the richland police jury gives themse...

the richland police jury gives themselves a 60% raise!

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#1 Mar 28, 2013
Am I alone with being fed up with deals made under the table?
318

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#2 Mar 29, 2013
No your not. Its the reason the s.o is so far in debt and its still going down hill. The reason the city nor parish has money to make things nicer.
Curious

Bossier City, LA

#3 Apr 1, 2013
I saw something about that in the Rayville paper. It sounded like the Franklin Parish police jury did the same thing but I don't remember seeing anything about it in Winnsboro paper.

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#4 Apr 1, 2013
Curious wrote:
I saw something about that in the Rayville paper. It sounded like the Franklin Parish police jury did the same thing but I don't remember seeing anything about it in Winnsboro paper.
It's ironic that both police juries have the same attorney telling them the way they did it was legal when there was nothing legal about it. It was posted as raises for employees. Since when is a Police Juror an employee??

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#5 Apr 2, 2013
I went to the jury meeting last night to let them know we do not approve of how their raise was presented on the budget (pork). Mr. Smith had the deputy (who had to do what was requested, but knew Mr. Smith was wrong) walk me out of the jury room after I refused to stop speaking. I had only uttered 5 words when the gavel came down. Those words were, "The definition of pork is." After 5 jurors voted to have me finish, I was allowed to continue. Our jurors (Richland Parish) are now receiving $19,200 a year, plus an insurance payment of approximately $540 a month.(For those who elect to take private ins. or have none at all). They do not work 40 hours a week and most of their work is by telephone. The average American on Social Security receives $13,000 a year and is responsible for his/her own health ins. subsidiary. Half of the monies to pay for the raises came out of the Road and Drainage funds.(This also includes the employees' raises). I urge our citizens to let our Police Jury know we are tired of inadequate roads, sub-standard drainage and the inability to get in touch with some jurors when you need them. Please don't just sit back and wait for someone else to do it. If you want something done, you need to do it yourselves. These people were elected to serve us, not their pockets.
Come_on

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#6 Apr 3, 2013
wfm-Rayville wrote:
<quoted text> It's ironic that both police juries have the same attorney telling them the way they did it was legal when there was nothing legal about it. It was posted as raises for employees. Since when is a Police Juror an employee??
If you would read the paper, you would see that they were advised that technically, it is legal, but not the preferred method. The attorney cited an Attorney General's opinion. What you should bead about is the jurors giving themselves a pay raise and not at their legal council for doing his job.
Come_on

United States

#7 Apr 3, 2013
be mad about*
Mangham Resident

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#8 Apr 3, 2013
I don't know about other districts by my juror isn't worth a daym unles your his buddy.

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#9 Apr 3, 2013
Come_on wrote:
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If you would read the paper, you would see that they were advised that technically, it is legal, but not the preferred method. The attorney cited an Attorney General's opinion. What you should bead about is the jurors giving themselves a pay raise and not at their legal council for doing his job.
I agree and feel everyone is mad about the raises. But, what's important to help in the argument of the right way to do it, is an Attorney General's "Opinion" is not law. The State has laws pertaining to Police Juries and these laws were not observed. This in itself should cause a public outcry and force the jurors to retract their raises. I wish everyone would get together and ask for the resignation of those who deliberately used the budget to hide their activities. If you don't agree, please don't use slander. Just tell me you don't agree. Thank you.
Come_on

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#10 Apr 3, 2013
Judy A Green wrote:
<quoted text> I agree and feel everyone is mad about the raises. But, what's important to help in the argument of the right way to do it, is an Attorney General's "Opinion" is not law. The State has laws pertaining to Police Juries and these laws were not observed. This in itself should cause a public outcry and force the jurors to retract their raises. I wish everyone would get together and ask for the resignation of those who deliberately used the budget to hide their activities. If you don't agree, please don't use slander. Just tell me you don't agree. Thank you.
I do not recall using slander anywhere Mrs. Green. And yes, I believe people should be outraged about the jury wanting a pay raise. I was merely saying that it is in fact NOT illegal how they did it. I do not think it is right however. Also, the Attorney General opinion is the reigning precedent of Louisiana law.

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#11 Apr 3, 2013
Come_on wrote:
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I do not recall using slander anywhere Mrs. Green. And yes, I believe people should be outraged about the jury wanting a pay raise. I was merely saying that it is in fact NOT illegal how they did it. I do not think it is right however. Also, the Attorney General opinion is the reigning precedent of Louisiana law.
You did not use slander anywhere and I apologize my remark sounded as though it was addressed to you. I was referring to future comments, which have been venomously expressed to me in the past. Hopefully people are outraged at the pay raises. If not, they should be. The fact the raises came from the road and drainage funds are more of an outrage as every Parish road in this Parish are in bad need of repair. This is what the Att. Gen.'s Office describes as an Opinion. "Opinions of the Attorney General are advisory only; they do not have the force and effect of the law; and they are limited to the facts presented by the official or officials requesting the opinion. Further, the opinions may be changed or recalled due to subsequent court decisions and/or legislative enactments. As the chief legal officer of the State, the Attorney General is responsible for rendering opinions to governmental entities and officers only, and not to private individuals." This is why the attorney's impression of the raise is incorrect. State law should have been followed and was not.

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#12 Apr 3, 2013
I agree with everyone on here! Ms. Green is right about the Attorney General's opinions. And we all know what an opinion is and everyone has one. Our state laws should take precedent over opinions. You can't advertise a budget as supervisor's and employees salaries to cover up your own increase. Plus, it was supposed to be advertised twice, according to the law. Some of the mis-deeds of the Jury are on the front page of The Beacon's paper. I wish we'd all go to the meeting and show our displeasure of a 60% raise while hard working people are lucky if we get a 25 cent raise!
318

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#13 Apr 3, 2013
And we def need better drainage in parts of the parish. Especially in the Johnny walker rd area and the roads on it.
for sure

Winnsboro, LA

#15 Apr 6, 2013
You still want get your seat back Judy!!!!

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#16 Apr 6, 2013
for sure wrote:
You still want get your seat back Judy!!!!
Don't know whether you meant "want" or "won't", but I can tell you she's working to get this Parish going right and it has nothing to do with her political agenda. If so, she'd sit back, try to run again and reap in that $1600 bogus pay. Maybe if we all got the gumption to do what she's trying to do, we'd have a little bit more honest politicians.
Bobby Joe

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#17 Apr 6, 2013
wfm-Rayville wrote:
<quoted text> Don't know whether you meant "want" or "won't", but I can tell you she's working to get this Parish going right and it has nothing to do with her political agenda. If so, she'd sit back, try to run again and reap in that $1600 bogus pay. Maybe if we all got the gumption to do what she's trying to do, we'd have a little bit more honest politicians.
Agree!!!
ten

United States

#18 Apr 6, 2013
She was the worst juror to ever be elected that's why she got beat when she ran for re-election if the people in her district wanted to listen to what she had to say she would still be their juror
Bobby Joe

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#19 Apr 6, 2013
ten wrote:
She was the worst juror to ever be elected that's why she got beat when she ran for re-election if the people in her district wanted to listen to what she had to say she would still be their juror
My juror is McKay he is not any daym better
Nana

United States

#20 Apr 6, 2013
Y'all need to find out which police juror took the raise and which police juror didn't! All did not agree with the pay hike. Remember this during the next election !

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#21 Apr 6, 2013
ten wrote:
She was the worst juror to ever be elected that's why she got beat when she ran for re-election if the people in her district wanted to listen to what she had to say she would still be their juror
There's always got to be someone who thinks they know it all. The same one who posts under hundreds of names. You don't know the story, you just assume. This forum was rocking along real good and here comes the idget with the slam.

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