Friday, June 14, 2024

$2 Million for Grove Park?

 Check out what Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba I said at the June 4 City Council meeting at New Hope Baptist Church. 

The Mayor must have some grants or something similar lined up to fund this project since the city's budget is rather constrained.   

Kingfish note: Since this is Flashback Friday and we are discussing Grove Park, check out this earlier dustup between the Mayor's dad and the late Councilman Frank Bluntson over Grove Park.  The elder Lumumba tried to play the race card but Bluntson shut him down as few have.  This post was published in March 2012. 

The Jackson City Council had a work session today. While reviewing various parts of the agenda, Mr. Chokwe Lamumba questioned a lease agreement between the City of Jackson and an LLC owned by Con Maloney and Cal Wells for Smith-Will Stadium. The company will pay Jackson $50,000 per year. Needless to say, Mr. Lamumba used that as an excuse to launch into a diatribe about racism at the baseball fields in Jackson. I kid you not. Mr. Bluntson finally had enough and set him straight, upon which Mr. Lamumba finally shut up. Here is the video. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Cut from the same cloth. I fully believe if Sr. had lived we'd have seen the same shit.

Anonymous said...

This constantly hollering about racism by the Mayor is nothing but a ploy to keep those liberal, mostly white women in Fondren and Belhaven voting for him.

Anonymous said...

Will the Socrates Garrett Parks & Recreation Company get a contract or will that go to the Richard's Parks & Recreation Company?

Anonymous said...

I wasn't watching these gatherings back when Sr. was mayor. Surprised that he took a seat at the table where lesser positioned people sat. Jr's narcissism would never allow that.

Would someone who did watch back then recall whether or not Sr. stayed in the room for the Pledge and whether he participated in some fashion?

Anonymous said...

Wish I could find the election results for one of Belhaven’s two voting locations from the last election for Michael Guest. A little over half the voters voted for Guest. The other voting location was one of those in Jackson where the results were lost but not lost for a day or two. I would call Belhaven moderate.

If Virgi and Blount only represented Belhaven then they would likely lose if somebody “normal” ran against them.

Anonymous said...

An official city meeting in a church?? but i quests no one cares?

Anonymous said...

1101 - obviously you don't 'wish' too hard, because if you really really, I mean really, wanted those election results all you have to do is go to the Secretary of State's website and look them up. Easy/peasy. Not even hard for a simpleton to find them.

And, there were no election results 'lost' at any time. You mighdt be referring to the election where Hinds County's finest - the elected election commissioners - chose not to do their job in a conciensious manner (something not unusual for the current crop) and not download the precinct USB's into the main computer until the morning following the election; believe that was the 2022 general election (when the actual final results really didn't make a difference in any of the elections).

Your attempting to continue the narrative that the results were 'lost' is nothing different than the Donald's narrative about an election being 'stolen'. No truth, but good dogma to keep the pot stirred. The problem in Hinds is that those running the elections - the elected Commissioners - are not competent; competent to run the election, nor are the competent enough to be able to steal one.

Anonymous said...

Spitting in the wind. That's all they will be doing if they throw away millions of dollars on Grove Park without changing the community surrounding it. Much like the zoo. Forty years ago things were different and parents took their kids to that park and enjoyed the activities safely. Not so now. If the parents are afraid there are no parks and those kids lucky enough to have parents who care are going elsewhere. Save the money.

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