Forrest County Supervisor Rod Woullard took the podium and walked the audience on a good old-fashioned southern stroll of how (TEN YEARS AGO) he felt Naylor snubbed him in the redistricting process back in early 2000s, and it only digressed into personal attacks by Mr. Woullard. Subsequently, an unknown member of Councilman Naylor’s ward continued the […]
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.
The big news in this Hattiesburg city council video is Deborah Delgado’s motion to table the agenda item until a later meeting. There had been earlier discussion about not giving a 5% across the board increase to city employees, but rather focus largely on people making below $25,000 annually. Council members and the mayor are […]
Hattiesburg City Council members Deborah Delgado, Dave Ware, Kim Bradley, and Henry Naylor discuss the agenda in preparation for the next day’s vote. Carter Carroll is absent from the meeting. June 4th, 2012 Agenda Items
The big issue on this video is agenda item number two involving the proposed 5% city pay raise. It last a couple of minutes and is about two minutes in. There is an article on it here. June 4th, 2012 Agenda Items
Reverend Ken Fairley stood before a mostly white audience and gave a heartfelt presentation about the fairness of three minority-majority wards. His plan would redraw ward 4 as a “swing ward”, bringing total black population from just at 35% to just over 60%. Several audience members expressed disapproval of his plan’s fracturing of the Oaks […]
Held at University Baptist Church at 3200 Arlington Loop, this Hattiesburg City Council Public Hearing drew a couple hundred citizens who took in the redistricting presentations of Chris Watkins and Reverend Ken Fairley. Mr. Watkins was hired by the city to propose a redistricting plan; much to the ire of Deborah Delgado and other African-American […]
This part two begins in the middle of Reverend Ken Fairley’s presentation to the council. His plan creates a 3rd majority-minority district. Hattiesburg is 53% African-American and Fairley believes that requires three African-American representatives.