Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Harvey Johnson’

Jackson set to bet $40M from general fund on half ownership of convention center hotel

Jackson taxpayers could soon be on the hook for more than $40 million of a $94-million convention hotel. But the city, so far, cannot guarantee it’s making a sound investment. City officials have not done a feasibility study of a new hotel near the convention center. Instead, they are relying on a market study commissioned […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mr. Mayor, no fade-aways as you take shot at downtown arena

by Published: January 23,2011

Tags: Mayor Harvey Johnson, MBJ Editorial

Welcome, Mayor Harvey Johnson, to another test of how well you can do in making downtown Jackson the living, breathing and thriving locale you and your constituents want it to become. You pursued the test, so you obviously feel you have the right stuff to pass it. Just before the Christmas holiday you moved in […] [...]

Chamber’s new leader wants more proof on arena’s viability

by Published: January 21,2011

Tags: Dr. David Powe, Jonathan Lee, Mayor Harvey Johnson

Former chair Jonathan Lee had urged supporters to ignore the nay-sayers As Jackson Chamber of Commerce chair, Jonathan Lee urged supporters of an $80-million-plus downtown arena to “ignore those who say it can’t be done.” Lee called a Jackson arena an exercise in “expanding our realm of possibilities” and said no better bet could be […] [...]

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