NPPJ Financial Problems
zak

Atlanta, GA

#23 Dec 24, 2007
The problem I see with having a director, judge, manager, or whatever you want to call them is they will demand much money to do the job. That is money the police jury says they don't have for road repairs, curbside trash pickup, library, fuel, etc. I'm sure it would cost the parish between 40,000 and 60,000 more dollars a year just for that one person.
On top of all that it will just be another job that is created to like the pockets of another politician. Yes a politician because if you don't elect the person for the job it will be appointed to some friends that don't have a clue what to do. ie:Chris Sampite.
lurker

Hondo, TX

#24 Dec 25, 2007
Yes, the chief administrator would have to be elected by the entire parish, because he would have to answer to ALL the people. How many police jurors are there now and how much are they paid? Maybe that would be part of the restructuring. And you're right, the person would have to be paid, probably on the high end of what zak mentioned to attract a quality candidate. Some CJs in TX earn 6 figures, but of course the counties they oversee have much bigger populations.
Xrb56

Shreveport, LA

#25 Dec 25, 2007
zak wrote:
The problem I see with having a director, judge, manager, or whatever you want to call them is they will demand much money to do the job. That is money the police jury says they don't have for road repairs, curbside trash pickup, library, fuel, etc. I'm sure it would cost the parish between 40,000 and 60,000 more dollars a year just for that one person.
On top of all that it will just be another job that is created to like the pockets of another politician. Yes a politician because if you don't elect the person for the job it will be appointed to some friends that don't have a clue what to do. ie:Chris Sampite.
Sounds like a great job for Chris. Of course he would have to take a cut in pay from his janitorial duties. But what the hell, I am sure Joe could show him how to make up the difference in pay....
Oliver1

Natchitoches, LA

#26 Dec 27, 2007
You people are horrible. All you do is get on here and ridicule and make opinions based on what you "THINK" you know. Ok you say Queen Alice has done a horrible job - lets see you jump in there and try to make a positive difference for this community....I have known Alice for over 20 years and she is a fine person with great leadership skills not that Alice needs anyone speaking on her behalf...

Lets see you jump in the drivers seat and make a change that will somehow miraculously turn all of the financial problems around (which may I add were there far before Alice even thought about running)! Oh yeah I forgot, Mr. Cunningham and his asanine idea is the ANSWER! HA
Oliver2

San Angelo, TX

#27 Dec 27, 2007
So, Oliver1, please post on this fourum, a list of Alice's accomplishments, either as a member of the NPPJ or President of the NPPJ. It will be a short list, unless you are honest and will include her failures. It appears some did jump in the drivers seat, as Alice wasn't reelected was she? No, Alice doesn't need anyone speaking on her behalf, her inactions speak for her. And by the way, Oliver1, the days of the police jury system in Louisiana are numbered, so you and yours had better be prepared.
Oliver2

San Angelo, TX

#28 Dec 28, 2007
Oliver1, aka Queen Alice, come on, back up your remarks. What exactly did you accomplish? Queen GARBAGE COMPACTOR.
FRD

Shreveport, LA

#29 Dec 28, 2007
Ask her where I can dump all of my Christmas trash - all m trash for that matter.

PS I find it necessary to work/commute 10-12 hours a day. I do not have time to find an open compactor station. Not long ago I could swing by the dumpster site at 10:00 PM and take care of business. No more thanks to the NPPJ and their warped solution to our needs. The first step in solving any problem is a needs assessment. No one on the NPPJ thought to do this and evaluate the resulting requirements. No, they developed a solution that does not fit the needs of the taxpayers and now we are stuck with a non-working solution with no means of returning to the solution that did work - the NPPJ has sold all of the equipment and spent the proceeds. Again, NO long term planning on the part of the NPPJ. However, I am sure they could come up with a significant tax increase that could solve all of our problems -- this will never be approved -- we have had enough of their mismanagement.
Sick of NPPJ

United States

#30 Jan 1, 2008
I have been highly critical of the NPPJ and in particular their handling of trash service or the lack thereof. However, they seem to have made a move in the right direction with the pilot dumpster site in Campti. It certainly did not take a rocket scientist to understand that we do not need "high tech" solutions (compactors) for our trash needs. We need simple solution (dumpsters)and availability and accessibility - a legal alternative to illegal dumping out of necessity due to the lack of an essential service. Unfortunately, the pilot test may be too little, too late. After all, the PJ has sold all of their equipment for managing the dumpsters and spent the money. Where will they get the money to operate the needed number of dumpster sites when they can not fund for prisoners beyond April. As I have said before, the PJ will not be able to pass a tax increase and they no longer have or trust and confidence.
Sooonow

San Angelo, TX

#31 Jan 5, 2008
So now, the newly elected NPPJ members have to resolve the problems created by the past NPPJ, and the reelected NPPJ members, who by the way, directly contributed to the bankruptcy of the NPPJ. The NPPJ, is a joke, as are all the other PJs in LA. The sooner the outdated PJ system is done away with, the better. Until that happens, all of us will continue to be victims of the system. It is very obvious, the reelected members of our NPPJ, most of them unopposed, are only in it for personal financial gain. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE FOR US, OR TO US?
Commenter

San Angelo, TX

#32 Jan 5, 2008
A very astute observation, Sooonow. IMHO, the answer to your question is simply, NOTHING. THE NPPJ DID NOTHING FOR US, BUT DID MANY THINGS TO HURT US. What is the solution, who knows?
lack of roads

Bay Minette, AL

#33 Feb 18, 2008
I think that Natchitoches Parish needs to take immediate action to repair rural roads. I have been told (nothing confirmed) that the Police Jury is or has allocated some of the funds for road repairs to the Natchitoches Parish Hospital, Library, etc. I am this date contacting the Governor's office as well as Police Jury Assn. to question these allegations. I feel that the Natchitoches Parish Police Jurors are long over due for an audit. It is my position that some attempt needs to be made to repair these roads. If in fact is is true and parish funds are going to city projects, then the legal action needs to be taken to stop this.
Calling Dr Suboxone

Natchitoches, LA

#34 Feb 18, 2008
lack of roads wrote:
I think that Natchitoches Parish needs to take immediate action to repair rural roads. I have been told (nothing confirmed) that the Police Jury is or has allocated some of the funds for road repairs to the Natchitoches Parish Hospital, Library, etc. I am this date contacting the Governor's office as well as Police Jury Assn. to question these allegations. I feel that the Natchitoches Parish Police Jurors are long over due for an audit. It is my position that some attempt needs to be made to repair these roads. If in fact is is true and parish funds are going to city projects, then the legal action needs to be taken to stop this.
What??? NPPJ money going to the NRMC??

You would figure with the 21,000 ER patients alone and a yearly patient load of 17,000 there would be enough money to support their business.

Guess they need to go way way up on their really low prices..........
who dat

United States

#35 Feb 19, 2008
First off, let me confuse you with facts. They are not giving the library or hospital money, they are trying to get money, excess money, from these parish owned intities. Which may not be all bad.

Second, I am not sure we have people on the jury with the intelligents or know how to get the job done. But each district has always elected that good ole boy> Like it or not, it will take business oriented and business trained people to work out of this problem. Educated people.
eyes on natchitoches

Natchitoches, LA

#36 Feb 20, 2008
SO TRUE. BUT WE DO HAVE 5 NEW ONES. SOME JUST THERE FOR THE SALARY, ONE DOENT EVEN WORK IN THIS STAY, THE LADY SEEMS PRETTY SHARP. DONT KNOW SOME OF THE ONES FROM THE OUTLINING AREA. WE WILL SEE.
eyes on natchitoches

Natchitoches, LA

#37 Feb 20, 2008
CORRECTION---"IN THE STATE."
Decided

Natchitoches, LA

#38 Feb 20, 2008
Sibley Lake Resident you sound like you are one of the new jurors - or at least married to one. I am quite sure Alice could care less if you like her or not. And I am also quite sure she and non one else in the jury has intentions of making a career in the infamous NPPJ - all of which appears to be much more trouble than it would ever be worth!!! Unless maybe you are someone such as you.
ears on Natchitoches

Natchitoches, LA

#39 Feb 20, 2008
DAvid Dollar is not going to be a magic solution. He could really care less. The old ones want to protect their turf. Longois is in another world and way under educated to handle a job like this, the Lady might be able to get some support, but the core group has always had their way and will continue to have their way until they change the system.
Put it to a vote of the people.l.!!!!!!!!!
Decided

Natchitoches, LA

#40 Feb 20, 2008
THank you ears - finally someone with some sense!
Eyes in my Head

Plainview, TX

#41 Mar 25, 2008
Is this the same Police Jury that wants to sell the NRMC? If they did how much money would they pocket? I say hire PTJ to be the Parish Judge or Commissioner.
McCart

Atlanta, GA

#42 Mar 25, 2008
Sooonow wrote:
So now, the newly elected NPPJ members have to resolve the problems created by the past NPPJ, and the reelected NPPJ members, who by the way, directly contributed to the bankruptcy of the NPPJ. The NPPJ, is a joke, as are all the other PJs in LA. The sooner the outdated PJ system is done away with, the better. Until that happens, all of us will continue to be victims of the system. It is very obvious, the reelected members of our NPPJ, most of them unopposed, are only in it for personal financial gain. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE FOR US, OR TO US?
The outdated police jury system? What do you think would be better to take it's place? Do you think hiring a $100,000.00 a year parish manager is going to increase funds to rebuild roads? Someone else said hire Pat Todd Jr. Then somebody else complained about the buddy system. Hiring Pat Todd Jr would be part of the buddy system and also we can't afford to pay what he have now, how can we pay for a Manager that will demand a huge sum of money per year? You people on here are not half as smart as you think you are.

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