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Category: City News

Statement on DOJ Collaboration with JPD 

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – “The City of Jackson has been working closely with the Department of Justice concerning policies for providing death notifications to next of kin,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “Prior to this collaboration, Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade took the initiative to update and strengthen the policy that … Continued

Statement from Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Fifth Court’s JMAA ruling 

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – “The Fifth Circuit’s decision did not resolve any issue adversely to the city,” said Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “All it did was dismiss the appeal on a procedural ground, and send the case back to the district court without deciding anything. Once the case is back … Continued

Movie Day at the Jackson Zoo

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – Attention movie lovers! The Jackson Zoo is proud to host a movie day event this Saturday afternoon. Residents are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, gather family and friends, and enjoy an outdoor movie on our Jumbotron screen. ​**Cost is five dollars cash ONLY per vehicle.  See below … Continued

Beasley Road Bride Closure 

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) – The bridge on Beasley Road between Hanging Moss Road (to the east) and Watkins Drive (to the west) will be closed to traffic no later than Monday, March 25. After an inspection, officials have declared the bridge needs to be replaced.  The bridge will be closed indefinitely. Motorists are asked to take an alternate route as … Continued

Statement from Mayor Lumumba on passage of garbage contract

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2024 Richard’s Disposal is given a six-year contract to collect trash in the City of Jackson.  (Jackson, Miss.) – “We are extremely pleased to announce the City Council voted earlier today to approve a six-year contract with Richard’s Disposal, Inc. to ensure we have a professional and reliable garbage collection company … Continued

Jackson Selected for Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities Initiative

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2024 Jackson is one of 25 cities to receive Bloomberg Philanthropies’ support to turbocharge local climate action and create more prosperous communities. (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Lumumba announced Bloomberg Philanthropies has selected the City of Jackson as one of 25 U.S. cities to join its Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities initiative. … Continued

Mayor Lumumba releases recommended RFP bid for garbage collection contract 

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – In the interest of full transparency, we are releasing to the media the recommended bid for the city’s latest garbage collection RFP process. We understand this is unusual outside of the public records process, but we feel it is necessary due to the widespread interest and importance … Continued

City Announces Redesigned, Updated JTRAN Network

City of Jackson Announces Launch of Redesigned JTRAN Network  (Jackson, Miss.) – Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, along with officials with the city’s Planning and Development Department, will held a press conference Monday at Union Station to announce the grand opening of the redesigned JTRAN bus network. Beginning Monday, JTRAN riders will experience better bus routes, … Continued

Roll-Off Dumpster Day Saturday, February 17

For Immediate Release:  February 14, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson has rescheduled its next Roll-Off Dumpster Day for residents. It will now be held on Saturday, February 17.  On this date, residents will be allowed to bring in tires for disposal. Only car, truck and 18-wheeler tires will be accepted. (Please see attached flyer … Continued

Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program  Now Accepting Applications

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Department of Human and Cultural Services Family and Youth Division has begun accepting applications for its Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The annual program offers Jackson youth paid opportunities to develop an array of work skills and experience and aims to foster an environment that teaches work ethics … Continued

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