He plans to be the next mayor of Ridgeland.

The legislative position has gone to Jill Ford's head. She could beat Steen if she were to run again for supervisor. And supervisor is where she could make a difference. She can't and won't make a ripple in the water in the statehouse.

Anonymous said...

Gerald Steen is my Supervisor. How I wish he would move to Hinds County where he would be a perfect fit.

Madison County needs to get rid of Gerald Steen.

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with the NAACP, it has everything to do with a couple of alderpeople being a thorn in the side for the mayor. If he says up, they say down. There is also some petty jockeying going on for the 2025 election. In the end, there was not a hill of beans difference between most of the maps and very few people even know who their alderman is nor do they care.

Anonymous said...

A thorn in the mayor side is pretty accurate! Sad that it can’t be what’s best for Clinton!

Anonymous said...

Please enlighten us uninformed readers. What does the Ward maps have to do with disagreements with the Mayor? It looks like 7 Alderpersons can’t get along. Not the Mayor.

Anonymous said...

11:09, no, it is still the Fisher loyalists vs the Fisher antagonists. Its been 2 or 3 against the other group for 3 terms, with a couple of flip floppers in the middle.

Nobody commenting here, or on Facebook, even knows the difference in any of the maps.

Anonymous said...

Is there a public view of the scheduled redistricting and the breakdown of numbers in each district?

Kingfish said...

working on getting them to post her.

Anonymous said...

The fascinating thing about redistricting debates, on a broader level, is the underlying supposition that political interests differ by ethnicity. No matter how Liberal we think we are, we are still tribal.

Anonymous said...

The only one happy Gerald Steen is in office is Gerald Steen. Would be SO happy to see someone run against him, but who wants to deal with the MCBOS?

Anonymous said...


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