Give Melton credit for his housing focus

I wonder whether it’s starting to sink in to freshly minted Mayor Frank Melton just how complex his job is.

Just how powerless his job can sometimes feel.

In the business world, Melton could make a snap decision and watch it quickly become so. If the folks didn’t like how he ran WLBT-Channel 3, they could seek employment elsewhere.

That’s not how government works. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true that government is often tangled into a web of bureaucracy that even a superhero can’t break.

Ronnie Agnew
Clarion Ledger
7/24/5