Eddie Langston, Ward Two’s Jackson Parish Police Juror tried four years ago to push through a pay raise for JPPJ members, but the motion failed for lack of a second.
From the 12/8/2008 minutes:
Motion Mr. Langston to adopt an ordinance setting the salary of jurors at $1,400 per month effective January 1, 2009. Motion died for the lack of a second.
A public hearing had been held earlier in the meeting at which several citizens spoke.
This was the second public hearing that year on the issue. At the 8/11/2008 meeting, a dozen citizens spoke on the issue – almost all were opposed to the raise.
No formal motion was made for a pay raise at that meeting.
According to a report by The Jackson Independent’s Amber Guyotte, Langston also supports this latest push for more money for jurors. He spoke for the raise at a 12/14/2012 special called meeting of the jury, Guyotte wrote.