Monday, December 25, 2023

In Their Own Words: Jackson Water Edition

 Bored? Check out the transcript of the public comments made when the EPA held two forums about giving Ted Henifin control of the Jackson sewer system.  Readres will recognize some names. ;-)


Anonymous said...

Yeah I’m not reading all that. Just give the cliff notes for the ones we’re supposed to care about.

Anonymous said...

Agreed @5:53. It’s Christmas and ain’t nobody got time for that.

Anonymous said...

Who is Readres? Ha! Just yanking your chain. You do amazing work Cheers to 2024!

Anonymous said...

Summary: pretty much everyone is thrilled with the federal takeover. Which is not surprising given that the miserable separatist administration of Lumumba can't even give us working stop lights. I take it stop lights aren't needed in a radical city. Or any laws at all, for that matter.

Anonymous said...

8:05 am "...miserable separatist...Lumumba..." Apt description but the Lumumbas, sowing their desperate apartheid, may be incapable themselves of feeling misery, for, as they force despair and suffering and even death on the people of Jackson, they accept the suffering of 80% as the price of running 20% off and out.

Anonymous said...

I didn't read them all, but I read quite a few. Here's the Cliff's Notes:

Many long-time and life-long Jackson residents have been extremely frustrated by failure after failure (after failure after failure) of the City to keep the water flowing to the taps and sewage out of the streets. Henefin is repairing, often within a few hours, what the City has left broken for years. These residents want Henefin to stay in charge of both water & sewer.

Personal note to Jackson residents: Your elected officials have failed to manage the most basic City services. Would you like for your city to improve? DON'T REELECT ANYONE. EVER!! (Btw, this applies to all elected officials at all levels.)

Anonymous said...

Some of the comments in the third forum give me pause. There were numerous people who spoke about wanting the community to get money back through contractors from Jackson or wanting there to be a partnership between citizens, the city, and a third party operator. One specific speaker mentioned that they did not like an outsider telling the city and citizens what should be done to fix the sewage problems.

Do these people genuinely not realize that this method of kickbacks for people within Jackson doing the contracting and having too many people in the city is the reason that the sewage and water system is in such a state of disrepair. People within Jackson do not know how to run these systems therefore it is imperative that someone with actual expertise has control on any reconstruction process. Allowing too many fingers in the pie is exactly why Jackson stays in a perpetual cycle of ineptitude. Everyone wants to know what's in it for them, clean water and a functioning sewage system without feces flowing into their homes should be enough of a benefit for these people to not try and derail any meaningful progress from being made.

Anonymous said...

Its some version of Stockholm Syndrome I suppose that makes these people cheer for their oppressors to remain in control.
They will play the race card and beg for more subpar long as the abuser is black.
Its just sad.

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