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