Jackson passes public access gating ordinance; takes effect on October 12

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson City Council chambers erupted into a 34-second round of applause last week, a sign of appreciation from residents whose long battle to restore the city’s public access gating ordinance was over.

The council voted 5-2 to amend the gating ordinance, again allowing neighborhoods across the city to have the devices.

More Time

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Developers get nine more months to decide on center

Developers have roughly three months to decide if it will lease some 130 acres of airport property to build a $165 million mixed-use project in Flowood.

The property is owned by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA).

Cover costs

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Mayor suggests city oversees one-percent projects

Jackson’s new mayor could have a solution to the city’s one-percent program management woes: Let public works oversee the projects, and reimburse the city for labor costs related to that work using one-percent dollars.

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