Posts Tagged ‘Jackson City Council’

After three years, voters finally to weigh in on sales tax

by Associated Press Published: October 23,2013

Tags: budget, city, city government, City of Jackson, Jackson City Council, poll, Sales Tax, tax, tax hike, vote, voter, Voting

JACKSON — A local option sales tax that has sat on the books for three years finally will be offered to Jackson voters. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Jackson City Council yesterday voted to raise sales taxes one cent on every dollar, on the condition that voters approve in a referendum the higher rate By law, […] [...]

City-schools squabble continues even after settlement

JACKSON — Months after a court order supposedly settled the issue, the Jackson Public School District is once again at odds with the city government over school taxes. According to emails and a settlement offer obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, the school system contends the city broke the agreement struck in July that set the district’s […] [...]

Civic and arts leaders rallying to give aging Thalia Mara a fix up

It’s said Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall hasn’t got a bad seat in the house. But seats that are in bad shape? Those are about as plentiful as the number of days that make up the Broadway run of the “Phantom of the Opera.” Since its opening in 1968 as the Jackson Municipal Auditorium, the City-owned […] [...]

Bond deadline looms

by Ted Carter Published: December 18,2011

Tags: convention center hotel, Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds, Jackson City Council

A decision by Jackson City Council Monday (Dec. 19) to build a 16-floor, $96 million convention center hotel will hand Mayor Harvey Johnson a signature victory but a thumbs down from the council will give him a serious setback. The city put the deal on a fast-track to enable proposed development partner Transcontinental Realty Investments […] [...]

Reluctance to be first makes food trucks no shows for now

Monique Davis, who doubles as owner and chef of Lumpkins Barbeque on Raymond Road, thought about taking her barbecue and Southern cuisine on the road after the Jackson City Council gave the green light for food trucks to operate in the city. But she’s doing what it seems other potential food truck operators are also […] [...]

Eastover mixed-use development, including hotel, clears major obstacle

by Clay Chandler Published: September 25,2011

Tags: District at Eastover, Duckworth Realty, JACKSON, Jackson City Council, real estate

The District at Eastover, a $110 million mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s Old Blind School, appears to have cleared one of its last major hurdles. In late August, the Jackson City Council approved a zoning request from developer Ted Duckworth that would allow for a combination of retail, office space, residential units and […] [...]

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