Suit Filed on J’boro Mayor Raise; Hearing Monday

The much-anticipated lawsuit against the Town of Jonesboro’s controversial mayor Leslie Thompson and its Board of Aldermen concerning an ordinance doubling the mayor’s pay and related budgetary matters, was filed this afternoon in Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson parishes) District Court, with a show-cause hearing scheduled for Monday, April 4, at 9:30 A. M. in the Leon H. Whitten Courtroom of the Jackson Parish Courthouse.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three Jonesboro residents by local attorney Bobby Culpepper.

See here the document.

The plaintiffs allege that:

That the proposed action of the TOWN OF JONESBORO violates the provisions of the Louisiana Local Government Budget Act, giving rise to both injunctive and declaratory relief and possible criminal charges for malfeasance in office.

And ask that:

Both a preliminary injunction and a permanent injunction should issue herein enjoining and restraining the TOWN OF JONESBORO from making any expenditures under ordinances 700 and/or 701, because said ordinances are illegal.

Last week in a special called meeting, the town’s board of aldermen refused to rescind the two ordinances, #700 (budget) and #701 (pay raise).

18 Responses to “Suit Filed on J’boro Mayor Raise; Hearing Monday”

  1. Albymyself Says:

    Since most of you are slugging it out on the old comment page I would like to comment on the situation as of now. I am thrilled that the lawsuit has finally been filed and will come to court on monday. If there is merit to this lawsuit the judge will here and rule on it Monday. Then and there some of our questions will be answered and the law will make it’s first stand. After being warned about the consequences of their actions, proceeding the meeting, they knowingly voted on the ordinances. That was flouting the law and showing their arrogance toward that law and the voting public. These are the things we should be concerning ourselves with today. Not the side issues of yesterday. Let’s all get over the comments of days before and try to stick to the problem at hand.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    allbymyself i totally agree, but i hope everyone doesn’t get discouraged when this thing is drug out and postponed several times, because it will.

  3. Albymyself Says:

    I totally agree with you on that point but every dog has it’s day. I don’t know about you but I’ve felt like a pit bull for a while now!

  4. Jaunita Johnson Says:

    We were always taught that light makes thing easy to see and helps to walk a path safer. This might be the light we have all been waiting to see and it might make folks walk a good path from now on. If folks don’t want to see with the light, they will wear eye shades, but they can fall that way. I hope they see the light.

  5. Karen Says:

    I still think it is pathetic someone is suing only after they weren’t able to force the mayor and council to allow them to put some “white” leaders of the town in charge. If the lawsuit had been done without the ultimatums maybe I could support it; but, as it is, I hope the mayor wins this round.

    • Anonymous Says:

      You and the rest of these fake folks need to stop .You been against everything from the last council, to even the truth who thanks you.And the only thing you haven’t spoke on is part of the real problem . You know they name.

  6. the truth Says:

    THANKS KAREN,FOR BEING HONEST,THE TOWN WILL WIN THIS BATTLE,BECAUSE THE LORD IN CONTROL,THANKS AGAIN.

  7. GOD IN CONTROL Says:

    THANKS KAREN,FOR BEING HONEST,THE TOWN WILL WIN THIS BATTLE,BECAUSE THE LORD IN CONTROL,THANKS AGAIN.

  8. sassy pants Says:

    God is in control alright, and he will bring His wrath upon this sorry piece of humanity in City Hall & all the choas that has been created solely by him and his “under the table” tactics.

  9. bill Says:

    why does someone jack wagon have to think its all about race,dam grow out if it cause its not a race game its all about doing your job the people elected you to do honestly! i know i missed spelled it.but you get what im saying.so put the dam race game away and be fore real

    • Karen Says:

      I don’t think it is ALL about race; but, I do think it is not all about the law if you have to say “you will rescind this illegal ordinance AND allow me to gather the WHITE leaders of the town to help you do things”. I stand by what I said. If he had simply said what was being done was illegal so he was suing..FINE. But, he didn’t and that is where I have my issue with the whole thing.

      And, last I checked, I am entitled to my opinion whether anyone agrees or not.

      • Anonymous Says:

        You are right, it’s your opinion. Other people have that same right. You said your opinion on just about everything and everybody .Now that’s my opinion on you, just as fake as that leadership that sit’s at city hall.Quit trying act like you are a supporter of this mess. But in all America you that right.

      • Whole Lotta Shakin Says:

        Well Karen — once again – you is so rite. The statement about the “white folks” in town was a little bit much.

        • Anonymous Says:

          The statement might have been a little much, if you are looking for something. Just like what was said at the meeting about white women and black women coming together in prayer. Somebody has to help this guy.Love you Karen

        • Karen Says:

          If any of you read the paper, it stated that is what Culpepper was wanting. It said in print “white leaders” so go back and read it please. Was it a typo? Did the paper state the wrong thing?

          • Anonymous Says:

            I don’t think he has listen to any Black leaders.Since we are hung on this color thing

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