Wondering

Philadelphia, MS

#1 Mar 20, 2012
What do you think of new Police Jury so far?
Better

French Settlement, LA

#2 Mar 20, 2012
Anything would be better than before! Now if there were only a way to limit the nauseating comments by Walter.

“Fresh Air”

Since: Jan 11

Saint Francisville

#3 Mar 20, 2012
My former juror wouldn't answer my e-mails. His replacement won't return my phone calls. The jury meetings don't seem to have changed much. Things that drug on under the old jury continue to drag on. So far, it's hard to see a difference.
Charlie Brown

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2012
Better wrote:
Anything would be better than before! Now if there were only a way to limit the nauseating comments by Walter.
Is that the Charlie Brown character who thinks he must refer to the old Parish Manager for every item brought up on the agenda. I guess that he and his wife that speaks on every topic can't get over the fact that the old Parish Manager and he crew aren't still running this parish..

I haven't heard the new jurors say that the parish is broke. They are not asking for tax increases. It appears that we have the right crew in place. I'm looking forward to the next four years. Here's hoping for a brighter, smarter parish government.

I agree about Walter. Can someone stop his need to hear himself talk???
Thats him

French Settlement, LA

#5 Mar 20, 2012
Yes that's Walter but the woman is not his wife. Both of them are obnoxious and add nothing of value to discussions. It is important to have public input, but these two will continue to make meetings a circus.
Quite Sad

United States

#6 Mar 20, 2012
No one listens to Walter but Walter. I've known him since he was a kid and see that he has grown physically but his mental capacity has not kept pace. Honestly, Walter needs professional help.
New day

French Settlement, LA

#7 Mar 20, 2012
Things are not going to change overnight; I feel the current jury wants to do the best thing for the parish and are not motivated by personal gain. I hope that people are willing to leave the sins of the past jury behind us and move forward.
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Denham Springs, LA

#8 Mar 20, 2012
Thats him wrote:
Yes that's Walter but the woman is not his wife. Both of them are obnoxious and add nothing of value to discussions. It is important to have public input, but these two will continue to make meetings a circus.
must be topix regulars
Home Rule Charter

United States

#9 Mar 20, 2012
Thats him wrote:
Yes that's Walter but the woman is not his wife. Both of them are obnoxious and add nothing of value to discussions. It is important to have public input, but these two will continue to make meetings a circus.
Walter is on the Home Rule Charter Committee. I can't believe that he was appointed to this Board. I hope that the voters are made well aware of how those who know this clown take that into consideration when they go to the polls to vote on this issue. To think that our country has the police jury system in place throughout the USA with very clear guidelines and State Legislative oversight might be replaced with a government that is created with the likes of Walter Oliveaux. Heaven help this Parish!!!
News To Me

United States

#10 Mar 20, 2012
Thats him wrote:
Yes that's Walter but the woman is not his wife. Both of them are obnoxious and add nothing of value to discussions. It is important to have public input, but these two will continue to make meetings a circus.
If you are referring to Becky as the wife, at least she is not spreading the false news at the Democrat any longer. She was such a biased reporter that I quit buying the local paper. I wondered sometimes if she was even at the same meeting that I was watching on television.

Did she get fired or just let go??
bobby blue

United States

#11 Mar 20, 2012
Uhm....I think that Louisiana is the only state to use the "police jury" system. In fact only 41 out of the 64 parishes in Louisiana use them.
bobby blue

United States

#12 Mar 20, 2012
The other 23 use home rule charter...in case you were wondering.
Right Wing Patriot

Baton Rouge, LA

#13 Mar 20, 2012
bobby blue wrote:
The other 23 use home rule charter...in case you were wondering.
Which needs to be closely looked at because this is a much better form of government for the parishes of Louisiana than the out dated police jury system. There is a committee meeting twice a month to try and determine if a new form of local government is right for this Parish. I would encourage all to know the facts, read the minutes and attend the meetings of the Home Rule Charter committee because, in my mind, this is far better than what we have now. This is a better way forward for the community as a whole.
Jury Supporter

French Settlement, LA

#14 Mar 20, 2012
Right Wing Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
Which needs to be closely looked at because this is a much better form of government for the parishes of Louisiana than the out dated police jury system. There is a committee meeting twice a month to try and determine if a new form of local government is right for this Parish. I would encourage all to know the facts, read the minutes and attend the meetings of the Home Rule Charter committee because, in my mind, this is far better than what we have now. This is a better way forward for the community as a whole.
Home Rule Charter is very scary in one sense. It creates a Parish President that is elected and has almost complete control over the parish. If you get the wrong person in office it could be a disaster. The members on the Home Ruler Charter committee think that parish council members will provide a check and balance for this Parish President but it doesn't happen in reality. I've lived in 3 parishes in Louisiana with Parish Presidents and in all 3 cases that single person was the most powerful person in the parish and he did whatever he wanted. One more thing, IT COST MORE!!!
No Home Rule Charter

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Mar 20, 2012
Other states have the county officials under the same governance as parish police jury system. To suggest that the police jury system is too old and should be changed is no different than saying the State or the United States government is too old and should be changed. The only problem we were having with this parish's old jury was that they gave all the power to one man and he nearly ran this parish in the ground. We have given the Home Ruke Charter idea a try with all the power given to the Parish Manager. We were able to change out all the old jurors who gave their powers away. We did learn a very important lesson--- We don't want 1 person having ultimate power over the entire parish..
We now have 7 smart individuals who are all actively involved with governing the parish.
I am hoping for no ethics violations or felony charges against these new jurors.
I NFO

United States

#16 Mar 21, 2012
No Home Rule Charter wrote:
Other states have the county officials under the same governance as parish police jury system. To suggest that the police jury system is too old and should be changed is no different than saying the State or the United States government is too old and should be changed. The only problem we were having with this parish's old jury was that they gave all the power to one man and he nearly ran this parish in the ground. We have given the Home Ruke Charter idea a try with all the power given to the Parish Manager. We were able to change out all the old jurors who gave their powers away. We did learn a very important lesson--- We don't want 1 person having ultimate power over the entire parish..
We now have 7 smart individuals who are all actively involved with governing the parish.
I am hoping for no ethics violations or felony charges against these new jurors.


I believe you meant to say "6 smart individuals" plus Otis Wilson.
Right Wing Patriot

Baton Rouge, LA

#17 Mar 21, 2012
No Home Rule Charter wrote:
Other states have the county officials under the same governance as parish police jury system. To suggest that the police jury system is too old and should be changed is no different than saying the State or the United States government is too old and should be changed. The only problem we were having with this parish's old jury was that they gave all the power to one man and he nearly ran this parish in the ground. We have given the Home Ruke Charter idea a try with all the power given to the Parish Manager. We were able to change out all the old jurors who gave their powers away. We did learn a very important lesson--- We don't want 1 person having ultimate power over the entire parish..
We now have 7 smart individuals who are all actively involved with governing the parish.
I am hoping for no ethics violations or felony charges against these new jurors.
Solid facts, numbers, statistics and examples of the failures of the HRC form of government is what I need to formulate my opinion. Based on your post you have them, please share with us Voters.

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