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Jackson City Council Passes $12 Million Bond For Repaving Roads

In what could be seen as a win for Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., the Jackson City Council voted this afternoon to approve his proposed $12 million bond to repave major thoroughfares throughout the city.

The city council voted 3-1 in favor of the measure, with Ward 2 Councilman and mayoral candidate Chokwe Lumumba casting the lone vote against. Ward 1 Councilman Quintin Whitwell, Ward 6 Councilman and Council President Tony Yarber, and Ward 7 Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon all voted in favor.

Ward 3 Councilwoman LaRita Cooper-Stokes, Ward 4 Councilman and mayoral candidate Frank Bluntson, and Ward 5 Councilman Charles Tillman were not present.

The mayor's plan calls for at least $1 million to spend on road and street resurfacing in each of Jackson's seven wards, as well as sidewalk, bridge, and culvert improvement and repair.

More details at JFPDaily.com tomorrow.


robbier 6 years, 3 months ago

I'd love to hear Lumumba's reasoning for voting against this. Rates are so low right now, this is the time to do this and get the roads taken care of.

Convenient for everyone on the Council and the Mayor to do it in an election year, though.

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