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  1. Neighborhood Revitalizing

    As a low income disabled member of society, I am finding it very hard to qualify for housing programs such as Section 8 or HUD programs. 33% of my income is too much. Recently, we were turned down for...
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    Sep 9, 2013 by Ella L Robinson (10 points)

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  2. Accountability of the managment of Mynelle Garden property

    Mynelle Garden could be a real money maker for the city if it were just advertised more and managed better.

    Sep 19, 2013 by Sonja Riptoe (5 points)

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  3. neighborhood improvement

    Removal & debris cleaning of abandon houses

    Oct 3, 2013 by SHEENA HARRIS (8 points)

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  4. Use city hall once a month for display of local art and start a Before I die display

    Mayor should open an arts exhibition which will be repeated once a month at City Hall and join the likes of Columbia, SC, Boston, Edinburgh, Berlin and over 200 cities across the world participating...
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    Sep 13, 2013 by Calvin Grigsby (5 points)

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  5. Walking Trails/Tracks

    Jackson needs more places to walk! Most of the city parks do not offer walking tracks and the ones that do need a major overhaul. How else will we combat the obesity problem if there are no public...
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    Oct 9, 2013 by Eyvette Smith (5 points)

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  6. Clean the city and the economy will grow...

    Can the city develop strict laws for half way homes and/or habitat for humanity homes. The city is over ran by rooming homes and homeless people. Help business owners by cleaning the city and...
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    Oct 9, 2013 by W Crockett (20 points)

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  7. Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention

    Make information about forming a Neighborhood Watch program and basic Crime Prevention tips a prominent part of the Jackson Police Department's Web Page. Actively pursue creating public awareness...
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    Oct 13, 2013 by Larry Bouchea (25 points)

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  8. Culture or Cruelty?

    The only difference between Bull fighting and Dog fighting is one is deemed legal by man, one is deemed illegal by man. Slavery was once legal, as was oppression of women and murdering of Native...
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    Nov 28, 2013 by Jeannie T (35 points)

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  9. The Permit Process

    The permit process for people willing to restore a salvageable house that has been abandoned is impossible. You can't do anything without an "Alteration Permit," and you can't get an alteration...
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    Jan 8, 2014 by Karen Copeland (7 points)

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  10. How the Mayor Can Help Fight Global Warming for $0

    The United States has declined to participate in the 37-nation Kyoto Protocol, the most serious multilateral environmental policy enacted to date. In response, 1,060 U.S. mayors have signed on to...
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    Nov 9, 2013 by Tom Head (37 points)

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  11. Mayor and JPD: Condemn Deadly Vigilantism

    When a friend's place of business was broken into while he was away, a JPD officer told him that he should buy a gun. Considering the recent spate of stand-your-ground killings nationally—most...
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    Nov 9, 2013 by Tom Head (37 points)

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  12. JTRAN improvements

    Having a easy to use public transit system is CRUCIAL to urban life. I think there's a lot of people who don't have to rely on JTRAN for daily transportation but would love to use it if it was more...
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    Oct 24, 2013 by Anne Welch (32 points)

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  13. STOP THE ABUSE

    Mayor of Jackson: Are you happy about animal exploitation taking part on your watch?? How can you be? These are Gods creatures that he didn't create to be tortured to death for the enjoyment of...
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    Nov 29, 2013 by Marie Manser-Dixon (5 points)

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  14. Complete Streets Policy

    Let's adopt a complete streets policy. Basically its a policy that says that streets must be designed for ALL users of the road. When implemented, it could save money by doing all improvements at...
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    Oct 24, 2013 by Anne Welch (32 points)

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  15. Create a BIG Neighborhood watch initiative! Inspiring the community to look out for their communities again!

    1. Pick out the top 10 highest crime areas in the city; have a town hall meeting with each one (in a rally format).. 2.Bringing in different city officials/community leaders to speak and LISTEN to...
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    Dec 10, 2013 by Martez Cobb (11 points)

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  16. Officers need driving license course

    Officers, especially in Precinct 1 of Jackson constantly do not use turn signals when making turns. I have contacted the Main PD and thought the error had been addressed. A very nice Sergeant visited...
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    Dec 16, 2013 by barbara speir (5 points)

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  17. Homeless Challenge

    Jackson has a high number of homeless individuals living on the streets and in shelters, and that number is quickly increasing. Their are many programs in place to bring awareness to the problem, and...
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    Jan 12, 2014 by Osha Thomas (19 points)

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  18. CEO, Early Economics, Inc.

    I have been involved in economic justice efforts for many years. I wrote my Master of Economics thesis on worker-owned businesses as a tool for urban economic development. I also assisted in creating...
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    Jan 17, 2014 by Wayne Early (5 points)

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