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.