Coast friends and family corruption roundup, sponsored by JaWa Investments LLC
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Janus takes unpaid leave as D’Iberville city manager ~ Mary Perez
Folks the picture included with Perez’s story of Scott Walker and Michael Janus smiling big after taking their 6% cut off the top tells the entire tale IMHO.
Speaking of the Walkers it appears Mama Walker is out as Ocean Springs School Board Prez.
Now at this point I would like to point out the following post I authored last December:
I mention this because of the Land Trust Board members that are reaching out in response to the criticisms directed to the organization on these pages. The power of the medium lies not in the ability to ostracize, though I suspect those on the receiving end of the criticisms would beg to differ. That said, it is the ability to help guide decision makers as a reflection of public opinion and a wealth of community expertise is where the true power of the Internet medium is derived.
It is along those lines that I asked the following questions of the Land Trust Board:
- Does the board feel it was fully informed regarding the Scott Walker land purchase.
- With the benefit of hindsight what, if anything would the Land Trust has done differently regarding the Walker purchase.
- What steps are being taken to rectify the flaws in the process this scandal has exposed.
Those are reasonable questions to start. The Land Trust depends on the public’s goodwill in taking land donations and in helping advance many very worth environmental causes. The public relations disaster that is the DMR Friends and Family Scandal has endangered those missions. Melanie from the Land Trust Board gets what is at stake and I welcome the discourse as a positive development. Slabbed is about way more than just me so I’d highly recommend the commenters be engaged and their questions addressed.