Calls Town Hall Meeting on the 2030 Plan on Wednesday night
Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni is blasting his critics who he says are trying to sabotage his $28.6 million plan for street improvements and beautification projects.
Yenni singles out City Councilman Joe Stagni in particular, saying, "And everything I try to do he tries to fight me on it."
Thursday night, the City Council voted 5-2 to start the process of borrowing money to pay for the proposed improvements. Councilmen Stagni and Gregory Carroll, who voted no, wanted to defer action, saying they needed more time to present the mayor's plan to their constituents.
But Yenni says Stagni and Carroll already have had plenty of time to do that and are just trying to derail his plan.
"And that's why I'm extremely frustrated," Yenni tells 99.5FM. "And I've heard the excuses. You know, people wonder why government's so slow. They should watch the replay of the Council meeting."
Responding to criticism that his administration hasn't sought sufficient public input on his 2030 Plan for the city, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni has called a public meeting on Wednesday night.
The session will be held at the Kenner City Park Pavilion at 3800 Loyola Drive beginning at 7:30PM.
“Despite publishing in the Times Picayune, Advocate, Kenner Star and reaching out to the community via other sources since October, there have been accusations that this has not gone public. I have promised transparency and will not be accused otherwise," Yenni said.
The mayor has organized the Town Hall Meeting as a final push for public education and input prior to the council vote for refinancing of bonds on April 18th, a critical component to financing the proposed corridor redevelopment and infrastructure improvements in the plan.