The unpolitic Erma Hendrix | Arkansas Blog

Friday, November 7, 2014

The unpolitic Erma Hendrix

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

click to enlarge The problem area, photographed by Julian Jones and posted on the Downtown Little Rock Neighborhood Association page.
  • The problem area, photographed by Julian Jones and posted on the Downtown Little Rock Neighborhood Association page.

The Downtown Little Rock Neighborhood Association Facebook page is abuzz with the rude a constituent got from Ward 1 City Director Erma Brown Hendrix. Former association president Tony Curtis passed on a Facebook post to the director wondering if the city could help Harmony Health Clinic complete a sidewalk in front of the clinic for wheelchair bound patients. The email to Hendrix was copied to Kathy Wells, who manages DLRNA's Yahoo group.

Her response: CHILL OUT!

The email:

Toni,
Never include my name with Kathy Wells!!!! Because, for eight (8) years she has had complete hatred toward me along with a "few" Black residents. But, to no avail!!!!

Sidewalks "can not" be placed on E. Roosevelt Rd. with City Revenue. Placing sidewalks on Roosevelt Rd. is a mute issue, unless you can produce the funding. Perhaps, a fund raising project. So just chill for now. Or, if you were moved by such incident of which you have conveyed in this email then take the lead with what I have suggested.

Has either of you ever run for Elected Office????

So, as I would say to the two of you CHILL!!!!

Dir. Hendrix

Hendrix, who is in her 80s, was just re-elected to the City Board for a four-year term. 

Curtis' response to the person concerned about the lack of a sidewalk noted that property owners are responsible for sidewalks. However, he said he would forward the information to Public Works to see if the city could take care of it out of sidewalk replacement funds.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (16)

Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • More land for East Capitol View, Rose Creek trail

    Jason Baxter's seeming pie-in-the-sky sort of plan to develop East Capitol View may come closer to earth when the City Board at its reconvened meeting Dec. 12 considers as resolution to accept the donation of properties by Leland B. and Janet Jones "for the extension of the Rose Creek Trail" and to designate the land for a public park.
    • Dec 9, 2017
  • The chamber has some words to put in your mouth to support 30 Crossing

    The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce is helping its members gin up messages to Metroplan in support of the 1950s-style highway swath that the highwaymen want to build through the heart of Little Rock's downtown.
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • "Perfectly Purple Pie" takes the prize at Mosaic Templars

    Celebrity judges at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s sixth annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” sweet potato pie contest on Sunday awarded first place to Kelli Marks of Cathead’s Diner for her “Perfectly Purple Pie,” and second place to Anne Woods of Honey Pies for her “Bubba’s Sweet Potato Meringue Pie.”
    • Dec 6, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016
  • Hospitality, restaurant groups oppose bathroom bill

    Add the restaurant and hospitality association to those opposed to Sen. Linda Collins-Smith's bill to keep transgender people out of public restrooms that match their gender identity.
    • Mar 16, 2017
  • Lawyers plead for mercy in Fort Smith forum shopping case

    Twelve of the lawyers facing punishment by federal Judge P.K. Holmes in Fort Smith for moving a class action case against an insurance company out of his court to a state court where it was speedily settled have filed their argument against sanctions.
    • Jun 16, 2016

People who saved…

Most Shared

  • Conflicts of interest in the legislatures

    The Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press collaborated for a project aimed at highlighting state legislators whose lawmaking might be affected by private business interests.
  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
  • Cats and dogs

    I've always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. We're down to three dogs and two cats, the smallest menagerie we've had for years.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation