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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...

    Sep 9, 2013 by Ella L Robinson (10 points)

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  2. neighborhood improvement

    Removal & debris cleaning of abandon houses

    Oct 3, 2013 by SHEENA HARRIS (8 points)

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  3. 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 Ms. Riptoe (5 points)

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  4. Infrastructure Master Plan development

    Infrastructure Master Plan development framework for 1% sales tax funded infrastructure improvements.

    Dec 1, 2014 by Frederick Smith (5 points)

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  5. 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...

    Sep 13, 2013 by Calvin Grigsby (5 points)

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  6. 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...

    Oct 9, 2013 by Eyvette Smith (5 points)

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  7. Water Bills

    Accept water/sewer bill payments online, but without charging citizens a $3.50 fee for paying online. Develop a paperless billing system to cut down on paperwork and delays.

    Mar 8, 2016 by Mike McBride (5 points)

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  8. 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...

    Oct 9, 2013 by WC JR (20 points)

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  9. water bill

    the water bills are to high as we all know. our older citizens on low or fixed incomes can not pay such high bills. it is sad when it is a choice between your meds, food or the water bill.

    May 3, 2014 by dot dot (10 points)

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  10. 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...

    Oct 13, 2013 by Larry (25 points)

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  11. Renovate/Rebuild vacant properties

    We are all well aware of the vacant vandalized homes around the City of Jackson. We should figure out a way to get the community to rebuild itself. We are not all equipped to build or renovate a house...

    Dec 10, 2014 by Lawren Long (23 points)

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  12. 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...

    Oct 24, 2013 by Anne Welch (12 points)

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  13. 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...

    Jan 8, 2014 by Karen Copeland (7 points)

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  14. 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...

    Nov 28, 2013 by NO BULLFIGHT (5 points)

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  15. Community Meet and Greet

    When I think of Community Activities I think of activities that will be beneficial to all of us. I believe that if we all knew each other we would be less likely to harm one another which may help to...

    Dec 10, 2014 by Lawren Long (23 points)

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  16. 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...

    Jan 12, 2014 by Osha Thomas (19 points)

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  17. Do Away with Processing Fees for Bill Pay

    As a proud Jacksonian, I write respectfully to request that the $3.50 bill pay processing fee for City Services (water & sewer) be abolished. We work hard to pay our bills in a timely fashion, and our...

    May 2, 2014 by Mary Margaret White (5 points)

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  18. Mardi Gras on Farish st

    Everyone loves a mardi gras or Carnival celebrations but its sometimes hard to get to these great parties which happen in other cities. Is the Farish st entertainment district ever gonna be finished.

    Jun 9, 2014 by Rashan Johnson (8 points)

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  19. Concentrate development in downtown

    There should be a heavier, stronger influence of development in the downtown region. This does not only include hotels. There needs to be more buildings that provide housing (for a variety of income...

    Sep 9, 2014 by jdavidlewis (22 points)

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  20. Convenience stores hold a great deal of POWER!

    Along with perception comes effects! With 3 or 4 conv. stores on each corner, it should be MANDATORY that the owners use some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars profited from communities and...

    Oct 6, 2014 by Corey Griffith (10 points)

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  21. It's time for Education and Crime to shake hands!

    A pathway/blueprint for a successful life "in most cases" is almost impossible without an education. But should a curriculum, which hasn't been truly tailored to the specific learning style and need...

    Oct 7, 2014 by Corey Griffith (10 points)

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  22. 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...

    Oct 24, 2013 by Anne Welch (12 points)

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  23. Legalize Marijuana

    Legalizing marijuana in Mississippi would bring us out of being the poorest state in the country. We have so much potential here. Lots of vacant buildings everywhere to open packaging, labeling,...

    Feb 3, 2016 by Wickers6809 (28 points)

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  24. City ordinances!!

    Give tickets to home owners around Jackson that do not keep up with their grass for months, hoarding things in the publics eye all piled up around their homes. Just makes the city look so junky and...

    Feb 3, 2016 by Wickers6809 (28 points)

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  25. Water

    As a courtesy to Taxpayers and to save on the cost of sending someone out to disconnect and then reconnect water bills... It would be cost efficient to have an automated system call each Taxpayer...

    Oct 1, 2014 by Catherine (5 points)

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