Tim Rush | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Tim Rush

In the time you’ve lived in Ward 6, how has it changed—for better and for worse?

Probably an increase in dilapidated housing and a decrease in businesses in the area.

What’s a vote the city council has taken in recent years that significantly affected Ward 6? Did you agree or disagree with the vote of the council member at the time? Why?

Certainly I support the 1 percent sales tax, but, of course, we haven’t seen that come to fruition yet. But that’s probably the biggest one other than Siemens, and that’s a contract.

What is currently the most significant issue in front of the council with respect to Ward 6?

Infrastructure.

If you obtain the position, what would be your main priorities during your first few weeks on Council?

Crime and recreation for the kids.

When Mayor Tony Yarber served in the Ward 6 seat, he talked how economic development was one of the greatest challenges for the area since it is mostly residential. What are your plans in regard to economic development for the area?

Hopefully revitalization, but obviously unlike other wards, Ward 6 don’t have large shopping center areas.

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