Alan Jackere to be appointed City Attorney; BatesLine interviews the Mayor

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Although no official announcement has been made, word around City Hall is that acting City Attorney Alan Jackere will be appointed City Attorney, and Mayor Bill LaFortune has said an announcement will be made tomorrow.

I spoke to the Mayor as he was leaving tonight's neighborhood meeting about the proposed Yale Avenue bridge. Here is a link to a 2 MB WMV (Windows Media) file of the interview, which runs about nine minutes. (Sorry for the video quality -- I am still learning how to get video from the camera to the hard drive, and I probably should have picked a higher resolution or some better compression settings.) In our conversation, I asked the Mayor how he thought the appointment of a Democrat holdover from the Savage administration would be viewed by the conservative Republicans who supported his election, and I asked him how he thought neighborhood associations would react to the appointment of an attorney who was involved in controversial zoning opinions surrounding the 71st and Harvard F&M Bank case, decisions which undermined and ultimately nullified the protest petition process. He didn't have an answer when I asked if Jackere had ever issued an opinion that went against developer interests.

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EDITORIAL OPINION BY JOHN S. DENNEY, COUNSEL FOR HFFZ: Mayor LaFortune has announced his intention to appoint Alan Jackere as City Attorney for the City of Tulsa. (See Michael Bates's interview with the Mayor here.) Mr. Jackere has been functioning... Read More


D.Schuttler said:

There is also the opinion he has on the prayer at the opening of the City Council meetings. During the 3-17-05 meeting during the opening prayer you can hear him opening his pop can while everyone else is silent on this video

After the meeting he explained to me that he didn't know he offended anyone and that he didn't know it was against the law , when I told him it was a little rude to have done that.

Religion may not be a requirement but respect of others should be.

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