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 […]
In this video with WDAM, Hattiesburg City Councilman Dave Ware discussed the proposed nightclub ordinance. Ware later refused to support any additional ordinance measures. He cited concerns about the overreach of government.
Expressing their concerns over the city council’s refusal to reappoint two African-American members of the school board and number or leaders in the African-American community showed up to voice their dissatisfaction over Kim Bradley and Carter Carroll’s lack of support for reappointment of Burris and Harris. Video of the vote and a related article can […]
This meeting includes a racially charged citizens’ forum with members of the African-American Community accusing white council members of having a “plantation mentality” from the days of “Gone with the Wind”. Can you say, “race card”?
This citizen forum involves a number of African-Americans expressing their concerns over Eleanor Harris and Fredrick Burns lack of reappointment to the school board. Mr. Bradley was the recipients of most of the comments.
It has been recently discovered from the latest 2010 Census that our legislative districts are out of balance. When the state, a political subdivision, or municipal corporation is found to be out of balance, redistricting must occur in the second year following the latest census. In order for legislative representation to be equitable, it is […]
Our constitution requires that there be no more than a 10% disparity from the most populous ward to the least populous ward. Presently it is slightly over 40%. As a result there will be a redistricting of the city’s wards. The above video provides the details as presented to the city council and mayor. Chris […]
4.17.2012 Agenda Items 4.17.2012 Amendments to the Agenda
April 16, 2012 Agenda April 16, 2012 Amendments
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.