Gov. John Bel Edwards’ appointees to the Louisiana Interior Design Board
Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips showed up 32 seconds after public comment was “closed” for the Louisiana Interior Design Board (IDB) meeting of Friday, July 21, 2017. Accordingly, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ appointees to that Board flatly denied him the opportunity to speak. Accordingly, Rev. Phillips found another vacant meeting room in the facility, the East Baton Rouge Public Library, and he sounded off on the Board’s aborted initiative to implement a search and seizure policy he claims is targeted directly at him:
Rev. Phillips sounds off entailing the IDB’s hastily-aborted “search and seizure” initiative.
At the April 25, 2017 LALB meeting, the IDB makes it crystal clear just how much they fear Rev. Phillips by demanding that he “not approach the table.” At the 0:36 mark of the video, one of the Board Members asks, “Where’s Ronald?” She is referencing EBRP Deputy Ronald Landry. Executive Director Sandy Edmonds responds: “I don’t know where Ronald is. I talked to him yesterday.”
Although Executive Director Sandy Edmonds states in the video that she “hired Deputy Landry because of Mr. Phillips attending the meeting along with Mr. Burns and his video camera,” it is apparent from her email of 6/4/10 to Burns, in which she bends over backwards to meet with Burns ALONE at headquarters (yet simultaneously told Rev. Phillips that headquarters was “closed”) that the members’ fear is Phillips, not Burns. As he indicated he would, Rev. Phillips requested that an IDB agenda item be added to discuss the hiring of EBRP Deputy Ronald Landry. Chairman Steinmetz flatly denied Phillips’ request.
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