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Just in: City Attorney Charges ‘Threats'

<i>City Attorney and Staff Exited Executive Session at Mayor's Request

A statement just came from City Attorney Sarah O-Reilly Evans about the City Council meeting she and others walked out of yesterday, as reported by Adam Lynch yesterday. Verbatim:

Yesterday (Tuesday, February 6, 2007), Mayor Frank Melton instructed the City Attorney and other staff attorneys, by telephone, to leave an Executive Session of the City Council. Regrettably, this became necessary due to threats and intimidating remarks directed at the Legal staff by some Council Members as a result of their heated exchange with the Chief Administrative Officer.

Pursuant to state law, the Office of the City Attorney represents the "interests of the municipality." Our client is the City of Jackson, a municipal corporation. The City Attorney and staff have diligently represented the City of Jackson and will continue its zealous representation of its client. However, the atmosphere and tone of this meeting had deteriorated to such an extent that it could no longer be productive.

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125299
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Awww... she's SORE! ;-) Pursuant to state law, the Office of the City Attorney represents the “interests of the municipality.” Our client is the City of Jackson, a municipal corporation. Technically that may be correct. But, you work for the tax payers. It's high time they realized that!

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pikersam
Date
2007-02-07T17:14:42-06:00
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125300
Comment

No, they work for Frank. I don't think they realize that taking sides will only drag them down. The minute she walked out on Frankie-boys orders, she took sides.

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Ironghost
Date
2007-02-07T19:10:15-06:00
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125301
Comment

BTW: When no one was looking Melton ran off to TX! Must be going to get the staples out already!

Author
pikersam
Date
2007-02-07T22:03:14-06:00
ID
125302
Comment

Just when you think the continuing Jackson political soap opera "As the City Turns" couldn't get more bizarre...

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Jeff Lucas
Date
2007-02-07T22:08:24-06:00
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125303
Comment

Here is WLBT's report. I guess WJTV needed to allocate resources to cover signing day. They have nothing!

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pikersam
Date
2007-02-07T22:10:15-06:00
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125304
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Reminds me of the week he was going to quit to go after Vidal Sullivan because he couldn't be loose in Jackson; then Vidal took a ride in a cop car with him, was released, and then Melton, Recio and Wright few to the Bahamas for a fun weekend. You can't make this sh!t up. It's Theater of the Absurd.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-02-07T22:21:46-06:00
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125305
Comment

Ever get the feeling we're all being forced to live through one big trailer-park drama with folks who don't know how to do anything but cause conflict? And I say that as someone who spent a good part of my time in a trailer park. I don't wish to live that way now. It's precious to hear this city administration talk about "threats"; they rule by threats, lies, deceit and revenge against people who cross them. It's truly remarkable who is running this city. Council has to stand up to this idiocy. I'll say it yet again (and at some point people are going to start listening): Jackson, we have a problem.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-02-07T22:25:39-06:00
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125306
Comment

Melton's souvenir T-Shirt reads: "I went the Bahamas and all I got was a 23 year old Bahamian man and this lousy T-shirt!"

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pikersam
Date
2007-02-07T22:28:53-06:00
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125307
Comment

You know Ladd, it really is a shame that you have gotten mixed up with some shady people who have led you astray. I'd like to counsel you on how to get back on the right track.

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Kingfish
Date
2007-02-07T23:26:11-06:00
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125308
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Like they are ever productive. Why don't they just take the rest of the year off? I'm sure more will get done with no one doing anything.

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LawClerk
Date
2007-02-07T23:49:48-06:00
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125309
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So, here we go again with all of this paranoid crap. If Melton was not in the meeting, how did he know that "threats" were being made? At what point did he summons Walker and SORE to leave.? This is getting more and more bizzare by the minute. Melton said that he would use his "Jackson Team of Heart Specialist" along with the Texas Docs to manage his post operative condition. Today, he is off to Texas. I think that things here were getting a little too cloudy for frank and he decided to do an "Exit, Stage Left." Bluntson claims that he could not stand the tone of the meeting and decided to leave. I wish that these feeling had been true when he served as the Youth Detention Director. A lot of young girls would have been spared a lot of pain. I still can't believe that this City is running off of the fuel of damaged goods and boy are we polluted!

Author
justjess
Date
2007-02-08T10:48:20-06:00
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125310
Comment

WLBT can't even spell Ramie Ford's name right. ...

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Brian C Johnson
Date
2007-02-08T11:04:46-06:00
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125311
Comment

Can the Mobile Command Unit pick up City Council meetings? Might be one explaination.

Author
ChrisCavanaugh
Date
2007-02-08T12:07:43-06:00

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