Thursday, January 09, 2014

Shit My Jackie Says

From tonight's Alliance For Good Government Forum:
In deciding to run for office, Ramsey said she wants to speak for those who have been left out. "Too many decisions have been made by the council on the basis of, we want a 7-0 vote to come out of the council to support the administration,'' Ramsey said. "There has been a lack of input, a lack of consideration for our citizens.''

Clarkson said neighborhood groups are an asset, citing their involvement on every issue, from the controversial noise ordinance to zoning. And she defended the council's relationship with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

"What is wrong with a council that can go behind closed doors, compromise, represent every district and create a team? And go behind closed doors with an administration and make a bigger team?'' Clarkson asked. "It's called winning the Super Bowl.''
Jackie is definitely all about being on the #OneTeam

I caught an abbreviated version of Jackie's act at a different forum hosted by the Urban League and the League of Women Voters at Dillard last night.  That entire event was an altogether sleepy affair. I have some notes which I might share if I get around to it.  But if you were there last night for entertainment purposes, well, let's just leave it at Jackie left early. 

Tonight sounds a bit different according to the above and the tweets, anyway.  For example, you may have not noticed the highly contentious proposed noise ordinance was actually "the epitome of consensus." But that's probably because you aren't on the #OneTeam.  Jackie is, though.

Also, this is kind of a classic by now, but it's always worth noting that Jackie Clarkson personally wrote the City Of New Orleans's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.

Anyway, this forum sounded like fun. I'm sorry I couldn't be there. But then the conclusion was never really in doubt.

Nothing gets a nominally "Good Government" organization excited like some folks who know how to "go behind closed doors" and  epitomize a consensus so we don't have to worry about it, I guess. It's called winning a Super Bowl. Well, some people call it that.

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