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Report details hang-ups in Little Rock city attorney's office

By Chelsea Boozer

This article was originally published April 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated April 23, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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City Attorney Tom Carpenter is shown in this file photo.

Complaints about delays in getting a response from the Little Rock city attorney's office became so frequent that the Little Rock Board of Directors ordered a $15,000 efficiency analysis of the office.

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Razrbak says... April 21, 2018 at 6:36 a.m.

Go girl! That will teach Tommy Boy not to yell at you again. #Karma

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RBear says... April 21, 2018 at 6:50 a.m.

This is even MORE reason the current administration in Little Rock needs to be cleaned out, starting with the mayor. The city has become harbor to a host of incompetent city officials and is only dragging the city down further each year it's left to stand. November cannot come soon enough. In looking at the candidates. Warwick Sabin seems to be the best candidate for this office. He has innovation skills and ideas about how to reinvigorate the city and put it on the right path.
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The fact that Stodola tolerated this behavior for SO LONG shows the complacency and good old boy network that has evolved in Little Rock city government. There is no reason to allow him to serve a FOURTH TERM, making him one of the longest serving mayors in the nation.

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Razrbak says... April 21, 2018 at 7:03 a.m.

Take note about using personal email accounts for city business. I have spoken before the board about LRBOD remember Doris Wright and other doing just that doing just that. Last FOI request I sent Wright for emails was denied as she claimed she "forgot her password". #TimeForChange #CleanOutLRCityHall

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RBear says... April 21, 2018 at 7:54 a.m.

Razrbak really? That's insane. This city really needs a shakeup and it won't happen under the current administration. There is absolutely no reason to give this mayor and leadership another term to fix the wrongs of the past 12 years. Stodola may have started with good ideas, but he's out of them and is essentially retiring in seat. The same for Bruce Moore and Tom Carpenter.

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drs01 says... April 21, 2018 at 8:57 a.m.

I'm no fan of the mayor, not so much him personally, but the fact we even have one functioning as the office does in our 2 headed government. That said, it's not all on the mayor that the city attorney has 19 member staff. It took the vote of directors to approve that bureaucracy. And it needs to have the fat trimmed, starting with a new city attorney.
RBear - Sabin is just another politician who will do exactly what we have now. He's no city savior. I'm voting just like the movie BREWSTER'S MILLIONS displayed: None of the above. Rather than support a candidate, we should support a real change in our city government structure. The mayor, and the at-large directors, are good places to start.

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ZeebronZ says... April 21, 2018 at 11:41 a.m.

This is hilarious, but it's the way it's always been in politics in Arkansas. A report about inefficiency in the city government can't be responded to by the people in the report because they are unavailable to view it because they are traveling or sick or have some other excuse. Stone walling, and foot dragging. And the system continues...inefficient and outdated as always...because that's the way it's always been. Since Reconstruction. SMH and laughing.

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railtoler says... April 21, 2018 at 12:28 p.m.

What a waste of money. If I lived over there I would file a lawsuit. OMG.

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ArkMan says... April 21, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Good grief - Buried right in the middle of this story, I'm getting a video advertisement for Absolut Vodka that is pretty much nothing but naked actors,only slightly pixelated for some inadequate semblance of modesty. I have never visited any Absolut sites so can I assume this is a new low in ADG authorized advertisements?

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RBBrittain says... April 21, 2018 at 2:21 p.m.

Question: How many of you who keep complaining about LR city politics actually LIVE there? I used to (Warwick Sabin was once my state representative, as was current LR Director Kathy Webb), but I moved to Jacksonville in 2016. I suspect a lot of you complainers don't live in LR anymore, so like me your opinion of the city carries less weight than those CURRENTLY living there. Perhaps you should defer to them once in awhile?

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RBear says... April 21, 2018 at 2:27 p.m.

drs never said Sabin was a "savior," but he definitely has more innovative ideas than the current administration. Yes, it's the city's board that approved this city attorney but the mayor can lead the charge for change. At least that's how it's done in most major municipalities I've been involved with. But I do want to address another of your points.
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Yes, Sabin is a politician as anyone running for office is a politician. But based on conversations with him, I've found his ideas to be more realistic in addressing the issues of the city. Having been involved with some pretty amazing mayors in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, I've already mentioned that you can spot a good mayor in talking to them and getting their perspective on the issues.
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I've tried to talk to Stodola and it was like talking to a brick wall. No real engagement and quite frankly it felt like he didn't have concern to even talk about issues. This has been on a couple of occasions. Talking with others, that feeling seems to be common. But I do have to ask if you've EVER talked to Sabin or are you just writing him off because you're against anything and everything? It sure seems that way based on your comments.
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As I've asked before, how engaged are you or have you been in Little Rock? Ever been to a BoD meeting? Ever volunteered in an LRSD school? Ever sat on a commission as a citizen-volunteer? Or do you just sit on your a** all day and gripe about everything? That's not a jab, but a real question. Because I've seen comments similar to yours in those other cities by folks who did just that.

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