This morning was EXCEPTIONALLY busy at the courthouse amid a struggle for power betwixt local political worldviews.
The news . .
Longstanding politico Dan Tarwater regained the Legislative Chair position.
However, his victory was not without complications.
Brief aside . . .
Jackson County government needs to upgrade its streaming tech amid the era of COVID. Their antiquated system locks out viewers who must endure an overly complicated sign-in process to witness GOVERNMENT MEETINGS. A simple Youtube or even a Facebook livestream would be far easier to navigate.
And so, with help from KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS, here's a quick recap . . .
Despite his recent health troubles and a noticeable absence from many meetings. Progressive Legislator Jalen Anderson lost his bid for the chairmanship.
Behind the scenes . . .
Legislator Crystal Williams was pushing this power play and insiders believe she's setting up a challenge against Jackson County Exec Frank White. A friendly, equally progressive chair would have helped her quite a bit.
In an exceptionally strategic move, 2nd District Legislator Ron Finley proved to be the deciding vote and also won the Vice Chair spot.
Embittered over the rejection of her progressive power play, Crystal was a lone vote against Legislator's Finley's win.
And so . . .
What we really witnessed today was a pragmatic, establishment victory over progressive activist politicos.
Crystal & Co. talk a great game but in terms of street level progress for constituents their record has always been flimsy. Politicos who need to deliver more than tweets to constituents are correct to be skeptical of her promises.
Like it or not, Legislator Finley & Freedom, Inc. deserve credit for garnering leverage over policy and resources rather than joining forces with the Crystal Williams and her social media protest faction.
Developing . . .