House Cleaning in Baton Rouge
I'm feeling a little like ranting this morning.
We need to clean house in Baton Rouge of all the politicians who want to keep playing by the old rules.
For those who live in his district, please lets start with this guy. Jeff Arnold-Algiers. He sits on the committee that killed the bill that would have consolidated the seven assessors in New Orleans into one. He freely admits to being actively against it in the committee. Anyone want to know why? Because his father is one of the seven assessors. When asked if he thought this was a conflict of interest he said "No". Do we really believe that it is just a coincidence that his committee is the one that killed the bill?
Ok, maybe the language in the bill wasn't up to par and needed to be refined and will be addressed in the regular session in March. Fine. Mr. Arnold should excuse himself from discussion on the bill because of his obvious conflict of interest.
Does he realize the microscope the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana are under right now? We can't afford even the smallest evidence of impropriety. Mr. Arnold seems to be more interested in doing what is right for himself and his family more than the people he was elected to represent. Nepotism like this cannot be tolerated.