Pryors pitch in on City Board race | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pryors pitch in on City Board race

Posted By on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:07 AM

pryor.jpg
The invitation indicates familiar names — Mark and David Pryor -- backing Capi Peck in her race for Little Rock City Board for the ward seat being vacated by Brad Cazort. 

Her opponent is real estate man Jeff Yates. And I forgot originally to add Roy Brooks, the former school superintendent.

This promises to be an interesting race.

City board races are non-partisan, but there will be those in West Little Rock (looking at you Lance Hines) who'll be trying to depict this as somehow a Republican-Democrat choice on account of Peck's progressive record. Progress? That isn't the most important product, to borrow the old GE catch phrase, of the business establishment. They prefer status quo.   They also like sprawl and taking care of developers. See that massive apartment project, opposed by neighbors, that Hines supported the other day in WLR that other directors voted down.

Peck, by dint of nothing more than hard work and talent, has made a success of 30 years in a very tough business, food service (restaurants and catering). No corporate welfare. And if anybody could whine, but doesn't, it's a restaurant operator who must put huge sales and alcohol taxes on every bill.

A favorite talking point of the anti-Peck crowd is that the board already has enough women like Kathy Webb. I say: Let their numbers increase.


Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Free Zinn book for Arkansas teachers

    Arkansas teachers! Get your free Howard Zinn book here! Whether Kim Hendren likes it or not.
    • Mar 3, 2017
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

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