The city of Jackson faces an on going budget crisis, a srinking taxbase, crumbling inferstructure and crime also plague the city. Because of this Councilman De’keither Stamps reccommended that the salary of Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, key members of his staff and the Council all be cut. Councilman Aaron Banks said that ” We have a lot of untraditional salaries. We never had a Chief of staff getting paid A $100.000. A Chief of Staff usually starts out at $75.000. The previous two CAO’s were getting $80-$85.000″. This one is getting $112.000″. Councilman Stamps says his proposal is based on a study conducted in ten cities. using several indicators as benchmarks. Stamps said Jackson should use this tool, and take care of it’s people first. Councilman Aaron Banks issued a perposal to increase salaries for the Jackson Police Department and Fire Department. He also supports Stamps idea. Council President Melvin Priester seemed to be amused, and Councilman Kenneth Stokes was not in favor of it. I for one believe in living within your means, and if the city is paying salaries above the southeastern average at a time when we really can’t afford it then this need to be addressed . Living in a high rent district when you can’t afford it leads to eviction!
KidsZone held the 3RD Saturday in each month at St. Luther M.B. Church 1040 st. Jackson MS. and you are invited to bring your children ages 3-12. Kids Zone is a place where kids can be kids while learning about Jesus. kids and teens facilitators participate in Praise and Worship, group lessons, games , crafts and more. lunch is also provided. Simply register by texting your name and cell# to 769-798-5647 activites start at 11:30am.
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