Essmeier, et al vs Jonesboro, is a suit filed in March 2011 against the town, controversial mayor Leslie Thompson, and three of the town’s five aldermen. It alleged that two ordinances – #700 and #701 – were illegally enacted.
State of Louisiana vs Town of Jonesboro was filed last June, and sought to install a Fiscal Administrator to oversee the town’s finances. That suit claimed that the town was in a “financial crisis.”
In the case of State v Jonesboro, a fiscal administrator – William Ryder – has been appointed and is running the town.
Oral arguments in the appeal of Essmeier were heard at the circuit court in Shreveport in early August. Paperwork in the appeal of the State lawsuit has not yet been filed, but Friday’s order directed that a transcript of the July 16-17 hearing be prepared and forwarded to the circuit.
Notable in the order is that arguments won’t be heard until the court’s November docket. What that means is that Ryder will run Jonesboro for at least two more months.
See here the document.