I had the honor this past spring of delivering my second State of the City Address. Residents and officials packed the MLK Recreation Center to be a part of the City’s vision for 2023 and beyond. In my speech, I highlighted key priorities for myself as Mayor and the Jackson community.
While fixing streets has been a talking point for decades, it’s important to keep the issue top of mind. I called on City leaders to work together on a realistic plan to fix streets that doesn’t rely on special assessments. As we work to make Jackson a place where everyone can thrive, it’s vital that we make it a more sustainable place as well. That’s why I’m advocating for a single-hauler trash system to make sure we are not polluting our neighborhoods with trash that doesn’t get picked up, along with saving residents money.
My address also highlighted the need for more broadband access for Jackson residents, so everyone has fair and equitable access to the internet. A task force will be formed to help close this digital divide.
I look forward to the challenges and opportunities we face and the work ahead to bring all of our plans to fruition. Based on the great strides we’ve taken as a community over the past year, I am confident we have what it takes to get this all done.