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  1. 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 WC JR (10 points)

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  2. 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...
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    Sep 9, 2014 by jdavidlewis (22 points)

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  3. 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,...
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    Feb 3, 2016 by Wickers6809 (28 points)

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  4. Move the Entertainment District Emphasis

    For too long, the Farish Street Entertainment District concept and plan has produced very little to no fruit. I think it's a great idea. But, those involved clearly cannot seem to get their act...
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    Sep 9, 2014 by jdavidlewis (22 points)

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  5. Moving the Zoo

    Mr Mayor I live in West Jackson, I feel it would be a great idea to see the zoo moved.The new location would draw a lot of people. Since it would still be in Jackson we won't lose any money and...
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    Apr 12, 2018 by Barbara Ware (5 points)

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  6. 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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  7. New Parking meter system-

    I have video of a modern day parking meter system which is very affordable for the city to install. The system is also flexible and can be installed in segments over time. The system operates on the...
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    Jan 10, 2017 by Michael Milton (5 points)

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  8. RELOCATION OF ZOO

    The Jackson Zoo is going to have to be relocated to draw visitors and have better environments for these animals if it is to ever survive. The taxpayers of this city are going to have to step up and...
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    Mar 20, 2015 by saf (13 points)

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  9. TOLL ROADS/STREETS/HIGHWAYS

    Jackson should begin a system of charging tolls to drive on certain streets and highways. People residing in the Metro area often travel to and through Jackson on a daily basis and this could generate...
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    Sep 23, 2016 by Courtney Patrick (5 points)

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  10. Public Transport

    All Jackson has is Jatran. For a city to grow you need more than just a bus system. How about a rail system or street cars or a taxi hub. That huge Greyhound transit facility recently built...
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    Jun 18, 2015 by D.Robertson (26 points)

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  11. Tourism

    You need something that will bring people into the city and keep them coming back. Honestly Jackson is dead and it needs something that will make it alive and flourish like we all know it can. Think...
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    Jun 18, 2015 by D.Robertson (26 points)

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  12. city parks

    Would it not be cheaper???..WHY has the idea of bidding out the city parks to private contractors for the grass cutting or lawn maintenance. the JPS schools went private 15 years ago and the...
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    Sep 18, 2014 by wile coyote (5 points)

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  13. Public Transport

    All Jackson has is Jatran. For a city to grow you need more than just a bus system. How about a rail system or street cars or a taxi hub. That huge Greyhound transit facility recently built...
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    Jun 18, 2015 by D.Robertson (26 points)

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  14. Transit system between museums, image improvements,

    I am still forming the overall plan, but it would be highly beneficial if we could link the various museums in Jackson to a designated transit system, like a trolley. The museums are fine attractions...
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    Sep 8, 2018 by Tom Vanderslice (33 points)

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  15. New Business Incentives

    In Oakland, a city that has faced problems similar to Jackson, at one point implemented an incentive to new business owners and startups. I believe they offered lower taxes (or made a deal with the...
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    Dec 21, 2016 by Rachel Payton (68 points)

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  16. ZOO: Add DRIVE IN MOVE THEATER and/or grow and add A New City Aquriaum or Water park to the Zoos footprint.

    You might be able to accomplish this by establishing a community improvement district around the zoo. Consult the state to see if they are willing to assume maintenance of the corridor leading to the...
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    Sep 7, 2018 by Gregory Harvard (23 points)

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  17. Tourism

    You need something that will bring people into the city and keep them coming back. Honestly Jackson is dead and it needs something that will make it alive and flourish like we all know it can. Think...
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    Jun 18, 2015 by D.Robertson (26 points)

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