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New JRA Members Up for Approval

Somebody in City Hall is listening.

The city clerk's office has posted the agenda for next Tuesday's City Council meeting, and it looks like Mayor Chokwe Lumumba plans to present two new Jackson Redevelopment Authority board members for council approval.

The first is Kemba Ware, a Data Information Manager at Jackson State University, and the other is attorney Jennifer Johnson. It is unclear which wards they will represent, but as we profiled in http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2013/nov/13/battle-downtown-part-i-watkins-v-jra-et-al/">this week's cover story, there are three spots open. Neither of the nominees could be reached late this afternoon.

Bishop Ronnie Crudup, the board's chairman, has been out of term since Aug. 13, 2011 and two other members, Brian Fenelon and John Reeves, have been out of term since Aug. 13, 2012 and 2013, respectively.

UPDATE: It looks like the JFP once endorsed Kemba Ware as a young influential in 2005, http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2005/jan/12/jacksons-young-influentials-2005/#_">which you can read here. And it looks like Jennifer Johnson would represent Ward 7, if approved.


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