The Hattiesburg City council unanimously approved an illegal “change order” for the Eaton School rehabilitation project in violation of state bid laws. It all started when Finlo Construction, a major campaign contributor of Mayor Dupree, was awarded a job to stabilize the exterior walls of the Eaten School building. The original contract amount was for […]
Councilwoman Delgado moved to table the vote on the across the board 5% pay raise for city workers, giving the council time to discuss a different allocation method to the raise proposed by mayor Johnny Dupree. In the previous day’s meeting Delgado proposed giving a $3.50 per hour raise to anyone earning $25.000 or […]
This Hattiesburg city council video shows Councilwoman Deborah Delgado, Councilman Dave Ware, Councilman Carter Carroll, Councilman Kim Bradley, and Mayor Johnny Dupree discussing the proposed city 5% city worker pay increase. The mayor and council representatives are not subject to a pay increase.
This is the vote that created the racial controversy. It looks as if Mr. Naylor (far right) voted against Mr. Burns re-appointment; however, he was a little slow on the draw on this vote. He voted for both Burns and Harris’ reappointment. Forrest county NAACP President Charles Magee and Reverand Charles Bartley spoke on the […]
Council President Kim Bradley prevents excessive and wasteful spending on a mini excavator. He noticed that the specifications of the excavator were specific to a particular model, eliminating many alternatives that are cheaper. He asked the council to vote against funding this particular item.