As I was at the Moral Monday in Raleigh NC my alarm sounded on my phone letting me know that it was 2 hours before the Princeville Town Hall meeting. Well I can’t be in 2 places at the same time and since I had not been able to attend a Moral Monday I was where I wanted to be. Although it is my desire to capture all of the history as it relates to the Princeville Town Hall meetings, since I do what I do out of pocket, I get to choose where and when I want to go and set up my equipment to capture any history. Monday it was the Moral Monday.
I have spoken to a couple of resources and I was told that the town discussed they were ready to hire a much needed town manager. They are also looking at shutting down the Police Department which will be a cost savings of $80,000 a year but they will pay the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department $214,000 a year.
I plan to attend the next meeting if it be during a time that does not interfere with my real job and/or a previous event that I have on my schedule.
The mayor Bobbie Jones campaigned on making Princeville great again along with the other commissioners and the people. I am quite sure LGC has looked at some things that will help the town so will the people be receptive to what is good for the town per what may be perceived as tradition.
Actually the people are responsible for the shape that Princeville is in because the majority of those who voted, voted in the previous commissioner and they allowed former Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates, former Mayor Pro-tem Isabelle Andrews-Purvis and Commissioner Calvin Sherrod to take the town governmental leadership to an all-time low.
I normally give my spill on what take place during the town meetings when I do my photo and video presentations capturing the meetings but this time I would like to hear your feedback on what do you think about shutting the police department.