Special election regarding sales tax

January 13th, 2014 by jacksonstate

On January 14, a special election is being held in the City of Jackson regarding the implementation of a 1 percent sales tax to assist with water, sewer and road improvements.  I applaud Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and others for their leadership with moving forward and allowing the citizens of Jackson to vote on this initiative.

I believe this is a vital tool for the city’s growth and development.  I want to remind you to vote on January 14 at your precinct.  The campus precinct will be open, and I urge all students and others to vote.

I can’t tell you how to vote, but I will be voting in favor of this sales tax.  I agree with Mayor Lumumba’s statement, “What is good for the City of Jackson is good for Jackson State University – and vice versa.”

 

Carolyn W. Meyers
President

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