Councilman Stokes introduced a motion to address the community crisis by utilizing unused city budget funds for additional support to the police force in the form of pay increases retroactive to January 2020. Responding to crisis with force seemed to be a staple in both of these items Stokes introduced during Tuesday’s meeting.
In July, Jackson residents provided a five page list of recommendations to the City Council asking for funding for more mental health programs, affordable housing, job programs, youth programs, garden programs, water support, and infrastructure development.
Donate We recommend that the Jackson City Council reallocate funds to improve the city’s physical infrastructure and provide relief to the city’s residents in the following areas – Reinvest funds that improve the roads of Jackson. Increase ability for residents to drive without potential damage to vehicles and persons by rampant potholes throughout the city. … Read more
On Tuesday night, the City Council debated whether an order awarding a grant to Stewpot community services for providing emergency shelter services would be beneficial to the quality of life for Jackson’s residents, ultimately passing the item with a vote of 6-0.
On Tuesday the City Council voted 3-2 to authorize the Mayor’s right to execute contracts for the city in the total amount of $7,401,794.02. The bulk of the monies approved went to contracts between the city and the following companies;
Mayor Lumumba announced installation parking meters were “finally here”. Though no official announcement has been made, Lumumba was encouraged.
During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Councilman Stokes introduced a plan to increase the minimum wage of Jackson’s city employees to $15 an hour.
Dilapidated houses with overgrown yards continued to dominate the conversation during Jackson City Council’s September 1st meeting. On Tuesday, the City Council voted (5-0) to declare a number of these properties in the city of Jackson to be “a menace to Public Health Safety and Welfare”